Adil Rashid’s 3/49, Eoin Morgan’s 88 and Joe Root’s 100 ended India’s winning streak in ODI bilaterals. England chased down a target of 257 with eight wickets and a whopping 33 balls remaining. India’s top order gave away early and Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik provided some resistance. But after their dismissals, India went on a downward spiral and managed to cross the 250-run mark only because of some rearguard action by Shardul Thakur. England got off to a flying start thanks to Jonny Bairstow. Root and Morgan’s unbeaten 186-run stand pretty much killed the match long before the former hit the winning runs.
India vs England 3rd ODI: Highlights in Hindi:
So that's that
India blew England away in the T20I series, England returned the favour in the ODIs. In total, both sides have won three matches each. It has all been beautifully set up for the Test showdown. The first Test starts on August 1 at Edgbaston. Do join.
Joe Root is man of the series
113 at Lord's, now 100 at Headingley; Joe Root seems have gotten over his limited overs rough patch. He was looking in good nick today and the series win bodes well for England. They would need their best batsman to be in form as they approach the World Cup.
Adil Rashid is man of the match
For his 3/49. Root hit a magnificent century but it is Rashid's efforts that stunted the Indian batting progress. A deserved award but Root does not go empty handed....
Sourav Ganguly says....
In the Sony Six post-match discussion that India's middle order problems is because of the fact that they simply don't give players enough chances. India's soft belly has been completely exposed in this series. Kohli has scored a few runs but Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan could never find their touch and this has led to an underwhelming performance with the willow from the visitors.
England beat India by 8 wickets, win series 2-1
They also bring to an end India's 9-series winning streak in ODI bilaterals. Hardik Pandya bowled a wide ball in the final ball making it even more difficult for Root to reach his century; or so it seemed. Because what Pandya did next is bowl a nice, juicy full toss that Root swatted away to the midwicket boundary. He brought up his 13th ODI ton, a clinical performance this by England.
Game within a game
England need 12 to win and Root is on 92. It is a race between him and the scorecard. Oh, and Bhuvneswhwar Kumar just dropped Eoin Morgan, not that it matters.
England 236/2 after 40 overs
Easy does it. England have a rather challenging task ahead of them; they need 21 to win off just 60 balls and only have the likes of Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and so on to come and bat next. Wonder how they are going to do it.
England 229/2 after 38 overs
Morgan hits a six over deep midwicket and hastens the process of winning the series. This partnership is now worth 155 runs.
England 211/2, need 46 to win off 90 balls
Dhoni stumps Root but the TV umpire says that Chahal had overstepped. No-ball and a free hit which Root uses to send the ball to the boundary. One more run to end the over. It all feels like a formality now.
England 196/2, need 61 to win off 96 balls
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal has been brought in but none of it matters any more. Morgan and Root are just taking it easy with the chase and there is nothing else that they need to do.
100-run stand between Root and Morgan
Root and Morgan have now put up 100 runs for the third wicket, Morgan has also reached his 39th ODI fifty. This match is now a stroll in the park for England.
50 for Joe Root
That is the 26th ODI fifty and second on the bounce for the England Test captain. brings it with a boundary through extra cover. Eoin Morgan then finishes that over by smacking the ball straight down the ground for another boundary. England are cruising to a series win here.
23 overs gone, England 138/2
Morgan and Root have now put up 66 runs for the third wicket. Morgan and Root just taking it easy now, India desperately in need of a wicket here.
19 overs gone, England 119/2
Joe Root and Eoin Morgan once again for England. Morgan is now starting to free his arms and India have a real mountain to climb. England need 138 runs to win from 186 balls.
Spinners get into the role
Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have started to trouble the batsmen with their spin. Morgan and And Root are struggling to read the line and length right now
James Vince has to take the long walk back as he is run out for 27 by Hardik Pandya and England are 74/2. Vince stretched to make his ground but fails by an inch as Pandya collects the ball cleanly and Dhoni collects the throw to dislodge the bails on time
Bhuvneshwar Kumar just pulled the length of that delivery and James Vince punches the ball after going on the backfoot and gets another boundary for himself and the team
India get the much-needed breakthrough as Jonny Bairstow gives a straightforward catch to Suresh Raina off Shardul Thakur. It's a huge wicket because Bairstow was looking really dangerous the way he was going
England are dealing in boundaries at the moment. This is their 8th four of the innings and Virat Kohli needs to do something to get a wicket. The hosts are off to a really good start
Back to back boundaries for Jonny Bairstow off Bhuvneshwar and England move to 15/0. He first smacked the boundary through the covers and then pulled a short delivery from him to mid-wicket region
England start the chase with a boundaryas James Vince just cuts that one away to the cover boundary. India need early wickets to keep things under their control
Shardul Thakur's belligerence towards the end is what pushed India beyond the 250-run mark. This is a total that England's packed-to-the-hilt batting line up can chase but India's wrist spin-twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will be expecting some rewards after seeing how the pitch and conditions behaved for Rashid and Moeen Ali. Meanwhile, here is Michael Vaughan with his rather eloquent analysis.
Me thinks this game is going to be an Arse nipper ... 256 could be very competitive on this pitch ... #ENGvsIND
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 17, 2018
England got a wicket on the last ball and India ended the innings at 256/8. David Willey bowled a low full toss and Shardul Thakur just didn't connect it properly. India need to defend the total to win the series
Shardul Thakur strikes this one hard and that has gone away for a MAXIMUM over mid-wicket boundary. India need some more like that to get some runs under their belt and give themselves something to chase
David Willey has another one and it's the big wicket of MS Dhoni who has been caught behind for 42 and India are now 221/7
Another short delivery from Mark Wood and MS Dhoni just pull that one with authority and the ball has gone for a boundary towards the deep backward square leg. Dhoni needs to accelerate a bit from here on
India have gone past the 200-run mark in this match. But the England bowlers have thoroughly dominated them picking wickets at regular intervals. Kohli did chip in with some runs but no other batsman has really stepped up
India continue lose wickets and this time it is Hardik Pandya who is gone. Mark Wood bowled a length delivery that came into the batsman and Hardik edged it to give catch to the wicket-keeper
Pandya breaks the shackles
Hardik Pandya has been swinging his bat but was not quite getting it right against Adil Rashid. Still, he and Dhoni ran seven runs off the first four balls of the 37th over before Pandya managed to lift one over long-off. The ball took a bounce just in front of the ropes and went for four. Wood was standing at long-off and he had made a dive for it but it was just out of reach to his left.
MS Dhoni shows why he is the best cricketing mind in the world. He totally missed the delivery from Moeen Ali that hit the back leg and England appealed. The on-field umpire even gave that out but Dhoni reviews it and the ball tracker shows that it's missing the stumps and Dhoni SURVIVES
Rashid strikes twice in this over as he now scalps Suresh Raina for 1. India are struggling at 158/5. Raina tried to guide the delivery towards the on side but it went to Joe Root stationed at leg slip
Adil Rashid castles Virat Kohli with a brilliant leg spin. The skipper has been deceived in the flight and the ball uproots his off-stump. India lose 4th and it's a big wicket for England
A rare series, even though a 3- match one where Kohli does not get a hundred, out to spinners in all 3 innings as well. Looked good in all 3 innings though #ENGvIND— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 17 July 2018
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MS Dhoni dances down the track against Moeen Ali but doesn't connect it well. On the very next delivery, he gets a boundary with a sweep shot.
Dinesh Karthik has been cleaned up by Adil Rashid for 21 and England get their third wicket. Karthik tried to go over the cover region on a tossed up delivery from Rashid but played it on to his stumps
50 for Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli gets to his fifty with a boundary. Plunkett bowled a short delivery directed way outside off-stump and Kohli just guided that to the third man boundary to get to his 50
India go past 100
India have gone past the 100-run mark with Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik at the crease. Kohli is getting runs in every over. He is dealing in the boundaries right now
England have the breakthrough as Shikhar Dhawan departs for 44, courtesy a direct hit. India are 84/2. Dhawan has once again got out in the 40s and this was the wicket that England were looking for
Ben Stokes starts his second over with a boundary. He bowls a short delivery to Virat Kohli and the skipper just pulls that one with authority and India now move to 75/1
Shikhar Dhawan times that well and flicks the ball away for a boundary through the on side. Dhawan struggled a bit in the starting of the innings but he has got his form back now and is moving the scoreboard regularly
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Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has gone past 3000-run mark as captain. He has scored 13 hundreds as captain and 12 half-centuries with a best score of 160*. He has achieved the feat in 49 innings, fewest by an skipper