India lost an opportunity to create history by winning fifth consecutive bilateral ODI series. England succeeded to post a total of 257 runs in the game against India at Leeds to win the game with 33 balls to go and eight wickets in hand. India’s voyage of consecutive ODI series victories was halted at the ninth one. England secured their position in the ICC ratings by winning the ODI series with a lead of 2-1.
Joe Root made his 13th ODI century and Eoin Morgan supported him by posting 88 runs. Both these batsmen posted these totals without losing their wickets though Jonny Bairstow was dismissed at the score of 30 runs off 13 balls. Indians made a decent score of 256 runs by losing eight wickets off 50 overs in the first innings though they made a good start. Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli posted a good total of 71 runs for the second wicket though India lost Rohit Sharma at the score of two runs.
The average score at the Leeds since the last five years is 298. England made a good attempt to post a solid score before the powerplays before the spin twins were handed the ball by the Indian captain. England’s Adil Rashid stood as the best spinner from both the sides. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzwendra Chahal tried to pick early wickets but Morgan and Joe Root tried their best to encounter their attack.
India lost Rohit Sharma earlier and lost three early wickets within middle overs at the score of 34 runs. Dhawan scored 44 runs to rebuild Indian innings from the stage of 32/1 to 100/2 in 20 overs. Dhawan was run out by Ben Stokes. Virat Kohli completed 3000 runs as a skipper in this game and stood as the fastest man to do so.
Adil Rashid picked the wicket of Virat Kohli at the score of 71 runs and Suresh Raina was caught by Eoin Morgan. MS Dhoni survived the dismissal in the spell of Moeen Ali. Later, India managed to slam 41 runs in the duration of 31-41 overs by losing Hardik Pandya. Moeen Ali finished his spell of 10 overs wicketless by conceding 47 runs and Adil Rashid picked 3 wickets and conceded 49 runs. Yuzwendra Chahal and ShardulThakur picked one wicket each.
India lost its first bilateral series under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
India 256/8 off 50 overs, Shikhar Dhawan 44, Virat Kohli 71, Adil Rashid 3/49
England 260/2, Joe Root 100*, Eoin Morgan 88*, Shardul Thakur 1/51
India lost the game by 8 wickets and the series by 2-1 to England.