• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    65
    56
    10
    1
    116.07
    19.4 does him again! The trajectory. It's all about the trajectory. This is flat, so Roy goes back, making room to cut. But the length is full. And as such the moment he chooses the shot he chooses, he is a sitting duck. The ball pitches, hurries off the pitch and crashes into middle and leg. Good innings from Roy, but a familiar end. Goes off muttering to himself. Once again he gets set and gets out 110/2
    17.2 he's reverse swept straight to the only man anywhere in the vicinity. The shot is perhaps on because it is a fuller delivery and there is plenty of room and Billings is excellent with this shot. This time though he can't get enough power into the shot. And Bumrah, on the edge of the circle at short third man, leaps up and takes it reverse-cup over his head. Jadeja, without looking especially threatening, strikes 98/1
    41.3 he's cut it straight to backward point, and Jadeja diving forward collects it gleefully. Pandya's showing off his tricks at the Eden. This is a little short, a little wide, but oddly Bairstow does't carve it as powerfully as he perhaps should have. Is he surprised by the ball holding in the pitch a bit. Is this a little change of pace? Nope. Replays show it's got nothing mysterious about it. But whatever it is, England lose a set batsman 237/5
    33.4 that's awful. Much like Billings, Morgan has picked the only man in the pincode. This is a silly old ball, way down leg and he looks for some easy runs by flicking it away off his hips. Doesn't mind Bumrah who is stationed there inside the circle, like he was for Billings, and he completes a simple catch. That's drinks 194/3
    37.6 no timing at all in his on-the-up drive. It's a fuller, wider delivery. Innocuous really. Buttler goes through with his shot taking on a well-populated offside field and picks out the man at cover 212/4
    not out
    57
    39
    4
    2
    146.15
    42.6 top-edge, onto helmet and taken at backward point. Moeen's bounced out. He looks extremely suspect against this line of attack. The umpires ask the batsman to wait to check the no-ball, but this time Bumrah's fine. He cramps the batsman for room, makes sure the ball was rising up over his shoulder, up at his nose. And in such cases, the hook, with no room to work with, is a poor shot. Although usually it sails over the keeper's head... 246/6
    49.4 he's run out at the non-strikers' end. Stokes wants to pinch a single with the ball wandering down leg. Woakes has no chance of making his ground, considering Dhoni had tossed the ball to Bhuvi, to the righ tend and Woakes sacrifices his wicket 319/7
    49.6 shimmies down the pitch and hammers a full toss to long-off. Plunkett goes for a second run, what does he have to lose, it's the last ball and the single is already in the book. This is good scampering from England. He dives in desperation but the throw from long-off beats him 321/8
    Extras
    17 (b 1, lb 8, nb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    321/8 (50 Overs, RR: 6.42)
    Did not bat: DJ Willey, JT Ball
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Kumar8.005607.00257120
    HH Pandya10.014934.90368010
    JJ Bumrah10.016816.80306231
    Yuvraj Singh3.001705.6682000
    RA Jadeja10.006226.20253300
    R Ashwin9.006006.66215210
    Fall of wickets:1-98 (SW Billings, 17.2 ov), 2-110 (JJ Roy, 19.4 ov), 3-194 (EJG Morgan, 33.4 ov), 4-212 (JC Buttler, 37.6 ov), 5-237 (JM Bairstow, 41.3 ov), 6-246 (MM Ali, 42.6 ov), 7-319 (CR Woakes, 49.4 ov), 8-321 (LE Plunkett, 49.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    1.4 late swing, beautiful late, glorious swing and Rahane is out cheaply. His feet are shackled to the crease. He is driving down the wrong line. He is not ready for this full delivery to scythe through the air, through his gap between bat and pad and take the off stump. So England's cost for their non-appeal is one mere run 13/1
    5.6 that's straight up. This will take some catching and the man with the gloves calls for it. Sensible. Ball strikes in his first over. And he does so with Rahul trying to take the game on quite unnecessarily. He is on the front foot, looking to pull a back of a length delivery on middle. The bat comes down under the ball as it bounces more than Rahul expects. India repaying the favours Billings and Morgan did them. 37/2
    19.4 they get him outside off! With just enough nibble, keeping the ball up, tempting Kohli to play on the up, play an expansive shot and the cover drive becomes a thick edge, so much that Buttler has to jump up and take the catch almost above his shoulder. The umpires check the no-ball, Stokes is safe and India lose their captain 102/3
    25.3 he's found the man at deep midwicket. India making the same errors England did earlier. And we're even now. Takes a length ball on middle, flicks it in the air, despite the man in the deep, and pays the price for the carelessness 133/4
    31.4 edged and taken by Buttler, another sharp catch, well above his shoulder to his right. Ball has had a fine night, coming back after putting Kohli down earlier. This one's on a good length, outside off, draws the big shot from Dhoni and a little extra bounce takes the top edge through to the wicketkeeper. Odd sort of shot from Dhoni, considering there is so much time left in the game, driving away from the body when all innings he hid on the back foot 173/5
    49.5 taken at deep point. Woakes does it. Billings does it. England edge ahead. This is a fuller ball outside off, Jadhav goes for a slice, he hasn't timed it. It's because the ball was wider, away from his reach. Robs him of his timing and off he walks having smashed 90 off 75! Top innings. Standing ovation from his team-mates. But will it be enough for India? 316/9
    56
    43
    4
    2
    130.23
    45.3 he's bowled him. Stokes, the talisman. England's gun player. He does it again. It's all quite simple really. Just a good length ball aimed at the stumps. You miss I hit territory and Pandya misses with an almighty slog. Walks off with a grimace 277/6
    46.5 picks out deep midwicket and Bairstow turns around to the crowd and exults. The game turns again! This is the back of a length delivery outside off, Jadeja hammers it right off the middle, but he fails to pick the gap. 291/7
    47.5 hits it straight up and Woakes takes a pressure catch at mid-on. Stokes exorcising the demons from the World T20. he goes for the length ball. He threatens the stumps. He makes the batsman make the play and Ashwin panics. Swings blind and mistimes badly 297/8
    not out
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    22 (lb 8, nb 1, w 13)
    TOTAL
    316/9 (50 Overs, RR: 6.32)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    CR Woakes10.007527.503312201
    DJ Willey2.00814.0090050
    JT Ball10.005625.60307010
    LE Plunkett10.006516.50286220
    BA Stokes10.006336.30245150
    MM Ali8.004105.12213100
    Fall of wickets:1-13 (AM Rahane, 1.4 ov), 2-37 (KL Rahul, 5.6 ov), 3-102 (V Kohli, 19.4 ov), 4-133 (Yuvraj Singh, 25.3 ov), 5-173 (MS Dhoni, 31.4 ov), 6-277 (HH Pandya, 45.3 ov), 7-291 (RA Jadeja, 46.5 ov), 8-297 (R Ashwin, 47.5 ov), 9-316 (KM Jadhav, 49.5 ov)

Match Notes

A series full of runs

2090

Runs scored in the series, the highest ever in a three-match ODI series. The previous highest was 1892, in the Afro-Asia Cup in 2007

In-form captain

17

Innings for Kohli to reach 1000 ODI runs as captain, the fastest ever. The earlier record was 18 innings, by AB de Villiers

Making a habit of it

3

300-plus totals for England in this series; only once have they passed 300 more times in a bilateral ODI series - 4, v NZ in 2015

Stokes' quick fifties

34

Balls for Ben Stokes' 50, the 2nd-fastest for England in ODIs v India. The fastest is also by Stokes, off 33 balls in the 1st ODI of this series

Roy's series

220

Jason Roy's series aggregate. His scores in the series have been 73, 82 and 65, giving him an average of 73.33 at a strike rate of 115.78

A bat-first ground?

4-0

Win-loss stats for the team batting first in the last four day-night ODIs in Kolkata. The margins were huge too: 153, 85, 95, and 131 runs