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3rd ODI, Leeds, Jul 17 2018, India tour of England
256/8
(44.3/50 ov, target 257)260/2
England won by 8 wickets (with 33 balls remaining)
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• The Report by Sidharth Monga

Root, Morgan trump spin in England's series win

Root makes 100 not out in unbroken third-wicket stand of 186 with the England captain; Rashid stars with three-for

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Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
India256/8(50 overs)
England260/2(44.3 overs)
Joe Root*100 (120)
Eoin Morgan*88 (108)

8.15pm: Okay, well, that was the game that was. Sid Monga's report should be your next port of call, and we'll be back for more when the Test series kicks off in a couple of weeks. It's a mouthwatering prospect... Now, go and enjoy the sunshine until then. Ta ra!

If you've missed some of the game, you can watch the best moments in our full highlights of the match (India only).

7.55pm: Time for the presentations. Adil Rashid is Man of the Match: "Obviously nice, though the seamers bowled well, then me and Mo got our rewards. Stick to your strengths, Moeen bowled exceptionally well, as well. You work hard in the nets, and you get confidence from there. [Kohli wicket?] He's one of the best in the world, but we're bowling exceptionally well, want to carry it on. Always nice to play well at your home ground in front of a big crowd."

Joe Root is the Player of the Series: "It feels fantastic, to come into a big series like this and to perform how we have is great, testament to the hard work guys do, we set the tone early with the ball, backed it up brilliantly, kept taking wickets and then were ruthless at the end. On the slow side but a pretty good wicket, it was about getting a partnership together, there wasn't scoreboard pressure, kept driving that home and making it as big as possible. [Upturn in form?] Prepare well, make sure you feel as good as possible, put faith in your game and back your ability. Feel like I've contributed last two games, hopefully a start going into the Tests. Done well last couple of years, going into a must-win game, to be able to stand up, I'm really pleased for the guys. [Tests?] Absolutely, it's going to be a great series, we're going to have to play really well."

India captain Virat Kohli: "I thought we were never on the mark as far as runs were concerned, we were 25 runs less, England were clinical with bat, ball and in the field, and deserved to win. Against a side like England you had to be at your best. [Pitch?] Played slow, quite surprising, a little two-paced, we haven't seen pitches like that here before. They suffocated us in the middle overs, the spinners bowled well in partnership. [Too many changes?] Not the batting order, we thought Dinesh was going well, with the bowling we felt Bhuvi has the experience and was good to come back in, but it didn't come off. When it doesn't come off, changes look unnecessary. We need to move on and improve as a side. Every side is looking for the best balance possible, these losses will tell us what we need to work on. We've got 15-16 games to get the balance of the side strong. [Tests?] The squad is pretty settled, excited to be going into a lengthy Test series, going to be challenging but we're looking forward it it. Want to play hard, tough cricket, looking forward to the challenge. [Rashid ball] It was a quality ball, I've been playing him since U-19, he's a quality bowler, just one of those deliveries to take in your stride and say 'Wow, I was done by that'."

England captain Eoin Morgan: "Outstanding, tone set by the bowlers, David Willey and Mark Wood on the money, hit lines an length really well. From that point there was no let up, taking our chances when they arose, we know the conditions here and took advantage of that. Didn't think it would be a belter, normally stands up a bit, but still a good wicket to bat on, probably a 300-320 ground. Chase set up by the openers and then me and Joe managed to get going. Guys make my decisions look good. Like any captain, you're only as good as your team, guys were brilliant today. Off the mark at Trent Bridge, India punished us. [Kuldeep?] A completely different challenge for us, but satisfying that we learnt, went through the process of looking at our plans. [World Cup form] We've got two more tours to go, need to be at our best going into the World Cup, things to look at but we can only put ourselves in that position."

7.45pm: Well, that was a stroll in the dales, wasn't it? Back-to-back hundreds for Joe Root, he goes past Marcus Trescothick's long-standing record of 12 for England in ODIs. A serene partnership of 186 between Root and Eoin Morgan put to bed any thoughts that this could be a tricky chase; India's spinners were wicketless and England have their one-day mojo back. An eighth bilateral series win in a row (excluding the one-off loss to Scotland), and confirmation that they will be a formidable prospect at home in next year's World Cup. A total of 256 was clearly below par, England bowling well up front after winning the toss and then strangling the game with spin - but even then, it was a surprise to see the chase dealt with so insouciantly. There might be questions about India's selection, too, which contributed to a rare ODI series defeat, their first since the Australia tour of 2015-16. Anyway, after six white-ball matches, it's England 3-3 India: which all sets things up rather nicely for the Tests, I reckon.

WATCH Joe Root brings up a record-breaking 13th ODI century for England with the last hit of the game (India only)

44.3
4
Hardik to Root, FOUR runs

swatted away through midwicket, this is going to go for four! Root reaches his 13th ODI century with the last hit of the game, and England clinch the series with a comprehensive eight-wicket win! Root celebrates with a mic/bat drop, and this one is done

44.3
1w
Hardik to Root, 1 wide

now Pandya sticks it into the tramlines, another wide and scores are level

44.2
Hardik to Root, no run

fired full and wide, swing and a miss

Now then. He just needs a boundary

44.1
2
Hardik to Root, 2 runs

slogged over midwicket, he threw everything into that, a tired pull that loops in front of the sweeper for a couple

Four to win... Can Root ice the cake for the (England) fans at Headingley by getting to his hundred?

end of over 443 runs
ENG: 253/2CRR: 5.75 RRR: 0.66
Eoin Morgan88 (108)
Joe Root94 (117)
Shardul Thakur 10-0-51-1
Hardik Pandya 5-0-32-0

"C'mon Eoin, let Rooty get the century :/" chirrups Jayal. Well, he'll have his chance

43.6
Thakur to Morgan, no run

fired in straight and Morgan can't get it away

43.5
Thakur to Morgan, no run

maybe not, he has a flash at this one, cuts hard but is beaten in the channel outside off

43.4
Thakur to Morgan, no run

shows it a straight bat... is Morgan going to block out and let Root try to hit a six to win it?

43.3
Thakur to Morgan, no run

length on off stump, tapped back down the track

No one's getting to a hundred today, the way the extras column is going

43.3
1w
Thakur to Morgan, 1 wide

round the wicket, flung down full and wide... too wide

43.2
1
Thakur to Root, 1 run

length on the pads, Root whips another to midwicket

43.1
1
Thakur to Morgan, 1 run

comes across and tucks a single square

The end is nigh, folks. For the game, I mean. Not everything else. Although you never know...

end of over 436 runs
ENG: 250/2CRR: 5.81 RRR: 1.00
Eoin Morgan87 (103)
Joe Root93 (116)
Hardik Pandya 5-0-32-0
Shardul Thakur 9-0-48-1
42.6
1
Hardik to Morgan, 1 run

low-intensity stuff from Pandya, plopped on a length outside off, Morgan swishes a cut to third man

42.5
1
Hardik to Root, 1 run

Root tickles a single back down the ground

42.4
1
Hardik to Morgan, 1 run

pitched up and steered through the coves for one

42.4
1w
Hardik to Morgan, 1 wide

fires this down the leg side

42.4
1w
Hardik to Morgan, 1 wide

short ball, very loopy bouncer and it's wide on height

42.3
Hardik to Morgan, no run

dropped! Oh, that's a dolly... Low full toss from Pandya, Morgan flubs it to mid-on, but Bhuvnesh makes a complete hash of a simple catch! It's going down the gurgler for India

42.2
1
Hardik to Root, 1 run

pitched up and driven through the covers to the sweeper

42.1
Hardik to Root, no run

chopped down into the off side

Hardik Pandya back on. I don't think Kohli is going to need all his bowlers here

end of over 425 runs
ENG: 244/2CRR: 5.80 RRR: 1.62
Eoin Morgan85 (100)
Joe Root91 (113)
Shardul Thakur 9-0-48-1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 7-0-49-0
41.6
Thakur to Morgan, no run

round the wicket, angled in and Morgan jabs down on it

Best performances - batters
Joe Root portrait
JE Root ENG
100 runs (120)
10 fours
0 six
Control86%
Productive shot
cover drive
17 runs
2 fours
0 six
1122072241321
Eoin Morgan portrait
EJG Morgan ENG
88 runs (108)
9 fours
1 six
Control82%
Productive shot
cover drive
23 runs
3 fours
0 six
19914137827
Best performances - bowlers
David Willey portrait
DJ Willey ENG
O
9
M
0
R
40
W
3
ECO
4.44
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Rashid player portrait
AU Rashid ENG
O
10
M
0
R
49
W
3
ECO
4.9
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Headingley, Leeds
TossEngland, elected to field first
SeriesIndia tour of England
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Adil Rashid
Adil Rashid
Player Of The Series
Joe Root
Joe Root
Series resultEngland won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 4018
Hours of play (local time)12.30 start, First Session 12.30-16.00 Interval 16.00-16.45, Second Session 16.45-20.15
Match days17 July 2018 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Bruce Oxenford
England Image
Michael Gough
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Reserve Umpire
England Image
Tim Robinson
Match Referee
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David Boon