Published: Wed, July 18, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

England coasts to ODI series win over India behind Joe Root's century

England coasts to ODI series win over India behind Joe Root's century

England then missed a chance to dismiss Kohli when the India captain, on 23, edged a drive against off-spinner Moeen Ali only for wicket-keeper Jos Buttler to drop a hard catch.

It took the normally fluent Sharma, who scored a superb century during India´s eight-wicket win in the series-opener at Trent Bridge, 18 balls to score two runs.

He bowled India captain and star batsman Virat Kohli (71), as well as dismissing Suresh Raina, on his way to figures of three for 49 in a maximum 10 overs. - Reuters "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 England deserved to win".

Dhawan turned back but, stretching out, could not beat Stokes´s direct hit and was run out for 44.

They responded to their own challenge in emphatic fashion, looking more risky with the ball and sharper in the field than the world's No 2-ranked one-day side, restricting India to 256 for eight, setting themselves up for a run chase they completed at a canter to clinch a 2-1 series victory, coming from behind after losing the opening match.

India won the first ODI easily, but lost the second on Saturday by 86 runs, and was overwhelmed at Headingley, remaining No. 2 to England in the ODI rankings.

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James Vince, called up in place of the injured Jason Roy cut the first ball of England's reply, from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, for four.

The recently-concluded T20I series witnessed a similar result, which ended in 2-1 in favour of the visitors. He comes to the match being the leading wicket-taker in the ODI series. Root, who scored his second century of the series, stitched a 186-run stand along with captain Eoin Morgan as the two kept the Indian bowlers at bay.

Billings will be available for Kent's match with Surrey at The Spitfire Ground on Friday as this is the last white-ball match before the five-match Test series with India begins.

The match will be broadcast on SonySIX, SonySIX HD, Sony Ten 3 SD and HD.

They easily handled the threat of India wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, who combined for 20 overs, conceded 96 overs, and no wickets. The live streaming of the match will be available on SonyLiv.com or the SonyLiv app.

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