||India Vs England
| Match Basics
|3rd ODI: India Vs England
|Date: 17th July, 2018
|Venue: Headingly, Leeds
|Umpires: Bruce Oxenford, Michael Gough
|Toss won by: England, elected to field first
| Scorecard Summary
|India’s Innings: 256/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.12)
|Batting: Shikhar Dhawan 44 off 49 balls, Virat Kohli 71 off 72 balls, MS Dhoni 42 off 66 balls, Hardik Pandya 21 of 21 balls, Shardul Thakur 22 off 13 balls.
|Bowling: Mark Wood 1/30 in 10 overs, David Willey 3/40 in 9 overs, Adil Rashid 3/49 in 10 overs, Moeen Ali 0/47 in 10 overs.
|Target: 257 runs from 20 overs.
|England’s Innings: 260/2 (44.3 Overs, RR: 5.84)
|Batting: Joe Root 100* off 120 balls, Eoin Morgan 88* off 108 balls, Johnny Bairstow 30 off 13 balls, JM Vince 27 off 27 balls.
|Bowling: Shardul Thakur 1/51 in 10 overs, YS Chahal 0/41 in 10 overs
|Result: England won by 8 wickets
|Man of the Match: Joe Root
|Highlights & Analysis
|India Vs England: 1st Innings
- Having won a match each, this was the 3rd and decisive ODI of this series between India Vs England.
- The pitch appeared to be dry and this influenced Morgan’s decision to bowl first and take the chasing advantage from India.
- On the other hand, Kohli was content with his decision as he expected his spinners to use the breaking surface in the 2nd half of the match.
- Indian openers namely Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan came out to bat. For England, the new ball was given to David Willey and Liam Plunkett.
- Both batsmen made an extremely slow start; courtesy of some accurate line & lengths by the English bowlers.
- After 5 overs, India had only 12 runs on the board. David Willey came for his 3rd over and claimed the wicket of Rohit Sharma. England had gotten their first breakthrough.
- The Indian captain, Virat Kohli joined Shikhar Dhawan. The pair added 42 runs to the total and after 13 overs, India’s scoreboard read 55/1.
- Now spin was introduced into the attack, as the bearded Moeen Ali was given the ball by Morgan.
- This change did not seem to be working as slowly but steadily the pair reached a 71 run partnership.
- Finally, this stubborn partnership was broken by a misunderstanding that led to Dhawan’s run-out and the batsman missed out on his half century.
- Dinesh Karthik joined Virat Kohli. Now Adil Rashid was introduced into the attack as England wanted to rattle the Indian batsmen with spin.
- Another solid partnership of 41 runs was shared between the two batsmen as Virat Kohli reached his half century.
- However, this stand did not last long as Dinesh Karthik departed off Rashid’s bowling.
- MS Dhoni joined Virat Kohli. The pair looked solid and Kohli looked solid on his way to a century.
- But Adil Rashid’s 7th over proved to be vital for England as he got the wicket of Kohli and the new batsman Raina in the very same over.
- Hardik Pandya joined Dhoni. At this point, India were 5 wickets down for 158 runs with over 19 overs left in the innings.
- Both Pandya and Dhoni averted the English spinners and scored 34 runs off them without losing their wicket.
- Mark Wood was brought back into the attack and the fast bowler struck straightaway as Pandya departed after only making 21 runs.
- Bhuneshwar Kumar joined Dhoni who was did not come out of his sluggish playing style and departed in the 46th over off David Willey’s bowling.
- The tail-enders namely Kumar and Thakur added some crucial runs in the last overs to take India above 250+ runs. Kumar lost his wicket in the last over and India finished on 256 runs.
India Vs England: 2nd Innings
- The hosts needed 257 runs to win this match and the three match ODI series.
- English openers, Bairstow and Vince came out to bat. For India, Kumar and Hardik Pandya shared the new ball from both ends.
- After playing the first two overs cautiously, Bairstow went berserk as he amassed 30 runs from only 12 balls.
- Kohli made a change and brought Shardul Thakur into the attack. This move worked straightaway as the dangerous looking Bairstow finally got out.
- Joe Root joined Vince. The pair added another 31 runs to the total and after 9 overs, England were only 1 wicket down for 74 runs.
- Virat Kohli made another bowling change and brought on India’s first spinner, Chahal into the attack.
- And, Vince fell on the very first ball as India’s brilliance on the field awarded them with yet another wicket.
- Eoin Morgan joined Joe Root. India needed wickets and Kohli brought on his 2nd spinner, Kuldeep Yadav into the attack.
- Morgan remained cautious against spin while Joe Root attacked both Chahal and Kuldeep as the pair brought their 50 run partnership.
- At this point, England needed 126 runs from 29 overs with 8 wickets in hand.
- Kohli constantly changed his fields and bowling, however it did not stop the batsmen from scoring all over the ground.
- Root got to his century followed by Morgan who also reached his century to bring up the 100 run partnership.
- The pair continued to bat as England’s total reached the 200 landmark. At this point, England needed only 61 runs from 16 overs and this match(India Vs England) had now become a one sided affair.
- Both batsmen batted on as the 150 run stand was up between the two and England now needed 28 runs from 12 overs.
- This is when the decisive moment of the match came as only Morgan or Root could score their century.
- Morgan displayed his captaincy skills and let Root take this milestone as England won the three match ODI series by 2 – 1.
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MS Dhoni (Wkt.)
V Kohli (Capt.)
EJG Morgan (Capt.)
JC Buttler (Wkt.)
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