India tour of England 2018, Third ODI, England vs India – England won by 8 wickets
All-round display from England with both bat and the ball saw them through in the third and final ODI of the series. Three wickets apiece for Adil Rashid and David Willey with the ball and a brilliant show with the bat led by Eoin Morgan and Joe Root helped England beat India by 8 wickets in the third ODI at Headingly.
India might once again have a look at their middle order as it is less than a year before the ODI World Cup in 2019. Also, their bowlers looked pale other than their left arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav. On a lighter note, if Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were fully fit, one would’ve witnessed a different Indian pace attack altogether in this limited overs leg in England.
13– Unbeaten 100* by Joe Root in the Headingly ODI is his 13th in this format. He is now the leading century maker for England in this format of the game. Former opener Marcus Trescothick with 12 ODI centuries was England’s previous best. Root scored an unbeaten 100* off 120 deliveries with 10 fours.
7– England’s 2-1 victory over India in this three match ODI series is their ‘7th successive bilateral ODI series victory’ in England. This ongoing winning streak for England started with beating Sri Lanka 3 – 0 in the three match series in 2016. Also, this is England’s joint longest winning streak levelling their 7 consecutive series wins at home between 2010 and 2012.
1– Number of bilateral ODI series India lost under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. India successfully won 9 bilateral ODI series with Virat as captain before losing this three match ODI series in England. Also, India’s previous bilateral ODI series defeat was against Australia in Australia in January 2016.
186* – Joe Root and Eoin Morgan shared an unbeaten 186* run partnership for the third wicket at Headingly. This is the second best stand in ODIs for this pair – 198 between them against New Zealand in 2015 is their best. Also, this 186* run stand by Root & Morgan is the second best for any batting pair at Headingly. Partnership of 286 runs by Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga (in 2006) is the highest for any batting pair in Headingly ODIs.
6 – Number of sixes hit by Team India in this three match ODI series (4 sixes in the first ODI at Trent Bridge and 2 sixes in the third ODI at Headingly). Considering India’s batting talent and the small boundaries in England, India’s 6 sixes in this three match ODI series is a small figure, right?
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