Joe Root's ton and Adil Rashid's three-for helped England complete a remarkable comeback and clinch the three-match ODI series 2-1 against India at Leeds, Headingley on Tuesday, July 17.
England were thrashed in the first ODI of the series last week after wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav picked up a six-for in Trent Bridge. The hosts though found a way to tackle the wrist-spin threat and come up with clinical performances in Lord's and Leeds.
With the eight-wicket defeat on Tuesday, Virat Kohli's unbeaten streak as captain in bilateral ODI series came to an end as well.
Since 2013, the 29-year-old had led the Men in Blue to eight series wins and six of them came after he took over from MS Dhoni as the full-time skipper in 2017. | Read: MS Dhoni to retire? |
Chasing a total of 257, England were never really under any pressure on Tuesday. 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.
Rashid spins a web around the Indian batting unit
Earlier in the day, Rashid and David Willey grabbed three wickets each. Kohli made 71 as the touring side scored managed only 256 on seemed to be a slow track.
India got off to a cautious start, reaching 32-1 from 10 overs, after England won the toss on a Headingley wicket that is assisting the spinners. But Kohli and opener Shikhar Dhawan increased the scoring rate as India took 68 from the next 10 overs.
Dhawan was run out for 44 by a brilliant piece of fielding from Ben Stokes and India lost wickets at regular intervals.
Leg-spinner Rashid grabbed the prize scalp of Kohli who fell to a beauty that pitched on leg and clipped the top of off stump to leaving the prolific right-hander wide-eyed in disbelief.
The teams start a five-test series on Aug. 1 in Birmingham.