All-round England defeats India, takes series 2-1

Joe Root and Eoin Morgan put on a stand of 186 to help England chase down 257 with ease at Headingley.

Joe Root plays a pull shot in the third ODI against India.   -  Getty Images

 

Teams:

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, M.S. Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal.

England (Playing XI): Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

TOSS: England elects to bowl.

The ODI series is up for grabs when India and England lock horns  in the third and final ODI at Headingley in Leeds on Tuesday.

India beat England by eight wickets at Trent Bridge to go 1-0 up, but was convincingly outplayed in the second ODI, as the host pulled one back, trumping India by 86 runs, to draw level.

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Squads:

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), K.L. Rahul, Suresh Raina, M.S. Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dinesh Karthik, Shreyas Iyer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur.

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, James Vince, Jake Ball.