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India vs England, 3rd ODI at Headingley Highlights - As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: July 18, 2018, 12:27 AM IST

3rd ODI, Headingley, Leeds 17 July, 2019

Toss won by England (decided to bowl)

England beat India by 8 wickets

Man of the Match: Adil Rashid



That's it then, a wide and then a boundary from Root sees England seal the victory and also the series. A clinical performance from the home team as they comfortably chase this down with 5.3 overs and 8 wickets to spare!


Thakur concedes three runs in that over as India delay the inevitable, the fate of this match has been known for quite some time now, India would like to get off the field as quickly as possible here and look to forget what has been a bad day.


Dropped, just sums up the kind of day India has had here. It's a slower full-toss which hits the bottom half of the bat and goes straight to Bhuvneshwar Kumar at mid-on. Bhuvneshwar jumps but the ball hits his hand and goes down, just that kind of a day for India. England are 246/2


FOUR: Joe Root moves into the 90s with an exquisite straight drive off Thakur. But the Indian bowler is putting in a lot of effort still. He gives away five runs in the over. England 244/2 after 42 overs.


Not much happening in the match at the moment as both the batsmen are looking to spend maximum time in the middle. Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivers a clean over and gives away three runs in the over.


Thakur comes for the 40th over of the innings. Root and Morgan still not showing any signs of complacency and defending the good balls. They score two runs in the over. England 236/2 after 40 overs.


With this clinical performance England has just shown why they are the best ODI team in the world. The bowlers started with a bang and batsmen are on course to finish in a similar fashion. Bhuvneshwar's over fetches England four runs. It's 233/2 after 39 overs.


Kuldeep into his last over now. He tosses the ball to Morgan, but the batsman pulls the ball and hits it for a towering six. He had ample of time to freeze his arms. 10 runs come from the over. England 229/2 after 38 overs. 


With under 40 runs to get for a win, the race between Morgan and Root is on to get a century. Bhuvneshwar comes to bowl the 37th over. Six singles come from the over as the scoreboard reads 219/2 after 37 overs.


Kuldeep delivers a quiet over and gives away just two runs. He has failed to trouble the batsmen and looked far from threatening. England inch closer towards a famous victory. It's 213/2 after 36 overs.


CHANCE: Another short ball by the Indians and it's been dispatched for four by Morgan. Chahal is the culprit this time. And out of nowhere Chahal turns the ball square to beat Morgan and Dhoni both. But that does not result in a wicket too. Right after that there is an appeal for a stumping, but Chahal oversteps. MIsery for India continues as Root gets another four on the free-hit. 15 runs come from the over. England 211/2 after 35 overs.  


With the match in their grasp, England are taking their time to finish the match. They see off Kuldeep over safely as three runs come from it. England 196/2 after 34 overs.


Indian shoulders have dropped and it looks like they have given up. On a pitch where England spinner looked really good and bagged important wickets, Indian spinners have not delivered. Chahal completes another over with five runs coming from it. England 193/2 after 33 overs.


Amidst boos from the crowd, Kuldeep comes to deliver his seventh over. This is the period where English batsmen are just taking singles and doubles. Nothing has worked for the wrist spinner today. Four runs come from his over. England 188/2 after 32 overs. 


Chahal comes back into the attack for his final spell. He would look to produce a wicket here. But England are marching towards the target without any problems. Three runs come from the over. England 184/2 after 31 overs.


Morgan is looking to wrap up the match quickly. He starts Thakur's over with a pull that races to the boundary for a four. Rest of the over is negotiated by the batsmen. England 181/2 after 30 overs.  


100 PARTNERSHIP: Hardik Pandya continues. Both Morgan and Root have taken England closer to the target. Just three runs come from the over as India's search for a wicket continues. England 175/2 after 29 overs.


FIFTY FOR MORGAN: India is having a forgettable day in the field. Yet another fielding blooper by the Indians. This time the culprit was Bhuvneshwar, at the third man boundary. Morgan edged a Thakur delivery as the ball flies for a four. Morgan brings up his fifty too. England 172/2 after 28 overs. 


Pandya comes back into the attack. Can he produce a much-needed wicket for India? Root and Morgan are cruising their way to India's total at the moment. Six runs come from the over as England are 165/2 after 27 overs. 


Morgan and Root are looking very comfortable at the crease and are scoring boundaries at will. This time Morgan plays a brilliant cover drive off Shardul. He fails to trouble the batsmen in the over. England 159/2 after 26 overs. 


FIFTY FOR ROOT: Joe Root smashes Kuldeep for a four through the covers for a four and brings up yet another fifty. He is certainly taking England close to the target. On the last ball of the over Morgan hits a straight boundary. England 152/2 after 25 overs.


It's time for pace once again. Shardul Thakur replaces Chahal. In his second spell of the match, he comes up with better performance and gives away five runs. England 143/2 in 24 overs. 


England are in total command here. They are more than happy to take singles and doubles as required rate is not an issue. Meanwhile Root sweeps Kuldeep for a four. All the good work in the over has been undone. Four runs come from the over. It's 138/2 after 23 overs. 


In what has been an ordinary day for the Indians, Chahal has bowled his heart out. But unfortunately he hasn't picked up a wicket yet. Just three runs come from his over. England 134/2 in 22 overs.


50 Partnership: Now it's time for Morgan to break the shackles. He had been kept quiet for a long time but he takes on part-timer Raina and hits two fours in the over. That also brings up 50 partnership between Root and Morgan. England 131/2 after 21 overs.


Chahal into his sixth over. If they manage to get Root's wicket, they can certainly make a comeback in the match. He keeps it tight in the over and doesn't bowl a loose ball. That means just two runs come from the over. England 121/2 in 20 overs. 


A change in bowling here as Suresh Raina replaces Kuldeep. The good part about Raina is that he completes his overs very quickly and doesn't let the batsmen settle. He would be looking to do just that. On the last ball of the over Raina is dispatched for a four through mid-wicket. Six runs come from the over. It's 119/2 after 19 overs. 


Out of the two batsmen, Morgan isn't looking comfortable against spin, especially Chahal. The Indians should be looking to have him on strike as much as possible. A good over from Chahal comes to an end. England 113/2 after 18 overs.


Finally Kuldeep has realised that bowling full is only way he can stop the run flow. He does not give any room to the batsmen to hit. The result is that only four runs come from the over. England 112/2 after 17 overs.


If Chahal gets support from the fielders, a wicket is not far away. Right now the runs are coming far too easily, but the batsmen are taking their share of risks. Five runs come from the over. England 108/2 after 16 overs. 


India vs England, 3rd ODI at Headingley Highlights - As It Happened


Live Updates:That's it then, a wide and then a boundary from Root sees England seal the victory and also the series. A clinical performance from the home team as they comfortably chase this down with 5.3 overs and 8 wickets to spare!


The live telecast of the match will start at 5PM on July 17 (Tuesday). The match can be seen live on the Sony Six and Sony 3 HD and live streaming will be available on You can also follow our live blog for ball-by-ball updates and analysis on Smarting from their 86-run loss at the Lord's after winning the first game in Nottingham by eight wickets, India have their task cut out. Victory in London confirmed England's spot as the No.1 ODI side in the ICC Rankings. A win for India at Headlingley will only help close the gap and hand them the bragging rights before the Test series begins on August 1. India had previously won the T20I series 2-1. The Men in Blue have been on a high-flying streak in bilateral ODI cricket. Going as far back as January 2016, when they last lost 4-1 in Australia, India have won every bilateral ODI series since, beating Zimbabwe, New Zealand (twice), England, West Indies, Sri Lanka (twice), Australia and South Africa, both home and away.It is also another opportunity to ascertain their ODI supremacy over England, for India haven't lost a bilateral contest to this opposition since 2011. Since that 3-0 loss here seven years ago, India have enjoyed the upper-hand, winning 10 out of 17 matches.

Considering England's ascendancy in white-ball cricket since 2015, the equation has balanced out over the last two encounters. India won the closely-fought home series 2-1 in January 2017, and now the current contest will finish with the same score-line, either way. England have been found out to be a sterner prospect in ODIs than T20Is as their Lord's victory underlined. In turn, it also highlighted India's glaring weaknesses in the 50-over format, which are shielded to a certain degree in T20 cricket. While India's spinners were in contention throughout, the pace attack lacked penetration, particularly in the death overs. 82 runs were conceded in the final eight overs at Lord's, with Umesh Yadav, Siddarth Kaul and Hardik Pandya conceding 62 among them in six overs. This underlines India's dependence on Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. Judging by his exploits on the last two tours to Sri Lanka and South Africa, Kumar is a huge miss for India in this ODI series and there is no official word on his fitness or availability yet. He did bowl in the nets at Lord's before the second ODI and is on path to recovery. But it remains to be seen if he will be included in the side for this decider ahead of Kaul or Umesh Yadav.

At Pallekele last August, Kumar had scored a match-winning maiden half-century under MS Dhoni's company after India were reduced to 131-7 in the 237-run chase. In South Africa too, Kumar made vital contributions lower in the order. His continued absence will mean that India have a long tail, putting more responsibility on the top and middle order. The latter is especially over-burdened with the gaping hole at number four. It is considered the most vital position for any successful ODI side, yet India are struggling to find a solution to their revolving door conundrum for some time now. This series has marked the return of KL Rahul at number four since that Lankan tour. Lord's was his first big test, considering the good run of form he has been in lately. But it came to nought, literally. India have Dinesh Karthik and Shreyas Iyer on the bench. The former has been in fine nick of late, while the latter has two half-centuries in his first six ODIs. Iyer also gave a good account of himself in Port Elizabeth batting at number five. Despite his slow knock at Lord's, it is nearly inconceivable that the team management will consider favouring Karthik ahead of Dhoni.

It is to be noted that the previous ODI was only the third instance on this UK tour where Dhoni got a chance to bat in the middle, after T20 outings in Dublin and Cardiff. In a way, that lack of batting time showed in his incoherent innings. While Dhoni has the backing of both Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri, once again it underlines India's dependence on the top-order trio of Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. In the last two seasons, the trio have scored nearly 60 percent of India's ODI runs and became a cornerstone to the team's repeated successes in this format. For England meanwhile, not only is this series a chance to improve their record against India. But victory against arguably the toughest opposition they have faced recently will also approve plans ahead of the World Cup in a year's time. With Joe Root back among runs and the remaining batsmen negotiating wrist spin to a greater degree, their only concern is the patchy form of all-rounder Ben Stokes. It is understood that he might still be feeling the impact of his recent hamstring injury and is not playing at full steam. But he will continue to be a part of their set-up in what should be a thrilling finale to the limited-overs' leg of this long tour.

Playing XIs:

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

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal

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1 India 5007 116
2 New Zealand 3570 108
3 South Africa 4397 105
4 Australia 4566 104
5 England 5490 104
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