England’s star batsman Joe Root scored back to back centuries as the hosts thumped India by 8 wickets in the third one day international at Leeds on Tuesday.
Eoin Morgan won the toss and put India into bat, much to the surprise of everyone.
English bowlers justified the captain’s decision as they bowled with discipline to restrict the mighty Indian batting line up to a modest score of 256/8 in their allotted 50 overs.
India got off to a poor start in the beginning as they lost Rohit Sharma who was out for 2 runs in 18 deliveries.
Shikhar Dhawan made 44 before being run out by Ben Stokes, while Kohli who looked in ominous form for 71 until he was bowled by a lovely Adil Rashid delivery, a bowl reminiscent of Shane Warne’s beauty to Mike Gatting.
Rashid was the pick of the English bowlers with figures of 3/49 in his allotted 10 overs.
The hosts got off to a flying start, courtesy Johnny Bairstow’s 30 off 13 balls.
However, his stay was cut short by Shardul Thakur who gave India a much needed breakthrough.
However an unbeaten 186 run third wicket partnership between Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan powered England to an 8 wicket victory.
The win ended India’s nine consecutive bilateral ODI series winning run as England clinched the 3 match series 2-1 despite losing the first one dayer.
The focus now shifts to the 5 match test series with the first test starting on August 1.