By Michael Stafford-Jones
- Adil Rashid and David Willey each take three wickets as England restrict India to 256-8
- Rashid bowls Kohli with a beauty to stop the Indian skipper in his tracks on 71
- Joe Root hits unbeaten 100 and Eoin Morgan finishes on 88 not out as England reach target with ease
HEADINGLEY, ENGLAND – Adil Rashid produces a magic delivery to bowl Virat Kohli and set England on their way to an emphatic series-clinching win.
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James Vince – 5/10 – Looked good (as usual) until he was run out for 27 after responding too slowly to Joe Root’s call for a quick single.
Jonny Bairstow – 5/10 – Blazed seven fours as he raced to 30 in just 13 balls before he hit a loose drive straight into the hands of Suresh Raina at short extra cover.
Joe Root – 10/10 – Calmly compiled a classy unbeaten century to make England’s chase look ridiculously easy.
Eoin Morgan – 9/10 – Made 88 as he played a full part in an excellent unbroken partnership of 186 with Root. He also ensured India never scored too quickly with sensible field placings.
Ben Stokes – 4/10 – Aside from his brilliant run-out of Shikhar Dhawan, it was quiet day for England’s star all-rounder as he bowled six expensive overs and did not bat.
Jos Buttler – 5/10 – Took two catches behind the stumps but was not required with the bat.
Moeen Ali – 6/10 – Did not take a wicket but his control was vital as he built pressure at one end while Adil Rashid knocked over three Indian batsmen at the other.
David Willey – 8/10 – Enhanced his reputation once again with the prize wickets of Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni (along with that of Bhuvneshwar Kumar) during a superb spell of 3-40 in 9 overs.
Adil Rashid – 9/10 – Produced a match-winning spell of 3-49 and his beautifully-flighted leg-break to bowl Kohli was the champagne moment of the series.
Liam Plunkett – 2/10 – Had an off-day with the ball as he went for 41 runs in 5 overs and was promptly removed from the attack.
Mark Wood – 8/10 – He tied India down with two accurate, high-class spells of pace bowling and was rewarded with the wicket of Hardik Pandya late in the innings. He finished with 1-30 from 10 overs.
Rohit Sharma – 1/10 – Dismissed by Willey after limping to 2 off 18 balls.
Shikhar Dhawan – 6/10 – Batted well to get to 44 off 49 balls before Stokes ran him out.
Virat Kohli – 8/10 – He glided stylishly to 71 from 72 balls before he was clean bowled by a leg-spinner for the first time in 203 ODI innings.
Dinesh Karthik – 4/10 – Started well but was dismissed by Rashid for 21.
Suresh Raina – 2/10 – Fell to Rashid for 1 but took a smart catch to dismiss Bairstow.
Hardik Pandya – 5/10 – Made a quick-fire cameo of 21 from 21 balls but did not threaten with the ball.
MS Dhoni – 5/10 – Never looked fluent during his 42 off 66 balls and his stay at the crease was ended by Willey before he could make a truly significant score.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 5/10 – Looked rusty during his untidy spell of 0-49 in 7 overs but made a useful 21 with the bat.
Shardul Thakur – 6/10 – He was the best-performing Indian seamer on the day as he took 1-51 in 10 overs and he also scored 22 from 13 balls to improve his side’s total.
Kuldeep Yadav – 4/10 – He could not find a way to neutralise the skilful batting of Root and Morgan and ended the innings wicketless.
Yuzvendra Chahal – 6/10 – Like Kuldeep, he failed to stop Root and Morgan. However, he was India’s most economical bowler.
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