ODI: India Puts Up Pathetic Show, Lose Series to England

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England won an ODI series against India for the first time since 2011 after India’s uninspiring performance.

Headingly: India put up a lousy show at Headingly surrendering meekly to England in the final ODI.

In what was billed as a grand finale, India produced a limp show as they were outperformed by England in all departments in the third and final ODI on Tuesday.After restricting India to a below par 256/8, Joe Root (100 no) and captain Eoin Morgan (88 no) lead the chase with authority.India put up an abysmal batting show and were equally listless on the field. They failed to make any impact on England with the ball and the game was over as a contest in the first 10 overs of the second half.

If this is the way India progresses, we can as well forget chances of winning the 2019 World Cup.

It was a complete performance by England and they won the battle with dangerman Kuldeep Yadav as well.England elected to bowl and their bowlers put up a strong showing to pin down India’s powerful batting. Shikhar Dhawan (44 runs), Virat Kohli (71), Dinesh Karthik (21), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (42) and Hardik Pandya (21) all got starts but couldn’t capitalise.

Mark Wood and David Willey bowled well with the new ball, but the men who made the difference were spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali.