It just took 24 years for India to win a bilateral series in England vs England as the World ODI champions took a winning lead of 3-0 over England with one more match remaining in the five match ODI series.

India choose to bowl after winning the toss and Bhuvi gave a perfect start. Bowling two maidens straight up, he sent back the both openers in his third over itself which took good balls with one of it helped by a super catch from Raina in slips. The hosts soon slipped to 23 for 3 when Shami got rid off Balance. England progress went a bit slow as Root and Morgan seen the wickets in hand instead if going for big shots. They shared a 80 run stand in 20.2 overs before Morgan was sent back by Jadeja for 32. Soon Raina struck as Root too was back in hut for 44.

But Moeen Ali‘s counter part speeded up their progress as he put on 50 stand with Jos Butler off 40 deliveries before Butler was trapped by Shami. Ali tied to do some damage to India but a collpase ensured ENgland don’t play even 50 overs as they crumbled from 194 for 6 to 206 all out with three more balls had to be played in the innings.

It looked a simple chase for India as they didn’t feel any though in it. India got to a nevrous start but Rahane smashing Anderson‘s over for 4 four began the supremacy of India as they never looked back. The fours kept on flooding as the opening stand were looking to set up a 10 wicket win. Both the players got past their 50s as the run came with bullet speed especially Rahane who was smashing sixers with a ease. Rahane went on to get his first ODI century soon after it he fell to Gurney as the 181 opening stand broken. Kohli had to make a guest appearance with 24 needed as Dhawan at other end finshed the things of smashing a four and a winning six to remain unbeaten of 97.


India: 212 for 1 in 30.3 overs (A Rahane 106, S Dhawan 97*; H Gurney 1/51) beat England: 206 for 10 in 49.3 overs (MM Ali 67, J Root 44; M Shami 3/28, B Kumar 2/14) by 9 wickets

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