Match Over - England won by 8 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: England, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Headingley, Leeds
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 17 Jul 2018, 13:30 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: AU Rashid


  • Umpire1: MA Gough
  • Umpire2: BNJ Oxenford
  • Third Umpire: RSA Palliyaguruge



Overs: 44.3 / 50.0




Overs: 50.0 / 50.0


8.15pm: Okay, well, that was the game that was. Sid Monga's report should be your next port of call, and we'll be back for more when the Test series kicks off in a couple of weeks. It's a mouthwatering prospect... Now, go and enjoy the sunshine until then. Ta ra!

If you've missed some of the game, you can watch the best moments in our full highlights of the match (India only).

7.55pm: Time for the presentations. Adil Rashid is Man of the Match: "Obviously nice, though the seamers bowled well, then me and Mo got our rewards. Stick to your strengths, Moeen bowled exceptionally well, as well. You work hard in the nets, and you get confidence from there. [Kohli wicket?] He's one of the best in the world, but we're bowling exceptionally well, want to carry it on. Always nice to play well at your home ground in front of a big crowd."

Joe Root is the Player of the Series: "It feels fantastic, to come into a big series like this and to perform how we have is great, testament to the hard work guys do, we set the tone early with the ball, backed it up brilliantly, kept taking wickets and then were ruthless at the end. On the slow side but a pretty good wicket, it was about getting a partnership together, there wasn't scoreboard pressure, kept driving that home and making it as big as possible. [Upturn in form?] Prepare well, make sure you feel as good as possible, put faith in your game and back your ability. Feel like I've contributed last two games, hopefully a start going into the Tests. Done well last couple of years, going into a must-win game, to be able to stand up, I'm really pleased for the guys. [Tests?] Absolutely, it's going to be a great series, we're going to have to play really well."

India captain Virat Kohli: "I thought we were never on the mark as far as runs were concerned, we were 25 runs less, England were clinical with bat, ball and in the field, and deserved to win. Against a side like England you had to be at your best. [Pitch?] Played slow, quite surprising, a little two-paced, we haven't seen pitches like that here before. They suffocated us in the middle overs, the spinners bowled well in partnership. [Too many changes?] Not the batting order, we thought Dinesh was going well, with the bowling we felt Bhuvi has the experience and was good to come back in, but it didn't come off. When it doesn't come off, changes look unnecessary. We need to move on and improve as a side. Every side is looking for the best balance possible, these losses will tell us what we need to work on. We've got 15-16 games to get the balance of the side strong. [Tests?] The squad is pretty settled, excited to be going into a lengthy Test series, going to be challenging but we're looking forward it it. Want to play hard, tough cricket, looking forward to the challenge. [Rashid ball] It was a quality ball, I've been playing him since U-19, he's a quality bowler, just one of those deliveries to take in your stride and say 'Wow, I was done by that'."

England captain Eoin Morgan: "Outstanding, tone set by the bowlers, David Willey and Mark Wood on the money, hit lines an length really well. From that point there was no let up, taking our chances when they arose, we know the conditions here and took advantage of that. Didn't think it would be a belter, normally stands up a bit, but still a good wicket to bat on, probably a 300-320 ground. Chase set up by the openers and then me and Joe managed to get going. Guys make my decisions look good. Like any captain, you're only as good as your team, guys were brilliant today. Off the mark at Trent Bridge, India punished us. [Kuldeep?] A completely different challenge for us, but satisfying that we learnt, went through the process of looking at our plans. [World Cup form] We've got two more tours to go, need to be at our best going into the World Cup, things to look at but we can only put ourselves in that position."

7.45pm: Well, that was a stroll in the dales, wasn't it? Back-to-back hundreds for Joe Root, he goes past Marcus Trescothick's long-standing record of 12 for England in ODIs. A serene partnership of 186 between Root and Eoin Morgan put to bed any thoughts that this could be a tricky chase; India's spinners were wicketless and England have their one-day mojo back. An eighth bilateral series win in a row (excluding the one-off loss to Scotland), and confirmation that they will be a formidable prospect at home in next year's World Cup. A total of 256 was clearly below par, England bowling well up front after winning the toss and then strangling the game with spin - but even then, it was a surprise to see the chase dealt with so insouciantly. There might be questions about India's selection, too, which contributed to a rare ODI series defeat, their first since the Australia tour of 2015-16. Anyway, after six white-ball matches, it's England 3-3 India: which all sets things up rather nicely for the Tests, I reckon.

WATCH Joe Root brings up a record-breaking 13th ODI century for England with the last hit of the game (India only)

44.3HH Pandya to JE Root, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, swatted away through midwicket, this is going to go for four! Root reaches his 13th ODI century with the last hit of the game, and England clinch the series with a comprehensive eight-wicket win! Root celebrates with a mic/bat drop, and this one is done.
44.3HH Pandya to JE Root, WIDE, 1 run, now Pandya sticks it into the tramlines, another wide and scores are level.
44.2HH Pandya to JE Root, No run, fired full and wide, swing and a miss.

Now then. He just needs a boundary

44.1HH Pandya to JE Root, 2 runs, slogged over midwicket, he threw everything into that, a tired pull that loops in front of the sweeper for a couple.
End of over 44. 3 runs this over. 253/2 after 263 balls.
EJG Morgan 88 (107b 9x4 1x6 ) SN Thakur 10-0-51-1
JE Root 94 (117b 9x4 0x6 ) more

"C'mon Eoin, let Rooty get the century :/" chirrups Jayal. Well, he'll have his chance

No one's getting to a hundred today, the way the extras column is going

End of over 43. 4 runs this over. 248/2 after 256 balls.
EJG Morgan 86 (102b 9x4 1x6 ) HH Pandya 4-0-30-0
JE Root 92 (115b 9x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 42. 5 runs this over. 244/2 after 252 balls.
EJG Morgan 85 (100b 9x4 1x6 ) SN Thakur 9-0-48-1
JE Root 91 (113b 9x4 0x6 ) more

"200 unbeaten runs for Root. He's some machine." That's right, Fergie, at least since the scorecard from the last match was amended

End of over 41. 3 runs this over. 239/2 after 246 balls.
JE Root 86 (108b 8x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 7-0-49-0
EJG Morgan 85 (99b 9x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 40. 3 runs this over. 236/2 after 240 balls.
JE Root 84 (104b 8x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 8-0-43-1
EJG Morgan 84 (97b 9x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 39. 4 runs this over. 233/2 after 234 balls.
EJG Morgan 83 (94b 9x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 6-0-46-0
JE Root 82 (101b 8x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Ice93: "The best thing about this Eng run chase is they didn't lose any wickets to Indian spinners. At the half time most of us thought that Indian spinners might have a good chance in this wicket. Seems like this Eng team is improving very quickly." It's been a consummate display, particularly keeping next year's World Cup in mind... Too early to say it's coming home?

End of over 38. 10 runs this over. 229/2 after 228 balls.
JE Root 81 (98b 8x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-55-0
EJG Morgan 80 (91b 9x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 37. 6 runs this over. 219/2 after 222 balls.
JE Root 78 (95b 8x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 5-0-42-0
EJG Morgan 73 (88b 9x4 0x6 ) more

Time for drinks, England glugging away happily as the requirement comes down. Any surprises left tonight?

WATCH Eoin Morgan's half-century (India only)

As England close in, why not head head over to the Live Report and vote for your Man of the Series

WATCH - Root's magnificent 50 off 58 balls (India only)

End of over 36. 2 runs this over. 213/2 after 216 balls.
JE Root 75 (92b 8x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 9-0-45-0
EJG Morgan 70 (85b 9x4 0x6 ) more

"Your commentary focuses a bit too much on India for my liking. There is another team out there who are giving your boys a bit of a schooling at the moment. Try to be a bit more objective, eh?" Steve, I'm like Johnny Cash - I walk the line. If anything, "my boys" are Essex CCC

End of over 35. 14 runs this over. 210/2 after 209 balls.
JE Root 73 (89b 8x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 10-0-40-0
EJG Morgan 69 (81b 9x4 0x6 ) more

And to rub it in, Root's back foot wasn't in the crease, either. So he would have been stumped, had it not been a no-ball

"Both centuries are possible if both go side by side and pull six on their last ball," notes Syed Zaidi, on the game within the game

End of over 34. 3 runs this over. 196/2 after 204 balls.
EJG Morgan 64 (78b 8x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 8-0-43-0
JE Root 68 (86b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Ravi Bopara feels Rishabh Pant would be a great addition to India's middle-order. WATCH - Our experts discuss how India can address their middle-order muddle (India only)

End of over 33. 5 runs this over. 193/2 after 198 balls.
EJG Morgan 62 (74b 8x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 9-0-29-0
JE Root 67 (84b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Surendar: "India have lot of things to be noticed as the world cup approaches. the middle order is so brittle and needs to be addressed asap another problem which is often over looked is the 6th bowler ... this side should have some one who could regularly bowl 5 overs every game." Balance, and the perennial search

End of over 32. 4 runs this over. 188/2 after 192 balls.
EJG Morgan 59 (70b 8x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 7-0-40-0
JE Root 65 (82b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 3 runs this over. 184/2 after 186 balls.
EJG Morgan 58 (68b 8x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 8-0-24-0
JE Root 62 (78b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 6 runs this over. 181/2 after 180 balls.
JE Root 60 (76b 7x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 7-0-40-1
EJG Morgan 57 (64b 8x4 0x6 ) more

"Why cant Kohli bowl??" yelps Sami. "Remember when he bowled against WI and took a wicket!!! WT20" Our analyst, Ravi Bopara, was saying the same thing just now... reckons Kohli's dobbers were pretty tough to face

End of over 29. 3 runs this over. 175/2 after 174 balls.
EJG Morgan 52 (62b 7x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 4-0-26-0
JE Root 59 (72b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 7 runs this over. 172/2 after 168 balls.
JE Root 58 (70b 7x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 6-0-34-1
EJG Morgan 50 (58b 7x4 0x6 ) more

"Honeymoon period of Kuldeep n Chahal is over now," huffs Amol D. "And India are over exposing them (have over exposed them). High time that India should consider having one experienced spinner with one of these two mystery bowler in a match."

End of over 27. 6 runs this over. 165/2 after 162 balls.
EJG Morgan 44 (54b 6x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 3-0-23-0
JE Root 57 (68b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 7 runs this over. 159/2 after 156 balls.
JE Root 55 (66b 7x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 5-0-27-1
EJG Morgan 40 (50b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Time for change of controls. That's that for the night for me. England's cruising. It's a good time to say hello to your favourite commentator - Alan Gardner. Ta!

End of over 25. 9 runs this over. 152/2 after 150 balls.
EJG Morgan 35 (47b 5x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 6-0-36-0
JE Root 54 (63b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 5 runs this over. 143/2 after 143 balls.
EJG Morgan 31 (44b 4x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 4-0-21-1
JE Root 49 (59b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 4 runs this over. 138/2 after 138 balls.
JE Root 47 (57b 6x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 5-0-27-0
EJG Morgan 29 (41b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 3 runs this over. 134/2 after 132 balls.
EJG Morgan 29 (41b 4x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 7-0-21-0
JE Root 43 (51b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 10 runs this over. 131/2 after 126 balls.
EJG Morgan 28 (38b 4x4 0x6 ) SK Raina 2-0-16-0
JE Root 41 (48b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 2 runs this over. 121/2 after 120 balls.
EJG Morgan 19 (33b 2x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 6-0-18-0
JE Root 40 (47b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Vishnu Udayan: "Its in such games India miss Jadeja and Ashwin. Before you blink, they run away with a series of dot balls and overs. Pressure builds. "

End of over 19. 6 runs this over. 119/2 after 114 balls.
EJG Morgan 18 (32b 2x4 0x6 ) SK Raina 1-0-6-0
JE Root 39 (42b 5x4 0x6 ) more

It's time for drinks. Plenty to ponder for Kohli and co. England are running away with the game at the moment.

A blitz from Bairstow, and a sharp run-out by Dhoni. WATCH the highlights of England's Powerplay here (India only)

End of over 18. 1 runs this over. 113/2 after 108 balls.
EJG Morgan 13 (30b 1x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 5-0-16-0
JE Root 38 (38b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 4 runs this over. 112/2 after 102 balls.
JE Root 38 (38b 5x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 4-0-23-0
EJG Morgan 12 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 108/2 after 96 balls.
EJG Morgan 11 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 4-0-15-0
JE Root 35 (33b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Sriram: "Root showing his class. The rest of English batters have not yet been very convincing against spin but Root is milking them so wonderfully. Master class"

End of over 15. 7 runs this over. 103/2 after 90 balls.
JE Root 31 (30b 5x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 3-0-19-0
EJG Morgan 10 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 96/2 after 84 balls.
EJG Morgan 7 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 3-0-10-0
JE Root 27 (26b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 6 runs this over. 91/2 after 78 balls.
EJG Morgan 7 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 2-0-12-0
JE Root 22 (21b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 1 runs this over. 85/2 after 72 balls.
EJG Morgan 6 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 2-0-5-0
JE Root 17 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 84/2 after 66 balls.
JE Root 17 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 1-0-6-0
EJG Morgan 5 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 78/2 after 60 balls.
EJG Morgan 4 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 1-0-4-0
JE Root 12 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 7 runs this over. 74/1 after 54 balls.
JE Root 12 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 3-0-16-1
JM Vince 27 (27b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 10 runs this over. 67/1 after 48 balls.
JM Vince 26 (25b 5x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 4-0-36-0
JE Root 6 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 8 runs this over. 57/1 after 42 balls.
JE Root 5 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 2-0-9-1
JM Vince 17 (20b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 49/1 after 36 balls.
JM Vince 17 (20b 3x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 3-0-26-0
JE Root 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 5 runs this over. 43/1 after 30 balls.
JE Root 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 1-0-5-1
JM Vince 12 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 15 runs this over. 38/0 after 24 balls.
JM Bairstow 30 (12b 7x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 2-0-17-0
JM Vince 7 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Bring on the twins already. India have got to find a way to stop this bleeding

End of over 3. 16 runs this over. 23/0 after 18 balls.
JM Bairstow 17 (8b 4x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-20-0
JM Vince 5 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 7/0 after 12 balls.
JM Bairstow 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 1-0-2-0
JM Vince 5 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 6 balls.
JM Bairstow 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-4-0
JM Vince 4 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more

There were two slips, but one delivery later, it's just Raina there. Rohit has moved to extra cover

JM VinceRun out HH Pandya,MS Dhoni 27412750100
JM BairstowC SK Raina B SN Thakur30201370230.77
JE Rootnot out 10015512010083.33
EJG Morgannot out 881341089181.48
BA Stokes -
JC Buttler -
MM Ali -
DJ Willey -
LE Plunkett -
AU Rashid -
MA Wood -
Total 260/2
B Kumar7.004907
HH Pandya5.303907.09
SN Thakur10.005115.1
YS Chahal10.004104.1
Kuldeep Yadav10.005505.5
SK Raina2.001608