India vs England 3rd ODI: Joe Root Century, England beat India by 8 wickets, Clinch ODI series 2-1

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England’s Joe Root stunning unbeaten century helps England beat India by eight wickets in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground on Tuesday and a 2-1 series win.

Virat Kohli became the fastest to 3000 one-day international runs as captain, just taking 49 innings while AB de Villiers (60 innings), MS Dhoni (70 innings), Sourav Ganguly (74 innings), Greame Smith and Misbah-ul-Haq (83 innings) and Sanath Jayasuriya and Ricky Ponting (84 innings).

Brief scores:

India: 256/8 – 50.0 overs ( V.Kohli 71, S Dhawan 44, MS Dhoni 42; Dj Willey 3/40, AU Rashid 3/49)

England: 260 (2 wkts, 44.3 overs) – (Joe Root 100 not out, Eoin Morgan 88 not out; Shardul Thakur 1/51).

Result: England won by eight wickets

Man-of-the-match: Adil Rashid (ENG)

Series: England win three-match series 2-1

Man-of-the-series: Joe Root (ENG)

Toss: England won the toss and elected to field.

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), Michael Gough (ENG)

TV umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

Teams

England: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Jos Buttler (wkt), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (capt), Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wkt), Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

Previous ODI Results

Jul 12: 1st ODI, Trent Bridge: India won by eight wickets

Jul 14: 2nd ODI, Lord’s: England won by 86 runs

Test Match: Five-test series on Aug. 1 in Birmingham.

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