Hoping to win the series by 2-1 on Tuesday, India instead lost the match by 8 wickets on Tuesday against England at Headingley, leeds. This is first ever bilateral series loss under the leadership of Indian Skipper Virat Kohli.
Giving a great start by winning against England, India took a lead with eight wickets on the first ODI match played at Nottingham but England reverts backs strongly and won the rest two match at Lord’s and Headingley by 86 runs and eight wickets respectively.
In the last match played, India gave a slow start by making just 32 runs in 10 overs with the loss of 1 wicket while as Kohli enters into the field, he teamed well with the opener Shikhar Dhawan by making 68 runs in the next 10 overs.
The great partnership however broke when Ben stokes took the Dhawan’s wicket and the series to loss the wickets continued at the regular intervals.
On the England front, a mammoth partnership 186 runs by Joe Root and skipper Eoin Morgan helped England to win the match with more than five overs to spare and hence the series by 2-1. By scoring second century, Root emerged as the top run scorer in the series.
England bowler Adil Rashid and David Willey took three wickets each thus crippling India to bend the knees.
This is the eight consecutive win by the England team as their last defeat was in 2016 against India where they went down by 1-2.