England coasts to ODI series win over India behind Joe Root's century

James Vince is in line to play if Roy is unable to take part

James Vince is in line to play if Roy is unable to take part

The introduction of Liam Plunkett hastened the run rate with his first two overs yielding 21 runs, mostly to silky cover drives by Shikhar Dhawan, but a moment of brilliance from Ben Stokes ended a unsafe partnership alongside India's captain.

While wicketkeeper and senior batsman MS Dhoni scored 42 runs off 66 balls with help of 4 boundaries. That all vanished as rapidly as some of the Indian supporters in the last hour as Joe Root and Eoin Morgan calmly cruised to their goal in an unbroken partnership of 186.

"We were never on the mark as far as runs were concerned", admitted India captain Virat Kohli at the post-match conference.

WICKET! Adil Rashid is on a roll here, as he just dismisses Suresh Raina for one run. The England bowling, meanwhile, will be headed by Liam Plunkett, who can do a lot of damage to the Indian team as well as spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid.

Dinesh Karthik, preferred to KL Rahul for this match, then made 21 from 22 balls before he was bowled between bat and pad by Rashid. Only Kohli got a half-century, after he was dropped on 23. Can the Men in Blue maintain this run?

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It took the normally fluent Sharma, who scored a superb century during India´s eight-wicket win in the series-opener at Trent Bridge, 18 balls to score two runs.

A huge 186-run partnership between Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan helped England cruise comfortably to an eight-wicket victory over India, sealing a 2-1 ODI series win, here today.

With this win, England exacted revenge for their 1-2 loss against India in the twenty20 series.

India won the first ODI easily, but lost the second on Saturday by 86 runs, and was overwhelmed at Headingley, remaining No. 2 to England in the ODI rankings.

Opener Alex Hales has missed the whole of the series with India with a side strain while Dawid Malan, his replacement, has already been released to take part in the second-string England Lions' four-day match with India A. Vince lost his Test place at the start of the season in one of the first major decisions by new England selection chief Ed Smith.

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