England Break India's Nine Consecutive Bilateral ODI Series Winning Streak
An all-round England ended India's nine consecutive bilateral ODI series winning-run as they clinched the three-match series 2-1 despite losing the opening ODI.
India won the first game of the three-match ODI series, courtesy a whirlwind century by Rohit Sharma. (All images courtesy: BCCI, AFP and Reuters)
The first ODI also witnessed spinner Kuldeep Yadav dismantle the English batting side as he ended with match figures of 6/25.
An all-round England side outclassed the Indian side by 86 runs to level the three-match ODI series at Lord's.
Joe Root hit a brilliant century to power England to 322/7. In reply, Liam Plunkett played the role of wrecker-in-chief as he took four wickets for 46 runs.
In the third and final ODI, the English spinning duo of Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali restricted the Indian side to a modest 256/8 in 50 overs. Captain Virat Kohli, with 71 runs, scored the highest.
An unbeaten 186-run partnership between Joe Root and Eoin Morgan helped England to cruise to an eight-wicket victory over India as the hosts clinched the three-match ODI series 2-1.