England drop Joe Root but still lose series to India

Ruben Hill
July 10, 2018

Jason Roy hit the bulk of them - the opener scored 67 of 31 deliveries striking seven shots for sixes. In an entertaining partnership with Rohit, Kohli added 89 runs for the third wicket to take the game away from the home team.

Chasing 199 to win, the Mumbai Indians batsman struck 100 from 56 balls to help the tourists to a seven-wicket win with eight balls remaining. India and England lead the series by winning one match by each team (1-1) in this series. Skipper Virat Kohli, enjoined Sharma in the crease, proceeded with great speed towards the victory target. The ODIs will be followed by 5 Test matches.

For England side, it is a matter of pride especially after the Australia tour. More often than not he will play such innings in the back end. He's confident with his skills with bat and ball. Rahul fell as Jordan took a brilliant catch in the deep.

India's chase was soon minus Shikhar Dhawan, very well held by Jake Ball at short fine-leg off David Willey.

Kohli ended up getting caught and bowled by Jordan. Virat Kohli (the captain) asked me and I told him I was okay - if you come and take wickets on this type of wicket and ground it will stop the runs. Rohit Sharma Scores 3rd T20I Century As India Beat England to Clinch Series 2-1.

Roy and Buttler got England off to a wonderful start after Kohli put them in. Roy completed his half-century.

MS Dhoni who played his 500th global match is approaching two new landmarks. Pandya mixed up his pace and length to finish with 4-38, having Stokes caught at mid-off for 14 and enticing Bairstow, on 25, to edge behind.

Dhoni, who took became the first player to take five catches in a T20 global, removed his glove before the final ball of the innings, making it easier for him to run out Jordan as he tried to pinch a bye. The execution wasn't up to scratch. Hopefully we can learn as we go along.

"That total isn't defendable when a guy comes out and plays like that on a small ground. India played better than us". The bowlers made an outstanding comeback. The character they showed is something we are really proud of.

"It was a brutal day for the bowlers".

Root has been struggling for form in the T20 game, making zero and nine in his previous two innings, but captain Eoin Morgan said he will back for the one-day game at Trent Bridge. I've made sure that I keep on learning from my mistakes. He won the game single-handedly for us.

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