Is MS Dhoni contemplating retirement from ODI cricket?

Ruben Hill
July 18, 2018

First the bowlers leaked few extra runs which helped England post a challenging total and then batsmen failed to rise to the occasion.

That England match with India starts at 12.30pm on Tuesday.

One-day skipper Eoin Morgan gently admonished Root, saying: 'A statement?

Root, stumped off a Yuzvendra Chahal no-ball on 69, went to his century when he pulled Pandya through midwicket for his 10th four in 120 balls as England won with 33 deliveries to spare.

England bowlers Adil Rashid and David Willey grabbed three wickets each and India captain Virat Kohli made 71 for the touring side.

FIFTY! Virat Kohli gets to his 48th ODI fifty as visitors continue to dominate despite the dismissals of Rohit and Dhawan.

Kent's Sam Billings has been called up as cover but it is Hampshire's James Vince, whose last 50-over appearance for his country came in October 2016, who is expected to feature should Roy miss out. The soundest strategy may be to let him be until the 2019 World Cup is over since he has become such a crucial weapon for Morgan.

But Stokes ran out Dhawan for a fluent 44 with direct hit after the left-handed opener was sent back by Kohli.

The Mumbaikar scored 2 off 18 balls before holing out to square leg in an effort to break the shackles. There was no great celebration from the England side as the speed of Stokes' throw deceived everyone. An aghast Kohli, who looked nearly as astonished as Mike Gatting all those years ago against Shane Warne at Old Trafford, hesitated before departing.

Suresh Raina departed in the same 31st over, edging to Root at leg slip on 1.

England's pursuit began rapidly.

Root joined in by Morgan replicated their partnership template from Lords as they rotated the strike well and didnt mind when no boundaries flowed for a couple overs. He was dropped on 85. Otherwise they coped admirably against the Indian spinners, who had so tormented them earlier in this series and the T20s and who were getting the ball to turn on such an arid surface. There bowling economy is not above six which is a good sign for English players especially when the opponent team is chasing the target.

Barack Obama, during his final White House correspondents" dinner as US President, uttered "Obama out' before dropping his microphone and leaving the stage in one of its most well-known usages.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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