After winning the t-20 series India started the 3 match ODI series on a positive note as they thrashed England by 8 wickets. Chasing a target of 268, India finished the match with 8 wickets in hand and 59 balls to spare. England was asked to bat first by skipper Virat Kohli after winning the toss. Indian team came into the ground without their premier fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was out due to a back injury, Bhuvi was replaced by Siddharth Kaul.
Batting first England made a good start as the added 73 runs for the first wicket. England showed their old weakness against wrist spin as the man of the match Kuldeep Yadav ripped apart England line up. He sent the first 3 batsmen back in the Pavillion then Chahal joined the party has he dismissed Eoin Morgen and score was 105/4 in 19 overs. England consolidated as Kuldeep was taken off the attack after a brilliant first spell. England was going until Virat Kohli called back Kuldeep Yadav in the attack and started tormenting English basement again with his guile. Kuldeep finished with a career-best of 6/25 in his 10 overs. England were all out at 268 in 49.5 overs.
In reply to England’s total of 268, India made a strong reply as Dhawan & Rohit added 59 runs in 7.5 overs before Dhawan fell to Moin Ali. Rohit Sharma continued from where he left in the last t-20 as he went on to score yet another century. Rohit made 137 in 114 balls with 15 boundaries and four sixes. He remained unbeaten and weaved an important partnership with skipper Virat Kohli who made 75 of 82 balls before being stumped by Jos Buttler of Adil Rashid. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul saw the team home with 59 balls to spare.
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