England vs India 2018, ODI Series - Statistical Preview

Lynette Rowe
July 11, 2018

Explosive right-handed batsman Rohit Sharma guided India to a superb 7-wicket victory over England with a sensational century in the third and final T20 global match played in Bristol on Sunday. Most of the big hitting was done down the ground because of the boundaries but when England went short, he was equal to it with his pulls. If they can beat India in these conditions, they really can be considered favourites for the World Cup.

"They kept up with the rate, and then it was a position in the 16th or 17th over they could take the game away from us which is disappointing".

"We are just enjoying the game rather than thinking about what has got to happen". Pandya's 33 off 14 took off any pressure that might have been on his Mumbai Indians' team-mate as India chased the target down with more than an over to spare. The guys produced the goods for us.

India, who had beaten England 2-1 in the Twenty20 global series, had conceded the top ranking to England at the annual update on May 2 but it will get a chance to claim back the spot.

While Hardik hit the winning run for India, Sharma became the second batsman to score three hundreds in the shortest format of the game.

The victory was India's sixth consecutive T-20 series win. It doesn't necessarily expose us in one area, but it allows us to grow as a team.

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Kohli said: "The comeback from the bowlers was outstanding - I thought they would end up getting 225 or 230, which would have been tough". "We proved that at Cardiff".

India captain Virat Kohli (47) and Suresh Raina (27) rebuilt the innings with a patient partnership of 57 and former skipper MS Dhoni (32 not out) helped his side plunder 22 runs off the final over to lead the touring side to a respectable total.

Needing a fraction under 10 per over, India suffered an early setback as Shikhar Dhawan (5) flicked the ball towards short fine leg where Jake Ball took a superb catch off David Willey (1-37). So I was chopping and changing [the bowlers] and trying to find a wicket.

However, there was no stopping Rohit as India raced to 56/1 inside five overs but a brilliant catch by Chris Jordan, running from long-on and diving full length, brought an end to K.L. Rahul's (19; 10b; 1x4, 2x6) innings off a Ball delivery. "The start we want in the first six overs. he is giving us wickets there". I think it was a brutal day for the bowlers. It doesn't mean we are going to go and have a divine right to win a game of cricket. "We have made calls like this in the past and we will make the call for the benefit of the team and put out our strongest XI".

9 - India have won each of their last nine bilateral ODI series since losing 1-4 in Australia at the start of 2016.

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