A poor batting display from the middle order costed the ODI series for India as England trashed them to remain the No.1 ODI side in the World.
Joe Root made his 13th International century and the second of the series. In the process, he also became the England player with maximum tons in the limited overs.
It is to be noted that MS Dhoni became the fourth wicketkeeper to affect 300 dismissals in ODI’s at Lord’s. Yesterday, he affected a lighting runout as he dismissed their opener James Vince for 27. Things happened in a “blink of an eye” and the batsman had no clue for his work behind the wickets.
Meanwhile, the 37-year-old also reached his 10K run milestone as he joined the list of Sachin, Ganguly and Dravid. The current Indian skipper is just 300 runs away to become the fifth Indian batsman to achieve this prestigious feat.
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Test squad announced
The defeat meant Virat Kohli’s first series loss as a skipper after taking up the reigns in 2017 January.
The BCCI announced an 18-man squad for the first three tests. Rishabh Pant received his maiden call-up following his successful stint in domestic cricket. On the other hand, Dinesh Karthik has been retained to fill the shoes of Wriddhiman Saha.
India will play a four-day match against Essex from July 25 before the first match on August 1. The much anticipated Kohli-Anderson battle is on the cards and no wonder it is going to make audience glued to TV screens.