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England vs India: Fans boo Dhoni at the Lord's

England vs India: Fans boo Dhoni at the Lord's England vs India: Fans boo Dhoni at the Lord's
Kristopher Love | 16 July, 2018, 19:42

He took 6/25 in India's eight-wicket win in the first match while he got 3/68 in the second ODI which his side lost by 86 runs. Joe Root, batting at No 3, played him particularly well as he scored his 12th one-day global century, matching Marcus Tresco-thick's England record.

Asked if this match might have an impact on the five-Test series between England and India to come this summer, Wood said: "I think for the Test-match side of things, it is great to get certain people out or get runs against them but it is more of an impact for the World Cup".

"It takes a bit of time to get your form and your rhythm back so I'm sure the more he plays the better he'll get".

"If we can treat this game as a semi-final, a must win with the pressure on, we can learn what we are doing wrong if we don't win or what we are doing right if we do". He needed time to get going but failed to take off towards the end overs.

"The World Cup format has changed with the Round Robin".

England vs India: Fans boo Dhoni at the Lord's

He added: "Today was a bad day for all of us, not just him".

Even so, Wood highlighted that the opposition are still of world class quality and they don't want to get carried away thinking too much about replicating a knock out contest.

While England's Joe Root found it "surprising", India's Yuzvendra Chahal said that he was unaware about the booing incident. I mean we're trying to treat it like that but it just feels like another game.

Since the 2015 World Cup, after which England began their climb up the one-day rankings - they are now No. 1, a position they will retain regardless of this series result due to their victory at Lord's - six series that have involved them have gone to a final match with the prize undecided (although against Pakistan in the UAE they were 2-1 up ahead of the final match). KL Rahul, who has been batting at number four, has scores of 9* and 0 so far and will be keen to reproduce the form he showed in the T20Is. David Willey came in the other day when it was a little bit sticky and he managed to really press on.

"I don't why the margins [of victory] are so big". I definitely know Virat Kohli will be right up for it and he's the biggest of all. "Yes (it was surprising), but ultimately it doesn't really concern us", Root said. "This thing comes up again and again, it's unfortunate when people jump to conclusions".