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MS Dhoni set to retire from ODIs after India vs England series?

Kristopher Love | 18 July, 2018, 15:27

India got off to a cautious start, reaching 32/1 from 10 overs, after England won the toss.

England restricted India to 256-8, a target which is deemed to be a doddle in this era.

The match is scheduled to start at 5 PM IST.

England batsman Joe Root celebrates his century off the last ball of the match.

But having said they would treat Tuesday´s match as a dress rehearsal for a winner-takes-all game at the World Cup, England will be delighted by this comprehensive success.

India are seeking their 10th consecutive bilateral ODI series success but Wood knows a victory in Leeds for England would stand them in good stead for next summer's World Cup on home soil. England were rarely troubled, bringing up 100 runs within the 15-over mark at Headingley, making the most of some sloppy fielding by India.

Here's the video of the MS Dhoni taking the ball from umpires after the game. Thereafter it might be a good idea to invite Rashid to reconsider bowling with a red ball. After 18 balls Rohit Sharma holed out off Willey for 2. Kohli clipped the ball to square leg but was not keen on a single.

Kohli´s innings ended when he was bowled by a superb leg-break from Rashid that pitched on leg stump and hit off.

Alex Hales would have been first choice but sustained a side strain in the nets at Trent Bridge before the opening contest of this series.

Earlier in the day, Rashid and David Willey grabbed three wickets each.

Suresh Raina departed in the same 31st over, edging to Root at leg slip on 1. The 28-year-old practised in the nets on Monday and, like Roy, is due to undergo a late fitness test.

Tailender Shardul Thakur (22) then blasted a 13-ball 22 with the help of two sixes to take India across the 250-mark.

England's pursuit began rapidly.

Morgan finished on 88 not out off 108 balls, including nine boundaries and a six. James Vince on his return to England colours settled easily, produced some graceful strokes and was then run out for an infuriating 27.

Then with barely a scare Root, the man of the series, and Morgan combined with poise and objective. He was dropped on 85.