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t turned into a fake sunrise when England levelled their threehealthy T20 collection in opposition to India at 1-1. On Tuesday at Headingley, following their series-levelling victory by means of 86 runs, it will be visible whether or not England can get the higher of India inside the threesuit series of 50-over internationals. it will likely be a few fillip for the hosts earlier than the arena Cup next summer time if England do.

For England the satisfactions of managing Kuldeep Yadav, and of Joe Root returning to run-making, were almost identical to that of victory. And all 3 were in detail connected. It was Root who, within the course of his 12th ODI century for England (equalling the record of Marcus Trescothick), neutralised the threat of India’s left-arm wrist-spinner and who become the bulwark of a total of 322 that proved to be comfortably above par as the pitch dried and deteriorated.

no person could play the lengthy innings for India that Root did for England. He had struggled all season – his highest score 50 – and, through his high requirements, he had struggled for most of the iciness too. Absurd that a man of his skills and exemplary technique should have long gone through a winterlong tour with only one aggressive century, in an ODI in Dunedin, and that during a losing motive because it changed into outweighed by using New Zealand’s Ross Taylor.

So frequently in Australia and New Zealand, whether or not within the take a look at or ODI layout, Root had performed too many pictures too quickly – and the saving of him here likely became that he could not achieve this. Kuldeep had simply winkled out Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow – albeit they had been slightly freakish dismissals – and England had been at precisely the same level at which their batting had slumped at Trent Bridge. All that Root may want to do to start with was to work the ball around for singles and play himself in for an extended haul.

So despite the fact that Kuldeep struck three times in all, he was himself struck for sixty eight runs. At Trent Bridge he had bowled 39 dot-balls, in this occasion it turned into only 19. professional in his placement, Root tucked Kuldeep’s stock ball thru the vacant square-leg and seized on singles like a squirrel on autumn nuts. It turned into a throwback to Root’s young people when he became a racehorse between wickets, until he became partnered with slowcoaches in the England team.

whilst his feet and the scoreboard have been shifting, Root cashed in on the width he changed into supplied, not least by Kuldeep who become opposite-scooped and reduce. He reached his 50 off only 56 balls without having to play any shot so large as Roy’s slog-sweep at Kuldeep, or even Bairstow’s conventional sweep, which he tried to hit too hard.

Root and his white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, who favoured the sweep extra in his bold 50, turned the tide of Kuldeep that have been overwhelming their group. They introduced 103 for England’s third wicket off 98 balls – suitable getting in uncharted territory, that’s what left-arm wrist-spin is for English batsmen. once Morgan had been disregarded off a Kuldeep full toss, another stutter accompanied, however Root discovered the late-order hitter he wished in David Willey who slugged his first ODI 50.

It became in these final five overs in their innings that England took the initiative, in no way to loosen up it. once Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal, India’s legspinner, had finished their allotments, England had 5 overs left at their disposal. It become as though they have been released from jail: it turned into handiest tempo that they could face, and from the ones ultimate 5 overs Willey whacked 58 with the resource of Root.

If Morgan’s awareness in selecting to bat first had now not been apparent at the begin, it became as India’s innings wore on. The ball gripped inside the loosening surface, and spun ever greater lavishly for Adil Rashid. Had India batted first and posted 300, England’s batsmen could have had a far more difficult assignment when coping with the 20 overs of India’s wrist-spinners, and could hardly ever have been anticipated to attain a run a ball off them as they’d inside the day’s first half of.

One ball that gripped became the offcutter through Mark wood, which he bowled as his first ball after Root had come to him in mid-over for a whispered communication. wooden has so seldom bowled slower balls that Rohit Sharma can also properly have been taken by marvel: in any event it turned into an unbecoming mow with which he overlooked. greater carelessness observed while Shikhar Dhawan threw his bat at the ultimate ball of the first Powerplay, making India 57 for 2 off ten overs, in comparison to England’s 69 with out loss.

Jos Buttler had a very good game regardless of scoring most effective four runs – having been despatched in alternatively inexplicably below Ben Stokes – and, when standing up, losing a thick edge and therefore a tough hazard presented by means of Suresh Raina. Buttler made two unusual catches while the ball went down the Lord’s slope, the first along with his left hand by myself to capture LK Rahul’s interior part, the second with both when Hardik Pandya leg-glanced.

Moeen Ali made a lively comeback after his T20 towelling through Australia and India: to him the maximum prized wicket of Virat Kohli, although India’s captain performed for an excessive amount of turn. Thereafter India’s innings seized up, as England’s spinners did a great impact of India’s, and no longer even MS Dhoni ought to revive their flagging run-fee, spirits and supporters.

Kohli
Kaul lbw
we all have awful days and cricket. MS has the revel in but every now and then it does not come off. We definitely believe in him. whilst he does it people say that he is the excellent finisher ever and then they pounce on him.”
6:56PM
England (322/7) beat India (236 ao) by using 86 runs

and that they have levelled the collection at 1-1. units up a decider at Headingley on Tuesday. Curious ending to all of it, Dhoni caught in first gear, however let nothing detract from a complete performance from England. here comes Scyld Berry’s match report to inform you all approximately it. From me, Goodnight.
6:56PM
India 236 all out (Kuldeep Yadav eight*)

it truly is the lot
6:54PM
final over…

A extensive, a slice to 1/3 guy, and with one ball remaining, India want 87. it is tense

WICKET! Chahal c Stokes b Willey 12 Strokes it down the floor but picks out the person and India are bowled out off the last ball. FOW 236/10
6:51PM
OVER 49: IND 227/9 (Kuldeep Yadav eight* Chahal four*) chasing 323

Do India assume there’s like an advantage factor or something? internet run price? GET ON WITH IT. Plunkett bowls, if you may agree with it, a maiden. Yadav the latter-day Gavaskar.
6:48PM
OVER forty eight: IND 227/9 (Kuldeep Yadav eight* Chahal four*) chasing 323

Chahal wallops Willey and celebrates the boundary like he’s just scored a ton in opposition to Malcolm Marshall and Joel Garner! Heh. he is guffawing. i really like this lad, right bowler, and a bit of person.
6:43PM
OVER forty seven: IND 222/9 (Kuldeep Yadav 6* Chahal 0*) chasing 323

two wickets within the over for Plunkett. Legside ball is given as 5 wides however I notion that could have flicked the pads. regardless of.
6:40PM
WICKET! Kaul lbw Plunkett 1

Hit bang in the front, Sid Kaul is going to be out 2nd ball here. He critiques, because for a few motive India need to make this recreation as long and stressful as feasible. i’m being a touch unfair. He might as properly evaluate, truthful play.

The VAR quickly tells the tale: it’s miles hitting all 3. FOW 217/9
Kaul lbw
bathroom off mate credit: Sky
6:37PM
Sid Kaul is

the brand new guy
6:36PM
WICKET! Dhoni c Stokes b Plunkett 37
Buttler stumps Umesh Yadav
you spot?! that is what occurs whilst you try to hit it. MSD has a drink, he changes his gloves and he says to himself: “right then.” First ball of Liam Plunkett’s over, he costs down the wicket and heaves the ball instantly to Stokes at cow corner. one of the greater curious ODI knocks involves an cease, Dhoni trudges off with his fifty nine-ball 37, the FOW 215/eight
6:35PM
OVER 46: IND 215/7 (Dhoni 37* Kuldeep Yadav 6*) chasing 323

off Willey. Get on with it!
6:29PM
OVER 45: IND 213/7 (Dhoni 36* Kuldeep Yadav 6*) chasing 323

The worrying float continues. Dhoni plays out two dots and then a unmarried. Yadav receives a single. negative leisure for this Saturday Lord’s crowd.
6:26PM
OVER 44: IND 210/7 (Dhoni 34* Kuldeep Yadav 5*) chasing 323

Kuldeep controlled to take a single off the last ball of the Plunkett over, giving him first observe the returning David Willey. 3 dot balls and a unmarried. Nasser: “if this became club cricket, they would be shouting ‘hit out or get out’ from the balcony.” i am shouting it at the tv. this is disturbing now. i’ve were given pubs to get to, MS. he is basically simply having a net on everyone else’s dime.
6:22PM
OVER 43: IND 208/7 (Dhoni 33* Kuldeep Yadav 4*) chasing 323

Forcing Plunkett off the again foot, Dhoni actions directly to nine,999 ODI runs. A thick aspect to 0.33 guy makes it 10,000. Averaging fifty one.fifty five inside the method. He has been as exact because it receives on this format.

Plunkett keeps it quick to Kuldeep, who doesn’t sincerely have the photographs to score off this. India have a right tail: Umesh, who got here in at eight averages eight.77. Kuldeep, in his younger career, 11.50 in ODIs. Sid Kaul has a first magnificence batting common of 11.36; Chahal of 9.31. So take your pick, virtually, from eighteleven.
6:16PM
OVER 42: IND 202/7 (Dhoni 28* Kuldeep Yadav three*) chasing 323

Dhoni panels Rashid down the floor, a flat straight pull. Brilliance from Stokes to preserve that to two. some pottered singles however again no actual experience of a plan from this pair.

Adil Rashid is achieved, a incredible 2 for 38.

121 runs required from 48 balls: it truly is more than 15 an over.
6:13PM
OVER forty one: IND 197/7 (Dhoni 24* Kuldeep Yadav 2*) chasing 323

simply bizarre from MSD now. He taps it to mid on first ball of the over and turns down a single. 2d ball of the over, he taps it to midwicket and… takes a unmarried. That just makes no feel. Yadav: dot and a unmarried. Then any other unmarried for Dhoni. Meh.
6:07PM
OVER 40: IND 194/7 (Dhoni 22* Kuldeep Yadav 1*) chasing 323

Rashid with a low full toss. Dhoni faucets it politely to midwicket. he’s now not himself today: why did not he just muller that midway to Swiss Cottage?
6:06PM
WICKET! Umesh Yadav st Buttler b Rashid zero

Umesh’s first ball, he gives it the big swing and a leave out in opposition to a leg-break. overwhelmed. subsequent ball, Rashy is going for the leg-break once more, tosses this one up slower, and Umesh Yadav bites. huge mow, misses, Jos stumps him and this is best a remember of time now. FOW 194/7
Buttler stumps Umesh Yadav
Buttler stumps Umesh Yadav credit score: Sky
6:04PM
OVER 39: IND 191/6 (Dhoni 20*) chasing 323

That came off the last ball of the over. it is Umesh Yadav coming in at variety 8, he was down on the card at eleven, with the intention to most effective count on that he has been told to go out there and provide it a few pongo.
6:02PM
WICKET! Pandya c Buttler b Plunkett 21

Plunkett comes lower back, and he has picked up Pandya with a legside strangle, a chunk of a nothing dismissal for a bit of a not anything innings. rattling precise catch from Jos again. FOW 191/6
5:59PM
OVER 38: IND 187/five (Dhoni 17* Pandya 20*) chasing 323

when are India going to head?! they’re simply letting England stroll to victory here. Dhoni has confronted 32 balls for that 17.
five:53PM
OVER 37: IND 182/five (Dhoni 14* Pandya 18*) chasing 323
Hardik Pandya survives LBW shout
Pandya comes throughout the stumps and slaps Moeen away. Bairstow, at deep rectangular leg, can not prevent it crossing the rope. YJB is one of the quality boundary fielders i have ever visible, i wonder if that whack he got at the hand earlier inside the innings is a aspect.

not a lot else in the over though. that is Moeen’s paintings finished: 1 for 42 off his ten. And that one, of path, changed into the King Pin Kohli.
5:51PM
OVER 36: IND a hundred seventy five/five (Dhoni thirteen* Pandya 12*) chasing 323

however Rashid slams the lid down again. One off this over. it is a actual delight to watch England’s spinners bowling in tandem.
5:48PM
OVER 35: IND 174/five (Dhoni 13* Pandya 11*) chasing 323

Pandya attempts a reverse sweep, however receives it all incorrect. It hits him at the lower back leg and England like this for an LBW. Bruce Oxenford says no, however England evaluation. top spot from Bruce, there was a little little bit of glove, and Hardik Pandya survives.
Hardik Pandya survives LBW shout
Hardik Pandya survives LBW shout credit: Sky

A greater efficient over for India, although. MSD heaves Ali away for four, Pandya cuts for 3.
5:40PM
OVER 34: IND 164/five (Dhoni 7* Pandya 7*) chasing 323

A -run over from Adil Rashid. Even MS Dhoni is up against it from here.

India want 159 runs from 16 overs so that is all however ten an over.
five:39PM
OVER 33: IND 162/5 (Dhoni 6* Pandya 6*) chasing 323

Moeen retaining it correct. simply 5 off this over as well.
five:34PM
OVER 32: IND 157/5 (Dhoni 5* Pandya 2*) chasing 323

Rashid and Ali have bowled 12 overs for forty two, taking two essential wickets and going for simply one boundary. some partnership from extremely good talented and thoroughly likeable cricketers.
5:31PM
WICKET! Raina b Rashid 46

Raina were dropped two times, the stress was constructing, he has now not been able to get unfastened from England’s spinners and he has selected an unwise alternative, heavin across the road. The ball spins, and it’s stumps all around the area time. properly bowled Adil. FOW 154/five
Raina bowled playing across the line
Raina bowled playing throughout the road credit score: Sky

And right here is how he did it.
5:28PM
OVER 31: IND 154/four (Raina 46* Dhoni 4*) chasing 323

Moeen continues, that’s a six-run over. He has bowled seven instantly, and has one for 20. classy.
5:27PM
OVER 30: IND 148/4 (Raina forty four* Dhoni 2*) chasing 323

England nevertheless have India nicely pinned down. off Rashid.
5:21PM
OVER 29: IND 146/4 (Raina 43* Dhoni 1*) chasing 323

single for Raina. No rating from Dhoni. simply one off the over from Moeen.
five:19PM
OVER 28: IND one hundred forty five/four (Raina 42* Dhoni 1*) chasing 323

the gang roar because the legend MS Dhoni comes out, batting in a cap.
5:17PM
OVER 27: IND one hundred forty/4 (Raina 38*) chasing 323

earlier within the over, Raina had been dropped via Jason Roy at extra cowl.
5:16PM
WICKET! Kohli lbw Moeen Ali 45

he’s carried out it! he is were given the principle guy! go‘orn Moeen, well bowled son. it is a straight ball, wicket-to-wicket, and Virat has shovelled throughout it. “it is like he has been finished by using tempo, the ball skidding at him,” says Stuart large. FOW 140/4
Virat Kohli lbw Moeen Ali
Virat Kohli lbw Moeen Ali credit score: Sky
Virat Kohli lbw Moeen Ali
should rarely be more plumb?
5:13PM
OVER 26: IND 137/3 (Raina 36* Kohli 44*) chasing 323

England hold the pressure on with a five run over from Rashy.
five:08PM
OVER 25: IND 132/three (Raina 33* Kohli 42*) chasing 323

Six off Mo. halfmanner stage.

191 required from 25 overs: RRR: 7.64
five:07PM
OVER 24: IND 126/3 (Raina 29* Kohli forty*) chasing 323

Adil Rashid comes on. First ball, drilled thru the offside for four: assertive, intimidating.

Couple of balls later, Rashid almost has a wicket. reveals the edge of Raina’s bat, but Buttler can’t snatch the thick side. difficult guilty Jos an excessive amount of, it took a big deflection. but a drop nevertheless, and it may be a huge one.
five:01PM
OVER 23: IND 119/3 (Raina 28* Kohli 34*) chasing 323

England are getting through those overs. simply two off the over, and each of them come from Suresh Raina chipping the ball, internal out, over mid off for 2.

simply been four an over inside the eight over considering that liquids.
5:00PM
OVER 22: IND 117/three (Raina 26* Kohli 34*) chasing 323

Stokes and Ali are doing a great process in tandem. five off this from Ben.
4:55PM
OVER 21: IND 112/3 (Raina 23* Kohli 32*) chasing 323

three off Moeen, who is getting a few flip. That run rate simply starting to tick up, but India can be sanguine about that I suppose. This partnership is worth fifty two.
four:53PM
OVER 20: IND 109/three (Raina 21* Kohli 31*) chasing 323

fine over from Stokes, placing the ball outside off, getting it to preserve its line now and again. Kohli plays and misses twice.
4:48PM
OVER 19: IND one hundred and five/three (Raina 19* Kohli 29*) chasing 323

Moeen comes on. Spins the primary one, extra than Kohli become awaiting. Hits him on the pads. out of doors the road I suppose. just one run off the over, exceptional begin for Mo,
four:44PM
OVER 18: IND 104/three (Raina 19* Kohli 28*) chasing 323

Raina has not yet confronted a bumper, however he gets one now, closing ball of the Ben Stokes over. looks a piece uncertain but performs it ok in the long run.
4:41PM
OVER 17: IND 99/three (Raina 18* Kohli 24*) chasing 323

Plunkett worked around expertly by this clever pair. 9 runs off the over.
four:35PM
OVER sixteen: IND ninety/3 (Raina 14* Kohli 20*) chasing 323

Stokes hits Raina on the pad with the first ball after the resumption, however England choose no longer to study, one assumes on height. closing ball of the over, he finds the threshold of Kohli’s bat, however he had performed with tender hands and it dies short of Buttler.
four:29PM
OVER 15: IND 87/three (Raina 12* Kohli 19*) chasing 323

stable fare from Plunky. 5 off the over. it’s beverages. in which‘s your cash?

236 runs required from 35 overs at a run rate 6.seventy four
four:24PM
OVER 14: IND 82/3 (Raina 10* Kohli 17*) chasing 323

Ben Stokes comes on for a spell, and the sight of his irritated ginger puss seems to have stirred something in this Indian pair! Raina clips him over midwicket with something like disdain, Kohli creams him through the covers.
4:22PM
OVER 13: IND 70/three (Raina five* Kohli 10*) chasing 323

five off the Plunkover.
four:21PM
OVER 12: IND 65/three (Raina three* Kohli 7*) chasing 323

With Romelu Lukaku being subbed off, Harry Kane has nearly surely won the football world Cup golden boot with sun shades of “how a lot of the ones runs were towards Bangladesh?”

again to the matter handy: 4 off the Willey over, which include another wide.
four:15PM
OVER eleven: IND 61/three (Raina 1* Kohli 6*) chasing 323

England are bang on top right here. but you by no means write off a Kohli/Raina/Dhoni center order, with Pandya in there as properly of direction.
four:10PM
WICKET! KL Rahul 0 c Buttler b Plunkett 0
Buttler fantastic capture
credit: Sky

brilliant from Jos Buttler. KLR flashes on the ball. Jos is going in the direction of the offside but the ball takes the internal facet. Jos somehow manages to shift his momentum, and pouches it low right down to his left. notable cricket. FOW 60/three
four:07PM
right then. Can England press home this opportunity?

KL Rahul is the new man. Liam Plunkett is the new bowler.
four:05PM
OVER 10: IND 57/2 (Kohli three*) chasing 323

That wicket came off the last ball of the over, also the remaining ball of the powerplay, and England are on this sport.
four:04PM
WICKET! Dhawan c Stokes b Willey 36

another one! Dhawan leans returned and and unloads on this wider one from Will, however he’s succeeded only in spanking it immediately to the man at backward point. FOW fifty seven/2
four:00PM
OVER nine: IND 52/1 (Dhawan 32* Kohli 2*) chasing 323

Sunny Gavaskar at the BBC: “strange sort of shot after making a hundred within the previous sport, perhaps every so often over-confidence can seep in. It was a genuinely unsightly hoick due to the fact he’s such an fashionable participant.”
3:57PM
WICKET! Rohit b timber 15

expensive me! Rohit is such a classy player, however this is as unpleasant a shot as you may ever see. exceptional bowling from wooden: tiny bit of a cutter, leeetle bit slower at eighty one mph. Rohit is through the shot too early, head in the air, heaving across the line. Bowled. FOW 49/1

This Cricket Prof factor is outstanding, I reckon. a lot interesting data. And so short with it.
three:55PM
OVER eight: IND 49/zero (Rohit 15* Dhawan 31*) chasing 323

solid, vaguely unspectacular, over from Willey. four off it.
three:54PM
OVER 7: IND 45/zero (Rohit thirteen* Dhawan 29*) chasing 323

England are becoming a pumping here if they don’t exchange it up. wood posing little or no hazard, each batsman pulls him for a 4. Dhawan tucks the ball of his legs and Morgan trips and falls on his keyster. Oh dear.
3:48PM
OVER 6: IND 34/0 (Rohit nine* Dhawan 22*) chasing 323

Willey. Dhawan up on his feet, forcing shot via cowl, 4. classy.

England not searching too threatening up the front.
3:47PM
OVER 5: IND 28/0 (Rohit 8* Dhawan 17*) chasing 323

talking of non-verbal communique: Jonny Bairstow has been struck on the hand at the same time as fielding at short greater. He looks in actual pain. quantity of england players who come up to test he’s k: 0. (As a ways as i’m able to see on the television, and mentioned also on commentary.)
YJB hurt
credit score: Sky

He is going off for treatment.
three:36PM
OVER four: IND 18/zero (Rohit 8* Dhawan 7*) chasing 323

Willey with 3 dot balls. tries an effort transport, but sends that wide. same again later in the over while he strives for the greater few mph. 8 balls in the over, because it were, but the ones two extras the most effective rating. huge thinks Willey’s body language wishes a chunk of work.
3:35PM
OVER three: IND 16/0 (Rohit eight* Dhawan 7*) chasing 323

four off the Mark wooden over.
three:29PM
OVER 2: IND 12/zero (Rohit 6* Dhawan 4*) chasing 323

Willey, gloved unconvincingly down the legside by Rohit. Willey, pushed handsomely thru the covers for four by way of Dhawan.
three:21PM
OVER 1: IND 2/0 (Rohit 1* Dhawan 0*) chasing 323

The pitch looks as if it’s miles demise, to me. timber is getting this via at high 80s tempo and it is infrequently carrying. notion of swing for wooden. could had been a maiden if he hadn’t bowled a legside huge off ball six. Rohit gloves the bonus ball away for one.
3:18PM
here come the players

England “want early wickets, they do not have a thriller spinner inside the middle, it is why they have got slips,” says broad. Mark timber to start.
3:13PM
good day for Roots!
2:53PM
India require 323 to win the in shape

And the series
2:52PM
England make 322/7

it is a pretty handy attempt all instructed. The momentum swung this way and that. true begin from Roy and Bairstow, then England have been pegged returned and regarded to be nicely short at 40 overs when normal wickets had slowed the price.

however Joe Root kept his head with an elegant, mature century, and England could were hoping that one in every of their whackers in the center or decrease middle order grew to become up. these days it was David Willey, who made 50* at a superb fee. He and Root hit eighty three off fifty two balls.

India’s batting line up fears no man and no overall but England have truly put up a rating.
2:49PM
OVER 50: ENG 322/7 (Willey forty five*)

England manipulate eight off the remaining over, no boundary but on hand enough.

WICKET! Root run out 113 Selfless from Joe, last ball of the innings, Willey cannot connect and that they take one to the keeper. MSD makes no mistake. FOW
2:43PM
OVER 49: ENG 314/6 (Root 110* Willey 45*)

India are not the equal aspect on the demise without Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Umesh Yadav doing what he can with a mixed bag of wide ones, yorkers, waist excessive complete tosses and what have you ever. five runs off the first five balls and this is useful, but he blots his copybook with a the front foot no ball off ball 5. Root drives it to cowl, Kohli fields and throws (efficaciously) at the non-striker’s stumps, however the fielders at the legside are daydreaming and there’s an overthrow. Kohli gives Chahal a volley. talking of comedian incompetence…
2:35PM
OVER 48: ENG 305/6 (Root 106* Willey 42*)

Pandya. Slower ball, but Willey’s picked it. every other four! unmarried brings Root on strike. At the second one time of asking, he gets the single he needs for 100. His first ODI ton at Lord’s, and a classy, managed knock it’s been too.

another large over for England, vital that they have got another more appropriate ones to provide themselves a danger of staying within the collection. 66 in 38 balls this stand.
2:32PM
OVER 47: ENG 292/6 (Root 99* Willey 36*)

Umesh Yadav replaces his namesake. Waist-high full toss, Willey enjoyed that. Wallop. Now any other complete toss! India are letting themselves down right here badly. England at the moment are back on course for a winning total. 11 off this over. Root now not getting successful at the moment, he is nevertheless on ninety nine*, Willey in the meantime has whacked 36 from 21 balls.
2:30PM
1,000 up : however who is within the best XI?

England’s drawing close take a look at in opposition to India at Edgbaston will be the 1,000th the britain men‘s team have played. Who would be in your all-time England XI? you could vote here.
2:26PM
OVER forty six: ENG 281/6 (Root 98* Willey 26*)

Sid Kaul’s first six overs went for 34, but this over has put a dent in his figures! Willey has walloped him for 17. hits thru the line, 4 at lengthy off. quick on leg stump, Willey choices that up and plops it over the midwicket fence. Slams any other one to midwicket for 4. Cloths some other one high up in the air for 2, after which jabs that bat on a good yorker. Willey has pinched the strike.

A welcome over for England.
2:23PM
OVER 45: ENG 256/6 (Root ninety eight* Willey 9*)

Willey bottom edges the ball among his legs, gets 3 runs. There are some singles, making 8 off the over. Kuldeep has been a leeetle expensive these days: his 3 over spell right here has price 28, and his usual figures are 3/sixty eight. nevertheless three critical wickets of direction.

Can England move for a large end? They need something to get the birthday party started out.
2:19PM
OVER forty four: ENG 256/6 (Root 95* Willey four*)

just four off Sid Kaul, Root shifting sleekly closer to his century.
2:13PM
OVER 43: ENG 252/6 (Root ninety three* Willey 2*)

Root has got the higher of Kuldeep in this over. An splendid past due reduce, a crisp pressure. 4 for every of them. four singles to go with.
2:11PM
Sky are fat shaming Mike Gatting
Gatting
Mike Gatting simply looking to devour his damn lunch credit: Sky
2:09PM
OVER 42: ENG 240/6 (Root eighty three* Willey 0*)

it truly is the give up of a decent bit of work from Yuzvendra Chahal, he is long past for just forty three with the one wicket from his ten.
2:08PM
WICKET! Ali c Sharma b Chahal 13

Slower, loopier, juicier (as the Olympic motto is going) from Chahal. outside off. Moeen mistakes in. Heaves, up inside the air, and it is an elegant, going for walks, diving trap from Rohit Sharma. FOW 239/6
2:05PM
OVER forty one: ENG 236/five (Root eighty* Moeen 12*)

Kuldeep Yadav comes back for every other spell.

Oof, Kuldeep’s had Moeen’s pants down there. ambitions a slog at the ball, it spins the alternative way, and it shaves his off stump as Moeen swishes thin air. picks the wrong un soon after though. 4.
2:01PM
all of it sounds scrumptious, one of every pls
1:58PM
OVER 40: ENG 228/five (Root seventy eight* Moeen 6*)

Chahal gives it a rip to Root, who slog sweeps and misses. Dhoni has the bails off, but Root is constantly well again.

they’ve got the engagement couple up inside the Sky comms field.
Lloyd and wedding couple
credit score: Sky

could be that the 10 over period there among 30-40 overs is what wins India this collection.
1:55PM
OVER 39: ENG 224/five (Root 75* Moeen five*)

a 3rd consecutive four-run over for India, this time from Umesh Yadav. greater than desirable for the vacationers at this level of the innings. The danger man Kuldeep Yadav still has 3 overs up his sleeve.
1:53PM
OVER 38: ENG 220/five (Root 74* Moeen 2*)

any other reachable over from Andya Pandya. 4 off the over.
1:48PM
OVER 37: ENG 216/5 (Root seventy one* Moeen 1*)

Sunny day, decent track, solar out: England are going to want well north of 300 I sense.
1:43PM
WICKET! Buttler c Dhoni b Umesh Yadav four

Jos flashes difficult on the ball out of doors off, the ball has were given a touch bigger on him than he’d was hoping, he’s edged at the back of and that’s a huge blow for England. FOW 214/5
1:41PM
OVER 36: ENG 212/four (Root 70* Buttler 2*)

eight off Pandya, who’s into the third over of his spell. he’s a wholehearted and dependable operator.
1:37PM
OVER 35: ENG 204/four (Root 64* Buttler 0*)

Umesh Yadav returns and Kohli is rewarded with a very welcome one-run over. Skipper himself with a exceptional stop within the covers.
1:36PM
OVER 34: ENG 203/4 (Root sixty three* Buttler 0*)

a chunk too low on the cardboard for my flavor, but right here is Jos.
1:31PM
WICKET! Stokes c Dhoni b Pandya 5

Stokes with a froo-froo, fussy little shot, trying to run the ball all the way down to 1/3 guy. just supply it a thump, massive lad! He would not get the suitable contact at all and is caught on the wicket. FOW 203/4
1:27PM
beverages: England 200/three (Root 61* Stokes four*) 17 overs left

England nevertheless have lots of purpose for optimism. “To be honest I think [the total they might get] depends on how Kuldeep’s final 3 overs move,” says extensive. “England will appearance to goal the opposite stop.”
1:25PM
OVER 33: ENG two hundred/3 (Root 61* Stokes four*)

Root opposite sweeps, the wily antique Dhoni has read it, he bustles across and that’s now not one million miles away! Root gets 4 to third guy. Root maintains to journey his luck a bit, clipping it to midwicket for four.
1:24PM
OVER 32: ENG 189/3 (Root 55* Stokes 2*)

three off the Pandya over.
1:23PM
OVER 31: ENG 189/3 (Root 54* Stokes 0*)

it’s miles Ben Stokes in. Jos, the person in shape, sits and waits.
1:15PM
WICKET! Morgan c Dhawan b Kuldeep Yadav 53

Low best cricket all round in this over. First, Morgan smears the ball and it lands adequately among fielders. Now Virat Kohli, whose standards are usually so excessive, unleashes a atypical, wild throw – nearly petulant it regarded, and there may be an overthrow. That causes Dhoni to slide, which he doesn’t experience because he has a groin problem. Now a complete toss from Kuldeep and, might you trust it, Morgan has slapped it directly down the fielder’s throat. FOW 189/three
1:12PM
OVER 30: ENG 185/2 (Root 54* Morgan 49*)

The quiet middle overs residing up to their call nowadays. England pottering along properly, India quite lacking in depth.
1:10PM
OVER 29: ENG 181/2 (Root 53* Morgan forty six*)

Kuldeep Yadav comes returned. Root clips the ball off his pads and that is another trademark, stealth fifty from Joe Root. “He has barely played a shot in anger,” notes his friend Stuart extensive.
1:03PM
OVER 28: ENG 176/2 (Root forty nine* Morgan forty five*)

England have not sincerely tagged Chahal yet, but Morgan’s lined him up now! massive six over long on.
1:02PM
OVER 27: ENG 168/2 (Root forty eight* Morgan 38*)

Morgan and Root too excellent for Suresh Raina here. two first-class boundaries. Aerial sweep from Morgan, a reduce from Joe.
1:00PM
OVER 26: ENG 156/2 (Root 42* Morgan 32*)

Chahal is going for four. i wonder what a prevailing total is in this pitch? England are gambling quite well.
12:53PM
OVER 25: ENG 152/2 (Root 41* Morgan 29*)

A danger for Suresh Raina to bowl his offies. No wicket chance to talk of but there are six off the over.

he’s were given 36 wickets in ODIs, having bowled in ninety nine innings. Takes his wickets at forty nine.five however on the upside, his economy charge of 5.07 is not any shame.
12:52PM
OVER 24: ENG 146/2 (Root 38* Morgan 26*)

Yuzvendra Chahal became watching on the massive display and he applauded. however the boy wishes to get his head in the game: he’s simply bowled a front foot no ball! luckily for the bowler, Root can’t capitalise and is caught off the unfastened hit. Six off the over.
12:49PM
a person simply proposed to a female within the crowd!
Marriage in crowd
Prepares to delivercredit score: Sky
Marriage proposal
Will she increase the finger? credit: Sky
Marriage concept
it’s a yes! credit score: Sky
Marriage cricket
Congratulations! credit score: Sky

She said sure! sweet. They appear to be first-rate people.
12:45PM
OVER 23: ENG a hundred and forty/2 (Root 35* Morgan 24*)

Ten off Pandya.
12:40PM
OVER 22: ENG one hundred thirty/2 (Root 29* Morgan 22*)

4 off the Chahal over. Morgan desires further treatment on the quit of the over on his elbow.
12:37PM
OVER 21: ENG 126/2 (Root 27* Morgan 20*)

more sensible creation from England. Pandya digs the closing ball of the over in, Morgan mistimes the pull and is hit on the elbow. Ouch.
12:33PM
OVER 20: ENG 121/2 (Root 24* Morgan 18*)

Morgan hit at the pad via Chahal, but it is too excessive. Spun in and straightened nicely sufficient.
Mogan lbw appeal
credit: sky

3 quiet overs in a row.
12:31PM
OVER 19: ENG 118/2 (Root 21* Morgan 18*)

it truly is Kuldeep performed for the even as. Pandya returns.

duration of accumulation. England can not come up with the money for to lose every other.
12:27PM
OVER 18: ENG one hundred fifteen/2 (Root 19* Morgan 17*)

Chahal alternate of ends. off the over.
12:22PM
OVER 17: ENG 113/2 (Root 18* Morgan 16*)

India are on the assault, Kuldeep Yadav with multiple close catchers, but that does mean that there are plenty of gaps. rare negative ball, huge complete toss. Root slots that away. Now Morgan sweeps hard and true. There are 12 off the over and that would make Kohli think about setting his interesting new toy away for a piece.
12:19PM
OVER 16: ENG one zero one/2 (Root thirteen* Morgan nine*)

3 fours in the over: Root clips off his toes for 4. Now a jammy shot from Morgan! inner facet for four. however now a professional clip away for 4.
12:14PM
OVER 15: ENG 88/2 (Root 8* Morgan 1*)

Virat used his left-arm wristy in four separate spells at Trent Bridge: “almost like a strike bowler,” notes Mike Atherton. he’s certainly the main guy for India today so far.
12:11PM
WICKET! Roy c Umesh Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav forty

he is achieved it once more! every other sweep, another wicket. but at the least Jason Roy can say that he actually hit it, I bet. He gives this a big, meaty heave, but he has whacked it immediately to the person on the midwicket fence, who takes an amazing catch. FOW 86/2
12:10PM
OVER 14: ENG 86/1 (Roy forty* Root 7*)

Root with some right work in opposition to Yadav, smart clips to the legside, high-quality way to settle.
12:08PM
OVER thirteen: ENG eighty one/1 (Roy 39* Root three*)

Kuldeep’s got a slip and a leg slip in, however Roy is not letting him have all of it his personal manner. short ball, and Jason has crunched that thru cover. stop the clocks: England have hit Kuldeep for a boundary!
12:01PM
OVER 12: ENG 74/1 (Roy 33* Root 2*)

three off the Yadav over.
eleven:56AM
OVER eleven: ENG seventy one/1 (Roy 31* Root 1*)

Joe Root, who needs runs, has considered one of them off his first ball.
11:53AM
WICKET! Bairstow b Kuldeep 38

Oh I say! First ball is the inventory ball, Bairstow is going returned and it rags returned sharply. huge turn. Dobbled to midwicket. however the 2d ball is a pearler! Oooh, Jonny Bairstow. he is going to be considering some instances. It pitches outside leg, YJB sweeps however it is the incorrect-un, and it has bowled Bairstow round his legs after flicking his pad! awesome bowling. FOW 69/1

precise work from Ian Ward, he says that the motive Kuldeep’s googly is tricky is as it has overspin as well, so in case you try and watch it out of the hand it’d appear like the pinnacle-spinner. You cannot depend upon watching the aspect-spin.
eleven:49AM
OVER 10: ENG 69/0 (Roy 30* Bairstow 38*)

Sid Kaul is using that knuckler plenty, I assume perhaps he senses that this pitch is a little puddingy, the ball now not quite coming on. England keep swinging though, and are either timing it or muscling it well enough. Kaul produces a couple of low complete tosses, one in keeping with batsmen, and every guy smears it away for four.

cease of the powerplay, however the starting of the sport,” says Nasser. Why? due to the fact here comes Kuldeep. Can Bairstow choose his incorrect-un? What recommendation has batting educate Graeme Thorpe been capable of bypass on?
11:44AM
OVER nine: ENG 60/zero (Roy 26* Bairstow 33*)

Yuzvendra Chahal comes on for an over of his leggies, and Kohli will be properly happy to look his spinner cross for simply 4 in the powerplay.
eleven:39AM
OVER 8: ENG 56/zero (Roy 24* Bairstow 31*)

correct from Stuart approximately the knuckle ball: he says that his hands are too long so his knuckles stick up over the top of the ball and thus the batsman is aware of it’s miles coming! Ha.
extensive knuckle ball
wide knuckle ball credit score: Sky

besides, they may be talking about that delivery due to the fact Kaul has used it in this over. twice in this over Jason Roy is early on his pictures, but both times his luck is in. Lobs it over cover for four.
eleven:34AM
OVER 7: ENG 49/zero (Roy 18* Bairstow 30*)

Hardik Pandya’s had some wallop! complete ball to Roy, and he sends it crusing over long off. single, and now Bairstow plays a flamboyant stroke, carving the ball over point. That was pure Caribbean. Jonny’d need his component 90 accessible… Thumps another one via cover, that is excellent striking. 15 off the first four balls however, truthful play to Pandya, two slower balls stem the bleeding.
Stuart large
Stuart large is performing some comms credit score: Sky
eleven:30AM
OVER 6: ENG 32/0 (Roy 10* Bairstow 21*)

Kaul receives one to move lower back markedly off the seam, and it pins Roy on the pad. India appeal, however do now not assessment, and that is because it hit him outdoor the off-stump. Kaul seems to be taking part in the Lord’s conditions.
11:27AM
OVER five: ENG 27/0 (Roy 7* Bairstow 20*)

A change of bowling, Pandya. four off the over.
11:22AM

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