Virat Kohli clean bowled by a leg-spinner for the first time

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England defeated India by 8 wickets in the third ODI on Tuesday to seal the three-match one-day series by 2-1 The series defeat was team India first bilateral loss under Virat Kohli as many players failed to live up to the expectation in the final match.

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly expressed disappointment over Indian team management's decision to drop KL Rahul for the third and final One-day global against England at Headingley on Tuesday (June 17).

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While Dhoni went past 10,000 ODI runs during the second match in Lord's, he was heavily criticised for his 59-ball 37.

The England batsman scored 3, 113 not out and 100 not out in the three games against India to move behind Indian captain Virat Kohli.

And that made the comprehensive manner of their victory all the more satisfying for Morgan's men.

Only Joe Root has scored more runs for England than Jason Roy in this series
Only Joe Root has scored more runs for England than Jason Roy in this series

David Willey and Adil Rashid finished with three wickets, whereas Mark Wood also earned a wicket.

Left-arm quick Willey took three for 40 in his nine overs and leg-spinner Rashid three for 49 in his maximum 10. "You have to have quality like England have", said Ganguly in his post-match analysis for the official broadcaster, Sky Sports.

Asked if he thought overcoming India in the ODIs gave England an edge, he suggested that their performance in beating Pakistan by an innings at Headingley last month - following a chastening defeat at Lord's - was more significant as he seeks a steadier footing for the Test team after an up-and-down start to his captaincy.

"It was something that I immediately regretted", Root said. "England were clinical with the bat, ball and in the field throughout".

Dhawan was run out for 44 by a brilliant piece of fielding from Ben Stokes and thereafter India lost wickets at regular intervals. You have to have solid number four and five.

Kohli´s innings ended when he was bowled by a superb leg-break from Rashid that pitched on leg stump and hit off. If Roy misses out, Hampshire captain James Vince could be in line for his first ODI appearance in almost two years, although Monday saw England call up Kent's Sam Billings as additional batting cover for the series finale in Leeds.

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