A century stand between Joe Root (113) and Jos Buttler (49) — England’s first of the series — was the key to the hosts’ innings. The duo added 108 in just 13.3 overs, taking England close to 300 in the fifth and the final ODI against India.
Rahane’s duck proves costly
Ajinkya Rahane, who scored a century in the last game, found the going tough yesterday as he was dismissed for a duck. He pushed at a wider length delivery from Anderson and sliced it straight to Morgan at point.
A perfect start for England
England couldn’t have asked for a better start after dismissing the in-form Rahane and Virat Kohli inside the first seven overs. Chris Woakes and Anderson kept India on tenterhooks as the visitors managed just 29 in the first nine overs.
Kohli falls to Anderson again
The stage was perfectly set for Virat Kohli (13) to play a long innings. But the right-hander once again poked at a delivery outside off stump. Anderson forced a thick outside edge and Alastair Cook did the needful at first slip.
Anderson has now dismissed Kohli eight times on this tour. Kohli’s poor form is definitely becoming a huge concern for Team India.
Jadeja, Rayudu’s efforts in vain
Ravindra Jadeja smashed 62-ball 87, but the southpaw’s efforts were not enough for India to keep England winless in the ODI series. Ambati Rayudu (53) tried to steady the innings, but couldn’t go all the way.