Rashid, Willey help restrict India to 256-8 in deciding ODI


England’s Adil Rashid celebrates taking a wicket. Photo: Reuters

LEEDS: England bowlers Adil Rashid and David Willey grabbed three wickets each and India captain Virat Kohli made 71 as the touring side scored 256 for eight in the deciding one-day international on Tuesday.

India got off to a cautious start, reaching 32-1 from 10 overs, after England won the toss on a Headingley wicket that is assisting the spinners.

But Kohli and opener Shikhar Dhawan increased the scoring rate as India took 68 from the next 10 overs.

Dhawan was run out for 44 by a brilliant piece of fielding from Ben Stokes and India lost wickets at regular intervals.

Leg-spinner Rashid grabbed the prize scalp of Kohli who fell to a beauty that pitched on leg and clipped the top of off stump to leaving the prolific right-hander wide-eyed in disbelief.

The three-match series is level at 1-1 after England won the second game by 86 runs at Lord’s on Saturday.

The teams start a five-test series on Aug. 1 in Birmingham.


Written by Mausam
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