Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Farbrace says Root can learn from one-day captain Morgan

Farbrace says Root can learn from one-day captain Morgan

England, who had plundered a record 481 in Nottingham against Australia last month, struggled despite an opening stand of 73.

The possibility of a change at the top though is not the only matter of interest in upcoming matches since seven of the 10 teams playing in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be on view during this period until August 12. Losing too many wickets meant that they had to take time and rebuild the innings, with Stokes in particular scoring at a very low strike-rate.

It is the World Cup next summer that will concern England this morning after Kuldeep's initial burst claimed three wickets and his his return for his last three overs likewise, limiting them to 268 all out.

Speaking at the toss on Thursday, England skipper Eoin Morgan had already revealed that Hales was going for scans in the afternoon. Spinner Kuldeep Yadav trapped the hosts with his turning balls and dismissed 6 English batsmen for just 25 runs. However, Stokes and Buttler added some important for the fifth wicket before Kuldeep sent Buttler back to pavilion for 53 runs.

Ben Stokes hung around and scored a patient 50 before holing out in the deep. However, it was Kuldeep who started the slide for the English team. "They will pose different challenges to us as a seam attack", Root added.

Five Tests follow the ODI series and with India's five-day squad still to be finalised, Kohli admitted Yadav and fellow wrist-spinner Chahal have given the selectors food for thought. By generating more pace off the surface, he made it easier for India's batsmen to score runs off him.

The pair added 167 runs for the second wicket and England had no answer to the onslaught by the two batsmen.

Rashid could at least console himself with the wicket of Virat Kohli - an excellent 75 brought to an end with a flighted turner gathered by Buttler who executed a sharp stumping.

India reached the target of 269 in 40.1 overs with 8 wickets to spare.

Following India's victory, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag hailed Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav in his wittiest of manners. Let us look at a few reactions from across the world. K L Rahul's stupendous form has been a happy headache for the team management and there is a possibility that the captain Virat Kohli might come at No 4 in order to give Rahul a chance to make optimum use of his current form.

"If we had Joe as a sixth bowler when we needed it - and we needed it here today - an extra spinner didn't really match up with India well".

The leg-spinner was once again on the expensive side, conceding 51 in his quota of overs. Given more overs and more time in the middle, they become even more lethal. Kuldeep was outstanding, I don't think I've seen a better ODI spell in a while.

"Certainly not our best day we've had here, full credit to India they completely outplayed us".

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