MS Dhoni planning retirement? Here is what gets Twitterati anxious

Dhoni during a nets session at Headingley Carnegie in Leeds ahead of the third ODI between India and England | AP

Root's 100 not out was his second successive unbeaten century, helping England win the series 2-1, after he started the India tour with innings of 0, 9 and 3.

England's big three bowlers of Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes are all returning towards full fitness after injuries and with Root declaring his hand on Stokes the only real first Test selection issue for England is in the spin department.

Putting an end to the hullabaloo about MS Dhoni's speculated retirement from ODIs, Team India coach Ravi Shastri said that the wicket-keeper took the match ball from the on-field umpire during the third ODI against England 'to show the ball to Bharat Arun (India's bowling coach)'.

But having said they would treat Tuesday´s match as a dress rehearsal for a winner-takes-all game at the World Cup, England will be delighted by this comprehensive success.

"I don't think it will be the last I hear of it from the group - they've been hammering me".

And that made the comprehensive manner of their victory all the more satisfying for Morgan's men. But it was Adil Rashid's 3-fer that set it up. It happens to be India's first bilateral series defeat under Virat Kohli's captaincy.




Meanwhile, England won the decider by 8 wickets to seal the series 2-1. "If Ben's fit to play, he'll be up for selection", said Root.

Dhawan turned back but, stretching out, could not beat Stokes´s direct hit and was run out for 44.

But by then England were 74 for two inside 10 overs, well above the required run-rate.

Kohli pressed on, however, completing a 55-ball fifty including six fours before Rashid struck twice in quick succession as India´s 156 for three was transformed into 158 for five.

Root, stumped off a Yuzvendra Chahal no-ball on 69, went to his century when he pulled Pandya through midwicket for his 10th four in 120 balls as England won with 33 deliveries to spare.

Root was yet again the tormentor-in-chief, scoring a second century in as many games and becoming the top run scorer in the series as a result.

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