Adil Rashid has finally broken through to give England a much-needed reprieve in the series-decider of the three-match ODI series against India as the leg-spinner once again got the better of opener Rohit Sharma.
Once again an Indian batsman failed to pick Rashid’s googly, this time it being Rohit Sharma, who fell for a run-a-ball 37.
It all happened on the fourth ball of the 15th over when Rohit Sharma tried to play for the leg-break, but to his horror, Rashid flummoxed him with a wrong un’ to sneak past the gap between his bat and pad.
The wicket of Rohit is a much-needed reprieve for England bowlers given how the opening partnership was motoring along for Team India.
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After having once again lost the toss and being invited to bat first, India, for the first time in the series has shown intent in the first 15 overs with Shikhar Dhawan launching an attack on the English bowlers, especially Reece Topley and Sam Curran.
During their 103-run-stand in 14.4 overs, the duo not only went on to complete 5000+ runs in ODI cricket but also notched up their 17th hundred-run partnership- the 4th most in the history of ODI cricket.
But the duo has squandered their starts as at the time of writing, Adil Rashid had chipped in with yet another wicket with Dhawan joining Rohit in what was a soft caught-and-bowled dismissal.