Joe Root moves into second place in latest ICC ODI rankings

Joe Root moves into second place in latest ICC ODI rankings

The series had been poised on a knife edge after England won the second game by 86 runs at Lord's on Saturday and India won the first game by eight wickets.

England's Jos Buttler celebrates after Adil Rashid bowls Virat Kohli for 71.

LEEDS: David Willey and Adil Rashid took three wickets apiece on their Yorkshire home ground as England held India to 256 for eight in the third and deciding one-day worldwide at Headingley on Tuesday.

While Dinesh Karthik contributed 21 runs, MS Dhoni once again played a slow-paced innings, after he scored 42 runs off 66 balls.

His legendary finishing skills and the ability to accelerate innings have been on the wane but current skipper Virat Kohli has backed him to the hilt, dismissing any criticism directed at the senior player.

He said, "He walked out today with a positive intent, but what didn't work in his favour was that Kohli got out soon".

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But, after left-arm quick Willey had kept things tight at the start, it was leg-spinner Rashid who did significant damage by taking two wickets in an over.

Root made 3, 113 not out and 100 not out in the three matches.

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Talking about the ODI series, England and India both are on the same level right now with one win in their accounts.

India spinner Kuldeep Yadav took nine wickets in the series and climbed to a career-high sixth place in the standings. He comes to the match being the leading wicket-taker in the ODI series. Root, who scored his second century of the series, stitched a 186-run stand along with captain Eoin Morgan as the two kept the Indian bowlers at bay.

The sides will now contest a five-match Test series, which begins at Edgbaston on August 1, before games at Lord's (August 9), Trent Bridge (August 18), The Ageas Bowl (August 30) and The Oval (September 7). Dhoni also led India to the ICC Champions trophy 2013 in England.

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