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The number 1 side has strut its stuff. Is this a big statement going into the 2019 World Cup? You never know. Probably, the two finalists have played this series? Too early to say but the roadmap seems to give that indication.A perfectly planned run chase by the home side. First Bairstow set the tone by trying to catch the 7 pm train in a 13-ball 30 which had 7 boundaries in it. That gave England enough runs as a cushion to play out Kuldeep and Chahal with ease. Morgan and Root then eased themselves into form, especially the latter, who will be crucial in the 5-match Test series to follow after this.While we are harping over the ease with which England chased down a fairly competitive total today, one also needs to look at how India bowled and fielded. They seemed to lack intent - as if already having given up on the chase. The fielding was lacklustre too which did not help their cause. And the 'KULCHA' today did not work well for India - wicketless in 20 overs - the FIRST TIME it has happened when both have played in an ODI. Bhuvi was rusty, Pandya was not at his best while Thakur lacked experience.Now, about Joe Root. He has registered his 13th ODI ton, the most by an English player, going past Marcus Trescothick. There were fingers pointed at him due to his sorry form in T20Is - so much so that he had taken a break in the early part of the year from that format - pulling himself out of the T20I tri-series against England and New Zealand. Then he came back here, struggled against Australia, where he managed just one 50 in 5 innings but here, with consecutive hundreds, he has done himself no harm with a cracker of a Test series coming up...

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IPL 2018 Point table

TeamMWLTN/RPNRR
Sunrisers Hyderabad SRH Q14950018+0.284
Chennai Super Kings CSK Q14950018+0.253
Kolkata Knight Riders KKR Q14860016-0.070
Rajasthan Royals RR Q14770014-0.246
Mumbai Indians MI14680012+0.317
Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB14680012+0.129
Kings XI Punjab KXIP14680012-0.502
Delhi Daredevils DD14590010-0.222

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TEST Team

  • 1
    INDIA India
    125
  • 2
    South Africa
    112
  • 3
    Australia
    106
  • 4
    New Zealand
    102
  • 5
    England
    98
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TEST Batting

  • 1
    Steven Smith Aus Australia
    929
  • 2
    Virat Kohli India
    912
  • 3
    Joe Root England
    867
  • 4
    Kane Williamson New Zealand
    847
  • 5
    David Warner Australia
    820
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TEST Bowling

  • 1
    Kagiso Rabada Eng South Africa
    897
  • 2
    James Anderson England
    891
  • 3
    Vernon Philander South Africa
    845
  • 4
    Ravindra Jadeja India
    844
  • 5
    Ravichandran Ashwin India
    803
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TEST All-Rounder

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    Shakib Al Hasan Bang Bangladesh
    420
  • 2
    Ravindra Jadeja India
    390
  • 3
    Vernon Philander South Africa
    371
  • 4
    Ravichandran Ashwin India
    367
  • 5
    Ben Stokes England
    328
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