Spin also proved the undoing of England captain Eoin Morgan (19) when he carelessly chipped leg-break bowler Yuzvendra Chahal to Suresh Raina at midwicket. The opener's 18th ODI hundred was complemented by skipper Virat Kohli (75) as the two added 177 runs in 25.1 overs to seal the issue. With cricket's blue riband tournament scheduled to be held in United Kingdom in 2015, the ODI series will give Virat Kohli an ideal opportunity to get a drift about the conditions that his men are expected to encounter at exactly same time next year.
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.
The ODI team have lost only four of their last 20 completed matches since September past year and return to Trent Bridge, where they set a world record 481-6 against the beleaguered Australians last month - Hales making 147 and Jonny Bairstow 139 in a 242-run win. England whitewashed Australia 5-0 in their ODI series last month, which included a world record total of 481 on this ground in Nottingham. "With those wrist spinners in the middle overs, they know they have the skills to make an impact and I thought Kuldeep was outstanding, I don't think I've seen a better ODI spell in some time". "We want him confident because we know he can be a matchwinner", Kohli said. "It will be tough versus India", said Root on Wednesday. "Kuldeep had a pretty good day at the office". 'It's a big series and gives us the chance to put down a marker to see where we're at'.
Kuldeep was not afraid to flight the ball and dipped viciously having the batsmen in two minds. "It's hard because of the limited opportunities I've had to play T20 cricket, but the thing that has always been at the forefront of my mind is that playing for England comes first".
Bairstow had looked in excellent touch but, like Roy, he too fell for 38 when lbw to Yadav on review.
"So if you are not picking the ball (from the hand), then there is a huge problem".
The devastating Sharma rattled off a century with a stunning six only after seeing Jason Roy drop an extremely hard chance when the opener was on 92.
But one ball after reaching his fifty, the left-hander tried to reverse sweep Kuldeep only for debutant Siddarth Kaul to hold an excellent catch.
But with England hoping he would cut loose, Buttler's glance off Kuldeep was well caught down the legside by wicket-keeper MS Dhoni. The spinner, who also dismantled England during the recent twenty20 series that India won 2-1, wrapped up by taking David Willey with his last ball, caught by Lokesh Rahul.
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