Joe Root scored two brilliant centuries for England against India in the 3 match ODI series, which England won 2-1 and is this week's Cricket World Player of the Week. The first at Lord’s in the 2nd ODI, when England were 1-0 down, where he scored 113 and the 2nd , at his home County Ground – Headingley, in the 3rd and final ODI of the series, he scored 100*.
England v India 2nd ODI Lord’s July 14th
England 322-7 (Joe Root 113, Eoin Morgan 53, Kuldeep Yadav 3-68)
India 236 (Suresh Raina 46, Virat Kohli 45, Liam Plunkett 4-46)
England won by 86 runs; series level at 1-1 with one to play
England v India 3rd ODI Headingley July 17th
India 256 – 8 (Virat Kohli 71; Adil Rashid 3-49, David Willey 3-40)
England 260 - 2 (Joe Root 100*, Eoin Morgan 88*)
Result England won by 8 wickets and take series 2-1
The England batsman’s back-to-back centuries have also helped him into second place in the latest MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings that have also seen India’s spinner Kuldeep Yadav break into the top-10 for the first time in his career as well.
In the three-match ODI series, Root has gone ahead of Babar Azam (Pakistan), Rohit Sharma (India), David Warner (Australia) and Ross Taylor (New Zealand) to a career-high second position.
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