India v England 3rd ODI: India defeated England by seven runs in third and final ODI to clinch series 2-1....
Team India is on a winning momentum and will try to seal this series too. England have won the toss and have opted to field.
With the efforts of Sundar and Rishabh Pant (101), India has managed to take a lead of 160 runs and England would now be looking to provide rear-guard action in order to delay the inevitable.
This is the 50th Test for Root as England skipper in the longest format of the game.
England won the toss and opted to bat first in the fourth and final Test against India here at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Thursday. The hosts made one change to their lineup as they brought in Mohammed Siraj in place of Jasprit Bumrah. On the other hand, England made two changes to their lineup as they brought in Dominic Bess and Dan Lawrence in place of Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer.
The English batsmen had no answer to the spin duo of Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin in their second essay of the pink-ball Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Thursday as they were bundled out for just 81 to hand India a target of 49 runs to go 2-1 up in the four-match series.
It all started from the first ball of England's second innings as Axar took the new ball and immediately sent back first innings' top-scorer Zak Crawley for a duck.
Joe Root just gave his career-best bowling performance by taking 5 wickets while giving only 8 runs. Out of 6.2 overs he bowled, Root had 3 maiden overs and an economy rate of just 1.26.
Crowd evacuation is a little bit difficult when the match ends and there is chaos on show, but Motera has also sorted this out as a big ramp has been created and the entire crowd capacity can leave the stadium within 30 minutes.
The Sardar Patel Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad is spread over 63 acres, with a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh people. Currently, Melbourne is the largest cricket stadium in the world.