Team India's innings went for a toss after skipper Virat Kohli was dismissed for 71 runs in 72 balls, however, the manner he was removed was priceless as it was Adil Rashid's delivery that left the 29-year old left dumbfounded during the 3rd and final ODI of the three-match series at Headingley, Leeds.
Kohli scored 71 off 72 balls, inclusive of eight fours, but the Indian innings faltered in face of some quality spin bowling by Adil Rashid, who snapped 3 for 49 to hurt the middle order.
The English spinner cut short Kohli's innings as he pitched a delivery around the middle and leg stump, which took an unexpected sharp turn, beating Kohli's outside edge as the ball clipped the top of the off-stump to Jos Buttler's glove. Watch.
It didn't take long enough for Twitter to give their opinion on the matter. Take a look.
Kohli's face when Rashid bowled him!! Every side needs a leggy 😉 #EngvsInd— Matt Ashley (@MattAshley1) July 17, 2018
Kohli looks like he's seen a ghost after he's bowled by a big leg-break from Rashid.— Lawrence Booth (@the_topspin) July 17, 2018
Kohli cracked a decent 71 before England dished out some disciplined bowling effort to restrict India to a modest 256 for 8 in the series-deciding third and final ODI at Headingley.
Put into bat, India got off to a poor start as England pacers Mark Wood (1-30) and David Willey (3-40) moved the new balls around under heavy cloud cover with opener Rohit Sharma, in particular, struggling to put bat to ball.
The Mumbaikar scored 2 off 18 balls before holing out to square leg in an effort to break the shackles.
At 13/1 in the sixth over, Kohli joined Shikhar Dhawan (44) and the duo batted with renewed intent.
Together they put on 71 runs off 72 balls and dug India out of the deep hole. Dhawan broke free with three successive boundaries, while Kohli looked up for it, this being the series' deciding contest.
Their 50-partnership came off only 53 balls. However, just when they were setting up a base for India, Dhawan was run out by Ben Stokes, who broke the stumps with a direct throw after finding the opener short of the crease in the 18th over.
(With PTI Inputs)