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ODI series loss against England snaps captain Virat Kohli's unbeaten winning run

India lost the three-match ODI series against England after losing the third match at Headingley by 8 wickets on Tuesday.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 18, 2018 16:51 IST ]
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Virat Kohli walks back to the pavilion after being bowled by England's Adil Rashid.

It had to end someday. India succumbed to their first bilateral ODI series defeat in over two years yesterday when England thumped the visitors in the third and final match of the 3-match series in Leeds. Before this, India had won nine in succession starting from the Zimbabwe tour in June 2016. (India tour of England Full Coverage)

Incidentally, this is the first time under Virat Kohli's leadership that the Men in Blue have lost a bilateral ODI series. They had won all 8 series before this one with Kohli at the helm. The winning streak was snapped by a resurgent England who with the help of their two stalwarts - Joe Root and Eoin Morgan - completed the chase of 257 with ease.

Kohli on Tuesday also became the fastest batsman to reach 3000 ODI runs as skipper when he scored an impressive knock of 71 runs during the third and final ODI at Headingley, Leeds. Kohli slammed eight boundaries in his composed 72-ball knock.

The 29-year-old Delhi batsman achieved the feat in 49 innings, surpassing the previous record holder AB de Villiers, who made the same in 60 innings. Former India captains MS Dhoni and Sourav Gangly also achieved the same record in 70 and 74 innings, respectively.

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