Fantasy AnalysisWilley had a decent day with the ball for the winning side. The left-arm pacer removed in-from opener Rohit Sharma early, and then later came back to claim wickets of Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The most impressive aspect of Willey's performance was his economy-rate of 4.40, which was second-best in the innings.
Fantasy AnalysisRashid had another outstanding day with the ball for the home side. The right-arm leggie looked in sublime form and claimed important scalps of Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina. While doing so, Rashid also bowled 27 dot balls, second-most in the innings behind pacer Mark Wood (42).
Fantasy AnalysisChahal had a decent day with the ball for the losing side. Even though the right-arm leggie could not manage to pick any wicket for the side, but was the most economical bowler in the innings with an economy-rate of 4.10. While doing so, Chahal also bowled 33 dot balls, joint-best in the innings alongside Kuldeep Yadav.
Fantasy AnalysisDhoni had a disappointing outing for the visitors. The wicketkeeper-batsman came out to bat in the 25th over, but never get going and played a labored knock of 42 for Team India. Scoring at a strike-rate of 63.63 is unlike Dhoni's character, and the team management will be bitterly disappointed in the former captain's performance in the series decider.
Fantasy AnalysisRaina had a poor day with the bat for Team India. The left-handed batsman failed to contribute significantly for the team and departed after scoring just one. Playing for the team in the 50-over format after a gap of nearly three years, Raina will be bitterly disappointed with just 47 runs in two innings and it will be interesting to see if the selectors will give him another chance in the near future.
Fantasy AnalysisWhile his T20 form led him to be dropped from the squad upon the return of Ben Stokes, Root's one-day form has shown no dip in form as he showed the value of taking a disciplined (yet aggressive) Test-like approach in limited-overs cricket. Oft-maligned for his inability to turn fifties into hundreds (as evidenced by his 13 centuries and 40 half-centuries in 126 Test innings), Root showed a killer instinct in the last two matches against India, posting back-to-back unbeaten centuries (his 12th and 13th) to take home Man of the Series honors and break Marcus Trescothick's England record of 12th ODI centuries.
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