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India, reinforced by the arrival of players unburdened by the Test series loss, fresh blood and now under the direction of Ravi Shastri, will aim to hit England hard in the first ODI at County Ground in Bishop.
India suffered their third heaviest defeat in Test history losing by 244 runs to England in the 5th and final Investec Test match. Joe Root was adjudged the Man of the Match for his match-winning 149* as India conceded the Test series 3-1 to England.
India will play the last of their 5 Tests against England at the Oval on Friday and hope to square the series at 2-2.
Fourth Investec Test, Manchester: Once again the Indian batsmen failed to impress as they were knocked out by a combination of good seam bowling in the first innings and yet another splendid effort from part-time spinner Moeen Ali in the second innings. England replied strongly to India’s woeful 1st innings effort of 152 with a total of 367 through Joe Root and Josh Butler’s commanding 134-run 7th wicket stand.
The Old Trafford at Manchester, considered one of the fastest pitches in England will host the fourth Test of the Investec Series from Thursday.