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England's big three bowlers of Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes are all returning towards full fitness after injuries and with Root declaring his hand on Stokes the only real first Test selection issue for England is in the spin department.

Joe Root described his celebration when he scored a century against India at Headingley on Tuesday as the most "embarrassing" thing he had ever done on a cricket field.

Root, who was dropped from the final match of England's preceding 2-1 Twenty20 series loss, told Sky Sports: "It feels fantastic".

"I was nearly trying to do the opposite to the way they were perceived". But it was Adil Rashid's 3-fer that set it up. Instead Root and Morgan held back waiting to see if the ball would go for four.

"We started poorly (but) as the series has gone on we have improved, it is a benefit of playing a bilateral series".

Social media was abuzz with rumours of MS Dhoni's possible retirement on Wednesday after the former India captain was spotted collecting the match ball from umpires at the end of the ODI series decider between India and England at Leeds the previous day.

What Joe Root wishes he’d done after scoring his 13th ODI century
What Joe Root wishes he’d done after scoring his 13th ODI century

And that made the comprehensive manner of their victory all the more satisfying for Morgan's men.

An elated Root celebrated by dropping his bat to the ground - the "mic drop" gesture more associated with rock stars and stand-up comedians than cricketers.

Left-arm quick Willey took three for 40 in his nine overs and leg-spinner Rashid three for 49 in his maximum 10.

A disbelieving Kohli walked off and Suresh Raina (one) then turned Rashid low to Rashid´s Yorkshire team-mate Joe Root at leg slip. I was trying to pay him a huge compliment and say that my big wish list for the summer was he doesn't score a hundred.

"They are obviously favourites because its their home conditions", India paceman Shardul Thakur said. Watch all the latest videos from the England Cricket Team and England and Wales Cricket Board.


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