In the first ODI at Trent Bridge, England were destroyed by the left-arm wrist-spin of Kuldeep Yadav, but they controlled India in the second match at Lord’s and dominated in Leeds.
Less than 12 months from hosting the World Cup, England have justified their tag as the world number ones by beating the side ranked second.
If conditions remain warm and dry, then England will have to negotiate plenty of spin during the forthcoming Test series, which promises to be a fantastic contest.
Here, though, their superiority demoralised India, whose noisy fans were silenced in the evening sunshine.
India had chances. Root would have been stumped on 69 off Yuzvendra Chahal had the bowler not overstepped, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s simple drop at mid-on when Morgan was on 85 summed up the visitors’ day.
Soon after, with Root on 96 and one needed for victory, he dragged a Pandya full toss to the mid-wicket boundary and celebrated with a mic drop of his bat.