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Root happy to adapt for ODIs

Joe Root insists there is no chance of complacency despite England continuing their successful tour of India with victory in the opening one-day international.

England claimed a first 50-over win over India in the subcontinent in seven years after securing a nine-run success in Rajkot on Friday.

Root had an unfamiliar role on his debut, bowling nine overs and not getting the chance to bat - but he was perfectly happy with that.

"We all know how tough it is out here and there is still a long way to go in the series," he told Sky Sports News.

"We are all up for it and ready to go for the second match in Kochi on Tuesday.

"We are only concentrating on the next game and making sure we put in a good performance like we did in the first ODI. If we do that then we will be up there."

"I was told I was going to bat four but the key to success everywhere is being able to adapt and we did that fantastically well yesterday.

"We're going to have to continue to do that throughout the tour if we are to be successful. I'm happy to play and be a part of it all so I'm not worried at all."