IND vs ENG 3rd ODI: India Beat England By Five Wickets, Great Performance By Rishabh Pant And Hardik Pandya.
India also defeated England in ODI series after the T20. Hardik Pandya’s all round performance (4 for 24 and 71 runs) and Rishabh Pant’s (125 not out) maiden ODI century helped India beat England by five wickets with 47 balls to spare in the third and deciding match. With that, the Indian team won the three-match ODI series 2-1. In the third ODI played here on Sunday, Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to field first.
Batting first, the England team was reduced to 259 runs in 45.5 overs. In reply, India scored 261 for five in 42.1 overs to win by five wickets. India won the first ODI by ten wickets, while England won the second ODI by 100 runs. After losing the Edgbaston Test, Team India made a tremendous comeback under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. The team won the T20 series and then the ODI series.
Pant’s first ODI century
Pant scored the first century of his ODI career here, giving Team India an important victory. He scored an unbeaten 125 off 113 balls with 16 fours and two sixes. He shared a 133-run partnership with Hardik for the fifth wicket.
India’s top order again flop
Earlier, the Indian top order once again became the victim of Reece Topley. First Shikhar Dhawan made the pavilion walk. Dhawan (1 run) was caught by Reece Topley at the hands of Jason Roy. After this, the captain Rohit Sharma, who was seen in the rhythm, was also out. Rohit, who scored 17 runs with the help of four fours, was also returned to the pavilion by Reece Topley.
After the fall of two wickets, expectations from Virat Kohli had increased, but Kohli also got caught by Jos Buttler on Topley’s ball. Kohli scored 17 runs off 22 balls, which included three fours. Virat has not been able to reach even 20 runs in his last five ODIs. After Kohli’s dismissal, Suryakumar Yadav also returned to the pavilion after scoring 16 runs, due to which India’s score was 72 for four.
Player of the match: Rishabh Pant became the player of the match after scoring 125 not out.
Player of the Series: 6 wickets and 100 runs, Hardik became the Man of the Series.
Best bowling performance by Hardik
Hardik gave the best bowling performance of his ODI career in the England innings. He took four wickets for 24 runs in 7 overs. Apart from them, Yuzvendra Chahal took three wickets for 60 runs, and Mohammad Siraj took two wickets for 66 runs. The Indian team all-out England in all three matches of this series.
Buttler scored a half-century for England
Batting first after losing the toss, the entire England team was bundled out for 259 runs in 45.5 overs. Captain Jos Buttler scored the highest 60 runs for England. At the same time, opener Jason Roy scored 41 runs, and Moeen Ali scored 34 runs.
Apart from this, Craig Overton contributed 32, and Liam Livingstone contributed 27 runs.