- India beat England by five wickets
- 2-1 on ODI series
- Rishabh Pant remained unbeaten on 125
Team India has won a spectacular victory in the third ODI against England played on Sunday (July 17). In this match played in Manchester, Team India got a target of 260 to win, which the Indian team achieved by losing five wickets. With this win, India has captured the ODI series 2-1.
Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya emerged as heroes in the victory of the Indian team. Pant played a brilliant innings of 125 runs. At the same time, Pandya performed all-round. Rishabh Pant was adjudged player of the match and Hardik Pandya was adjudged player of the series for showing all-round play.
England- 259/10 (45.5 overs)
India- 261/5 (42.1 overs)
India’s top order was demolished
Like the second match, the Indian team’s top-order flop was also in this match. 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. 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.
…then Pant-Hardik did wonders
After the fall of four wickets for 72 runs, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya shared a 133-run partnership to bring India back into the match. Hardik scored a quick 71 off 55 balls, which included 10 fours. Rishabh Pant remained unbeaten on 125 off 113 balls. Pant hit 16 fours and two sixes in his innings. This was the first century of Pant’s One Day International. The result of the batting of both was that India achieved the target with 47 balls remaining.
Buttler had 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 and Moeen Ali scored 34 runs.
Apart from this, Craig Overton contributed 32 and Liam Livingstone contributed 27 runs. Hardik Pandya took four wickets while bowling brilliantly for India. While Yuzvendra Chahal took three and Siraj took two wickets each.