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India vs England 3rd ODI Highlights: IND win decider by seven runs, seal series

India vs England 3rd ODI Highlights: The Virat Kohli-led team restricted the visitors to 322/9 in their chase of 330.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: March 28, 2021 10:45:57 pm
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India vs England 3rd ODI Highlights: India clinched the three-match ODI series 2-1 after registering a seven-run victory against England in the final ODI at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Sunday.

Batting first, India were all out for 329 in 48.2 overs. After a century-run opening partnership between Rohit Sharma (37) and Shikhar Dhawan (67), the hosts’ innings was guided by knocks from Rishabh Pant (78) and Hardik Pandya (64). Chasing 330, England failed to make an impact right from the start as they lost their top-order within 15 overs. Dawid Malan scored a half-century in the middle overs, but it was Sam Curran (95*) who stole the limelight with his valiant late surge in the death overs. In the end, the 22-year-old failed to get his team over the line as England ended on 322/9 after 50 overs.

India v England ODI Series 2021

3rd ODI, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 28 Mar, 2021

ENG 322 / 9 (50.0)


IND 329 / 10 (48.2)

Sam Curran95 83
Reece Topley1 1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar10.0 42 3
T Natarajan10.0 73 1

India win by 7 runs

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India vs England 3rd ODI Highlights:

22:17 (IST)28 Mar 2021

What a match! What a series! Sam Curran's unbeaten 95 goes to waste as India seal the series 2-1 with a narrow seven-run victory in the final ODI. With the entire top-order gone, the number eight batsman rallied on till the end but failed to score 14 runs in the final over alongside Topley. For the hosts, Shardul (4/67) and Bhuvneshwar (3/42) shined with the ball. ENG: 322/9 (50 overs)

22:09 (IST)28 Mar 2021
ENG need 14 off the final over

India are failing to seal the deal! First, Shardul and now, Prasidh drops a sitter. Hardik in total disbelief. ENG: 316/8 (49 overs)

21:51 (IST)28 Mar 2021

Shardul came in clutch for India with four wickets but his final over doesn't go according to the plan. Curran (85*), who has been refusing singles, finally finds his groove and punishes the bowler for a hefty 18 runs. 23 off 18 now. ENG: 307/8 (47 overs)

21:38 (IST)28 Mar 2021
ENG still in contention with five overs left

Curran (60*) has taken a leaf out of Dhoni's skills, taking the game deep and then targeting the bowlers with a definite plan. After hitting Natarajan for a six, he keeps the strike rotating with Wood (12*). England now need 48 off 30. ENG: 282/8 (45 overs)

21:23 (IST)28 Mar 2021
Curran hits maiden fifty, ENG need 61 off 48

With a single off Natarajan's bowling, the 22-year-old Curran finally brings up his half-century in 45 balls. Five fours and a single six so far. He is the one who's standing between India and a series win at the moment. 61 off 48 to win. ENG: 269/8 (42 overs)

21:11 (IST)28 Mar 2021

The breakthrough has arrived, and guess who? Kohli comes up with a one-handed catch to break off a 57-run partnership! Shardul gets his fourth wicket of the night as he sends Rashid (19) back to the pavilion. 73 off 64 now. ENG: 257/8 (39.2 overs)

20:59 (IST)28 Mar 2021
Curran keeps ENG alive, need 79 off 78 balls

Just like Moeen, Curran (43*) isn't letting it go at all. The Chennai Super Kings bowler has held his own against Natarajan and Hardik so far. Consistently, he is coming up with a four in every over. A bit too close for comfort for India? ENG: 251/7 (37 overs)

20:45 (IST)28 Mar 2021
Curran rallies on alone against the hosts

Even with the odds against them, England are still trying to keep themselves in the contest. After hitting Hardik for a six, Sam Curran takes on Prasidh and smacks him for two fours. The visitors are still 107 runs away from victory. ENG: 223/7 (34 overs)

20:29 (IST)28 Mar 2021

Bhuvneshwar strikes again! He comes back into the attack and removes the last remaining hope for England... Moeen Ali on 29. Hardik makes up for that drop earlier with a well-judged catch at mid-off. Game, set, match for India? ENG: 200/7 (30.3 overs)

20:25 (IST)28 Mar 2021
Someone's a big fan of umpire Menon...
20:15 (IST)28 Mar 2021

The fight is not over yet, says Moeen Ali. As Natarajan comes back into the attack, the spinner sends a stern warning not to bowl short to him. He pulls one for a six and then clubs another for a four later in the over. 15 runs off it. ENG: 184/6 (28 overs)

20:01 (IST)28 Mar 2021
Malan scores maiden fifty, gets dismissed soon after!

Shardul continues his rich vein of form! Malan takes on the pacer and hits him for a four towards mid-wicket to score his maiden ODI fifty! But before he can revel in it, he is caught out on 50. Rohit with the catch. England in trouble. ENG: 168/6 (25.4 overs)

19:58 (IST)28 Mar 2021
Moeen settles in with a maximum!

Facing Krunal, Moeen goes for the big shot, tries to fetch it from outside off and swipes it across the line. His shot sails over long-on for a huge maximum and that might give the visitors some confidence. Malan's on 46* on the other end. ENG: 164/5 (25 overs)

19:52 (IST)28 Mar 2021

Another full toss, another dismissal! Rahul, Stokes and Livingstone now. Shardul bowls a dipping low full toss and the young batsmen just sends it back to the bowler's hands. He departs after a valiant 36. Next up, Moeen Ali. ENG: 155/5 (23.5 overs)

19:37 (IST)28 Mar 2021
Malan, Livingstone inject some hope with boundaries

After Krunal's economical opening over, Prasidh comes back in again. First, Livingstone (22*) schools the pacer with two straight boundaries... the second one a beaut. Then, Malan (36*) joins the party with his fifth four of the innings. ENG: 132/4 (20 overs)

19:26 (IST)28 Mar 2021
ENG get over century-mark in style!

After scoring just six runs in two overs, England find their mojo back again. Shardul continues his spell but unlike his previous over, he gets smacked left and right by Malan and Livingstone. Three boundaries and 14 runs off his over. ENG: 115/4 (18 overs)

19:14 (IST)28 Mar 2021

India are on a roll right now as they force England's top-order to crumble down. After a brief stay in the middle alongside Malan (23*), skipper Buttler walks back to the pavilion now. Shardul traps him between the wickets and India's review clearly shows three dots. The wicketkeeper departs on 15. The promising Livingstone is on now. Can he turn it around? ENG: 95/4 (15.1 overs)

18:45 (IST)28 Mar 2021

Ecstasy in the hosts' camp! After a bright start with the ball, Natarajan finally gets his reward. He bowls a juicy full toss to Stokes (35)... the batsman mistimes his shot and the ball drops safely into the hands of Dhawan. Next up, Buttler. ENG: 68/3 (10.3 overs)

18:32 (IST)28 Mar 2021
ENG cross fifty-run mark

The visitors are being extra cautious right now as even the dangerous Malan is calmly rotating the strike. Stokes leads the way in the partnership hitting Prasidh for a cracking four. Later, Stokes escapes a narrow runout opportunity. ENG: 50/2 (8 overs)

18:21 (IST)28 Mar 2021
IND build up pressure on visitors

Apart from a Stokes (17*) four against Natarajan, England have been rather quiet in the past three overs. The hosts had the golden opportunity to remove the all-rounder but Hardik dropped an easy catch. Malan's on 3* on the other side. ENG: 41/2 (6 overs)

India Squad: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Suryakumar Yadav, T Natarajan, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shubman Gill

England Squad: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Mark Wood, Matthew Parkinson

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