India seamers Shardul Thakur and Bhuvneshwar Kumar snared seven wickets between them to assist the hosts beat England by seven runs in a thrilling third one-day worldwide on Sunday and win the collection 2-1.
England’s chase of 330 appeared all however over once they had been diminished to 257-8 within the fortieth over however Sam Curran and Mark Wood, who made 14, stored their aspect within the hunt with a cussed 60-run stand for the ninth wicket.
All-rounder Curran, who was dropped on 22 after which once more on 87, remained unbeaten on a career-best 95 however couldn’t hit the required 14 runs within the ultimate over with England ending on 322-9.
“Congratulations Guys for holding up and having a season of a lifetime in toughest of times across all formats and hemispheres against 2 of the best teams in the world. Take a bow,” Shastri tweeted.
Congratulations Guys for holding up and having a season of a lifetime in hardest of instances throughout all codecs and hemispheres towards 2 of the very best groups on the planet. Take a bow #TeamIndia #INDvsENG pic.twitter.com/8UnGPZfMY4
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) March 28, 2021
On a sweltering day within the western Indian metropolis of Pune, the hosts had been dismissed for 329 after being put in to bat with Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya scoring half-centuries.
The goal didn’t seem too imposing for England, who chased down 337 with 39 deliveries remaining within the earlier match, however Kumar’s early breakthroughs put the hosts on prime.
Kumar, who picked up 3-42, got the brand new ball to maneuver within the air and dismissed openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow cheaply and virtually got his third however Pandya dropped a skier from Ben Stokes, with the left-handed batsman on 15.
Stokes, who additionally survived a run out likelihood on 24, holed out within the deep for 35 off an innocuous full toss supply from T. Natarajan, who was referred to as upon to bowl the ultimate over.
Thakur picked up the wickets of Dawid Malan, who made 50, the harmful Liam Livingstone and England captain Jos Buttler to derail England’s chase. He completed with 4-67.
Dhawan, who scored 67, and Rohit Sharma earlier mixed in a gap stand of 103 to present India a brisk begin earlier than leg-spinner Adil Rashid dismissed them in successive overs.
Off-spinner Moeen Ali then spun the ball sharply again into Virat Kohli to dismiss India’s skipper for seven and the hosts appeared in hassle when KL Rahul additionally fell cheaply to part-time spinner Livingstone shortly after.
India discovered themselves at 157-4 inside 25 overs however Pant and Pandya then propped up the innings with a counter-attacking stand of 99, serving to the aspect attain a aggressive complete.
Pant hit 5 fours and 4 sixes in his career-best knock within the 50-over format whereas Pandya smashed 5 fours and 4 sixes, three of them in an over off Moeen.
Fast bowler Wood took three wickets within the closing phases as India had been bowled out with 10 deliveries left of their innings.
“I’ve always said that a captain is always as good as the team and he’s got a terrific team under him. He has got a couple of terrific opening batsman; the middle order is very good. He’s got a bowling attack which has plenty of variety. He has got an outstanding fielding unit. He’s got a wicketkeeper who is very good and who can come in down the order to bat and pummel the bowling along,” Gavaskar instructed Star Sports.
“So, the full balance of the team has been fantastic. And when you have something like that, you will win more matches than lose. And that is exactly what’s happening. Not everybody will be able to play to their potential,” Gavaskar defined.
“In a game of cricket, not XI players will be successful but if four players are successful say two from the bowling and as many from the batting then you are going win more matches than losing. India has some fabulous match-winners with the bat and with the ball and that is reflecting in the results.”