In the decider match of the three matches ODI series, India defeated England by 7 runs and bowlers hold nerve in crunch moments to defeat the opponents and to register a thrilling victory. The bowling unit showcased sensational performance on the batting friendly track and the match kept the excitement till the last over. So without making any further delay let’s dive into the article to check out the complete details of the match between India vs England in the third ODI.
England won the toss and elected to field first and it is worth mentioning that Virat Kohli lost all three tosses of the three-match series. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan came out to bat for the Indian team and both started strongly and in solid fashion.
Rohit Sharma went back to the pavilion after scoring 37 runs while Shikhar Dhawan smashed 67 runs and both the openers provided a good start for the team. The captain couldn’t spend a long time in the middle as he went back to the pavilion very cheaply after scoring 7. After that, we witnessed for heroics of Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya as both scored 78 and 54 respectively. Shardul Thakur and senior Pandya i.e. Krunal Pandya also played a handy innings as they added 30 and 25 respectively and they helped the team India to finish the innings at 329. The Indian batting lineup couldn’t able to bat 50 overs because the team was all out at 48.2 overs.
In the reply, the bowling unit of team India showcased a sensational performance on the ground of Pune. Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed the openers of team England Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow cheaply in the first two overs of him.
The bowlers of team India regularly kept the batsmen of England under check and removed the wickets at a regular interval. Sam Curran fought hard but he failed to guide his team to the victory. Shardul Thakur removed 4 wickets while Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 3 wickets and helped team India to register a victory in the final of the three-match ODI series. India won by 7 runs in the match and it was a real nailbiter.