All-round Hardik Pandya, Sublime Rishabh Pant Power India To Series Win

Hardik Pandya’s all-round performance and Rishabh Pant’s (125*) scintillating century helped India beat England by five wickets to win the three-match ODI series 2-1. It was a memorable chase as India paced their innings well after losing the top order, which left them in a hole with a scorecard of 72/4. After bowling out England for 259, India quickly lost the wickets of both openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, restricting them to 21/2.

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However, all eyes were expecting a special from Virat Kohli, but fans were disappointed when they saw him being dismissed for 17, which meant another one from his superstar after scoring 16 runs in the second ODI at Lord’s. Poor performance. Later on Suryakumar Yadav also overtook Craig Overton, leaving India struggling at 72/4.

Earlier Reece Topley was back in business as he removed India’s top-order just like in the second match at Lord’s where he took six wickets. He accounted for Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, but their effort went in vain as Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya put on a 133-run stand to bowl India out.
While Hardik was a more aggressive batsman in the beginning, Pant took his time but switched gears after completing his fifty.

While he was very quick on his back-foot, playing pull shots and cut shots, Pandya was playing very well behind the wickets after which he played straight with the bat, looking for a shot in the ‘V’. Eventually he was dismissed for 71 off 55 balls. Meanwhile, Pant hung on and reached his century and put his foot on the accelerator to bring India home in one stroke, hitting five fours off David Willey.

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Hardik Pandya scored a career-best 4/24 as India bowled out England for 259 in the deciding third and final ODI of the series here on Sunday.

Captain Jos Buttler hit 60 off 80 balls for England, but it was the flamboyant Gujarat all-rounder who dominated the first half of the match with his scintillating bowling, warning opponents later in the year. T20 World Cup.

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