India vs England, 3rd ODI Highlights: India Edge Out England In Thrilling Decider To Clinch Series 2-1 | Cricket News

IND vs ENG: Shardul Thakur took four wickets as India edged out England in a thrilling decider.© AFP


India defeated England by seven runs in the third and final ODI, at the MCA Stadium in Pune, on Sunday. The win helped India seal a 2-1 win in the three-match series. In response to a target of 330 runs, England could only reach 322 for nine in 50 overs, with Sam Curran smashing an unbeaten knock of 95 runs in 83 balls. Despite Curran’s valiant display, the visitors crashed to a defeat, crumbling against India’s bowling department. Shardul Thakur was in top form for India, returning with four wickets and Bhuvneshwar Kumar scalped three dismissals. Also, T Natarajan took a wicket and held his nerves in the final over to take India to a thrilling series win. Earlier, the hosts were bowled out for 329 runs in 48.2 overs. Rishabh Pant slammed a knock of 78 runs off 62 balls, and helped his side reach a competitive total. Shikhar Dhawan (67) and Hardik Pandya (64) also made decent contributions, scoring half-centuries against England. For England, Mark Wood took three wickets, and Adil Rashid registered two dismissals. Meanwhile, Sam Curran, Reece Topley, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone registered a wicket each against the hosts. (SCORECARD)

3rd ODI Highlights Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

  • 22:20 (IST)

    No run, ENG: 322/9 | INDIA WIN BY 7 RUNS!

    A full delivery by Natarajan, and Curran hits down to Hardik at long-on. No run.

    England finish at 322 for nine in 50 overs, and lose by seven runs!

  • 22:17 (IST)

    ENGLAND NEEDED A SIX, BUT CURRAN GOT A FOUR!

    A good delivery by Natarajan, and Curran sends it through the covers for a four!

    England needed two sixes, but he has hit a four! Its over now!

  • 22:13 (IST)

    OUT! Mark Wood run out Hardik Pandya/Rishabh Pant 14 (21)

    EXCELLENT BY NATARAJAN!

    He sends a good yorker and Curran connects well. He hits it down to long-on and goes for a single, and then thinks of another run, but slips, with Wood out of his crease. Pandya throws it to Pant, and its run out!

    In walks, Reece Topley.

  • 22:08 (IST)

    DROPPED AGAIN! BACK-TO-BACK!

    A good delivery by Hardik, and Curran gets a top edge. It goes over the leg side, and three fielders go to catch it. Natarajan reaches first and spills it! Two runs!

  • 22:07 (IST)

    DROPPED!

    WHAT WAS THAKUR DOING!

    A good delivery by Hardik, and Wood drills it towards midwicket. Thakur barely gets his palms to it. One run.

  • 22:05 (IST)

    MISFIELDING!

    A good delivery by Hardik, and Curran goes on the backfoot. He guides it towards Prasidh at third man, who misfields. One run.

  • 22:00 (IST)

    THAT WAS CLOSE!

    Back of a length by Bhuvneshwar, and Wood is hit high on the pads. Umpire gives lbw, but Wood reviews it. Ball-tracking shows wickets are missing. CLOSE!

  • 21:53 (IST)

    FOUR! ENG: 307/8 | NEED 23 FROM 18 BALLS

    Thakur overcooks his delivery and Curran creams it over the in=field towards the wide long-off boundary for a four!

    England are 307 for eight after 47 overs. They need 23 from 18 balls!

  • 21:51 (IST)

    SIX!

    ENGLAND ARE GETTING CLOSE!

    A short delivery by Thakur, wide Curran clobbers it over long-on for a six!

  • 21:50 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A full toss by Thakur, and Curran punches it through the covers for a four!

  • 21:48 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A leg-stump yorker by Hardik, and Curran shuffles to smash it in front of leg side sweeper for a four!

  • 21:44 (IST)

    Two runs

    A good delivery by Hardik, and Curran smacks it down to long-on. Falls short of the fielder, who stops it with a dive. Two runs.

  • 21:35 (IST)

    One run, ENG: 279/8 | NEED 51 FROM 36 BALLS

    A yorker by Natarajan, and Curran trickles it to long-on for a single.

    England are 279 for eight in 44 overs, and need 51 from 36 balls.

  • 21:30 (IST)

    SIX!

    A poor yorker by Natarajan, and Curran clears his front leg to send this over long-on for a six!

  • 21:28 (IST)

    One run, England need 60 from 43 balls

    A low full toss by Bhuvneshwar, and Curran trickles it to deep midwicket for a single.

  • 21:23 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A poor delivery by Natarajan, and Wood top edges his pull shot, over fine leg for a four!

  • 21:22 (IST)

    Two runs

    A good delivery by Natarajan. Wood goes on the front foot to hit it towards the sweeper for two runs.

  • 21:21 (IST)

    One run, Sam Curran reaches his maiden fifty!

    A full length delivery by Natarajan, and Curran glances it down to long-on for a single.

    He also reaches his maiden fifty!

  • 21:14 (IST)

    One run

    Back of a length by Thakur, and Curran flicks it to short midwicket for a single.

  • 21:12 (IST)

    OUT! Adil Rashid c Virat Kohli b Shardul Thakur 19 (22)

    Thakur sends a good delivery, and Rashid drives it low. It goes towards the covers, and Kohli puts in an amazing catch!

    In walks, Mark Wood.

  • 21:03 (IST)

    One run

    A slow yorker by Prasidh, and Curran guides it to mid-off for a single.

  • 20:59 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A short delivery by Pandya, and Curran swings his bat to smack it past the sweeper and behind square for a four!

  • 20:59 (IST)

    One run

    A length delivery, outside off by Hardik. Rashid guides it to third man for a single.

  • 20:49 (IST)

    FOUR! ENG: 235/7 | NEED 95 FROM 15 OVERS

    A poor delivery by Natarajan, and Curran smashes it through long-off for a four!

    England are 235 for seven in 35 overs, and need 95 from 15 overs!

  • 20:49 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Back of a length by Natarajan. Rashid hits it through wide long-on for a four!

  • 20:45 (IST)

    FOUR! DROPPED!

    A slower delivery by Prasidh, and Curran smacks it down the group in front of the sightscreen. Hardik misses the catch near the boundary. FOUR!

  • 20:45 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A poor delivery by Prasidh, down leg side. Curran pulls it past off-side for a four! It deflects off his glove towards the fine leg boundary!

  • 20:39 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A full length delivery by Bhuvneshwar, and Rashid uses the bottom hand to send it through long-on for a four!

  • 20:39 (IST)

    SIX!

    Back of a length by Hardik, and Curran waits for it. He launches it over deep midwicket for a six!

  • 20:34 (IST)

    No run

    A full length delivery by Hardik, and Curran guides it to the covers. No run.

  • 20:32 (IST)

    OUT! Moeen Ali c Hardik Pandya b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 29 (25)

    A good delivery by Bhuvneshwar, and Ali hits the ball through the toe-end of his bat. It goes to Hardik at mid-off for a catch.

    In walks, Adil Rashid.

  • 20:30 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A short delivery by Bhuvneshwar, and Ali pulls it behind square for a four!

  • 20:27 (IST)

    One run

    Pandya bowls a good delivery, on the legs. Ali flicks it to the on-side.

    England need 134 from 19.5 overs.

  • 20:22 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A short delivery by Prasidh, wide. Curran smacks it in front of third man for a four!

  • 20:22 (IST)

    One run

    A good delivery by Prasidh, on leg. Ali hits it to the on-side for a single.

  • 20:17 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Natarajan sends a short length delivery, down leg. Ali pulls it past Gill inside the circle at fine leg, for a four!

  • 20:16 (IST)

    SIX!

    A short delivery by Natarajan, outside off. Ali pulls it over midwicket for a six!

  • 20:11 (IST)

    SIX!

    A short delivery by Natarajan, outside off. Moeen clobbers it over midwicket with a pull shot. SIX!

  • 20:08 (IST)

    One run

    A short length delivery by Hardik, outside off. Ali hits it to sweeper cover for a single.

  • 20:02 (IST)

    OUT! Dawid Malan c Rohit Sharma b Shardul Thakur 50 (50)

    ANOTHER BIG WICKET FOR THAKUR!

    He sends a short delivery, outside off in hip height. Malan goes back to hit it straight towards Rohit at short midwicket for a catch!

    In walks, Sam Curran.

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