India vs England 3rd ODI, Highlights: India beat England by 7 runs, clinch series 2-1
IND vs ENG 3rd ODI Highlights: India held their nerve in face of Sam Curran's resolve to beat England by seven runs in a dramatic third and final ODI to clinch the series 2-1. Curran (95*) single-handedly kept England in the hunt as he shepherded number 10 Mark Wood (14) for a 60-run stand for the ninth wicket but in the end, could not score 13 runs needed in the final over. Shardul Thakur returned with figures of 4/67 while Bhuvneshwar Kumar got three. India vs England 3rd ODI Highlights
Man of the Series
Jonny Bairstow bags the Man of the Series award for amassing 218 runs in three ODI matches.
Man of the Match
Sam Curran win the Man of the Match Award for his hard-fought unbeaten 95 off 83 balls.
Game Changer of the Match
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bags the Game Changer of the Match award for his economical spell. He returned with the figures of 3/42 in 10 overs.
'Kamal ka moment' award: Virat Kohli
Indian skipper Virat Kohli gets an award for taking a stunner to dismiss Adil Rashid.
'I was always in the groove': Shikhar Dhawan
"I was always in the groove. Once I got the chance, I made the most of it. It's a good feeling to bat like this, I really enjoyed it. I was playing domestic cricket, I was preparing for it and that was the best match practice I could get coming into this series. The wicket was good for the last two matches and it stayed true today as well. I enjoy playing on bouncy tracks," said Shikhar Dhawan after defeating England by 7 runs.
England tour of India, 2020-21
Tests: Lost 1-3
ODIs: Lost 2-3
T20Is: Lost 1-2
India win the game by 7 runs. Sam Curran played a terrific innings as he remained unbeaten on 95. However, India went ahead and clinched the series 3-2.
Mark Wood run-out
WICKET! Mark Wood departs on 14 after getting run out, India need 1 wicket to win
ENG: 317/9 after 49.1 overs
England need 14 off 6 balls
Natarajan brings up the final over. India 2 wickets away from victory while the visitors need 14 runs off 6 balls. It the game ties, we'll witness a super-over.
Curran dropped on 87
What's wrong going on with India? They have dropped 4 major catches tonight. There was a chance to get rid of Curran but Natarajan dropped it this time.
Mark Wood dropped on 13
Shardul drops Mark Wood on 13. That's disappointing. A short ball and Wood top-edged towards long-on. Shardul gets underneath it and drops it finally.
19 needed off 12 balls
The game is turning into a nail-biter. India need two wickets to win while England require 19 runs off the last 12 balls. That's a neck-to-neck fight now.
Mark Wood survives
Bhuvneshwar to Mark Wood - LBW appeal and umpire Anil Chaudhary gives it. India celebrate but England take the review. Guess what, ball tracking shows that the ball misses the wickets. Mark Wood survives, the struggle continues for both sides.
50-run partnership between Sam Curran and Mark Wood
Fifty partnership comes up between Curran and Wood. 7th time in ODIs there have been fifty partnerships for the 8th and 9th wicket
England need 23 from 18 balls
Curran slammed another boundary to end Shardul Thakur's final over. England are 307 for 8 and need 23 off 18 balls. Bhuvi into the attack and Mark Wood on strike.
Shardul to Curran: SIX
Amazing shot - into the stands. Short and wide, Curran slams it over long-on for a humongous six. Excitement all around in the England dugout, Indians are under pressure.
Curran slams another four
Shardul Thakur gets beaten for a boundary by Sam Curran. Poor delivery from the top wicket-taker and the England youngster deals it with a cracking shot.
Hardik to Sam Curran: FOUR!
Sam Curran is making this game interesting now. A Yorker from Pandya and Curran picks it beautifully to play towards the leg-side for a boundary. ENG: 289/8 after 46 overs
Equation after 45 overs
Sam Curran is battling alone but leaving no stone unturned to make the contest challenging for the Indians. 45 overs gone, England are 282 for 8 and need 48 off 30 balls. India need two wickets to win.
Natarjan to Sam Curran: SIX
That's a cracking shot that landed straight into the stands. Over-pitched delivery and Curran gets his front-leg out and tonks it over long-on.
Natarajan to Mark Wood: FOUR
FOUR! Another short ball from Natarajan and Mark Wood puls it away for a boundary through fine leg.
Fifty for Sam Curran
· Maiden ODI fifty
· Becomes the 4th English No 8 batsman to score a fifty against India
Kohli's stunner, Shardul's four-fer = Adil Rashid's wicket
An amazing one-handed catch from captain Virat Kohli and Adil Rashid's innings comes to an end. Shardul Thakur gets his fourth while India need two more wickets to clinch the series 2-1. ENG: 257/8 after 39.2 overs
Shardul Thakur into the attack
Here comes India's death-over specialist Shardul Thakur into the attack. He has already picked up three and will be expected to affect another dismissal.
India exhaust all their reviews
Bhuvi to Curran - No run, but an LBW appeal. Umpire Nitin Menon not interested. India take a review only to lose it as the ball was pitching outside the leg stump. Claps for Menon who has been phenomenal on this tour with his decisions.
Fifty partnership between Curran and Rashid:
· 2nd fifty partnership for the 8th wicket for England in India vs India.
o The last and only partnership was in 2017 between Eoin Morgan and Liam Plunkett at Cuttack.
o The pair scored 50 in that innings
· This is the 4th for England against India overall.
More runs for Adil Rashid
Rashid gets into the act and pulls Natarajan for a boundary to deep mid-wicket. The England batters are struggling hard at the moment.
Pandya drops another catch
Second dropped catch from Hardik Pandya. Minutes ago he took a blinder and now, drops Curran on 26. The batsman launched it towards long-off, Hardik runs in from long, gets under the ball and misses again. It goes for four - Bonus runs for England.
Krishna to Curran - FOUR!
FOUR! Short of a length delivery from Prasidh Krishna and Curran pulls it fine past the keeper for a boundary.
Adil Rashid hits a boundary
Beautiful wrist work from the England spinner. Overpitched delivery and Rashid flicks it down the ground for a boundary.
Moeen Ali goes for 29
· Both his dismissals this series have been to Bhuvneshwar Kumar
· He now has dismissed Ali on 4 instances, joint-most by a bowler in ODIs along with Tillakaratne Dilshan.
Hardik to Sam Curran: SIX
What a shot. Absolute cracker... and it goes at least 9 rows back into the stands. Back of a length delivery, Curran clobbers it over cow corner for a maximum.
A blinder for Pandya, Moeen Ali departs
Bhuvneshwar to Moeen Ali - OUT, caught by Hardik Pandya at mid-off. A powerless stroke and Pandya threw himself forward and scoops a low catch. ENG: 220/7 after 30.3 overs
Bhuvi to Moeen Ali - FOUR
A boundary to fine leg and 200 comes up for England. The chase has turned tougher for the visitors but Moeen Ali is battling against the Indian bowlers.
Score update after 30 overs
Thirty overs have been bowled and England are 196 for 6. Moeen Ali is batting on 25 and is accompanied by Sam Curran (9*). 134 more to win.
Krishna to Curran - FOUR
A boundary from Curran off a poor delivery. Too short and wide and the left-arm batter slaps it in front of the third man.
Prasidh Krishna back into the attack
Krishna back into the attack after the drinks break to bowl his fifth over. Moeen Ali has the strike.
Score brief after 28 overs:
Moeen Ali: 20* (16)
Sam Curran: 2* (4)
England need 146 runs to win.
Moeen Ali slams another four
Poor delivery from Natarajan and Moeen Ali punishes. Flings it down the leg side for a four
Natarajan to Moeen Ali - SIX
That just landed into the empty stands - an 85m long hit. Short ball and Moeen Ali tonks it over the cow corner boundary. Clean hit.
Dawid Malan departs after fifty
Shardul Thakur strikes again and gives a major blow to England. Dawid Malan departs moments after notching up his half-century. Short ball and Malan slaps it straight to Rohit at short midwicket. ENG: 168/6 after 25.4 overs
Krunal to Moeen Ali - SIX
Great shot from the all-rounder. Fetches it from outside off and tonks it over long-on for a maximum. Gigantic!
Shardul gets Livingstone
A great reflex catch from Shrsul Thakur and Liam Livingstone's innings comes to an end. Another England batsman falls off a full-toss delivery. ENG: 155/5 after 23.5 overs
Fifty partnership between Malan and Livingstone
· 2nd consecutive fifty partnership for the 5th wicket for England.
o These two players put on a partnership of 50* in the last match.
· 12th fifty+ partnership for England against India in India
Shardul Thakur's tight over
A good over from Shardul Thakur, perhaps a boundary-less over. Just three single and as many dots, ENG - 145/4 after 22 overs.
Krunal to Livingstone: SIX
SIX! Catch it was the call but the shot clears the long-on fence. Livingstone moves down the ground and slams a flat six over the bowler's head.
Prasidh Krishna into the attack
Prasidh Krishna is back into the attack and gets hammered by Liam Livingstone. Back-to-back boundaries from the English batsman to ease of the pressure.
Jos Buttler gone for 15
· This is the 12th time that England has lost 4 wickets below 100 runs in an innings against India in India.
· The last time this happened was in 2013 at Ranchi.
· Adjudged LBW for the 2nd time this series. All his dismissals have been by seamers this series.
Thakur to Livingstone: FOUR, FOUR
Liam Livingstone goes hard on Thakur. Back-to-back cracking shots - a boundary past mid-on followed by a beautiful pull in front of square.
100-up for England
England go past 100-run mark amid the fall of wickets. The top -order is back to the dressing room and the onus of the chase is on the middle-order which has just begun batting. Dawid Malan batting on 26 and accompanied by Liam Livingstone (2*). ENG: 101-4 after 17 overs