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India vs England 3rd ODI 2021 State Highlights: Rishabh Pant, Shardul Thakur Shine; Sam Curran’s Record-Breaking Knock Goes Vain as Hosts Clutch Series Decrider

After some arbitrary action between the bat and the ball, India defeated England by seven runs in the third and won the series 2–1, deciding the ODI. Chasing 330 in the decisive clash, England lost wickets at regular intervals, but the scoring rate was never low. However, the result was seen as a formality only when the Three Lions lost eight wickets inside 260 runs. However, Sam Curran did not put his guard down and returned a terrible fight. He pushed the battle of England single-handedly as the game seemed to slip from India’s grip. However, the Men in Blue held their nerves in the final overs and emerged victorious in the end. Highlights of India vs England ODI 2021.

Earlier in the game, Indian captain Virat Kohli lost another toss as England opted to bowl on a batting-friendly track. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan added 100 runs in 14 overs. However, there was a sudden momentum in England’s favor, in which India lost four quick wickets. Nevertheless, Hardik Pandya joined forces with Rishabh Pant, and both made fun of England’s bowling line. The two dashers quickly scored a half-century as the Men in Blue headed towards the 350-run mark. However, the bowlers of the visiting team made a strong comeback in the end overs, as India piled on 329, which proved to be just enough. Now, let’s look at the game’s state highlights. Virat Kohli reacted to his sensational grip during the India vs England 3 ODI 2021.

India vs England 3rd ODI State Highlights:

# England, the top ODI team, lost their second consecutive ODI series.

# Virat Kohli became the second captain after MS Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin to lead Team India in 200 international matches.

# For the first time since 1976, seven different bowlers took wickets against India in a one-day match.

# Shikhar Dhawan scored his 32nd ODI half-century.

# Hardik Pandya scored his seventh half-century in ODIs.

# Rishabh Pant, who scored his second consecutive half-century, recorded his highest ODI score (78).

# David Malan and Sam Curran scored their first ODI fifties.

# Karan now has the highest score by a number eight batsman in ODIs (95).

The focus now shifts to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, starting on 9 April. Most of the players participating in this series will make their trade in the Gala T20 tournament and will be determined to make a statement with the ICC. The T20 World Cup is going to happen later this year.

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