Mumbai: In a nail-biting finale of the series, India beat England by 7 runs to win the series 2-1. While England cricket team kept on losing wickets at regular intervals, it was Sam Curran who had different plans.
He kept in smashing Indian bowlers all over the park and kept the hopes alive. Dawid Malan hit a valuable maiden 50 to help Sam. However, no other batsman could hang around with him. India’s poor fielding helped England. Four catches went down and a couple of run out chances went begging.
Sam Curran scored his career-best 95 not out but could not help his team get over the line. With this the long India-England tour comes to an end. India managed to win all the series — Test 3-1, ODI 3-2, T20 2-1.
Earlier, openers Sharma and Dhawan had given India a strong start. Having put to bat by England after losing the toss, India needed to get a firm start in this crucial final match, being played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
This final tie of the three-ODI series is important, as the series stands levelled 1-1. While India had beaten England convincingly in the first match, England had bounced back to register a thumping win in the run fest of the second match.
India 329 (Pant 78, Dhawan 67, Hardik 64, Wood 3-34, Rashid 2-81) vs England