India vs England 3rd ODI, Highlights: India beat England by 7 runs, clinch series 2-1
MAR 28, 2021 10:46 PM IST
Man of the Series
Jonny Bairstow bags the Man of the Series award for amassing 218 runs in three ODI matches.
MAR 28, 2021 10:44 PM IST
Man of the Match
Sam Curran win the Man of the Match Award for his hard-fought unbeaten 95 off 83 balls.
MAR 28, 2021 10:44 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 10:42 PM IST
'Kamal ka moment' award: Virat Kohli
Indian skipper Virat Kohli gets an award for taking a stunner to dismiss Adil Rashid.
MAR 28, 2021 10:36 PM IST
'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.
MAR 28, 2021 10:35 PM IST
England tour of India, 2020-21
Tests: Lost 1-3
ODIs: Lost 2-3
T20Is: Lost 1-2
MAR 28, 2021 10:20 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 10:14 PM IST
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
MAR 28, 2021 10:10 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 10:08 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 10:07 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 10:01 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 10:00 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 09:57 PM IST
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
MAR 28, 2021 09:52 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 09:51 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 09:48 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 09:45 PM IST
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
MAR 28, 2021 09:38 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 09:29 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 09:22 PM IST
Natarajan to Mark Wood: FOUR
FOUR! Another short ball from Natarajan and Mark Wood puls it away for a boundary through fine leg.
MAR 28, 2021 09:20 PM IST
Fifty for Sam Curran
· Maiden ODI fifty
· Becomes the 4th English No 8 batsman to score a fifty against India
MAR 28, 2021 09:15 PM IST
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
MAR 28, 2021 09:09 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 09:07 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 08:57 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 08:47 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 08:46 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 08:43 PM IST
Krishna to Curran - FOUR!
FOUR! Short of a length delivery from Prasidh Krishna and Curran pulls it fine past the keeper for a boundary.
MAR 28, 2021 08:38 PM IST
Adil Rashid hits a boundary
Beautiful wrist work from the England spinner. Overpitched delivery and Rashid flicks it down the ground for a boundary.
MAR 28, 2021 08:38 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 08:36 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 08:34 PM IST
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
MAR 28, 2021 08:28 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 08:27 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 08:21 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 08:19 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 08:16 PM IST
Score brief after 28 overs:
Moeen Ali: 20* (16)
Sam Curran: 2* (4)
England need 146 runs to win.
MAR 28, 2021 08:14 PM IST
Moeen Ali slams another four
Poor delivery from Natarajan and Moeen Ali punishes. Flings it down the leg side for a four
MAR 28, 2021 08:11 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 08:08 PM IST
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
MAR 28, 2021 08:00 PM IST
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!
MAR 28, 2021 07:58 PM IST
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
MAR 28, 2021 07:46 PM IST
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
MAR 28, 2021 07:44 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 07:40 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 07:35 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 07:33 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 07:29 PM IST
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.
MAR 28, 2021 07:24 PM IST
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
MAR 28, 2021 07:16 PM IST
Buttler trapped in front
WICKET! Shardul Thakur chips in and contributes to India's success by dismissing England stand-in skipper. Jos Buttler was caught in the crease but umpire turned down India's appeal. The hosts take DRS and the ball tracking shows the impact was in front of middle and leg, was going on and crashing into the leg-stump. ENG: 95/4 after 15.1
MAR 28, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Hardik Pandya into the attack
Hardik Pandya comes to bowl his first over in this ODI series and Buttler welcomes him with a boundary. Cracking shot through deep cover for four runs.
MAR 28, 2021 07:01 PM IST
England rebuilding, India putting pressure
This is a real important period of play. India gave got the early wickets that had deserted them in this ODI series but they can't the foot off the paddle as Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler are in the middle.
MAR 28, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Ben Stokes OUT!
T Natarajan has done it. The left-arm pacer strikes at the right time and brings trouble for England. Dangerman Ben Stoke gets caught by Shikhar Dhawan at deep mid-wicket and wacks back on 35. ENG: 68/3 after 10.3 overs
MAR 28, 2021 06:42 PM IST
Prasidh's expensive over
A maximum off the first ball and a couple of boundaries - a total of 15 runs came off Prasidh Krishna's 2nd over. Seems like Pandya's dropped catch is troubling India at the moment as Stokes is dealing in boundaries.
MAR 28, 2021 06:40 PM IST
Fifty-up for England
England go past the fifty-run mark after the completion of the ninth over. Ben Stokes is batting on 26 and is accompanied by Dawid Malan (4*).
MAR 28, 2021 06:39 PM IST
Bhuvneshwar bowls a brilliant over
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls another tight over. He bowled 6 dot balls and conceded just a single to end his fifth over. ENG: 51/2 after 9 overs.
MAR 28, 2021 06:29 PM IST
Prasidh to Stokes - FOUR
Cracking shot. Short of a length delivery and Stokes slaps it wide of mid-off for a boundary.
MAR 28, 2021 06:26 PM IST
Jonny Bairstow gone for 1
· All or nothing for Jonny in the last 9 ODI innings:
o 4th single-digit score in his last 9 innings.
o The other 5 have been 50+ scores
· This is the first time he has been dismissed by Bhuvneshwar in ODIs
· Adjudged LBW for just 7th time in 79 innings
MAR 28, 2021 06:18 PM IST
Stokes dropped on 16
An opportunity just missed. Stokes wanted to clear the straight boundary but the ball went high in the air. Hardik Pandya gets underneath it but the ball pops out of his hands and Bhuvneshwar misses out on his third wicket.
MAR 28, 2021 06:13 PM IST
Natarajan to Stokes - FOUR
FOUR! A cracking shot from Stokes. The ball was in the air for quite some time but he played well behind square on the off-side to get the boundary through backward point.
MAR 28, 2021 06:09 PM IST
Bhuvi gets Jonny Bairstow
Another over, another wicket for Bhuvneshwar Kumar as he traps Bairstow in front. The English opener goes for DRS but the replay shows the ball thumping the top of the leg stump. Umpire's call and he departs on 1.
ENG: 28/2 after 3 overs
MAR 28, 2021 06:03 PM IST
Bhuvi to Stokes: FOUR
FOUR! Flawless shot. Half-tracker bowled outside off and Stokes chips it high over wide of mid-on for a one-bounce four.
MAR 28, 2021 06:01 PM IST
Jason Roy gone for 14
· 8 out of his last 10 dismissals in ODIs have been by seamers.
· Bowled for the 15th time in ODIs.
MAR 28, 2021 05:58 PM IST
Natarajan into the attack
T Natarajan, playing his 2nd ODI, comes into the attack and trouble Ben Stokes a bit. But the England all-rounder gets a loose delivery and cuts it in front of square on the off-side for a four - a boundary off the fifth ball.
MAR 28, 2021 05:57 PM IST
Bhuvi cleans up Jason Roy
Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes on the last ball of the first over and cleans up Jason Roy. Perfect length that found the gap between batsman's bat and pad to ram into the wickets. 14 runs followed by a crucial breakthrough. What an over! ENG: 14/1 after 1 over
MAR 28, 2021 05:49 PM IST
Roy starts with back-to-back boundaries
Jason Roy goes off the mark with a couple of boundaries. What a start from England in the chase. A four through covers to start with followed by another one down the ground.
MAR 28, 2021 05:47 PM IST
England openers are out to bat
England openers Jony Bairstow and Jason Roy are out to bat. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will begin India's attack.
MAR 28, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Hardik Pandya will bowl
'Absolutely yes' - That's what Hardik Pandya replied on being asked if he will bowl today. Let's have a look at India's bowling line-up:
MAR 28, 2021 05:42 PM IST
England need 330 to win
MAR 28, 2021 05:27 PM IST
'We need to bowl proper balls and make it difficult for them'
"At one point, we thought of 360 but I and Rishabh got out at the wrong time, otherwise, it would've been a different story. I don't think it was much different, just simple cricket, we backed ourselves and we have done it many times. We didn't get what we expected for the team, we would've added a few more had we batted for long but we have to be okay with whatever we have got. We need to bowl proper balls and make it difficult for them. We just have to be smart," said Hardik Pandya.
MAR 28, 2021 05:25 PM IST
This is only the 2nd time 6 English bowlers have taken at least 1 wicket against India in an ODI innings. The last time was in 1982 at The Oval.
MAR 28, 2021 05:18 PM IST
End of Indian innings
India were bowled out for 329 in 48.2 overs after losing the last four wickets in 8 eight runs. England will need 330 runs to win.
MAR 28, 2021 05:14 PM IST
Krunal Pandya departs on 25
WICKET! India lose set batsman Krunal Pandya. Wark Wood strikes and gets the left-arm all-rounder caught by Jason Roy. IND: 328/8 after 47.2 overs
MAR 28, 2021 05:10 PM IST
Shardul Thakur gone for 30
4th highest strike rate for an Indian #8 in an innings against England in ODIs (min 30 runs)
MAR 28, 2021 05:08 PM IST
Shardul Thakur departs
A quick cameo from Shardul Thakur comes to an end. A fuller delivery, outside off and Thakur wanted to play the drive. But the ball takes the edge and Buttler grabs an easy catch. Shardul departs for 31, IND: 321/7 after 46 overs.
MAR 28, 2021 05:01 PM IST
IND vs ENG, 3rd ODI: 45 overs have been bowled
45 overs gone, India are 318 for 6. Krunal Pandya (18) and Shardul Thakur (29) are at the crease and putting all their efforts to help India post a big total in the must-win game.
MAR 28, 2021 04:57 PM IST
Stokes to Thakur: SIX
Another maximum from Shardul Thakur. The Indian pacer is playing with a free mind and clearing the fence so easily. A slower delivery and Thakur goes down the line to loft it over mid-off.
MAR 28, 2021 04:55 PM IST
Topley to Thakur - SIX
Cracking shot. A chest-high short ball from Topley and Thakur nails the pull over long leg for six. IND: 308/6 after 44 overs.
MAR 28, 2021 04:52 PM IST
300 up for India
Krunal Pandya and Shardul Thalur pair up after Rishabh Pant and Hardik Panday depart in quick succession. Meanwhile, India go past the 300-run mark and 6 overs are still left in this innings.
MAR 28, 2021 04:45 PM IST
Topley to Thakur: FOUR!
FOUR! Another beautiful shot from Shardul Thakur. Fuller delivery and Thakur drives it through right of mid-on for four
MAR 28, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Mark Wood to Thakur - SIX
Lovely shot. Short delivery, Thakur shuffles across and pulls it over backward square leg for a maximum.
MAR 28, 2021 04:35 PM IST
Ben Stokes to Hardik: BOWLED
WICKET! Another blow to India as Ben Stokes cleans up Hardik Pandya. The batsman shuffled across early and exposed his stumps. Stokes utilises the opportunity and hits the leg stump. IND: 276/6 after 39 overs
MAR 28, 2021 04:28 PM IST
Good over from Mark Wood
Pacer Mark Wood ends his fourth over in a superb way. He conceded just two runs - four dot balls and a couple of singles. IND: 267/5 after 38 overs.
MAR 28, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Half-century for Hardik Pandya
· 7th ODI fifty
· 2nd vs England
MAR 28, 2021 04:16 PM IST
Rishabh Pant OUT
Sam Curran strikes to remove Pant. Fuller delivery, angled across and Pant looks to play it towards the leg side with closing the face of the bat. But the ball hits the back of the bat and Buttler takes a quick catch. IND: 256/5 after 36 overs
MAR 28, 2021 04:13 PM IST
Curran to Pandya: FOUR
FOUR! Another brilliant shot from Pandya. Slower delivery and Pandya cuts it behind square on off for a boundary.
MAR 28, 2021 04:09 PM IST
Rashid to Pant - SIX
Clean hit from Rishabh Pant. Flighted delivery, outside off and a powerful shot over the baller's head from India No 4.
MAR 28, 2021 04:04 PM IST
Curran to Hardik Pandya - FOUR
Pandya smashes again. Shorter delivery, down the leg side and Pandya gets the edge on pull and sends it past fine leg for a four.
MAR 28, 2021 04:02 PM IST
India vs England, 3rd ODI: Innings boundaries
MAR 28, 2021 04:01 PM IST
Sam Curran to Pant: FOUR
A fabulous shot from Rishabh Pant. Length ball and the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman picks it up so well to shovel it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
MAR 28, 2021 03:59 PM IST
Excellent over from Rashid
Adil Rashid bowls a great over after the drinks break. He ends his 8th over after conceding just 2 runs. A much-needed one for England to slow down India's staggering run-rate. IND: 221/4 after 33 overs.
MAR 28, 2021 03:53 PM IST
Fifty partnership between Pant and Hardik
· 11th fifty+ partnership for the 5th wicket for India at home vs England.
· 1st fifty partnership between the pair in 5 ODI innings.
· The partnership is on 43*
MAR 28, 2021 03:49 PM IST
50 for Rishabh Pant
· Only the 3rd wicket-keeper batsman to score multiple fifty+ scores in a series against England after MS Dhoni’s 3 fifties in 2011, Rahul Dravid’s 2 fifties in 2002, MS Dhoni’s 2 fifties vs England in 2011.
· 3rd ODI fifty
· 2nd vs England.
MAR 28, 2021 03:44 PM IST
Topley to Pandya - FOUR
FOUR! A poor ball from Topley and Pandya punishes it without wasting any moment. Too short and the batsman slaps it through point for a boundary.
MAR 28, 2021 03:42 PM IST
200-up for India
Pant, Pandya continue to steady the Indian ship as hosts go past the 200-run mark. IND: 200/4 after 29.2 overs.
MAR 28, 2021 03:38 PM IST
Pandya smashes a boundary
Hardik Pandya is completely on fire. A leg-break from Livingstone and Pandya clobbers it through point. 27 runs from 13 balls to Hardik.
MAR 28, 2021 03:35 PM IST
Moeen Ali to Pandya - SIX, SIX
Insane... this is completely insane from Hardik Pandya. Back to back sixes to wrap up Moeen Ali's seventh over. 20 runs from it, IND: 190/4 after 28 overs.
MAR 28, 2021 03:33 PM IST
Moeen Ali into the attack
Ali comes into the attack and Hardik Pandya welcomes him with a maximum. Tossed delivery, outside off and Pandya smashes it for a six down the ground. Clinical hit.
MAR 28, 2021 03:32 PM IST
Livingstone to Pant - FOUR
Another effortless shot followed by a ravishing maximum. A quicker one from Livingstone and Pant slaps it through covers. IND: 170/4 after 27 overs
MAR 28, 2021 03:30 PM IST
Livingstone to Pant - SIX
SIX! Rishabh Pant goes after Livingstone and deposits into the stands. One-handed brilliance from the young man. Marches down the line and tonks it over long-off. What a Shot!
MAR 28, 2021 03:28 PM IST
Lowest SR for KL Rahul in an innings
18 balls faced
38.88 strike rate
MAR 28, 2021 03:25 PM IST
Hardik Pandya vs Moeen Ali in ODIs
MAR 28, 2021 03:23 PM IST
OUT! What a bonus for England. Liam Livingstone bowls a full toss on KL Rahul's pads. He sits down and hits it straight to the short fine fielder, who takes a good sharp catch. Adil Rashid it is. A real big moment in the game. Last match centurion Rahul goes for 7. India 157/4
MAR 28, 2021 03:19 PM IST
This is a good contest
We would stick our neck out and say that this period of play can actually decide the outcome of this match and the series. Rishabh Pant is clearly looking to take risks and Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid are bowling. If it comes off then India could be well on their way to over 350 but it doesn't then England can really hurt India.
MAR 28, 2021 03:14 PM IST
FOUR! It's very difficult to bowl at Rishabh Pant. He hits at such unusual areas. This time, he picks the length up early, sits down and scoops it over the keeper's head to collect his second four of the over.
MAR 28, 2021 03:13 PM IST
Outrageous from Pant
FOUR! What was that Pant? A pull, a swat, a standing helicopter? Call it whatever you want to. It was Pant written all over it. A shortish delivery from Rashid, Pant goes back and bends his body to play an audacious flick shot and it almost goes for a six.
MAR 28, 2021 03:11 PM IST
Four singles off the 22nd over
Moeen Ali is bowling well. He is mixing his lengths and pace, not allowing the Indian batsmen to attack, not they would want to take any risk immediately. Four singled from the over. India 141/3
MAR 28, 2021 03:09 PM IST
Pant goes big
SIX! The first one of the match and it comes from Rishabh Pant's bat. A flighted googly from Rashid, Pant picks it early and plays the slog sweep to good effect and it lands deep into the stands.
MAR 28, 2021 03:05 PM IST
A tight over from Moeen
A good over from Moeen Ali, only two runs from it. India need a bit of a rebuilding after losing Rohit, Dhawan and Kohli in quick succession. But they have time on their hands, thanks to that very good opening partnership, India still scoring well over six runs per over.
MAR 28, 2021 02:58 PM IST
Moeen Ali cleans up Virat Kohli
BOWLED! What a big wicket that is for England. Virat Kohli has to go for 7. Extra bit of turn on that one perhaps. Kohli wanted to make room by backing away but ended up getting cramped and the ball spun to hit the stumps. India 121/3 after a 103-run opening stand.
MAR 28, 2021 02:53 PM IST
Shikhar Dhawan falls for 67
Caught and bowled! Shikhar Dhawan flicks it straight to Adil Rashid. A double strike for the leg-spinner. He has now dismissed both the Indian openers. It was once again a googly from Rashid, Dhawan wanted to play the flick shot but got a leading edge straight back to the bowler, who made no mistake. A good innings of 67 comes to an end.
MAR 28, 2021 02:49 PM IST
3 runs from Moeen Ali's first over
Moeen Ali starts off well, gives only three singles in his first over. This is an important period of play. Moeen had given away only 47 runs in his 10 overs in the last ODI. It 'd be interesting to see if India once again allow the off-spinner to bowl quiet overs.
MAR 28, 2021 02:44 PM IST
Kohli off the mark with a four
That's the way to go. A nothing delivery from Rashid, perhaps wanted bowl the quicker delivery but he dragged it short and Virat Kohli swatted it between the gap in the side to get off the mark with a boundary.
MAR 28, 2021 02:42 PM IST
Rashid gets Rohit
BOWLED! Rohit Sharma failed to pick the googly from Adil Rashid and it sneaks through gap between his bat and pad to hit hit the stumps. A much-needed breakthrough for England, the century opening partnership has been broken. Rohit Sharma has to go for 37. India 103/1
MAR 28, 2021 02:39 PM IST
England lose a review
It was pitched outside leg. A good delivery from Rashid. A googly which just deceived Dhawan and hit his front pads. Umpire Nitin Menon shook his head but Rashid convinced captain Buttler to go for the review. The replays showed, it had pitched outside leg.
MAR 28, 2021 02:37 PM IST
100 up for India
A quick single to mid-off and that brings up a hundred partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. 18th century stand between Rohit and Dhawan in ODIs.
MAR 28, 2021 02:34 PM IST
Stokes to Dhawan: Four
It's all to easy at the moment for India. Another short one from Stokes and Dhawan, in this sort of mood, really needs no second invitation to cut past the point fielder and collect a boundary. England desperately need a wicket.
MAR 28, 2021 02:31 PM IST
Shikhar Dhawan gets to fifty
Adil Rashid drops it short and Shikhar Dhawan gets on the backfoot quickly to pull it away for another boundary. This also brings up his fifty off just 44 balls. 32nd ODI fifty for Shikhar Dhawan. India 92/0 after 13 overs.
MAR 28, 2021 02:27 PM IST
Cut away for four
Short and wide from Stokes and that is just way to easy for Rohit. He just cuts it behind point for a four. India 84/0 after 12 overs. By far their best start in the series.
MAR 28, 2021 02:22 PM IST
A lucky boundary for Rohit
Extra effort from Wood on that one, got a bit of bounce. It just caught the shoulder of Rohit Sharma's bat and raced away through the vacant slip cordon. No chance for the third man fielder. Another great over for India, 11 runs from it.
MAR 28, 2021 02:20 PM IST
Dhawan continues to hit fours
Brilliant use of the crease from Shikhar Dhawan. Nothing wrong with that one from Wood, perhaps a tad short. Dhawan walks across and swats it through the on side for yet another boundary. The left-hander is nearing his fifty.
MAR 28, 2021 02:17 PM IST
End of the powerplay
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have given India the perfect start. They took four runs off Ben Stokes' first over to end the powerplay. India 65 for no loss after 10 overs. They would be very happy after being sent in to bat first.
MAR 28, 2021 02:12 PM IST
Good effort by Livingstone but another good over for India
A despairing dive from Liam Livingstone at the deep mid-wicket boundary to stop the ball from going over the ropes. He has saved two runs for side. But India once again 8 runs from the Wood over. They are 61 for no loss after 9.
MAR 28, 2021 02:09 PM IST
Wood to Dhawan: FOUR
That was crunched through the off side from Dhawan. The extra pace from Wood allowing Dhawan to get the perfect timing on that one and once Dhawan gets in on the middle, there's hardly any chance for the fielders to get around. India are motoring along.
MAR 28, 2021 02:06 PM IST
Fifty up for India
FOUR! Flicked beautifully through the on side by Rohit Sharma and no chance for the deep square-leg fielder. The ball races away to the fence. Four boundaries and a single in this over, 17 runs off it. India 53/0 after 8 overs.
MAR 28, 2021 02:05 PM IST
Dhawan in top gear
FOUR, FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan is top form today. No margin for error there for Topley. Third boundary of the over. One through the on side and the next one a booming drive through covers. India 48/0 after 7.4 overs.
MAR 28, 2021 02:03 PM IST
Uppish shot from Dhawan
FOUR! Dhawan is taking his chances and so far it is coming off. A fuller delivery from Topley and Dhawan, whose weight was on the backfoot, decided to take aerial rout. It was just over the short cover fielder and once it crossed the inner ring there was no stopping that one.
MAR 28, 2021 02:02 PM IST
Wood starts with a maiden
Immediately the difference. Better lengths, better lines and obviously all balls over 140 kmph. Mark Wood bowls a very good first over, first maiden after a positive start from the Indian openers.
MAR 28, 2021 01:58 PM IST
Mark Wood comes into the attack
A change of bowling for England. A forced change one would have to say after Sam Curran was taken for 15 runs in his previous over. So it will be Mark Wood now.
MAR 28, 2021 01:53 PM IST
Another short one, another four
Poor delivery again from Topley. Too short, too wide and Dhawan takes full advantage of it but punching it through the cover point region to collect another boundary. This is by far India's best start in the ODI series.
MAR 28, 2021 01:51 PM IST
Dhawan joins the party
FOUR! It did appear to be close to Dawid Malan's fingers but it wasn't. It was way over his reach. A short and wide one from Curran and Dhawan did well to tap it over the in-field. A very good over for India, 15 runs from it. India 31/0 after 5 overs.
MAR 28, 2021 01:48 PM IST
Up and over from Rohit
FOUR! Pitched up from Curran and no half measures from Rohit. He decides to go over mid-off and succeeds. The next one was on the pads from Curran and he just flicked it through the on-side... Back-to-back boundaries for India and Rohit.
MAR 28, 2021 01:46 PM IST
First boundary for Dhawan
FOUR! Poor delivery from Topley. It was on the pads and all Dhawan had to do was get a little bat on it to guide it fine towards the fine-leg boundary and collect his first four of 3rd ODI. India 16/0 after 4 overs.
MAR 28, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Good over from Sam Curran
Both Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan used their feet to Sam Curran in this over but the England left-arm seamer was up to the mark. He bowled to Rohit's body, not allowing room and to Dhawan, he banged it in short. India 11/0 after 3 overs.
MAR 28, 2021 01:38 PM IST
Rohit hits the first four of 3rd ODI
FOUR! What a shot that was from Rohit Sharma. Slightly overpitched from Reece Topley, Rohit plants his frontfoot forward and just stokes it through the gap between mid-off and cover. There was no stopping that one.
MAR 28, 2021 01:34 PM IST
India 5/0 after the first over
Much more urgency in the way both Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have started their innings today. They clearly don't want England new ball bowlers to dictate terms. At the of the first over, India are 5/0.
MAR 28, 2021 01:32 PM IST
Shikhar Dhawan is away
A gentle half volley on the pads and Shikhar Dhawan just tucks it to fine leg to pick up an easy single so both the Indian openers are off the mark in their first balls.
MAR 28, 2021 01:31 PM IST
Rohit off the mark
It could've been close had Jonny Bairstow hit the stumps but thankfully for India, he didn't which means Rohit Sharma is off the mark in the first delivery of the 3rd ODI.
MAR 28, 2021 01:29 PM IST
All set for first ball
Rohit Sharma is set to take on the first ball and it will be Sam Curran for England with the new ball. It's a big game and both teams will be looking to start on the right note. Here we go...
MAR 28, 2021 01:25 PM IST
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan need to be positive
Can't be critical of India's batmen after two 300-plus totals, can we? Umm... Guess we can. India have to come out of the notion that 300 is a safe total in ODIs, it longer is, especially against a side like England. The onus will be Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to not only see off the new ball but also ensure the start is not too slow for India's comfort.
MAR 28, 2021 01:21 PM IST
Desperate to win decider, says Jos Buttler
Very proud of the performance the other day, and it showed our passion. It's important to continue playing the brand of cricket that we are known for. It's been a fantastic tour with some great matches, and it's come down to the last game of the tour that decides the result. We're desperate to win today's decider: England captain Jos Buttler at the toss.
MAR 28, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Toss out of control, says Kohli
It seems like the toss is completely out of my control right now. It's a hard pitch and has some grass covering. We've introspected and identified a few areas that we need to improve on, put up 20-30 more runs with the bat and put up a better show with the ball. Our best cricket has come out when our backs have been against the wall - Test series, after being one down and the same in T20s, after being 1-2 down. We have to be at our best today to win the decider: Virat Kohli at toss.
MAR 28, 2021 01:09 PM IST
India Playing XI for 3rd ODI
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, T Natarajan
MAR 28, 2021 01:07 PM IST
England XI for 3rd ODI
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.
MAR 28, 2021 01:05 PM IST
T Natarajan replaces Kuldeep Yadav
India have made one change and quite on the expected lines. Kuldeep Yadav has been dropped but interestingly, it is not Yuzvendra Chahal who has replaced him but it is left-arm seamer T Natarajan. So India have gone in with only spin option in that of Krunal Pandya.
MAR 28, 2021 01:01 PM IST
India vs England 3rd ODI live - Toss update
England win toss opt to bowl first against India in the series-deciding 3rd ODI in Pune.
MAR 28, 2021 12:57 PM IST
Kuldeep Yadav is not playing
We hearing that Kuldeep Yadav is doing laps of the ground five minutes before toss, which can only mean one thing and that is he set to be dropped from the 3rd ODI. Yuzvendra Chahal is more or less certain to replace him. Will there be more changes for India, especially in the bowling department? Just a few minutes to go for the toss in Pune, stay tuned.
MAR 28, 2021 12:54 PM IST
Records of opposite nature in front of India and England
England have not won an ODI series in India in more than three decades. This is their golden opportunity. As far as India are concerned, they lost their last two ODI series in New Zealand and Australia. If India don't manage to win this one they it will be a very rare hat-trick of losses in ODI series for India.
MAR 28, 2021 12:50 PM IST
T Natarajan can be an option for India
T Natarajan has played only one T20I for India ever since the Australia tour. The left-arm seamer can just be the option India need to put a lid on the explosive England batsmen. Although it is difficult to drop both Prasidh Krishna and Shardul Thakur.
MAR 28, 2021 12:45 PM IST
'More about picking wickets': VVS Laxman
336 is a massive total, so I don't think there is anything wrong with the approach of the Indian batsmen. It's the bowling that has to stand up and it's all about picking wickets: VVS Laxman on Star Sports ahead of India vs England 3rd ODI.
MAR 28, 2021 12:39 PM IST
Who will stop Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy?
England openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy have been nothing short of brilliant at times scary if you are an Indian fan in this ODI series. Their moto has been simple - hit as many boundaries as possible and never allow the Indian spinners to settle down. So far, the formula has done wonders for them. India need to strike with the new ball to stop onslaught. And who better than Bhuvneshwar Kumar to do the job? He has been bowling fairly well with the new ball but the early wicket has somehow eluded him.
MAR 28, 2021 12:35 PM IST
Virat Kohli's 200th match as India captain
Virat Kohli and milestones always go hand-in-hand. The ace cricketer is set to lead India in his 200th match across formats when he walks out for the toss in the IND vs ENG 3rd ODI in Pune today.
MAR 28, 2021 12:31 PM IST
India need to change batting approach
While all the talk has been around the sixth bowler and Kuldeep Yadav's poor show, one thing India cannot afford to ignore is their approach to ODI cricket while batting first. There seems to be a notion that a 320-plus score is 'safe' and the middle-order despite there being a boundary-rider less from overs 20 to 40, is quite happy to knock it around for ones and twos. Compare that to a side like England, who believe in maximizing the middle-overs with a flurry of boundaries, it is always going to leave India short of runs while defending more often than not.
MAR 28, 2021 12:23 PM IST
Will Kohli use Hardik Pandya the bowler?
The sixth bowler or the absence of it has been hurting India a lot in ODI cricket of late. The biggest reason behind that is Hardik Pandya not bowling. The ace all-rounder who bowled in all 5 T20Is against England has not bowled a single delivery in the ODI series so far. India captain Virat Kohli said they don't want to risk Pandya as his workload has to be managed carefully till the T20 World Cup. But does that mean India are ready to bear the brunt in ODIs?
MAR 28, 2021 12:18 PM IST
Krunal Pandya might get unlucky
Despite a record-breaking debut in the first ODI, Krunal Pandya might have to make way for Washington Sundar. The reason being, the former's not so impressive show with the ball. Sundar, known more for his economical bowling, might just be the extra cushion India need to stoop the onslaught from the England batters.
MAR 28, 2021 12:10 PM IST
Will there be a hat-trick of 50-plus scores for KL Rahul?
With scores of 62* and 104, KL Rahul is back among the runs. But contrary to his distractors, was he ever out of form? At least not in ODIs? Here is a little trivia for all those who thought Rahul was batting poor form - Since the start of 2020, KL Rahul has scored 613 runs in ODIs – the third most by any player. In fact, his average of 68.11 is the best among 13 batters who have batted in 10 or more innings since the start of 2020.
MAR 28, 2021 12:01 PM IST
Shikhar Dhawan-Rohit Sharma on cusp of impressive milestone
It's no secret that the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan has been one of India's best in ODIs. In fact, after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, it's Dhawan and Rohit's pair who have amassed the most runs together as openers. On Sunday, Rohit and Dhawan can create by becoming only the fourth opening pair to put together 5000 runs on ODIs. Dhawan and Rohit are 125 runs away from getting there. Indian fans will be hoping that today is the day that happens.
MAR 28, 2021 11:52 AM IST
India captain with a chance to climb higher in all-time elite list for captains
Virat Kohli is at a stage in his career, where the rate at which he is performing, the India captain by default is breaking records. And Sunday could be no different. Why, you ask? Well, here's why. With 5442 runs in 92 innings as captain, Kohli is fifth on the list of highest run-getters as captain, behind Ricky Ponting, MS Dhoni, Stephen Fleming and Arjuna Ranatunga. He has the opportunity to climb a place higher, but that will require a gigantic effort from the India captain. Having not scored an international century since November of 2019, Kohli will have to score 167 runs at least to pip Ranatunga and go fourth on the list? So what do you think, folks? Possible?
MAR 28, 2021 11:43 AM IST
All eyes on Virat Kohli
He's scored five half-centuries in a row, but hitting a century is a code Virat Kohli can't seem to be cracking at the moment. Imagine, 43 centuries before December 2019, but not a single one since. On being asked if it's something that's bothering him, the India captain said 'Hundreds are something he has never paid attention to', and perhaps that's why he's 'gotten so many so quickly'. This is an unusual drought, for a player for whom getting centuries was never tough. Then again, happens to the best, doesn't it? Remember 2007, when the great Sachin Tendulkar went through the same, repeatedly getting dismissing in the 90s? Wow, here comes another comparison.
MAR 28, 2021 11:37 AM IST
India's Predicted Playing XI
This is the game where India cannot afford to make a single mistake. A defeat here, and it will be three ODI series defeat in a row for Kohli. Hence, it is important for the India captain to get his Playing XI right. The one spot which surely will change for today's game is that of India's frontline spinner. Kuldeep Yadav has gone wicketless in the last two matches - giving away 68 and 84 runs respectively. Either Yuzvendra Chahal or Washington Sundar is likely to replace him.
MAR 28, 2021 11:28 AM IST
India vs England 3rd ODI Live Score
It's time for the all-important decider. India won the first ODI, England came roaring back to take the second... and rather comprehensively. The final match of England's tour of India is finally upon us, and with the series locked at 1-1, a win for either side is crucial. England would be high on confidence following their thrashing of India by six wickets on Friday, but then again, not teams have the all-rounder ability of India. For Virat Kohli, it's a must-win, for a defeat here will result in Kohli losing three bilateral ODI series in a row. Can he avert it? Or will England end this phenomenal India tour with something to savour?