IND vs ENG 3rd ODI: Despite an astonishing effort from all-rounder Sam Curran, India have grabbed a 7-run victory against England in the third ODI. Following this win, India has won the three-match ODI series 2-1.
This was also India’s 4th successive home series victory in ODIs, a run that began after the 2019 World Cup and the 2nd time India have won series in all 3 formats against a touring England side.
How did the match pan out?
Earlier in the match, England won the toss and opted to field first. Batting first, Indian made a brilliant start, with Dhawan and Rohit Sharma adding over 100 runs. Thereafter, the likes of Pant (78) and Hardik Pandya (64) took India past 200 with a 99-run stand. Eventually, they were bundled out for 329.
In reply, the English batsmen failed to make a good start and hence failed to steal a win despite Sam Curran’s brilliant knock (95*).
With Indian winning the series, let us look at the four records scripted in the final ODI.
1. Virat Kohli Played His 200th International Match As Captain
Virat Kohli on Sunday became the third Indian to lead the national side in 200 international matches. Kohli joined former Indian captains MS Dhoni (332) and Mohammad Azharuddin (221) in an elite list after achieving the feat during the ongoing third and final ODI against England at the MCA Stadium in Pune.
2. Moeen Ali Has dismissed Virat Kohli Nine Times in International Cricket
Indian captain Virat Kohli started off well in the first innings but failed to capitalize. He was cleaned up by off-spinner Ali on 7 (10). Interestingly, Ali has now dismissed the Indian skipper as many as nine times in international cricket, joint-most with his compatriot Adil Rashid.
New Zealand’s Tim Southee tops the list with 10 dismissals.
3. Rohit-Shikhar, Second Pair With 5,000 Partnership Runs in ODI Cricket
For India, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have been successful pair for a long time. During the third and final ODI, the Indian ODI openers brought up 5000 runs together as a pair. They became the second Indian pair to do so after former India openers – Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly.
Seven pairs in total have amassed 5000 runs partnership in ODIs and Tendulkar-Ganguly top the list with 8227 runs. They are followed by the iconic pair of Sri Lanka – Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara. The Lankan pair have put on 5992 runs together and have won matches for their country in the past. Another Sri Lankan pair of Tilakaratne Dilshan and Sangakkara is at No 3 with 5475 runs.
4. Sam Curran Hits His Maiden ODI Fifty
Sam Curran waged a lone battle in the end but it was not enough as India restricted England to 322 in 50 overs. The all-rounder hit his maiden ODI fifty and took the game deep. Curran finished with 95 not out as England fell agonisingly short of the total by 7 runs.