Indian Team Celebrate Series Win Over England (Image Credits: Twitter)
Indian Team Celebrate Series Win Over England (Image Credits: Twitter)

Last Update on: July 18th, 2022 at 04:45 pm

India struggled in the second match after getting off to a strong start in the three-match ODI series against England with a decisive 10-wicket victory against The Three Lions.

The batting order experienced a breakdown as they were bowled out for only 146 while attempting to reach a 247-run target. Now that the series was at 1–1, Team India must win the third game to guarantee a victory in the series. 

England vs India
Rohit Sharma and Jos Buttler. Image: Twitter

Fantastic Performance By Indian Bowlers

England was bowled for 259 in the first innings of the third ODI, failing to put up a significant target. In order to keep them to the objective, the Indian bowlers did put up a fantastic performance. Hardik Pandya, who finished with career-best figures of 4/24, was undoubtedly the major wrecker. 

Hardik Pandya Picked Up 2 Wickets In His First Spell
Hardik Pandya Picked Up 2 Wickets In His First Spell PC- ESPN

He got things moving by getting the crucial wicket of Jason Roy, who was blazing ahead with 41 runs off of 31 balls. Ben Stokes, a prominent all-rounder, was the next victim, followed by Liam Livingstone, who was sporting a sharp appearance while batting.

However, Pandya’s dismissal of skipper Jos Buttler, who had the highest score of 60 runs, was unquestionably the most significant. 

A Fit Hardik Pandya Is Simply Priceless: Aakash Chopra

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. (Photo: Twitter)

After Pandya’s outstanding bowling performance, former India opener Aakash Chopra was all praise for him. In a tweet, he said that Hardik Pandya, who is essentially irreplaceable, is now the most crucial player for the Men in Blue in white-ball cricket. 

“Hardik Pandya is fast becoming India’s most important player in white-ball cricket. A fit Hardik is simply priceless. And yeah you may try to find his replacements but there are none in India ATM,” he tweeted. 

Pandya wasn’t the only standout for the visitors; Yuzvendra Chahal also stood up, grabbing three wickets in the innings. India’s response has gotten off to a shaky start, losing 4 wickets in 18 overs. Pandya is presently on the crease and must bat a crucial innings to lead India to victory. 

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