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England and India are set to grapple against each other in the third and final ODI game of the series at Old Trafford in Manchester. The ENG vs IND 3rd ODI match is scheduled to begin at 3:30 pm (IST) in India and 11:00 am (BST) in the United Kingdom.

India is led by Rohit Sharma while England witnesses a new era under Jos Buttler as their new white-ball captain. India thrashed the hosts by 10 wickets in the series at The Oval only for England to storm back at Lord’s and seal a 100-run victory to level the series.

India, England to play series decider game at Old Trafford, Manchester

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Rohit Sharma and Jos Buttler. Image: BCCI

Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah inspired England’s capitulation with his tremendous spell with figures 6 for 19 as the hosts were shot out for 110 in 25.2 overs. Indian openers Rohit Sharma (76*) and Shikhar Dhawan (31*) made the chase very short in 18.4 overs with their fourth 100-plus stand in six innings at The Oval.

England were in a very similar situation with their top five batters back in the hut at one point with another batting collapse on the way, but Moeen Ali (47) had two important partnerships – first, he joined forces with Liam Livingstone in a 46-run stand before adding another 62 with David Willey (41) – to push the score to 246 in the first innings. England pacer Reece Topley bowled his career-best figures 6 for 24 as the visitors were bowled out for 146 at Lord’s.

IND vs ENG Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Old Trafford Stadium In Manchester – India Tour Of England 2022, 3rd ODI

According to reports by weather.com, the temperature of Manchester city of England on Sunday (July 10) will be 29° Celcius during the day and fall to 18° Celcius at night. The sky will be partially cloudy during the morning but will turn sunny in the afternoon (match time) which means the match will go ahead as scheduled. The chances of rains in Manchester are very less with a full 50-over game expected.

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Old Trafford, Manchester. (Image: Twitter)
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The pitch at Old Trafford contains a good amount of bounce, which will interest the pace bowlers to make the best of the conditions. The wicket will be tough for batters but a close finish is expected in the third ODI. 28 out of 55 ODI matches have been won by chasing the target at this venue.

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