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England chasing 330 in deciding ODI after starring knock from Pant

England chasing 330 in deciding ODI after bowling India out as Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya hit half-centuries in sparkling partnership of 99 to help post challenging total

  • India set England 330 to win the ODI series decider on what looks a good pitch
  • Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya all hit fifties for the hosts
  • Seven different bowlers take wickets for England as India bowled out late on

England will need to chase 330 if they are to win the ODI series decider against India in Pune after the hosts were bowled out in the penultimate over.

India got off to a flyer after England decided to field first, with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan bringing up an unbeaten century stand for the opening partnership within 15 overs.

Adil Rashid pulled things back though, removing both openers before Moeen Ali got the huge wicket of Virat Kohli as India lost three wickets in as many overs.

Shikhar Dhawan made 67 as India put on 103 for the opening partnership within 15 overs

England’s spinners responded well and Moeen Ali got the huge wicket of Virat Kohli for 7

Liam Livingstone claimed his first ODI wicket as KL Rahul made a mess of a full toss and England threatened to run through India’s batting lineup.

Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya steadied the ship for the hosts, both making half-centuries as they put on 99 for the fifth wicket before Sam Curran dismissed Pant for a superb 78 off 62 balls thanks to a stunning catch from Jos Buttler.

Ben Stokes then bowled Pandya for 64 a few overs later, as once again India stalled as they looked set to launch themselves to a huge total. 

Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya put on 99 for the fifth wicket to rebuilt the hosts’ innings

Cameos from Krunal Pandya and Shardul Thakur ensured their side moved well past 300, but England took the last four wickets for eight runs as India were bowled out with ten balls remaining in their innings.

All seven of England’s bowlers took a wicket, with the pick of them Mark Wood who finished with figures of 3-34 from his seven overs as he proved too good for India’s tail.

On what looks to be a good pitch, the likes of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow will go into the chase of 330 with no fears after imperious displays in the last ODI to level the series. 

Mark Wood was the pick of the England bowlers with figures of 3-34 from seven overs




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