India registered their tenth ODI series win against England with a five-wicket victory in the third and final match at Old Trafford, Manchester on Sunday. Bowling first, India let England off the hook, allowing the hosts to score 259. Then got off to a shaky start, losing four wickets for 72 runs in 17 overs. But Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya ensured that India end the tour on a winning note. India thus won the series 2-1.
But it was a tricky chase. Pant was subdued at the start even as Pandya hit the ground running from ball one. They added 133 runs in 115 balls for the fifth wicket. Pandya, who earlier recorded his best bowling figures in ODIs, got out for 71 off 55. He thus became only the fifth Indian to score fifty runs and take four or more wickets in an ODI, after Kris Srikkanth, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly (2) and Yuvraj Singh (2). The India all-rounder also became only the second player, after Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez, to do so in all three formats of the game. Then Pant took over. A maiden ODI century in 105 balls, and 125 not out off 113 balls, including six fours off the last seven balls.
Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first. India made one change, bringing in Mohammed Siraj in place of Jasprit Bumrah, who suffered a niggle. England fielded the same XI, which thrashed India by 100 runs in the second match.
Siraj claimed two early wickets, those of Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root. But Jason Roy and Ben Stokes revived England, then Jos Buttler played a captain's knock, hitting 60 off 80. Later, Craig Overton hit 32 off 33 as England reached a fighting 259. But it proved too little.
India lost the rescheduled fifth Test but won the following T20Is and ODIs. India's next stop will be in the Caribbean. Catch highlights and cricket scores of ENG vs IND, 3rd ODI here:
23:10 PM IST: Player Honours
Rishabh Pant is the player of the player. And Hardik Pandya the player of the series.
22:49 PM IST: Result
Joe Root on and Rishabh Pant hits the first ball for a four to seal the win and series. A five-wicket win with 47 balls remaining. Pant unbeaten on 125 off 113 (16 fours and two sixes), and an unbeaten stand of 56 runs in 6.4 overs with Ravindra Jadeja (7 off 15). IND - 261/5 (42.1); ENG - 259 (45.5).
22:47: Pant Magic
David Willey on with his seventh over. And 4,4,4,4,4 and a single for Rishabh Pant. India need three in 48 balls. IND - 257/5 (42)
22:41 PM IST: Pant Ton
Craig Overton returns for his 8th over. Rishabh Pant reaches his first ODI century with a single off the fifth ball, in 106 balls (10 fours and two sixes). Five from the over. India need 24 in 54. IND - 236/5 (41)
22:34 PM IST: Pant Six
David Willey returns for his 6th over. A dot, then three singles. Rishabh Pant hits the fifth ball for a six, over deep mid-wicket with a clean slog. 10 from the over. Pant now on 96 off 102. India need 29 runs in 60 balls. IND - 231/5 (40)
22:18 PM IST: Hardik Goes
Brydon Carse on with his seventh over. Hardik Pandya hits the first two balls for a four, then Ben Stokes pulls off a stunning catch at mid-wicket to end the 133-run stand in 115 ball. Pandya goes for 71 off 55. Ravindra Jadeja is the new man. India need 55 runs in 87 balls. IND - 205/5 (35.3)
22:14 PM IST: Pant Six
Craig Overton with his 7th over. Two dots, and a single for Rishabh Pant. Hardik Pandya takes a three off the next, past mid-off. Pant cuts the next, and hard for a four. Pant comes down and hits the last ball for a six, straight. 14 from the over. India need 63 runs in 90 balls. IND - 197/4 (35)
22:01 PM IST: 100-run Stand
Craig Overton returns for his 6th over. A couple off the second, then a four off the fifth to bring up a 100-run stand in 101 balls. And a four to end the 10-run over. India need 81 runs. IND - 179/4 (33)
21:53 PM IST: Pant Fifty
Ben Stokes on with his second over. Rishabh Pant hits the last ball for a four, and fifty in 71 balls. Seven from the over. The fifth-wicket stand with Hardik Pandya is now worth 87 in 88. India need 101 runs. IND - 159/4 (31)
21:48 PM IST: Hardik Fifty
Liam Livingstone gets his first over. Hardik Pandya takes a single off the fifth and fifty in 43 balls. Four singles from the over. 27 runs in the last five overs. India need 108 more runs. IND - 152/4 (30)
21:30 PM IST: 50-run Stand
Reece Topley returns for his sixth over. Hardik Pandya hits the first ball for a four, a straight hit. Nine from the over. And the fifth wicket stand between Pandya (35 off 28) and Rishabh Pant (35 off 52) is now worth 53 in 52. India still need 135 runs. IND - 125/4 (25)
21:11 PM IST: Hardik Fours
Brydon Carse on with his fourth over. Hardik Pandya hits fours off the third and sixth. 11 from the over. Pandya (15 off 12) and Rishabh Pant (26 off 38) in an unbeaten stand of 23 runs in 22 balls. India need 165 more runs. IND - 95/4 (20)
20:54 PM IST: SKy Goes
Craig Overton on with his second over. Rishabh Pant takes a single, then the wicket of Suryakumar Yadav. Caught behind. Bounce and pace doing the damage. SKY goes for 16 of 28. 34-run stand broken. Hardik Pandya joins Pant (19 off 28) in the middle. India still need another 188 runs. IND - 72/4 (16.2)
20:35 PM IST: 50 Up
David Willey on with his 6th over. Three singles from it. 19 runs and one wicket in the last five. India need 208 more runs. IND - 52/3 (12)
20:19 PM IST: Kohli Goes
Reece Topley on with his fifth over. And Virat Kohli is caught behind, again. Ex-India captain goes for 17 off 22. 3/11 for Topley. Suryakumar Yadav joins Rishabh Pant. IND - 38/3 (8.1)
20:05 PM IST: Rohit Goes
Reece Topley on with his third over. Rohit Sharma pulls the second for a four, then nicks one to first slip off the sixth. Joe Root accepts the gift. Rohit goes for 17 off 17. Rishabh Pant will join Virat Kohli. IND - 21/2 (5)
19:53 PM IST: Wicket
Reece Topley continues. And wicket. Shikhar Dhawan slices the first one and straight to Jason Roy at point. He goes for 1 off 3. Virat Kohli is the new man. IND - 13/1 (2.1)
19:51 PM IST: Fours
David Willey shares the new ball. Rohit Sharma hits the third and sixth balls for fours. Nine from the over. In the first over, Rohit got a four off the last ball. IND - 13/0 (2)
19:43 PM IST: Chase Begins
Reece Topley with the first over. Rohit Sharma to take strike. Shikhar Dhawan is his opening partner. Target 260 runs.
19:14 PM IST: Innings Break
And Yuzvendra Chahal cleans up with the fifth ball for a first-ball duck. His figures: 3/60 in 9.5 overs. 33 runs and three wickets in the last 30 balls. ENG - 259 all out in 45.5 overs.
19:11 PM IST: 2nd For Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal with his final over. Craig Overton hits the first ball for a six, over long-off, through Mohammed Siraj's hands. A dot, and a similar shot. This time taken, by Virat Kohli. Overton goes for 32 off 33. Reece Topley is the last man. ENG - 257/9 (45.3)
19:04 PM IST: Chahal Strikes
Yuzvendra Chahal gets Dawid Willey (18 off 15), caught at long-off by Suryakumar Yadav, to break the 48-run stand. Brydon Carse is the new man. ENG - 247/8 (43.4)
18:45 PM IST: Final Ten Overs
Mohammed Siraj on with his 8th over. Six from the over. 23 runs and two wickets in the last five overs. ENG - 214/7 (40)
18:34 PM IST: Four-for Pandya
And the wicket of Jos Buttler (60 off 80), off the last ball of the over, courtesy a sensational Ravindra Jadeja take at deep midwicket. Seven runs and two wickets in the over. Craig Overton is the new man. 4/18 in 6 overs for Pandya. ENG 199/7 (37)
18:29 PM IST: Pandya Gets Livingstone
Hardik Pandya and Liam Livingstone battle continues. Pandya feeds in a bouncer and Livingstone pulls it for a six, over deep square leg. Another bouncer, and Livingstone ducks. Another one, and holes out at deep square leg. Ravindra Jadeja takes the catch. That breaks the 49-runs stand in 55 balls. Livingstone goes for 27 off 31. Dawid Willey is the new man. ENG - 198/6 (36.3)
18:21 PM IST: Barrage Of Bouncers
Hardik Pandya returns for his fifth over. Jos Buttler takes a three off the first, past cover. Then a barrage of bouncers to Liam Livingstone. Livingstone misses the first one, then ducks another. And a six, over deep square leg. A dot then concussion test for the batter. On to the helmet. Nine from the over. 28 runs in the last 30 balls. ENG - 190/5 (35)
18:07 PM IST: Buttler 50
Ravindra Jadeja on with his third over. Jos Buttler hits the first ball for a four, over extra cover. A dot, then a single to bring up fifty for the England captain, in 65 balls. Also, England's first individual fifty this series. Seven from the over. ENG - 170/5 (32)
17:49 PM IST: Jadeja Removes Ali
Ravindra Jadeja on with his first over, and breaks the 75-run stand. Caught behind. Moeen Ali looks to sweep. Rishabh Pant takes a fine catch down the leg. Ali goes for 34 off 44. Liam Livingstone joins Jos Buttler (40 off 54). ENG - 149/5 (27.2)
17:42 PM IST: Another Big Over
Yuzvendra Chahal on with his fifth over. Jos Buttler hits the second ball for a flat six, over long-on. Then, Moeen Ali gets one over wide long-on, off the fifth. 16 from the over. ENG - 147/4 (26)
17:31 PM IST: Big Over
Mohammed Siraj on with his seventh over. Moeen Ali hits the first ball for a four, through backward point. Two singles, then a wide. Ali finds another four, this time through extra cover. And a six, over square leg to bring up a 50-run stand in 57 balls. 18 from the over and 41 in the last five. ENG - 125/4 (23)
17:17 PM IST: Body Blows
Yuzvendra Chahal continues. Five singles from his second over. 11 runs in the last five overs. In the previous over, Jos Buttler coped twice, on the helmet, with Mohammed Siraj bouncers. ENG - 91/4 (20)
16:56 PM IST: Brilliant Pandya
Hardik Pandya on with his fourth over, and another maiden, his third. Moeen Ali plays it safe. Pandya's figures so far: 2/2 in four overs. ENG - 80/4 (16)
16:42 PM IST: Hardik Gets Second
Hardik Pandya continues with his third over. A dot, and caught & bowled. Ben Stokes goes for 27 off 29. A well-directed short ball doing the damage. 11 runs and two wickets in the last 30 balls. Moeen Ali joins Jos Buttler in the middle. ENG - 74/4 (13.2)
16:23 PM IST: Hardik Gets Roy
Hardik Pandya gets his first over. And he breaks the 54-run stand with the wicket of Jason Roy. Top edge, and caught by Rishabh Pant. Roy goes for 41 off 31. Jos Buttler is the new man. In the previous over, Prasidh Krishna conceded seven runs, including a four off the second hit by Jason Roy. ENG - 66/3 (9.5)
15:58 PM IST: Shami Continues
Mohammed Shami on with his third over. Jaso Roy dismisses the first ball for a four, then a couple of singles and a double off the last. ENG - 32/2 (5)
15:39 PM IST: Siraj Strikes Early
OUT! Mohammad Siraj gives India the breakthrough by dismissing dangerous Jonny Bairstow for a duck. Siraj is elated and so is India. Two in an over for Siraj. Joe Root is out, caught by Rohit Sharma in slips. Double wicket maiden for Sriraj. ENG 12/2 (2)
15:30 PM IST: Game On
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow open for England. What a start by the home team as Roy sends Mohammed Shami for three fours in the first over itself. ENG 12/0 (1)
15:11 PM IST: Captains Speak
Jos Buttler (ENG): It is a little muggy and there might be some swing early on but will get better for batting as the game progresses. It is great for the series as it is 1-1 coming into this game. We are going with the same team.
Rohit Sharma (IND): It looks like a good track and won't change for the course of 100 overs. It is the series decider and we have played some good cricket on the tour, we took the learning from the last game and hopefully will rectify the mistakes. Jasprit Bumrah has a niggle and we don't want to risk him, so Mohammed Siraj comes in.
Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of this game owing to back spasms. Arshdeep Singh was not considered for selection as he is yet to fully recover from right abdominal strain.#ENGvIND— BCCI (@BCCI) July 17, 2022
15:10 PM IST: Playing XIs
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Craig Overton, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
15:00 PM IST: Toss
India have won the toss and chose to field first.
14:10 PM IST: Walking Down Memory Lane
India are playing an ODI at Old Trafford for the first time since 2019 World Cup. India defeated Pakistan and West Indies during the 2019 WC before going down to New Zealand in the semifinal.
14:00 PM IST: Greetings
Hello and welcome to the third ODI between India and England.