Sam Curran’s valiant 95* went in useless as India registered a slender 7-run victory to defeat England within the third and ultimate match and clinch the ODI sequence 2-1 on Sunday. With 14 to win from the final over, England managed to attain simply six as India wrapped up the ODI sequence with a dramatic victory in Pune.
After England’s middle-order crumbled, it was Curran who shifted the momentum together with his good batting show. Heaping reward on Curran’s unbelievable innings, skipper Jos Buttler stated that the all-rounder practically received England over the road.
“A unbelievable recreation, either side made some errors however performed some good cricket as properly. We witnessed an unbelievable knock from Curran to just about get us over the road, however congratulations to India on profitable. We have learnt rather a lot as a aspect and seen many guys rise up and take the lead. The white-ball leg was extremely aggressive,” Buttler stated within the post-match presentation.
“We’ve got performed glorious cricket for plenty of years, the expertise pool in white-ball cricket is rising and creates competitors within the squad and drives us to do higher. We bat deep as a aspect, it is one in all our strengths, however Sam Curran did properly to take accountability and take plenty of the strike and it took an amazing character to play the way in which he did. I do know he shall be upset he did not get us over the road, however we’re all very pleased with him and his efficiency.”
Earlier, stroke-filled fifties from Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya helped India put up a 329-run whole on the scoreboard. Opener Shikhar Dhawan additionally scored 67 as India set a 330-run goal for the guests. Buttler additionally stated that enjoying in Indian circumstances will assist England gamers to organize for the upcoming World Cup.
“These are the circumstances we’ll face within the close to future within the World Cup. It is an amazing expertise for the younger guys to play a top-class aspect like India and they are going to be higher cricketers for it.
“We did not bowl that properly on the prime, gave away simple boundaries, however dragged it again solely to be pegged again by (Rishabh) Pant and (Hardik) Pandya. We did not have these massive partnerships to take us over the road,” he added.