Rishabh Pant’s effortless, and scintillating knock in the 3rd ODI led India to a fantastic victory in the ODI series in England.
In the third one-day international of the three-match series against England, played at Old Trafford in Manchester yesterday night, Rishabh Pant’s scorching century and Hardik Pandya’s fifty helped India defeat England by five wickets.
India defeated England 2-1 in the one-day international series with this victory. England has now lost three consecutive ODI series at home since 2015.
Rishabh Pant wins man of the match award in England 3rd ODI
India successfully chased down the 260-run total set by England in just 42.1 overs for the loss of 5 wickets, thanks to Rishabh Pant‘s unbroken 125 runs and Hardik Pandya’s 71 runs. India scored 261 runs.
“I was just repeating the same thing over and over again, it was important that we do not take any risks. The kind of talent Rishabh has and the kind of talent I have, without risks we can score runs. It was about not losing any wicket, there was just one way through which England could have come back that was if we lost wickets in a cluster. I was repeating the same thing, to build a partnership and bring the match close,” said Hardik.
“I told Rishabh that close the match first and then you can enjoy. He got a bit stuck when he came in and, in the end, he started playing his shots. And everyone knows when Rishabh starts playing his shots, you just sit back and let him do this own thing,” he added.
For to his outstanding hundred, Rishabh Pant was named Player of the Match, and Hardik Pandya was named Player of the Series.