Manchester: India won the 3rd and final ODI against England by 5 wickets to clinch the series 2-1. India won the toss and bowled first in the match held at the Old Trafford ground yesterday. After Bumrah withdrew due to injury, Siraj was included. Both Roy and Bairstow opened the England innings. Both Bairstow and Joe Root were ducked out at Siraj’s speed and it was a shocking start for the England team. Roy scored 41 runs (31 balls, 7 fours), Stokes scored 27 runs and returned to the pavilion at Hardik’s speed. Captain Buttler – Moeen Ali added 75 runs for the 5th wicket. Moeen scored 34 runs (44 balls, 2 fours, 2 sixes), Livingston took 27 runs to get rid of the game, captain Buttler, who played responsibly and scored a half-century, scored 60 runs (80 balls, 3 fours,
David Willey (18 runs), Craig Overton (32 runs) and Reece Tapley (0) took wickets in the Sahel spin as England were all out for 259 runs in 45.5 overs. Kars remained unbeaten with 3 runs. In Indian bowling, Hardik 4, Chahal 3, Siraj 2, Jadeja 1 wicket. When India, who entered the field next, stumbled with the loss of 4 wickets for 72 runs, the pair of Pant – Hardik played tremendously to add runs, India won by 261 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 42.1 overs. Pant scored 125 runs (113 balls, 16 fours, 2 sixes), Hardik scored 71 runs (55 balls, 10 fours). As the all-rounder, Asathya Hardik won the man of the match award. India also won the ODI series by 2-1.