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- Third ODI: India, 261-5, beat England, 259, by five wickets
- Pant hits unbeaten 125 and Pandya 71 in easy win
On a roasting hot day in Manchester it was Rishabh Pant who brought things to the boil, his masterful maiden ODI century steering India to a five-wicket win and seeing Jos Buttler’s reign as England’s white-ball captain begin with defeats in both formats.
Set 260 to claim this decider, the tourists had suffered some early flashbacks to last Thursday’s 100-run defeat at Lord’s when Reece Topley rolled over the form witnessed in that six-wicket performance and wiped out the top three with the new ball. England, under par with the bat, suddenly believed a repeat was in the offing.
Continue reading… July 18, 2022 at 12:11AM Ali Martin at Old Trafford