Rishabh Pant is the Player of the Match:
He grabs the bottle of champagne and joins the broadcaster for a chat. He says, “hopefully I will remember my first ODI century for the rest of my life. But when I was in there, I was just focusing on one ball at a time. (Coming in at 25 for 2) When a team is under pressure and your bat like that, that’s what you aspire to do. (Quick end to the chase) I enjoy playing in England and will do whatever I can do to keep enjoying my cricket. The more cricket you play, the more experience you get. (Bowling) It was the best pitch to bat on, so credit to our bowlers for keeping them to 260. Not only this game, but they have also bowled well through the series. Not only this series either, but they have also been excellent all year.”
Hardik Pandya is the Player of the Series:
“White ball is something very close to me,” Pandya says. “I cherish my white-ball game. (England is difficult in England) We all know England is such a good team. For us, it was important to check ourselves out with our plans and the World Cup ahead. Was an ideal chance for us to step up and show what we have. (Keeping England to 259) It was important for me to come in and stop the runs and bowl as many dots. We took two wickets early but they recovered well and were cruising. I love short balls. I don’t fancy people taking me on, it always gets me into the game. I don’t mind getting hit for six sixes as long as I take wickets. (Livingstone) We are good pals but at the end of the day, that’s his game. He takes his chances. (Pant) We know his talent. Today he played the situation. Our partnership changed the game and the way he finished the game was special.”
“I thought were short on runs. We needed a good start with the ball so that was fantastic. We created chances but two guys took the game away from us, that’s where we lost the game. Not concerned about batting. All summer, in T20s and ODIs we haven’t batted our best. We just need to bat longer. (Topley) He’s been brilliant. Got his opportunity, and was delighted for him to do well. (Why only 7 overs for Topley) We were trying to search for ways to get wickets. It’s been a tough schedule too. Reece is probably creaking a bit as well, so we need to manage our players. (Pant) When you give players a chance (missed stumping) they will hurt you. Hardik too, a half chance. With the score we put up, we were going to need to take all our chances. (Being a keeper captain) I’ve found it fine, to be honest. Missed a chance today but don’t think it’s anything to do with my captaincy. (Adil Rashid returning for the SA series) We move on quickly. He’s been one of our most important players so would be good to have him back.”
Very pleased. We came here and wanted to achieve something as a group in white-ball, and we did. Moving forward there are things we need to improve but are pleased with the effort. We were here last time and we were beaten I remember. It is not an easy place to come and win games but the way we played the entire white-ball leg was fantastic. Wanted to do it for a long period of time, and to achieve it was brilliant. (Today’s game) It was a good pitch, but we knew it won’t be easy if we lost wickets early. It happened, but the positive is that these guys haven’t batted a long period in the middle overs and we got to see that from Rishabh and Hardik. Both of them were clinical – at no point did we feel they were panicking. They played great cricketing shots. (Chahal) He is a critical member and has so much experience and bowling in all sorts of formats.
It was unfortunate that he missed the last T20 World Cup, but I’m pleased with how he has returned. Hardik as well, used the dimension well while bowling. One side was long and used the bouncers well. (Batting issues for top order?) Not really. But we do understand that it is something we need to look into. We played some not-so-good shots and that’s what cost us wickets. But I still back those guys to come out good because they’ve done it for a long time. I’ve got nothing more to say since I understand the quality they bring to the team. (T20 World Cup and ODI World Cup – depth in the squad?) we’ve got some solid guys on the bench who are looking for a long time to get a game. We want to create that bench strength because in the kind of games we play, injuries are bound to happen and you need to manage the workload. It is a conscious effort.”
India vs England 3rd ODI Highlights today, Sunday 17-7-2022. 3rd ODI, India tour of England from Old Trafford, Manchester.
(Last five completed matches; most recent first)
Rohit won the toss and India will bowl first.
Buttler would have batted first and announced an unchanged side. Bumrah misses out with a back spasm, Siraj is in.
Rohit: “Nice and hard track, looks like it won’t change over 100 overs. Nice to have a score in front of us. We didn’t play well enough in that last game but hopefully, we’ve got our learnings. The bowlers have come out with great guns, so hopefully, restrict them to a reasonable target.”
India team: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Mohammed Shami, 9 Mohammed Siraj, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Prasidh Krishna.
England team: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Jos Buttler (capt & wk), 6 Liam Livingstone, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 David Willey, 9 Craig Overton, 10 Brydon Carse, 11 Reece Topley.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 105
India Won: 56
England Won: 44
Match Timings: 12:00 GMT | 13:00 Local
Umpires – Martin Saggers, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpires – Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Alex Wharf
Match number – ODI no. 4433