England’s Sam Curran (C) warmly greets Indian players after the match. (Reuters Photo)The moment Shikhar Dhawan skipped down the track to Sam Curran in the third over of the choosing ODI against England in Pune, one could make out that the Indian group has chosen to shake things up in the manner it plays its 50-over cricket. Be that as it may, at that point it was Curran, coming in to bat at No. 8, who almost invalidated India’s strategy with an unbeaten 95 off 83 in the pursuit of 330.The arrangement securing seven-run win for India on Sunday, while protecting 329, just turned away a third sequential ODI arrangement misfortune. India completed their worldwide season dropping only one ODI arrangement in Australia.SCORECARD | AS IT HAPPENED
The plan was straightforward: full scale assault as far as possible both with bat and ball. It didn’t make any difference if England fixed them back with a couple of wickets or came hard with the bat with their now-lucky force hitting.
India’s batting setup drove by Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya and a crease substantial bowling assault, gotten through by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/42) and Shardul Thakur (4/67), were prepared for a road battle. Basically, India received the best on the planet’s blow-for-blow strategy and in the end figured out how to beat them at that. Maybe, Curran had an excessive amount to do with 257/8 in the 40th over. Other than the 60-run 10th wicket association among Curran and Mark Wood, Bhuvneshwar and Thakur offered the brakes each time England took steps to assume responsibility in the chase.
The score of 329 may have been around similar sums India posted before in the arrangement however the methodology was both invigorating and ominous.
When Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya met up at 157/4, they conveyed a reasonable message that the group was able to ingest a couple of impolite jerks on their way yet speed-breakers were not going to moderate them down.
Pant, similar to he has done in interesting throughout the most recent three months, met people’s high expectations and did his audacious counter-assault to score a 62-ball 78. Hardik cooperated and casually scored a 44-ball 64. Gasp and Hardik ensured, in contrast to the past games, they didn’t allow the English spinners to settle and took the assault to them with vigorous hitting. The pair set up 99 off only 70 balls.
Proactive with the new ball
The go-for-the-murder demeanor didn’t stop with the bat. Bhuvneshwar got once more into his wicket-taking propensity with the new ball. After three gut-sucking limits by Jason Roy off the initial five wads of the pursuit, Bhuvneshwar returned with his last ball to push his off-stump over. Gasp at that point chose to come up to the stumps to Bhuvneshwar to keep the in-form Jonny Bairstow inside the wrinkle. The outcome followed off the primary ball Bairstow looked from Bhuvneshwar when he was caught before the stumps for one and England were diminished to 28/2 in the third finished. With Hardik bowling nine overs, it implied India didn’t depend much on the crude left-arm twist of Krunal Pandya.