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India vs England 3rd ODI: India set a target 329 against England final ODI

Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow in successive overs

India vs England (IND vs ENG) Live Cricket Score 3rd ODI: England have been rocked very early in their run chase with Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow falling to Bhuvneshwar Kumar in successive overs. Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes now have the responsibility to lay a solid foundation for the chase. Earlier, India rode on half-centuries from Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan to post 329 after being asked to bat first in Pune.

Hello and Welcome to our Live Coverage of the series-deciding third ODI between India and England in Pune. The hosts will be looking to bounce back from their previous defeat while England will be looking to end their tour on a high as they lock horns at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

Hardik Pandya drops a sitter

Bhuvi to Stokes DROPPED! Chipped in high in the air… DROPPED! Who is it? Hardik Pandya. Length and around off, Stokes goes for a hit downtown but chips it in the air over the bowler’s head. Krunal Pandya from mid on and Hardik Pandya from mid off converge to take the catch, Hardik calls for the catch and Krunal backs out. Hardik gets a hand to it but he cannot hold onto it.

Bhuvi gets his 2nd wicket

WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar removes the 2nd English opener, trapping Jonny Bairstow lbw for 1 (4 balls). Moves across the stumps to play the flick shot but misses the ball and gets hit in front of the middle stump. The umpire raises his finger. Bairstow takes the review but in vain as the umpire’s call stays.

England  28/2 (3 overs) vs India (329) in Pune. Ben Stokes 10*

Bhuvneshwar gets his revenge on Roy

WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls the perfect inswinging delivery to castle Jason Roy (14) after getting hit for 3 fours. Back of a length ball around off, swinging into Roy who is cramped for the room as he leaves a big gap between bat and pad to crash into the off pole.

England 14/1 (1 over) vs India (329) in Pune

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Superb start from England

Jason Roy gets off the mark with successive boundaries to get the run chase underway in Pune.

Bhuvneshwar to Roy, FOUR! What a start for England in the chase! Kumar starts with a length ball around off, Roy leans into the drive and creams it through covers for a boundary.

Bhuvneshwar to Roy, FOUR! A beautiful check drive! Length and around off, Roy plays a check drive and sends it past the bowler and down to the long off fence for a boundary.

England begin their run chase of 330

Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for Team India with the new ball. Jonny Biarstow and Jason Roy stride out to the middle to begin England’s run chase of 330.

Rishabh Pant got out at the wrong time: Hardik Pandya

“We don’t have much option. At one point, we thought of 360 but myself and Rishabh got out at the wrong time, otherwise, it would’ve been a different story. I don’t think it was much different, just simple cricket, we backed ourselves and we have done it many times. We didn’t get what we expected for the team, we would’ve added a few more had we batted for long but we have to be okay with whatever we have got. We need to bowl proper balls and make it difficult for them. We just have to be smart, I feel if we bowl in the right areas, we have a chance,” Hardik Pandya said at the mid-innings break.

3rd ODI: England need 330 runs to win ODI series

England will be the happier of the two sides at the dressing room. Certainly, India could have added 30-40 runs more. They were going great guns when Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya were hitting those big ones in the middle overs despite the successive exits of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. Those two added 99 runs in just 70 balls.

However, both the well-set batsmen departed before the 40th-over mark. India managed just 73 runs for their last 6 wickets as Mark Wood picked up 3 wickets.

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