3rd ODI; England beat India by 5 runs; India win series 2-1.
England won the 3rd ODI against India by 5 runs in Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Sunday (Jan 22). India won the series 2-1 and England found a much needed confidence before the three-match T20I series beginning next week.
Kedar Jadhav scored 90 off 75 balls to lead India’s charge in the chase. Virat Kohli struck another half-century while Yuvraj Singh also played a good hand.
However, all that was not enough as England recorded a thrilling five-run win over India. Fifties from Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes helped the visitors post a challenging 321/8 after being put into bat.
This is England’s first win over India in the ongoing tour. They lost the Test series 0-4 and were 0-2 down in the ODIs. India win the series 2-1 and now the focus shifts to the Twenty20 series.
“I was planning to play all the six balls. I knew that if I play the six balls the bowler would be under pressure. I was not in a great position to hit the ball and that is why I got out. I think being with Dhoni in the team has helped me to keep things calm. The ball was moving when it was bowled full. In the first game Virat told me this is the time to learn to finish games and that is exactly what I told Hardik today as well. I would have been more happy if we won this game, but it is satisfying. But I can do better than this,” said Kedar Jadhav after receiving the award.