Sam Quran’s daring 95 * went in vain as India recorded a narrow 7-fold victory to beat England in the third and final match and won the ODI 2-1 series on Sunday. With 14 victories from the last, England managed to score only six, while India finished the ODI series with a dramatic victory in Pune.
After the middle order of England collapsed, it was Curan who shifted the momentum with his brilliant batting display. Gains praise for Curran’s incredible inning, Captain Joss Butler said the wagon had almost passed England.
“Fantastic game, both sides made some mistakes, but also played brilliant cricket. We witnessed an incredible knock by Curran to take us almost online, but congratulations to India on the victory. We learned a lot as a country and saw a lot of guys to stand up and lead. The white ball leg was incredibly competitive, “Butler said in the post-match presentation.
“We’ve been playing great cricket for a few years, the set of white ball cricket talents is growing and creating competition in the team and making us do better. We fight deep as a country, that’s one of our strengths, but Sam Curran is he did well by taking responsibility and taking on much of the strike and it took a great hero to play the way he did it.I know he will be disappointed that he didn’t beat us, but we are all very proud of him and his presentation. ”
Earlier, filled with a stroke fifties by Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya helped India publish a total of 329 dashboard runs. Opener Shikhar davan also scored 67 as India set 330 visitors for visitors. Butler also said that the game in Indian conditions will help the players of England to prepare for the upcoming World Cup.
“These are the conditions we will face in the near future of the World Cup. It is a great experience for young boys to play top class like India and they will be better cricketers for that.
“We didn’t do so well at the top, we handed out easy boundaries, but we pulled him back to be tied back by (Rishabh) Pant and (Hardik) Pandya. Line,” he added.