Pune: At one time England were in a strong position in the match and Sam Curren was trying to win his team in the form of Dhoni at the crease, but an over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar overturned the entire game. On Sunday, India beat England by 7 runs in a thrilling match and captured the three-match ODI series 2–1.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar did wonders in the 48th over
India’s victory would not have been possible if Bhuvneshwar Kumar had not kept Sam Curren silent in the 48th over. In the 47th over, Sam Curran hit 18 runs off Shardul Thakur, who opened the door to England’s victory, but then in the 48th over, Bhuvneshwar Kumar made only 4 runs to make up for it. This over of Bhuvneshwar Kumar truly saved India from defeat, otherwise Sam Curran would have won England.
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India turned water on England’s expectations
After this over of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya gave only 4 runs in the 49th over. England needed 14 runs to win in the last over, but India’s T. Natarajan conceded just 6 runs and Team India won the match by 7 runs. India dashed England’s hopes despite Sam Curren’s unbeaten 95-run charismatic innings. India thus won the series in three formats from England. India won the series 3–1 in Tests, 3–2 in T20 and 2–1 in ODIs.