Shoaib Akhtar Trolled For Praising Team India, Rohit Sharma

Heather Diaz
July 11, 2018

He and Hardik Pandya closed out the match with eight balls to spare.

Kohli ended up getting caught and bowled by Jordan.

Sharma was imperious as India clinched a series win in England.

Cruising after the powerplay overs, England lost their way in the middle overs losing four wickets for 46 runs that restricted their momentum and things got worse at the death with another five wickets in the space of 14 balls.

He wrote, "Pakistan beats Australia in a thriller & now in decider Hindustan beats England comprehensively that goes to shows that subcontinent teams are so well equipped in shorter format". Pandya hit 33 not out off just 14 balls as India reached to 201 for 3 in 18.4 overs. He has shown throughout the series how it is done in tougher conditions, taking on the batsmen with clever variations and staying strong under pressure.

But on a pitch where anything that was too short or full could be flayed to the boundary, it rarely felt as though it was an even contest between bat and ball. It took three outstanding catches to claim the India wickets.

Chasing the target of 199 runs, India did not have the start they had hoped for as Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul got dismissed early on. England's openers have gone hard at the bowlers from the start, while India have been far more circumspect. India enjoys a dominating record against England in ODIs. One of them, by Chris Jordan, was an nearly impossibly good running catch at long-on to end KL Rahul's innings.

The left-armer wrist-spinner, who took three of his five wickets in one over in Manchester on Tuesday, this time finished with none.

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"The unit as a whole did really well", England captain Eoin Morgan told Sky Sports.

Rohit Sharma's blazing 56 ball 100 has been well accompanied by Hardik Pandya's all round performance.

A six brought up Roy's half-century from 23 balls - the joint second quickest for England in T20s - and the hosts looked set for a total in excess of 200. To add to India's woes, Bhuvneshwar Kumar had a stiff back. Amassing these runs, Dhoni will become the only 12th player overall and 4th Indian in the history of cricket to go past 10,000 ODI runs.

"Certainly the plans we had, we committed to them a lot more". Capitalising on starts like is something we have to learn from. But the expected players failed to keep rocking in the ground. But we played better than we did at Old Trafford and the plans we had we committed to more.

"But I am pretty confident, going forward, we won't be hung over on this series loss". We backed up something and the guys produced the goods for us. We had to make the batsmen feel like they would make mistakes.

"We have a fantastic supporting staff and leaders who give us enormous confidence to go and express ourselves".

The second highest run-getter in the series behind Rohit Sharma.

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