Former cricketer and veteran opener Virender Sehwag trolled the England cricket team on Sunday (March 28) after their defeat in the third and final ODI against India.
Notably, with this win, India won the three-match ODI series 2–1. The team led by Virat Kohli won all the series in this England tour of India. India won the four-match Test series 3–1 and then the five-match T20 series 3–2.
Meanwhile, Sehwag took to Twitter to praise Sam Curran’s unbeaten innings of unbeaten 95 runs in the final ODI, but trolled England for losing all three series on the tour of India.
“Sam Curran has some talent and he almost pulled it off for England. But in the end, Khali Haath came, Khali Haath Jayenge England Wale. Sehwag tweeted, Good win for Team India.
Sam Curran has some talent and he almost pulled it off for England. But in the end, Khali Hath came, Khali Hath Jayange England. Good win for Team India but it is a well fought series in all formats. #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/haA3krhgHw
– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 28, 2021
Talking about the match, Sam Curran’s unbeaten innings of 95 not out helped India bowl brilliantly, helping the hosts defeat England. By seven runs in the thrilling third and final ODI in Pune at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Sunday evening.
Chasing a mammoth target of 330 runs, England scored 322/9 in their stipulated 50 overs. Karnan remained unbeaten on 95 which included three sixes and nine fours.
For India, Thakur took four wickets, while Bhubaneswar scored three runs.
England needed 41 runs in the last four overs while the hosts needed just two wickets to win the series.
Karron was out for 18 in the 47th over, needing just 23 runs in the final three overs. In the 48th over, Bhuvneshwar conceded just four runs and Wood fell for almost one wicket, the third umpire’s decision was overturned after England took the DRS.
Hardik came to bowl in the brilliant over of the match. India lost two back-to-back opportunities to dismiss Wood and Curran as Shardul first and then T Natarajan dropped a high catch.
The audience needed 14 runs with Curran on strike from the last six balls. Natarajan bowled the final over for India. Curren played the Yorker for a long time and Wood (14) was run out in search of a two-run single.
Race Tople added Karron in the middle and took a single off the first ball. On the next two balls, Karran refused to take a run and despite Karran’s four off the fifth ball, it was enough to claim the match.
Brief Score: India 329 all out (Rishabh Pant 78, Shikhar Dhawan 67; Mark Wood 3-34); England 322/9 in 50 overs (Sam Curran 95 *, David Malan 50, Liam Livingstone 36; Shardul Thakur 4-67, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-42).