Virat Kohli bowled: India is currently playing England in the blockbuster series deciding third and final ODI of the high-voltage IND vs ENG white-ball series in Pune. After registering a brilliant win in the first ODI match, India found themselves at the receiving end of an absolute thrashing by the England batting trio of Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes who clobbered a total of 22 fours and 18 sixes in that carnage. The series is currently evenly poised at 1-1 but England have fought back strongly in the ongoing India vs England 3rd ODI.
After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, India’s experienced opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan got their team off to a terrific start. The openers compiled a brilliant partnership of 103 runs in just 14.3 overs. However, England came back strongly with leg-spinner Adil Rashid dismissing both Rohit and Dhawan in quick succession. However, shockingly, Indian captain Virat Kohli was also quickly clean bowled by Moeen Ali with a beautiful turning delivery. For a moment, even the Indian captain looked stunned while taking a strange look at the pitch.
In his 200th match as captain, Kohli could only score 7 runs off 10 balls. This was the second time in this home season when Moeen has dismissed Kohli as the off-spinner clean bowled the Indian captain with a top-notch delivery in the second Test match as well. It has also been close to 500 days since the fans have seen a Virat Kohli hundred in international cricket.
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Many of the experts felt that India were outplayed by England due to their tentative approach in the first 10 overs in both the last ODIs. However, this time, India’s opening pair of Dhawan and Rohit took the explosive way in the first 10 overs of the third ODI against England. But now, India have lost four key wickets in quick time and they desperately need to post a fighting total to restrict this England line-up.
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