Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to field first in the 3rd ODI against England, and the first international match played at HEC International Cricket Stadium Complex, Ranchi, Dhoni’s home ground.
Man-Of-The-Match award was given to Virat Kohli for his superb know, but all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has the same credit for this win, as he took three very important wickets.
Captain MS Dhoni has the pride of hitting winning run for his team and this time at his home ground. In addition, Virat Kohli is back in his form, he played some really good cricketing shorts against England in his 77 runs knock.
With this loss against India, England had now lost their 18 matches out of 21 played in India.
Here comes the presentation after India beats England by 7 wickets in the 3rd ODI at Ranchi.
During presentation, Virat Kohli said, “I was batting well for a while, getting out in different ways, got a few good balls, made a few mistakes. Today I just reacted to the way the ball was thrown at me. I did not have to pre-plan which I was doing in the previous games. I was relying on my reflexes. It was a difficult wicket, Finn gets the ball to seam on any wicket. Crowd support was brilliant.”
Captain MS Dhoni said, “Bowlers did the job for us. It was important to take wickets with the new ball. 150-odd was not enough to defend for the English side. Gautam batted well with Virat, that was important as the ball was doing something. Most of the bowlers are new. Bhuvi and Shami have just got into the side. They will get a lot of confidence out of this. [When asked if he was nervous as he walked out to bat] Not really, I have played a lot of cricket here. Yuvi got out, so I got an opportunity to bat, at one stage it did not look if I would get to bat. I cannot say it was good that I got to bat, they will beat me in the dressing room. It is one of the best facilities. Execution is very important. Response from the people has been amazing. Everything went off well, we won the game, it was a perfect script.”
England captain Cook said, “150 was nowhere near enough on that wicket. Credit to India. Not really going to defend that, unless it is a freak day. We did not get out to attacking shots, got out to defensive shots. It is frustrating, We have the potential, but we are not clicking at the moment. The ball skid on slightly better in the second innings, we knew that would happen.”