India vs England 3rd ODI was nothing short of a nightmare for the Men in Blue. Indian skipper Virat Kohli seemed pretty discontent with his team’s dismal performance in the 3rd game. Being the lone warrior of the team, he was the only player to get past the 50 run mark in the decider contest, before eventually getting dismissed at 71 by the ball of the series hurled by none other than Adil Rashid.
The England leg-spinner looked in terrific touch throughout the series. Especially in the decider game, where he managed to unroot Virat Kohli from the crease which changed the outcome for the visiting team.
Chasing a total of 256 looked like a walk in the park for the Englishmen, who completed the chase with 33 balls to remain, courtesy the rock solid performances of Joe Root and Eoin Morgan and ticked off the ODI series under their name.
.Indain team would certainly need to work on their flaws, which looked in plenty before they take on the English unit in the 5 match tests. Lets’ see how India vs England 3rd ODI player ratings turned up for Kohli’ men.
India vs England 3rd ODI Player ratings
Rohit Sharma- 0/10
The right arm opener failed yet again when it was needed for him to contribute the most. His weakness against the swing deliveries was exploited throughout the series on multiple occasions. He scored a puny 2 runs in 18 deliveries, before being dismissed by David Wiley.
Shikhar Dhawan- 4.5/10
The left arm aggressive opener looked in a great touch in the deciding contest. With the kind of shots he was hurling down at the English bowlers, the game looked in India’s control until he got dismissed of a runout attempt from Ben Stokes. His 44, fortunately, helped the team reach a competitive total in the decider contest.
Virat Kohli- 7/10
Skipper Kohli was yet again successful in contributing to his team’s total. His 71 of 72 deliveries were the sole reason India had managed to notch up a 256. Kohli’s dismissal at the hands of Adil Rashid, in what is being referred to as the ball of the series, decimated the dreams of the Indian batsmen to get past the 300 run total.
Dinesh Karthik – 3.5/10
Brought in as a replacement for KL Rahul, even Dinesh Karthik couldn’t deliver any over the top performance in the final game. While he looked strong during his stay at the crease, his dismissal at the hands of Adil Rashid, diminished India’s chances for a budding partnership.
Suresh Raina- 1/10
Chances are that Raina might surely lose out his place to any newcomer in the upcoming series. He might have been a terrific T20 player when playing for CSK, but the national team, it is time for him to hang up his boots.
MS Dhoni- 3/10
The veteran had no chance but to struggle, to ensure a survival till the last overs of the game. Dhoni’s knock of 42 in 66 deliveries helped the Men in Blue to reach the total of 256. Also, he had a considerable bad day behind the gloves too.
He missed a catch on Shardul’s bowling and was also involved in a couple of misfields. His effort of stumping Joe Root went in vain, as Yuzvendra Chahal had delivered a no ball, which zeroed down Dhoni’s efforts.
Hardik Pandya- 1/10
The Indian all-rounder has been going through a series of failed performances, following his heroics in the last T20i game against England. He was expected to assist Dhoni in the hard-hitting but fell prey to Mark Wood’s incoming delivery at a mere total of 21 in 21 deliveries.
He wasn’t very impressive with the ball either, as he went wicketless in his 5.3 overs of play.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar – 2/10
The swing specialist’s comeback too couldn’t help the Indian team in decimating the Englishmen to a low total. His performance with the ball might not have been worth noticing, yet, his contribution with the bat came in very handy. He managed to score 21 of 35 deliveries to help the team in reaching the desired total in the process.
Shardul Thakur- 5/10
The right arm pacer was the solitary wicket-taker for the Indian unit in his 10 overs of play and was more effective than any top order or middle order Indian batsman in the final contest. His smashing 22 of 13, helped the team prance up to 256. Else, one could imagine how shameful defeat it could have been for the Men In Blue.
Kuldeep Yadav- 3/10
The spin wizard too failed to make an impact in the final game. He conceded 55 runs in his 10 overs play with no wicket under his name.
Yuzvendra Chahal – 3.5/10
The right arm spinner too wasn’t effective in taking wickets. He might have dried up the inflow of runs for the England team, still, his efforts couldn’t give any major breakthrough for the Men in Blue.