Ravindra Jadeja grabs a stunner; Hardik Pandya skittles England with short-ball ploy in 3rd ODI

Buttler pulled Hardik’s short conveyance in the mid-wicket locale. Jadeja again snatched the catch – a two-gave sliding get in the wake of running to one side.

The Indian all-rounder couple of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja collaborated to foil England in the third ODI at Old Trafford, Manchester. While Hardik peppered the resistance with short-pitched bowling, a deft Jadeja committed no error on the field to snatch two shocking gets in something very similar over.

Hardik pitched it short to Liam Livingstone, who swung it to Jadeja at profound square leg. Not long after Livingstone holed out to Jadeja in his self image fight against Hardik, Jos Buttler pulled one more short conveyance in the mid-wicket district. Jadeja again snatched the catch – a two-gave sliding get subsequent to running to one side.

Buttler was Hardik’s fourth scalp and best figures for the Indian in a 50-over game. He likewise eliminated Jason Roy with the short ball ploy. The Englishman went for the draw however top-edged an agreeable catch to puzzler Rishabh Pant.

Hardik then eliminated Ben Stokes, who expanded it up for a simple catch to the Baroda all-rounder. Stirs up died for 27, leaving England in a shaky situation on 74 for four in 13.2 overs.

Prior, Mohammed Siraj eliminated Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root, both on noughts, in the second over of the innings. Bairstow expanded it to Shreyas Iyer at mid-off, while Joe Root scratched the approaching conveyance to India skipper Rohit Sharma in the slips.

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal likewise got three wickets with two in finish to wrap up England’s innings. He eliminated Craig Overton and Reece Topley in the 46th over as the home side collapsed for 259. Hardik returned 4/24 remembering three ladies for his seven overs. Chahal got done with 3/60, while Siraj finished with a twofold. Jadeja likewise got a wicket as he eliminated Moeen Ali for 34.

“I needed to twist my back a little, change my arrangements and acknowledge you really want to involve the short ball as a wicket-taking ball. I generally extravagant my bouncer. Livingstone likes to take the short ball on and that gives me goosebumps. He hit me for two sixes, however one wicket had a major effect,” Hardik, who recorded his best-at any point figures in ODIs, said during the innings break.

The body’s fine, the chief is phenomenal at dealing with my responsibility. The pursuit is about expectation, the wicket is very great to bat on. We’ll fancy our opportunities to pursue it down.”