Rishabh Pant century guides India to series victory over England

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  • Third ODI: India, 261-5, beat England, 259, by five wickets
  • Pant hits unbeaten 125 and Pandya 71 in easy win

As Jos Buttler reflected on a tricky start to life as England’s new white‑ball captain, and a sparkling century from Rishabh Pant that made it two series defeats to India in the space of a fortnight, he admitted: “We just need to be better.”

It was a simple diagnosis from the man tasked with following Eoin Morgan’s gilded reign. England were again below par with the bat in this one-day international decider and powerless to prevent Pant’s unbeaten 125 chasing down 260 with eight overs to spare for a five-wicket win. India’s supporters, the vocal majority of this sellout crowd, were in clover.

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Written by Ali Martin at Old Trafford
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