India and England are facing each other in the 3rd ODI match at Manchester in the ongoing 3-match ODI series. The series is levelled 1-1 currently. It’s a crucial decider match taking place in Manchester. Ravindra Jadeja took a brilliant catch on the bowling of Hardik Pandya to end the innings of Jos Buttler.
In the 37th over of the game, Hardik Pandya bowled a back-off length bowl outside the off stump. Buttler decided to play the pull shot but couldn’t time it properly. The ball went near the deep mid-wicket area. Jadeja who was standing at the sweeper position made a long run to reach near the ball.
Jadeja showed an excellent example of his athletism and reached for the ball and slid along the ground to complete the catch. Hardik Pandya was delighted after Jadeja took this amazing catch. This catch ended the good innings of 60 runs played by Jos Buttler.
One of the best fielders ever – Ravi Jadeja. pic.twitter.com/h6Y0VSfUiW
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 17, 2022
Earlier in the over, Ravindra Jadeja also took a great catch of Liam Livingstone at the boundary line. This was the fourth wicket of Hardik Pandya. Hardik looked in a great rhythm and made the best use of short-pitch bowling which troubled the England batsman. Hardik also bowled with a quick pace in his spell today.
England set 260-run target for Indian team
Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field first. Mohammed Siraj gave a great start to the Indian team. He picked the wickets of Johnny Bairstow and Joe Root in a single over to push England on backfoot. Jason Roy and Ben Stokes were dismissed by Hardik Pandya which left England in trouble.
However, with the help of knocks of Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali and Craig Overton, England reached a total of 259 runs. India will need 260 runs to win the third ODI and win their first ODI series in England since 2014. However, it’s not going to be an easy task chasing against the England team.