India beat England to win series

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Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 125 and Hardik Pandya’s superb all-round display helped India seal a five wicket victory over England in the third and final one-day international at Old Trafford on Sunday and complete a 2-1 series victory.Chasing 260 for victory, India lost skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for 17 runs each after both experienced batters fell to Reece Topley, before Pandya took charge with a fluent 71 off 55 balls in the company of Pant.

The pair stitched together 133 runs for the fifth wicket to set up a comfortable win, with Pant going on to score his maiden ton in the format after Pandya fell to a spectacular catch by Ben Stokes off the bowling of Brydon Carse.

Scores

England: 259 (Buttler 60, Roy 41, Hardik 4-24, Chahal 3-60) 

India: 261 for 5 (Pant 125*, Hardik 71, Topley 3-35)

(Reuters)