Head coach Ravi Shastri praised the Indian team and termed “a season of a lifetime”, during which it notched up five consecutive series victories against the world’s top two teams in the difficult COVID era. After clinching the T20I and Test series against Australia in Australia, India completed a clean sweep in all three formats against England.
India began the tour of Australia in bad fashion as they lost the first two ODIs to lose the series. But after winning the third ODI, they went on to clinch the T20I series before pulling off the famous Test series win while winning at the famed Gabba fortress as well. They then followed it up by defeating England 3-1 in the Tests after losing the first test. Limited overs series wins in both the T20Is and most recently, the ODIs followed.
Ravi Shastri takes to Twitter to congratulate the Men in Blue
Ravi Shastri took to Twitter today to write, “Congratulations Guys for holding up and having a season of a lifetime in the toughest of times across all formats and hemispheres against 2 of the best teams in the world. Take a bow.”
In the thrilling third ODI, India were all out for 329 in 48.2 overs with Shikhar Dhawan (67), Rishabh Pant (78) and Hardik Pandya (64) hitting half centuries.
Sam Curran (95 not out off 83 balls) India single-handedly kept England in the hunt as he put on an excellent partnership with number 10 Mark Wood (14) for a 60-run stand for the ninth wicket but in the end fell short. England ended at 322 for 9 in 50 overs.