India win third ODI by 54 runs, Pandya stars with 92

India defeated West Indies by 54 runs in the third and final ODI of the series, with Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten 92 off 62 balls being the key performance. Shubman Gill also scored a fine 85, while Ruturaj Gaikwad made 29. In reply, West Indies were bowled out for 297, with Jason Holder top-scoring with 77.

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Hardik Pandya’s strong finish guides India to 351/5

India got off to a good start in their innings, with Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan putting on 143 for the first wicket. Gill was particularly impressive, scoring 85 off 104 balls with 10 fours. Kishan was also in good form, making 77 off 64 balls with six fours and two sixes.

After Kishan was dismissed, Ruturaj Gaikwad came in and made 29 off 26 balls before being caught behind. However, Hardik Pandya then came in and smashed an unbeaten 92 off 62 balls, with seven fours and six sixes. His innings helped India to reach 351/5 in their 50 overs.

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West Indies bowled out for 297

In reply, West Indies got off to a good start, with Shai Hope making 42 off 34 balls. However, they lost wickets at regular intervals after that, and were eventually bowled out for 297. Jason Holder top-scored with 77 off 84 balls, while Nicholas Pooran made 34 off 30 balls.

The pick of the Indian bowlers was Yuzvendra Chahal, who took three wickets for 42 runs in his 10 overs. Shardul Thakur also took two wickets, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Prasidh Krishna took one wicket each.

India win by 54 runs

India won the match by 54 runs, and with the series tied at 1-1, the third match will be remembered as a thrilling contest. Hardik Pandya’s innings was the difference between the two teams, and he was rightly named the man of the match.

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