England tour of India - Cricket: India struts to 4-wicket win in 3rd ODI

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Sachin Tendulkar, who top scored with 68, and Virender Sehwag (51) gave a start that made chasing England's 217 look like a child's play but the visitors struck back with vengeance to fight their way back into the game. Tendulkar and Sehwag produced 107 runs for the first wicket, which put India firmly on the road to victory before off-spinner Jeremy Snape sent both of them back. Mathew Hoggard then sent shockwaves in the Indian camp by dismissing three middle order batsmen in two overs of his second spell to raise England's hopes. The dramatic turnaround brought excitement back into the game which looked a one-sided affair ever since England were reduced to 125 for six and then restricted to 217 by an Indian side led by leg-spinner Anil Kumble in the absence of Sourav Ganguly. Many anxious moments later, the Indians finally managed to reach 221 for six to overhaul the England total in 46.4 overs and take a 2-1 lead in the six-match series. PTI


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