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Rishabh Pant set Twitter on fire by slamming his highest ODI score in the series winning third and final ODI against England at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

Pant was promoted to 4th after his brilliant 77 in the last ODI and used the good start of the openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to score a brilliant 78 on Sunday with just 62 balls. This is also Pant's highest score on ODIs.

Pant was also only the third Indian wicket keeper batsman to score more than fifty goals in a series against England after MS Dhoni's three fifties in 2011, Rahul Dravid's two fifties in 2002 and Dhoni's two fifties against England in 2011.

India v England live score 3. ODI

This was Pant’s third ODI fifty and second against England.

This is how Twitter reacted to Rishabh Pants' highest score in ODI cricket

The attacking left-handed man looked fine for his first hundred when a full-length shipment from Sam Curran caused his downfall. Pant wanted to flip the ball aside, but got a leading edge. The English substitute captain Jos Buttler made a nice dive to his left.

Pant hit four sixes and five fours in his innings, in which he scored with a hit rate of 125.81. Pant was especially tough against English weirdos Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone.

He kept attacking despite India losing to Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and captain Virat Kohli after opening 103 runs in quick succession.

Pant put together a 99-run stand with Hardik Pandya, 64, which was the fourth-highest fifth wicket partnership in ODIs for India against England.

Before that, England won the litter and decided on the first field.

India replaced spinner Kuldeep Yadav in Game XI with Pacer T Natarajan.

England also made a change to their XI game, getting pacemaker Mark Wood in place of Tom Curran. The three match series are set 1-1, with India winning the lung opener with 66 runs, while England won the second game with six wickets.

India XI: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Prasidh Krishna.

England XI: Jos Buttler (c / w), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, David Malan, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid and Reece Topley.

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