Hardik Pandya emulates Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh with all-round heroics in 3rd ODI

Hardik Pandya became only the fifth Indian to score 50-plus runs and take 4 wickets in an ODI match during the series decider between India and England in Manchester.

Hardik Pandya fifth Indian to score 50-plus runs and take 4 wickets in an ODI match (AP Photo)

Hardik Pandya fifth Indian to score 50-plus runs and take 4 wickets in an ODI match (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hardik joined Sachin, Sourav, Yuvraj and K Srikkanth in an elite ODI list
  • Hardik took a career-best 4/24 and then scored 72 in 3rd ODI
  • Hardik is the only Indian to achieve the feat outside the Indian subcontinent

India all-rounder Hardik Pandya joined Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh and K Srikkanth in an elite ODI list as he became only the fifth Indian to score fifty plus runs and take a four-wicket haul during the third ODI against England at Manchester’s Old Trafford on Sunday.

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Hardik is the only Indian to achieve the feat outside the Indian subcontinent and also the first Indian player since Yuvraj Singh in the 2011 World Cup. Hardik took a career-best 4/24 to help India bowl out England for 259 and then scored a fantastic fifty to put India’s chase back on track in Manchester.

50+ runs & 4+ wickets in an ODI for India
K Srikkanth 70 & 5/27 v NZ Vizag 1988
S Tendulkar 141 & 4/38 v Aus Dhaka 1998
S Ganguly 130* & 4/21 v SL Nagpur 1999
S Ganguly 71* & 5/34 v Zim Kanpur 2000
Yuvraj Singh 118 & 4/28 v Eng Indore 2008
Yuvraj Singh 50* & 5/31 v Ire Bengaluru 2011
Hardik Pandya 50* & 4/24 v Eng Manchester 2022

Hardik is only the second player to achieve the double in the same match across the three formats, after Mohammad Hafeez.

50+ runs & 4+ wickets in an innings in the same match for Hardik Pandya
Tests: 52* & 5/28 v Eng Nottingham 2018
ODIs: 50* & 4/24 v Eng Manchester 2022

“I had to bend my back a bit, change my plans, realised that this was not the wicket to go full — and go for the short-ball, use it as a wicket-taking delivery,” Hardik said after his excellent effort with the ball.

His wicket included that of the big-hitting Liam Livingstone, who was caught at deep backward square leg after he failed to tackle a bouncer.

“I always fancy my bouncer. Livingstone likes to take the short ball on and that gives me goosebumps. He hit me for two sixes, but one wicket made a big difference. ”The body’s fine, that’s why I’m bowling so much and without trouble. The captain is fantastic at managing my workload. The captain has been fantastic on when I should bowl and when I should not, he has handled me nicely,” the star all-rounder, who has his eyes trained on the upcoming T20 showpiece in Australia, added.

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