Following the fast series of dismissals by Reece Topley of Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli, which left India at 72/4, England appeared to be in the driver's seat. For India, it seemed to be almost over. Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya were still at the crease, so it was almost. Pandya and Pant worked valiantly to accumulate 132 runs for the fifth wicket as England bowled challenging lines and the likelihood of an Indian turnaround appeared low.
India had reached the mark by the time Ben Stokes caught Pandya on 71, needing just 55 runs. To help India win the third and final ODI at Old Trafford by five wickets, Pant smashed five boundaries in a single over from David Willey after achieving his first century.
India won the T20s by the same score, and went on to win the series 2-1.
Pandya once more demonstrated with a stunning 4/24 why he is so crucial to the white-ball setup. Additionally, Pant's hundred (125* - 113b, 16x4, 2x6) occurred at precisely the wrong time regarding the legacy of his white-ball career.