Opting to bat, India posted 198 for 8 riding on Hardik Pandya’s 33-ball 51. Suryakumar Yadav (39), Deepak hooda (33) and Rohit Sharma (24) were the other contributors. The visitors then returned to dismiss England for 148 in 19.3 overs with Hardik (4/33) taking four wickets. Hardik was a bit-part player at the World Cup following back and shoulder injuries, facing 45 balls and bowling only four overs across five games, but at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday night, he was the driving force behind India’s 50-run win. He top-scored with 51 off 33 as India racked up 198 for 8, playing with plenty of attacking intent, then took three wickets with the new ball to dismantle England’s top order, before finishing with 4 for 33.