Virat Kohli (IND): When the top-two battle each other, we'll get exciting games. No one will throw in the towel, and Sam played a really good innings to keep them in the hunt. However, our bowlers picked up wickets, and it moved from us finishing it off to them getting over the line before Hardik and Nattu pulled it back. It's most disappointing for the guy who drops the catch, but as much as you get disappointed, catches get put down and sometimes they cost you. There's no lack of intent, and our body language was outstanding. Eventually we got over the line. I'm surprised Shardul wasn't the man of the match, and Bhuvi wasn't the man of the series. A lot of credit to them for bowling so well in adverse conditions. Prasidh and Krunal were impressive but death overs batting was extremely good, despite the early wickets, and if the top three can get a hundred, then we can get 370s and 380s later. This win has been sweet because it's against the top team in the world, and we're looking forward to the IPL. It's been an amazing season, series, and this was a great way to finish it off. Scheduling needs to be looked at in future, since playing in bubbles will be difficult, and everyone can't have the same mental capacity all the time, but I'm looking forward to the IPL for now.
Jonny Bairstow( Man of the series): I've been pleased with my striking, but we'd like to be on the winning side. Today, it just wasn't meant to be. I didn't score a lot in the Tests, but it was pleasing to come back and do well in the white-ball leg and I'll be taking the confidence into the IPL. We know Bhuvi's skills, and I think getting outside off is the way to counter it. We had a conversation about it and we played him in the Sunrisers' camp, so we'll have practice against him, don't worry about that. Curran was special wasn't he? He's played out of his skin, and we know the quality and talent he has, and the belief he had to take us over the line, but congratulations to Nattu and how he executed the yorkers at the death. There are not many people I would trust more than Sam to clear the short boundaries and he was absolutely fantastic today.
Sam Curran (MOM): We didn't win the game, but happy with the way I played. I love winning, but it was a great experience. I haven't done that for England for a long time, but in the end we lost. I wanted to take the majority of the balls and take it deep. It was hard to defend, but Natarajan bowled really well in the end and shows why he's a really good bowler. I realized that one side was shorter and Bhuvi is a fantastic bowler so I played him out. Fantastic ground, great pitch and an amazing batting line-up for India, so it has been a great learning curve. Looking forward to the IPL in these conditions in a few week's time.
Jos Buttler (ENG): A fantastic game, both sides made some mistakes but played some brilliant cricket. We witnessed an incredible knock from Curran to nearly get us over the line, but congratulations to India on winning. We've learnt a lot as a side and seen many guys stand up and take the lead. The white-ball leg was incredibly competitive. These are the conditions we will face in the near future in the World Cup. It's a great experience for the young guys to play a top-class side like India and they will be better cricketers for it. We didn't bowl that well at the top, gave away easy boundaries, but dragged it back only to be pegged back by Pant and Pandya, but we restricted them well enough. We didn't have those big partnerships to take us over the line. We've played excellent cricket for a number of years, the talent pool in white-ball cricket is growing and creates competition in the squad and drives us to do better. We bat deep as a side, it's one of our strengths, but Sam Curran did well to take responsibility and take a lot of the strike and it took great character to play the way he did, and he has those amazing qualities in abundance. I know he will be disappointed he didn't get us over the line, but we are all very proud of him and his performance.
India won by 7 runs and won the series with 2-1
Over 49.6 T Natarajanbowls a good length deliveryto Sam Curran, no run, gets forward and clubbed down the ground to Hardik at long-on.
Over 49.5 T Natarajanbowls a pitched up deliveryto Sam Curran, Boundary! Gets to the pitch of the ball and driven along the ground to the sweeper cover fence for four.
Over 49.4 T Natarajanbowls a pitched up deliveryto Sam Curran, no run, gets forward and slapped down the ground to Kohli at long-off.
Over 49.3 T Natarajan bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to Sam Curran, no run, gets forward and squeezes this out towards long-on and denies the single.
Over 49.2 T Natarajanbowls a pitched up deliveryto Reece Topley,1 run, gets forward and drives it square of the wicket on the off-side and picks up a single.
Over 49.1 T Natarajanbowls a good length deliveryto Sam Curran,out Mark Wood Run Out!! 1 run completed.Curram drilled down to long-on, Curran slips at the non-striker's end turning back for the second and Wood is already halfway back, has to change directions and dive, but the throw from Pandya is too good. Pant whips off the bails
End of Over 49
14 to win for England in the last over
Over 48.6 Hardik Pandyabowls a good length deliveryto Sam Curran,1 run, gets forward and defends it to point and picks up a quick single.
Over 48.5 Hardik Pandyabowls a good length deliveryto Sam Curran, no run, gets across and decides to push it back towards the bowler.
Over 48.4 Hardik Pandyabowls it short of lengthto Sam Curran, 2 runs, backs away in the crease and steers it down to the third man and picks up a couple of runs.
Over 48.3 Hardik Pandyabowls it short of lengthto Mark Wood,1 run, goes deep inside the crease and pulls it to long-on with top edge.
Over 48.2 Hardik Pandyabowls a good length deliveryto Sam Curran,1 run, gets forward and tapped on the head towards backward point and picks up a single.
Over 48.1 Hardik Pandyabowls a good length deliveryto Sam Curran, no run, goes back in the crease and defends it down the leg side.