"We didn't win the game, but I am 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," Curran told host broadcaster Star Sports at the post-match presentation.
"I realised that one side was shorter and Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) is a fantastic bowler so I played him out. (It's a) fantastic ground, a 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 weeks' time," he added.
Earlier, India's batting unit displayed a change of approach and this ensured that despite losing wickets at regular intervals, the hosts posted a total of 329. Rishabh Pant (78), Hardik Pandya (64), and Shikhar Dhawan (67) registered 50-plus scores as India set a 330-run target for the visitors.
India defeated England in all three formats this year. The hosts had won Test series 3-1, the T20I series 3-2, and then the ODI series 2-1.
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