India wins T20 series with England 2-1

Annette Crawford
July 9, 2018

Watch the first one-day global in the three match series between England and India, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 12pm on Thursday.

Rohit's effortless 100 which came off just 56 balls was laced with 11 fours and 5 sixes. With this century he became the first Indian to hit three T20-International hundreds.

Inserted in earlier in the day, England and Buttler started their assault as early as the third ball. If England win this match, Kohli and Shastri will have to ask some hard questions.

Earlier, India had kick-started their two-month tour of England with a resounding eight-wicket win against the hosts.

India will look to extend their unbeaten T20I series record against a resurgent England in the third and final match of series at the County Ground in Bristol on Sunday.

Virat Kohli scored 43 before he was caught and bowled by Chris Jordan, and Hardik Pandya (33 not out) shared a 50-run unbeaten partnership with Sharma.

"If we had Joe as a sixth bowler - which we needed today - an extra spinner against India didn't really match up that well". Buttler was bowled heaving at Kaul Siddarth, while Roy edged a slower ball from debutant Deepak Chahar.

Hardik Pandya was India's most successful bowler with 4-38 off four overs. Ball was welcomed back with back to back boundaries, before Pandya ruined David Willey's figures by hitting him for a six and two more boundaries in a quick cameo. Chasing 149, England could not get a good start as Umesh Yadav bowled Jason Roy (15) in the third over with a attractive delivery that came back to the right-handed batsman.

Giving 22 runs in his first over with England's top-scorer Jason Roy (67; 31b; 4x4, 7x6) taking him to the cleaners, the all-rounder came roaring back to first remove Morgan and Hales in the same over and then repeating the same in the 18th over to send Stokes and Bairstow back on his fourth and sixth delivery. Dhoni completed the catch this time around. IND vs ENG 3rd T20I Full Scorecard. Yadav has managed to pick four wickets in two outings in the series so far but has leaked runs.

The tourists made two changes, bringing seamer Chahar in for an worldwide debut in place of Bhuvneshawar Kumar, who has a stiff back, while Kaul was in as an extra pace bowler, with Kuldeep Yadav surprisingly making way. Despite Bristol being a small crowd he should have automatically played given his exceptional performance in the opening match.

"I knew once I'm there, I can make it up later".

Chahar then got his first global scalp with a slower delivery that the risky Roy flicked to Dhoni behind the stumps.

After the roaring start provided by Roy and Buttler, a 200-run plus total seemed a formality for England.

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