Morgan said there were key things to learn from the game which the hosts would take into the three-match ODI series starting on 12 July.
India defeated England in the third and final match of the T20 series, chasing the target with 7 wickets to spare. Chasing 199 for victory, Rohit remained not out on 100 off 56 balls, and including 11 fours and five sixes.
“We were just short”.
Roy and Buttler got England off to a wonderful start after Kohli put them in. The 24-year-old returned career-best figures of 4/38. After 15 overs, India were 152/3.
He was ably supported by skipper Virat Kohli, who scored a 29-ball 43. The visitors went on to register their eighth T20I series win as Rohit Sharma smashed a fluent century during the chase.
The victory was India’s sixth consecutive T-20 series win. More often than not he will play such innings in the back end. “They kept up with the rate, and then it was a position in the 16th or 17th over they could take the game away from us which is disappointing”. Here’s the report card of how players performed in three matches. Lokesh Rahul too stayed for a while but the much-needed partnership for India came between Rohit and captain Virat Kohli.
With India winning the first match and England returning the favour in the next, this game will decide who bags the series. But, the Indian bowlers had pulled things back by taking wickets in a heap with Hardik Pandya picking up four. Although England managed a score of 198 at the expense of 9 wickets in 20 overs, the first innings was all about Hardik Pandya and former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He is also one catch away of reaching the 50-catch mark as wicketkeeper. Ganguly is credited for changing the face of Indian cricket and is also responsible for giving Indian cricket a plethora of future stars like – Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and MS Dhoni who went on to make it big at the worldwide arena. IND vs ENG 3rd T20I Full Scorecard.
For India, Siddarth Kaul came back into the mix in place of injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar, while Deepak Chahar was handed his worldwide debut at the expense of Kuldeep Yadav who was dropped. On a small ground on a flat wicket we’re expected to score more than that.
To make matters worse, Buttler was dropped by Yuzvendra Chahal (0/30) just after Powerplay although it was a hard chance.
Kaul finally ended the carnage by rattling the stumps as Buttler tried to swipe across the line.
Siddharth Kaul NA Playing his first game in English conditions, the right arm pacer picked up 2 wickets and conceded 35 runs.
Dhoni got to the 50-mark when he snaffled the unsafe Jason Roy caught behind off debutant Deepak Chahar’s bowling. The home team did everything that could be done to win the series but fortune favored the fearless – this time the bravest was the synonym of Rohit Sharma – the Indian opener congregated his third hundred in T20Is, becomes the second batsman to do so, to throttle his team stop only in the port of victory.