He went off for some treatment but Morgan did India a favour with another skier off the very next ball. Do you all agree?
India’s Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya celebrate after their team won the 3rd IT20 Series cricket match between England and India, at the Brightside Ground, in Bristol, England, Sunday July 8, 2018. On the other side, Rohit was particularly harsh on both full and short deliveries. That wicket and the consequent quiet, with Pandya promoted ahead of MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina, left India 44 to get in four overs.
England probably took a risk by dropping Moeen Ali, but the results came off. Adil Rashid bowled beautifully, David Willey and Liam Plunkett probed, and Chris Jordan, with his deceptive variations, demonstrated why he is considered one of the finest death bowlers.
Hardik Pandya, who came to bat after Kohli’s dismissal, accompanied Rohit in smashing the ball all over the field.
With India still needing 48 runs for victory and five overs remaining, Pandya was promoted up the order.
It’s hard, Dinesh. Because you also know how important these hundreds are.
Rohit Sharma scored his third T20I hundred as India chased down 199 with seven wickets in hand to pocket the three-match series 2-1. / AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. Not only did he recover from a 22-run over first over pasting to pick up four wickets for a mere 16 more runs, he settled the contest with an innings of sparkling brutality – smashing 33 in a mere 14 balls to get India over the line with an over and a bit to spare.
Eoin Morgan admits England failed to post a competitive total as India wrapped up the Vitality IT20 series with a seven-wicket win in Bristol.
England put on 94 for the first wicket between top scorer Jason Roy (67) and Jos Buttler (34) but after the latter was bowled by Siddarth Kaul the run-rate slowed and they eventually limped to 198 for 9. With half a dozen boundaries in the first two and a half overs, Buttler tore into India’s new-ball bowlers – debutant Deepak Chahar and Umesh Yadav.
Chahar then got his first worldwide scalp with a slower delivery that the unsafe Roy flicked to Dhoni behind the stumps. Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal, although went wicketless, played a pivotal role in stemming down England’s innings.
Talking about the run chase, Kohli said: “Pandya is a really good all-round cricketer”.
“We expect that from him – I haven’t see anyone hit the ball like Rohit Sharma”.
England returned well after their first-match surrender to Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav and did not let Indian spinners dominate in the second game.