The third T-20 Cricket match, India beat England by 75 runs at Bengaluru Wednesday and clinched the series, 2-1. In the decider match, the visiting side chasing a big total of 203 were cleaned up for just 127 runs in 16.3 overs. With steadied innings in the middle overs, English batsman collapsed dramatically, from 119 for 2 to 127 all out. Indian leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was the main architect for destruction as he took 6 wickets for 25 runs. In the process he also became the first Indian in T-20 to take 5 wickets or more. Jasprit Bumrah took 3 wickets while remaining one wicket went to Amit Mishra’s kitty.
Earlier, being asked to bat first, Suresh Raina’s 63 and MS Dhoni’s 56 pushed India’s score to 202 for six in stipulated 20 overs. Chahal was adjudged man of the match as well as man of the series.
England looked in an excellent control of-the game at the score of 119/2, extremely reliable and magnificent bowling put the visitors all out on 127!
Leg spinner started with 2 back to back wickets of Root and Morgan finishing Chahal took six wickets.
“It’s good to have MS behind the stumps as I they give e suggestions like bringing back Bumrah after those two wickets. Yuvraj’s cameo along with Mishra’s economical bolwing were the turning points. The boys played really well and showed a lot of character,” said winning captain Virat Kohli.
“It was our worst batting performance in last two years, Chahal bowled really well and India played briliantly to take the series,” said English Skipper Eoin Morgan.
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