Fresh from a clinical eight-wicket victory over England, India will aim to clinch the series when they face the hosts in the second Twenty-20 global of the three-match rubber at Sophia Gardens here on Friday. Chasing 149, England could not get a good start as Umesh Yadav bowled Jason Roy (15) in the third over with a lovely delivery that came back to the right-handed batsman.
Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya says his team s win in the T20 worldwide series against England is a stepping stone for the upcoming 50 over series.
Coming back to the England vs India T20 Series match highlights, winning the toss and choosing to ball first meant England already had the upper hand before the first ball was bowled. India stuck to banging in a hard length until they went to yorkers towards the end.
With India still needing 48 runs for victory and five overs remaining, Pandya was promoted up the order.
"India never really got away from us, but we struggled to take wickets", added Morgan. Everyone collectively had a poor day on Sunday, but we bounced back well and it was brilliant today.
Hardik returned with career best bowling figures (4/38) but England posted a challenging 198/9.
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However, Pandya took 20 runs from the 18th over - bowled by Ball - to put India ahead of the run-rate and turn the match firmly in their favour. Hales keeps making runs, Jonny Bairstow looks in terrific nick even down the order as does Jason Roy at the top while Eoin Morgan is captain.
"Certainly conditions out there surprised me quite a bit - the bounce was a lot more than we thought it was going to be", said Morgan, after leading his team to a five-wicket win to square the series 1-1.
Five - MS Dhoni's five catches in England's innings was a new Twenty20 worldwide record - and the veteran wicketkeeper added a run-out from the last ball for good measure. His innings included 10 fours and 5 sixes.
Deepak Chahar (1/43) - making his global debut in place of injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar - did not start off well, going for 13 runs with Buttler hitting him for three fours. While it didn't help Root in particular as he failed to read the googly for a second match running, it did allow Alex Hales to build partnerships and anchor their win.
Chahar bowled a superb slower ball to spoil Roy's timing, only to feather an edge to wicketkeeper star MS Dhoni.
Later, Stokes holed out to Kohli at mid off and once again in the same over Bairstow, who was looking good after smacking two fours and sixes, nicked a half volley to the keeper. Even as England were in cruise mode, Hardik Pandya (1-28) provided the breakthrough against the run of play.