England vs India - Highlights & Stats

India vs England

It always looked a total that was below par on a small ground and a good pitch and so it proved as India strolled home.

After their success against a diminished Australia - defeated 6-0 across limited-overs formats - England were brought crashing down to earth by an India side that look significantly better than anyone England have played since 2015.

Team India is all set to clash once again against English side aiming to win the series. Spinner Kuldeep Yadav who shined in the 1st T20I failed to get wicket in the 2nd game.

He was ably supported by skipper Virat Kohli, who scored a 29-ball 43.

Chasing the target of 199 runs, India did not have the start they had hoped for as Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul got dismissed early on. The right-handed batsman scored a century in the opening game before failing to score in other two games. One of them, by Chris Jordan, was an nearly impossibly good running catch at long-on to end KL Rahul's innings. Despite that, India were on course with 70 on board for 2 wickets at the end of powerplay.

Buttler was bowled heaving at Kaul Siddarth, while Roy edged a slower ball from debutant Deepak Chahar. Pandya came back in the 18th over to thwart another surge from England, this time taking out Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow. But Rohit was not the one to remain quiet as he collected a few more fours to reach his fifty off 28 balls in the ninth over while also taking Indian score to 100 for 2 at halfway mark. For support he had KL Rahul during a 41-run second-wicket stand and Kohli in an 81-run association for the third wicket.

There are caveats. Most importantly, this was a T20 series. He finished with 54 catches as England were restricted to 198/9 by a resurgent India. "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".

During the game, MS Dhoni got his name registered in the history books becoming the first wicket-keeper to take 50 catches in T20s and also the first keeper to take 5 catches in a single T20 match.

Credit has to be given to India's bowlers, who recovered well from a chastening start.

India has played the first match well.

Buttler was dropped by Siddharth Kaul when on 20 with Chahal being the unfortunate bowler.

Hardik Pandya was the man of the moment at Bristol but it wasn't just the four-wicket haul.

Kohli ended up getting caught and bowled by Jordan. He went off for some treatment but Morgan did India a favour with another skier off the very next ball. It took three outstanding catches to claim the India wickets.

Ball, though, conceded 22 off the last over, including a wide and a no-ball that went through to the boundary for five as India finished with a mediocre total of 148-5.

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