A outstanding bowling efficiency from Indian bowlers Shardul Thakur (3/45) & Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/15) on a batting-friendly pitch, following heroic knocks from Virat Kohli (80), Rohit Sharma (64) and Hardik Pandya (39) powered staff India to a historic sequence win over England at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on Saturday.
An all-round efficiency from the Males in Blue surprised the guests as they attained a 36-run win to clinch the sequence 3-2 and proceed their unbeaten run in T20 cricket to eight sequence win, whereas England’s unbeaten run of 5 sequence win on overseas soil got here to an finish.
Chasing a mammoth 225 for the win, Jos Buttler (34-ball 52) and Dawid Malan (46-ball 68) not solely steadied their staff’s sinking ship after Jason Roy’s early exit but additionally offered the much-needed acceleration to maintain themselves alive within the match.
For India, Shardul Thakur took the utmost three wickets, whereas Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked 2 wickets and Hardik Pandya, T Natarajan bagged one wicket every.
Earlier, England gained the toss and invited India to bat first. A blistering begin from Virat Kohli (52-ball 80*) and Rohit Sharma (34-ball 64) helped India set a grand stage to put up a mammoth 224/2 towards England.
The stable 94-run partnership between Kohli and Rohit was attained by them of their 2nd outing collectively as openers for the Indian cricket staff.
After Rohit’s exit, Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav continued to torment the guests by launching a brutal assault towards English bowlers.
Yadav performed a fiery 17-ball 32 run knock earlier than Chris Jordan put an finish to his innings with a shocking one-handed catch.
Hardik Pandya (17-ball 39*), who was the following man in with 6 overs remaining, performed some ruthless strokes – largely over the boundary rope for sixes – and stitched a fast fifty-run partnership with Kohli to assist his staff get a 200-plus run whole.