India routed England by 75 runs to clinch the Twenty20 International series 2-1. This is India’s first win in a bilateral T20I series against England. Virat Kohli continues his unbeaten as captain. Yuzvendra Chahal was the star by taking 6/25, a record haul by an Indian bowler in this format. Relive highlights of India vs England 3rd twenty20 here. (SCORECARD | WHERE TO SEE LIVE)
22:47 hrs IST: That brings us to the end of what has been a long series between India and England. Live cricket does not end though. In eight days time, Bangladesh arrive for their first-ever Test in India, followed by four against Australia. We will bring you the matches as they come. Bye Bye!
22:46 hrs IST: The victorious Indian team are posing with the trophy. So, they have beaten England 4-0 in the Tests, 2-1 in the ODIs and 2-1 in the T20Is. These are happy times for Virat Kohli and for an Indian fan, they will be hoping that it continues for years to come.
22:45 hrs IST: Virat Kohli: Even after losing all three tosses, we won the series, just like the Test series. It is not a very bad thing to have MS Dhoni behind the stumps. I have a lot of faith in Chahal and he plays his cricket with confidence. He has to maintain his orginality and it is great to have a guy who has so much zeal.
22:42 hrs IST: Yuzvendra Chahal (Man of the Match and Man of the Series): I have bowled in the powerplay in the IPL and Virat has the confidence in me to give me the ball. I plan according to how the batsman plays. Even Dhoni used to tell me what the batsman is going to play
22:38 hrs IST: Eoin Morgan: We lost two in batsmen and it really hurt us. It was an excellent spell from Chahal
22:17 hrs IST: Bumrah takes the final wicket and India have won by 75 runs. They have clinched the series 2-1. This is India’s first bilateral series win over England in Twenty20 Internationals. Virat Kohli remains unbeaten. England lost their last eight wickets for eight runs.
22:14 hrs IST: Bumrah removes Plunkett as England lose seven wickets for eight runs. By goodness, England have redefined the word collapse here.
22:13 hrs IST: Yuzvendra Chahal creates history as he gets Chris Jordan stumped to take 6/25, the best haul by a bowler in Twenty20 Internationals.
22:10 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant catch by Raina on the boundary. Stokes goes and Chahal takes his maiden five-wicket haul
22:07 hrs IST: WICKET! Chahal gets his fourth! Moeen top-edges the slog and Kohli runs from mid on to take the catch. England are collapsing like a house of cards.
22:02 hrs IST: WICKET! The collapse is on. Jos Buttler toe-ends a pull off Bumrah and is caught at mid on. England 119/5, need 83 off 34 balls.
21:57 hrs IST: WICKETS! Yuzvendra Chahal has tilted the game back in India’s favour. Morgan miscues the slog sweep and Pant takes his first catch. Then he traps Root plumb in front.
21:54 hrs IST: Catch dropped! Oh boy, Mishra is not happy, Kohli is flummoxed, Root chips it to backward point and Yuvraj drops it after colliding with Pant. Great over from Mishra ends as England are 117/2 after 13 overs, need 86 off 42 balls.
21:51 hrs IST: 22 runs in the Suresh Raina over. Potentially a game changing one. England 114/2 after 12 overs, need 89 off 48 balls.
21:49 hrs IST: This is the over where momentum has swing. Raina drags it short and Morgan creams the pull shot to deep backward square leg for the third six of the over.
21:47 hrs IST: Morgan keeps the game afloat by dancing down the track to Raina and msucling him over long on for a massive six. Next ball, he brings up the 100 with an inside out thrash over wide long off. The acceleration is on. Catch live cricket scores here
21:46 hrs IST: Root is nearing fifty but another tidy over from Mishra has increased the asking rate. England are 92/2 after 11 overs, still requiring over a 100 runs.
21:38 hrs IST: WHAM! Root tees off here. Pandya bowls a short off-cutter and Root dances down the track to heave it over deep mid wicket for a big six as he nears 50.
21:35 hrs IST: Much better over for England as 13 runs come off it. The asking rate is over 10 at the moment. After nine overs, England are 77/2.
21:32 hrs IST: Captain Morgan has started off well as he slams two boundaries off Mishra. England need a big over.
21:31 hrs IST: Good comeback from Pandya after getting hit for a six first ball. England are 64/2 after eight overs, Catch live cricket scores here.
21:27 hrs IST: Bad start for Hardik Pandya as he floats a full ball on the pads and Root flicks it to deep mid wicket for a six. More hits needed for England.
21:26 hrs IST: Excellent over from Mishra as England’s asking rate mounts. After seven overs, they are 56/2.
21:23 hrs IST: WICKET! Jason Roy c MS Dhoni b Amit Mishra 32 (23), England 55/2 in the seventh over.
Tossed up on off stump, Roy top-edges the slog and Dhoni takes the catch.
21:19 hrs IST: Roy continues his great form and Root is matching him stroke for stroke as England reach 55/1 after six overs. Catch live cricket scores here.
21:17 hrs IST: Root is feeling the pressure as he looks to slog Nehra but the experienced campaigner keeps it close on to the stumps.
21:15 hrs IST: Before the start of the match, MS Dhoni was felicitated in the Indian dressing room. This was the reason.
21:13 hrs IST: Root continues his great run as he leans back and cracks a short and wide ball to deep backward point for another boundary. After five overs, England are 44/1.
21:10 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah into the attack and it is a bad start for him as he is lofted down the ground by Roy.
21:07 hrs IST: Inside edged but safe! Roy gets an inside edge that just misses the leg stump. Catch live cricket scores here
21:06 hrs IST: Poor second over from Nehra as he concedes 13 runs in the second over. England are 25/1 after three overs.
21:03 hrs IST: Root gets going in style. He slices a short and wide ball from Nehra to the deep backward point boundary.
21:02 hrs IST: Chahal misses a run-out of Joe Root and MS Dhoni is very angry. After two overs, England are 11/1.
20:59 hrs IST: WICKET! Sam Billings c Suresh Raina b Yuzvendra Chahal 0 (1), England 8/1 in 1.3 overs.
Chahal beats Billings in the flight and the batsman gets an inside edge onto the boot, Raina takes the catch and the third umpire has a look, replays show a clear edge.
20:56 hrs IST: Bad start for Yuzvendra Chahal. Roy gets going with a magnificent reverse sweep as he deposits it over backward point for a big six. He hit that well.
20:54 hrs IST: Leg bye to end the over. What a start. Ashish Nehra with a maiden over. England 1/0 after the first over.
20:51 hrs IST: Loud appeal from Ashish Nehra first up as he gets a full delivery to straighten outside off after angling it across, Jason Roy chooses to leave it and gets hit on the pads, Nehra is vehement but umpire Nitin Menon is unmoved. Impact was outside off stump
20:49 hrs IST: We are all set to resume play. Over in Durban, du Plessis is nearing a century against Sri Lanka. Catch live updates of the ODI here.
20:46 hrs IST: Suresh Raina, who slammed 63, says, “200 is still not safe, but we have a few experienced bowlers.”
20:42 hrs IST: India have finished on 202/6. This will take some chasing from England. The dew factor will play a big part. But, large totals have been chased down at the Chinnaswamy.
20:39 hrs IST: DROPPED! Pandya once again smashes a length ball to long on but Billings drops the catch and to make it worse, he has palmed it away for a six. Next ball, Pandya digs out a yorker and the 200 is up for India.
20:38 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya is into the attack and he lofts Jordan down the ground but Sam Billings saves the boundary. Good work.
20:37 hrs IST: WICKET! MS Dhoni c Adil Rashid b Chris Jordan 56 (36), India 191/5 after 19.2 overs.
Jordan gets his revenge. Short ball on leg stump, Dhoni top-edges the pull shot to short fine leg.
20:36 hrs IST: Jordan misses his length and Dhoni wallops the full toss to the long on fence. India on track for 200.
20:33 hrs IST: Another superb variation from Mills. This is a great over for England but Rishabh Pant spoils it with a boundary to fine leg. After 19 overs, India are 186/4. Can they get to 200?
20:30 hrs IST: Big moment for Rishabh Pant as he comes in and gets off the mark with a pull shot to deep mid wicket
20:29 hrs IST: WICKET! Yuvraj Singh c Jos Buttler b Tymal Mills 27 (10), India 177/4 in the 19th over.
Slow ball on leg stump, Yuvraj makes room and is completely deceived as he tamely edges it to the keeper
20:26 hrs IST: Oh boy this is the shot of the match. Yuvraj does not have much of a followthrough with the bat as he blasts a full ball to the long on fence. 24 runs in the over. India 177/4
20:25 hrs IST: Yuvraj is turning back the clock here. He dishes out big punishment to Chris Jordan as he blasts him for two massive sixes and a boundary. India are hurting England at the death.
20:22 hrs IST: MS Dhoni brings up his first Twenty20 International fifty. Can you belive it? In his 76th match, he has finally gotten past 50.
20:20 hrs IST: Well, it is slam, bam, thank you maam time in Chinnaswamy. Dhoni capitalises on the full ball and wristily whips it to the wide long on fence, just in front of the boundary.
20:17 hrs IST: KABLAM! That was a bowler killer shot from Dhoni. Stokes bowls it on a short of a length, Dhoni dances down the track and blasts it past the outstretched hand of the bowler. Had he gotten a hand to it, his hand would have been history one feels.
20:16 hrs IST: Dhoni continues to flay the England bowlers as he nears fifty. After 16 overs, India are 142/3. They will be eyeing a total of 190.
20:10 hrs IST: Superbly done by Dhoni! Stokes bowls a slow short ball that rises up, Dhoni rides the bounce and steers it past the gap at backward point for a boundary.
20:05 hrs IST: WICKET! Suresh Raina c Eoin Morgan b Liam Plunkett 63 (45), India are 120/3 in the 14th over.
Full ball from Plunkett and Raina toe-ends the lofted drive to mid-off, Morgan runs back to break this dangerous stand.
20:03 hrs IST: Runs are pouring like the Bengaluru thunderstorm here. Dhoni looks to whip a full ball but gets a massive leading edge that sails over mid on
20:01 hrs IST: Edged but safe! Raina attempts the slog and gets an outside edge for a boundary to third man. 14 runs in Moeen Ali’s over. India are 113/2 after 13 overs. Can they reach 200?
19:59 hrs IST: Stunning from Raina. He slog sweeps Moeen to deep mid wicket to bring up his fourth fifty and he gets going with another six off Rashid. Things looking bad for England.
19:56 hrs IST: CRUNCH! Vintage Dhoni! Rashid floats the googly but it is too full, Dhoni gets underneath the delivery and pummels it over deep mid wicket.
19:53 hrs IST: Dhoni dances down the track but Moeen bowls it short and close to the body, Dhoni is cramped for room as he pulls it to mid wicket.
19:49 hrs IST: In the air but safe! Raina almost chips a flighted ball from Rashid back to the bowler but it falls in front of him. After 10 overs, India are 78/2.
19:47 hrs IST: Another umpiring blunder. Oh boy! Stokes bowled Rahul but it was a no-ball. The umpire did not spot it! Groan!
19:45 hrs IST: Good over from Moeen Ali. Only three runs in the over as India reach 70/1 after nine overs.
19:41 hrs IST: MS Dhoni has been promoted to No.4. Middle overs flourish with Raina.
19:40 hrs IST: WICKET! KL Rahul b Ben Stokes 22 (18), India 65/2 after 7.2 overs.
Attempts a wild slog and gets bowled.
19:36 hrs IST: In the air but safe! Rahul attempts an inside out drive and the ball lands in front of deep extra cover. After seven overs, India are 64/1.
19:34 hrs IST: OMG! Rahul has deposited this flighted delivery on to the roof of the Chinnaswamy stadium. That ball is almost near Cubbon park. 98-meter monster. Breath-taking from Rahul as new balls are brought out. The partnership crosses 50.
19:30 hrs IST: Brilliant from Raina! He just picks this delivery up on leg stump as he clips it way over fine leg for another big six. After six overs, India are 53/1. Follow live cricket scores here.
19:28 hrs IST: In the air but safe! The short boundaries at the Chinnaswamy stadium save him. Jordan bowls a short ball and Raina top-edges the pull shot and it goes over Stokes at deep mid wicket.
19:25 hrs IST: Nicely played by Raina! Stokes bowls a short and slow ball outside off, Raina waits for it and carves it past backward point for a boundary.
19:22 hrs IST: In the air but safe! Ben Stokes bowls a short ball and Raina miscues the pull shot as it lands on the mid wicket
19:21 hrs IST: India are up and running with both Raina and Rahul looking in aggressive touch. After four overs, India are 29/1. Follow live cricket here.
19:18 hrs IST: Now Rahul joins in the fun. Bad start for Liam Plunkett. He floats one on the pads and Rahul whips it to deep backward square leg. Next ball, he makes room to power it inside out to the long off boundary.
19:16 hrs IST: BAM! Raina breaks the shackles. He just stays leg side as Mills bowls a full and wide delivery outside off, Raina carves the lofted drive over deep extra cover for a six. India are 17/1 after three overs.
19:13 hrs IST: Tymal Mills is bowling with discipline. Raina is looking to break the shackles.
19:07 hrs IST: WICKET! Virat Kohli run out (Chris Jordan) 2 (4), India 4/1 in the second over.
Suicidal stuff from Kohli. He gets hit on the pad and looks at a quick single, but Kohli and Rahul are watching each other, Jordan swoops in and runs him out, Kohli is fuming at Rahul as he walks back.
19:04 hrs IST: Steady start in the first over. Mills gives away nothing. India are 3/0 after one over. Follow live cricket scores here.
19:01 hrs IST: Right on the money first up. Back of a length and close to off stump, Kohli taps it to the off side but next ball, India are up and running as Mills concedes a wide.
18:59 hrs IST: It is Lokesh Rahul and Virat Kohli coming out to open the batting. So, Pant will probably come in at No.4 or N0.5. Tymal Mills will open the bowling for England.
18:58 hrs IST: we are just minutes away from the match to begin. Who will open? Virat Kohli or Rishabh Pant? It would be a great move to open with Pant.
18:55 hrs IST: It is time for the national anthem of the Indian team and the England song. One last time, in the international calender for limited overs after which we move back to the Test matches.
18:50 hrs IST: The toss is done and finally, India have handed a debut to Pant, who dazzled the Indian cricketing scene during the 2016/17 Ranji Trophy. He might open today or bat lower down the order.
18:45 hrs IST: The pitch at the Chinnaswamy is a dry one. With dew expected to play a big factor, this may not be such a bad situation for Virat Kohli.
18:34 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both the teams
India: Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Amit Mishra, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra
England: Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills
18:32 hrs IST: England have won the toss and chosen to bowl in the final match of the series. Virat Kohli has lost his third consecutive toss. Rishabh Pant will debut for India while Liam Plunkett replaces Liam Dawson in the England team.
18:26 hrs IST: A small ground, a ground where sixes can be hit with ease. What will the team do when they win the toss? Traditionally, in International T20s, teams have chosen to chase at this venue, much like the IPL.
18:21 hrs IST: There are reports coming in that Rishabh Pant could make his T20I debut in the game. Confirmed: He is. He got his India cap from former India wicketkeeper Saba Karim.
18:00 hrs IST: The controversial C Shamshuddin, who was a ‘decisive’ factor in Nagpur, has been withdrawn from the game in Bangalore. He was involved in two howlers, one involving not giving an LBW to Virat Kohli and giving Joe Root out when he had got an inside edge. England had lodged a complaint against him.
17:40 hrs IST: If India register a win over England in Bangalore, then they would have won a Twenty20 series against them for the first time. Ever since their first bilateral series encounter in 2011, India have never won versus England.
17:26 hrs IST: India have played only twice at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. They lost to Pakistan by five wickets and defeated Bangladesh by one run.
17:10 hrs IST: The last time India played a Twenty20 International in Chinnaswamy was during the World T20 encounter against Bangladesh. India won that classic by one run.
16:51 hrs IST: Despite being a high-scoring six-hitting ground in the Indian Premier League, the highest total achieved in Twenty20 Internationals is just 157/7, which was by Australia against Bangladesh in the World T20.
16:26 hrs IST: This will be the first match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium after last year’s IPL final in May, 2016. More than 400 runs were scored in that match.
The India vs England twenty20 series is tantalisingly poised. England won the first in Kanpur but India hit back in the second at Nagpur, a few umpiring blunders (going in India’s favour) notwithstanding.
Chinnaswamy Stadium should see a big-scoring match. While the first two India vs England Twenty20 internationals saw modest scores, Bangalore could see more runs being scored.
In IPL 2016, five out of six 200-plus team scores came at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, including the highest, 248.
The highest-ever Twenty-20 total was also posted here -- 263 by Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in 2013.
The highest individual score in Twenty20 cricket, 175 (not out) by Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Chris Gayle against Pune Warriors in 2013 was also scored at this ground.
All set for a run feast.