India vs England, 2nd T20, highlights: Hales 58*, England win by 5 wickets
Get highlights of India vs England, 2nd T20 in Cardiff here.Alex Hales’ brilliant fifty helped England beat India by five wickets to level the three-match series 1-1.Updated: Jul 08, 2018 16:54 IST
Opting to bowl, England restricted India to 148/5 with Virat Kohli top-scoring with 47. Chasing 149, England stumbled in their chase before Alex Hales blasted a magnificent, unbeaten 58 to help England beat India by five wickets to level the three-match series 1-1. For India, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal struggled for a repeat of their heroics in the Manchester game. Get highlights of India vs England, 2nd T20 in Cardiff here. (SCORECARD)
01:54 hrs IST: That is all we have from here. Jin us for the next cricket game which on July 9th in Bristol. Tomorrow, the next two FIFA World Cup quarter-finals take place, with England taking on Sweden while Russia take on Croatia.
01:53 hrs IST: Alex Hales, Man of the Match: It was much-needed, the series-decider for us in terms of staying in it. I’ve never faced Kuldeep before, had to look at a bit of footage to come up with a plan and follow it whcih we didn’t do last game.
01:50 hrs IST: Eoin Morgan: The momentum foes ebb and flow, and the side that grabs the moment will definitely win the game. Alex was fantastic today. We normally play spin well, and the guys had good confidence coming into the series
01:45 hrs IST: Virat Kohli: When you lose 3 wickets in the first 6 overs for 30 runs it’s difficult to come back. I thought a partnership would get us to 145, and that would have been competitive. England made good use of the wicket which had some extra bounce. We were pushed back initally in the first six. Our powerplay was not good enough, and the score in the end reflects that
01:37 hrs IST: Alex Hales , you beauty! He lofts a six and then gets a four to fine leg to help England win the game by five wickets and level the three-match series 1-1.
01:24 hrs IST: Meanwhile, in the FIFA World Cup 2018, Belgium have produced a stunning result to win 2-1 against Brazil to enter the semi-final where they will meet France.
01:19 hrs IST: Two massive sixes by Jonny Bairstow off Kuldeep Yadav and England are in the driver’s seat. They need 23 off 18 and one feels India will need a special over to swing the game in their favour.
01:14 hrs IST: Tight over from Hardik Pandya. The last two overs from Kuldeep and Hardik have been brilliant and once again the pendulum has swung towards India.
01:04 hrs IST: Superb catch from Shikhar Dhawan. Morgan hooks a short ball to fine leg where Dhawan is positioned near the boundary, he leaps and twists to take a brilliant catch near the boundary. One Indian fan runs on to the pitch to embrace Dhawan with the Indian flag and he is escorted out of the ground.
01:00 hrs IST: Another good over for England. Hales and Morgan are putting on a great stand and India will now feel the pressure.
00:56 hrs IST: Hales launches yet another six, this time off Kuldeep Yadav. There is a bit too much of flight from the bowler and once again, India concedes 13 runs in the over.
00:51 hrs IST: Finally, a much better over for England. Hales launches a six off Chahal over deep mid wicket and then neatly guides a quicker ball to the third man boundary. 13 runs in the 11th over and England are trying to stage a fightback.
00:42 hrs IST: Chahal bowls another economical over. Morgan nearly cuts a flatter ball straight to Raina at slip and survives an LBW. India are slowly tightening the screws here.
00:38 hrs IST: The asking rate is mounting for England. And to think, they have not even encountered Kuldeep Yadav yet. On this pitch, the going will get only tougher for England.
00:34 hrs IST: Joe Root has been uprooted by Yuzvendra Chahal. The googly on off stump, Root attempts the sweep and gets cleaned up. England are in real trouble now.
00:22 hrs IST: This has been very comical over. Jos Buttler mistimes a lofted shot and Virat Kohli drops it. Next ball, Buttler lofts a full ball to long off but on the last ball, Kohli redeems himself by taking a catch. The celebrations are in full swing in Cardiff.
00:18 hrs IST: Jos Buttler is in superb form and he gets going with two boundaries off Umesh. Bhuvneshwar, at the other end, has bowled brilliantly, kept the runs down.
00:10 hrs IST: Umesh gets his revenge. Full ball on the stumps, Roy looks to punch down the ground but plays down the wrong line and the middle stump is pegged back.
00:04 hrs IST: 4,4,6! Brilliant from England and Jason Roy gives England a flying start. Umesh Yadav too short and too full. One boundary is a pull to deep mid wicket, the other is a flick to deep square leg while another short ball is deposited over deep mid wicket.
23:41 hrs IST: Horror last over for England as Jake Ball leaks 22 runs in the 20th over. Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni get some crucial hits as India reach 148/5. This will make a difference for England.
23:32 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya breaks the shackles by launching Chris Jordan over widish long on for a big six. The last over could be crucial for Team India if they are to reach a big score.
23:24 hrs IST: Kohli misses out on his fifty. Length ball on the pads and the skipper flicks it to fine leg where Joe Root dives forward and takes a good catch. Pandya and Dhoni the key now as INdia aim to reach 150.
23:22 hrs IST: Virat Kohli nears his fifty by magnificently whipping a low full toss on the pads from Chris Jordan to the deep mid wicket fence. This will be a splendid knock by the Indian skipper when he gets there.
23:16 hrs IST: Willey does not concede a boundary but India still pinch eight runs in the over to go past 100. Can India reach 150? Certainly possible with Kohli, Dhoni and Pandya to come.
23:11 hrs IST: After four dot balls from Rashid, MS Dhoni unfurls the helicopter shot and that gets the crowd going at the Swalec stadium. Can India core over 50 runs in the last five overs?
23:07 hrs IST: MS Dhoni gets going with a boundary off Plunkett but the bowlers pulls things back as he ends his spell with figures of 4-0-17-1.
23:04 hrs IST: Suresh Raina falls under pressure. Adil Rashid darts a flatter delivery wide of off stump as he sees Raina charging down the track but the batsman misses it and Buttler effects an easy stumping. Kohli and Dhoni the key now along with Hardik Pandya.
22:58 hrs IST: The partnership between Kohli and Raina is now past 50. Both batsmen get going with two sixes, with Raina pulling Ball to deep mid wicket. England need to break this stand quickly.
22:53 hrs IST: Kohli is starting to open up here. He dances down the track and wallops it down the ground, beating Jason Roy at long on. Next ball, he dances down the track and lofts a flighted delivery to long on where Roy drops the catch. That could be very costly.
22:48 hrs IST: Plunkett has excellent figures of 3-0-10-1 as India continue to struggle in Cardiff. After 10 overs, India are 52/3.
22:44 hrs IST: Adil Rashid is into the attack and the boundaries continue to remain elusive for the Indian team. However, looking at this deck, a total of 140-150 will be match-winning.
22:41 hrs IST: England are drying up the boundaries and frustrating Kohli and Raina. The Indian skipper is striking at 55.66 and the hosts will be determined to frustrate him.
22:37 hrs IST: Suresh Raina drives Liam Plunkett to the long on fence as India look to rebuild. After seven overs, India are 36/3. Virat Kohli holds the key.
22:32 hrs IST: Suresh Raina shuffles across his stumps frequently to counter the short ball, but once again the sluggishness in the wicket means he is hit on the body.After six overs, India are 31/3.
22:26 hrs IST: India are tottering at the moment. Shikhar Dhawan tries to steal a single and the throw from Roy is awkward. Eoin Morgan does not collect it cleanly and he manages to break the stumps. Dhawan does not make an attempt to enter the crease with a slide and is run-out. Couple of balls later, KL Rahul tries to drive an outswinger but it hits the off stump.
22:21 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan gets a boundary thanks to a misfield from Alex Hales. The left-hander tries to go the aggressive route and top-edges another pull shot but it lands safely. This pitch is slightly sluggish.
22:16 hrs IST: Another great over from David Willey as he uses the cutter to great effect to trouble KL Rahul, the centurion in the last match. After three overs, India are 13/1.
22:11 hrs IST: Jake Ball strikes on his Twenty20 debut. After getting hit for a boundary, Ball bowls a short ball and Rohit miscues the pull shot to be caught at mid wicket. India are 7/1 after two overs.
22:05 hrs IST: Great first over from David Willey as he finds swing both in the air and off the pitch. Rohit Sharma beaten on a few occasions but he survives a testing over.
21:35 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the second Twenty20 between England and India from Cardiff. The hosts have won the toss and chosen to bowl . Jake Ball comes into the side while India are unchanged. Here are the playing XIs from both sides.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball
The hosts sure are in need of divine intervention. If the weather remains as dry as it was in Manchester on Tuesday, there doesn’t seem a way they can stop India’s spinners from running away with this three-match Twenty20 series.
The news from the weather bureau isn’t good though for England on match day. There may not be clouds to help create English conditions, which will be to their strength when they take the field against India in the second T20 on Friday.
There was a touch of class to whatever India did at Old Trafford on Tuesday, winning the opening game of the series by eight wickets.
First Published: Jul 06, 2018 20:50 IST