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Friday, Oct 18, 2019

India vs England, 3rd T20, highlights, Bristol: Rohit ton gives India series win

Get highlights of India vs England, 3rd T20I in Bristol here. Rohit Sharma’s third century helped India beat England by seven wickets and win the series 2-1.

cricket Updated: Jul 08, 2018 22:26 IST
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Get highlights of India vs England, 3rd T20 from Bristol here. Rohit Sharma’s blazing century helped India win by seven wickets and clinch the series 2-1.
Get highlights of India vs England, 3rd T20 from Bristol here. Rohit Sharma’s blazing century helped India win by seven wickets and clinch the series 2-1.(REUTERS)

Jason Roy’s magnificent 67 was the key factor in England notching up a good score of 198/9. However, Rohit Sharma was the star and his 89-run stand with Virat Kohli put India on course for a win. After Kohli fell for 43, Rohit stepped up and he was well supported by Hardik Pandya. Rohit notched up his third century and along with Pandya’s blitz, helped India win the match by seven wickets and win the series 2-1. Get highlights of India vs England, 3rd T20 in Bristol here. (SCORECARD)

22:25 hrs IST: That is all from us here. The ODI series is after this and it promises to be another keen contest.

22:23 hrs IST: Virat Kohli: At one stage we thought they’d end up getting 225-230. But the character they showed, that’s something we’re very proud of. Just hit our areas better I guess. We have the qualities to bowl wicket-taking deliveries as well. 25-30 runs in this format can be massive. Pandya is a really good all-round cricketer. He’s confident with his skills with bat and ball. The way he came back after his first over is what you want to see as a captain. Was difficult for the bowlers. We enjoyed ourselves as batsmen

22:18 hrs IST: Eoin Morgan: Roy and Buttler prove a dominant force at the top, we didn’t do their platform justice. Faltered in execution. Normally it’s one of the best parts of our game. On a small ground on a flat wicket we’re expected to score more than that. Difficult to defend on grounds like this.

22:15 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma, Man of the Match and Man of the Series: I like to be calm, not to panic too much. I know once you’re there, you can make it up later. Always important to try and assess the bowlers as well. With four fielders inside, there’s always that option to take chances. Pandya has done that for few years now. More often than not he’ll play such innings in the back end. The way he bowled gave him confidence. He’s a fearless individual.

22:00 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya ends the match in style by blasting a full ball to long on for a boundary. Earlier, Rohit Sharma notches up his third century in this format, making him the second man since Colin Munro to achieve this feat. India win by seven wickets and clinch the series 2-1. Splendid performance from India and they have started the tour on a high.

21:54 hrs IST: Sensational stuff from Hardik Pandya. After Rohit Sharma paddles a full ball to fine leg for a boundary, Pandya follows up with a six over long off and two boundaries. Willey concedes 20 runs in his over and India on the cusp of a series win.

21:48 hrs IST: Poor over from Jake Ball. Pandya blasts two boundaries down the ground and Rohit follows-up with a majestic pull shot to the deep square leg fence as the pacer concedes 15 runs in his third over. India need 29 off 18. This over could make or break this match for either side.

21:43 hrs IST: Only four runs in Adil Rashid’s final over and England are clawing their way back. India need 44 off 24 balls while Rohit Sharma is on 85*. Can he and Hardik get India over the line or will the hosts prevail?

21:40 hrs IST: England break the 89-run stand and Chris Jordan takes another stunning catch. Full ball and Kohli drills the drive back to the bowler who takes a very good catch on his followthrough. India need 48 off 30 balls, with Rohit Sharma the key.

21:34 hrs IST: Another big six by Virat Kohli, this time a stunning carved shot that sails to deep extra cover. India are coasting here, needing 51 off 36 balls.

21:28 hrs IST: Despite some dot balls, Rohit and Kohli break the shackles with some big hits. India still on top but England are struggling to string some tight overs.

21:21 hrs IST: The partnership between Rohit and Kohli is past fifty now. India are on course, with Rohit striking his fourth six and then neatly late-cutting a ball past the gap at slip for a boundary to third man. 16 runs in Plunkett’s over and India on the charge.

21:16 hrs IST: Half-way through to the Indian innings and India need 99 off 60 balls. With Kohli and Rohit at the crease, very much gettable.

21:12 hrs IST: Rohit gets to his 16th fifty off just 28 balls as he gloves a short ball from Ben Stokes to the fine leg fence. Superb knock and India will be hoping he continues in the same vein.

21:04 hrs IST: Virat Kohli starts well with a glanced boundary to fine leg but Ben Stokes pulls things back with a splendid over in which he gives away just two runs.

20:58 hrs IST: Brilliant catch from Chris Jordan. After Rahul flamingo-pulls a short ball from Ball over deep backward square leg, he once again lofts a full ball over wide long on, Jordan runs back and takes a diving catch just near the boundary. Sensational stuff.

20:55 hrs IST: Rohit finds the boundary again but Rahul brings up the team fifty in just 4.5 overs with a swivel-pull off Liam Plunkett. At this stage, India are matching England on the run-rate.

20:50 hrs IST: Splendid stuff from Rohit Sharma. Two sixes off Chris Jordan, one a brilliant lofted shot over long on in typical Rohit fashion and a second a pull over deep square leg has given India the perfect platform.

20:45 hrs IST: Fantastic work from Rohit Sharma as he goes past 2000 runs in Twenty20 Internationals. He will hold the key here s India look to score at a healthy rate.

20:39 hrs IST: Rohit in fine touch as he pummels two fours off Jake Ball, one a pull past short fine leg and another a flick to the deep square leg fence. But, the bowler redeems himself in the field. Willey bowls a full ball on the pads and Dhawan flicks it to short fine leg where Ball dives to his left to take a brilliant catch.

20:34 hrs IST: Excellent first over for India. After getting beaten for two balls by David Willey, Rohit Sharma breaks the shackles with a flicked six over deep mid wicket. Shikhar Dhawan follows it up with a punched four through extra cover.

20:12 hrs IST: MS Dhoni takes five catches, making him the first wicketkeeper to achieve this feat in Twenty20 Internationals. England have ended on 198/9 at Bristol, considering the start they got, they should have reached 220. India have pulled things back well here.

20:05 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav cleans up David Willey but Liam Plunkett whips a six over deep square leg to spoil the over. Can England go past 200 and get their highest score against India in this format?

20:00 hrs IST: Brilliant from Pandya and he gets both Stokes and Bairstow in the 18th over. That will probably dent England’s hopes of crossing 200. Stokes pulls a short ball to long off but ends up miscuing it completely and Kohli takes the catch near the boundary. In the last ball of his spell, Bairstow drives but edges to Dhoni and he ends with figures of 4-0-38-4

19:54 hrs IST: Superb stuff from Jonny Bairstow. He gets a boundary to fine leg thanks to a full toss from Umesh Yadav and then plays the shot of the match, reaching out to a wide ball and slicing it over deep extra cover for a six. Ben Stokes also finds the boundary as Umesh concedes 16 runs in the 17th over.

19:45 hrs IST: England are maintaining a run-rate of 10 as Jonny Bairstow pumps Chahar over deep square leg for a six. The debutant ends with figures of 4-0-43-1. Tough entry into international cricket for Deepak Chahar.

19:40 hrs IST: Well done, Hardik Pandya. Short ball around the off stump line, Hales tries to be too cute by running it down to the third man boundary but gets a faint edge that is taken by MS Dhoni.

19:37 hrs IST: Eoin Morgan gets a reprieve of Hardik Pandya as he top-edges a sliced shot over extra cover, Chahal hangs back but fails to catch the ball as he tumbles and hits his head hard on the outfield. Next ball, Morgan is not so lucky as yet another top edge is taken this time by MS Dhoni.

19:33 hrs IST: Two consecutive fours by Alex Hales off Yuzvendra Chahal and the legspinner’s figures are spoiled. Ends with 4-0-30-0. Can England go past 200 today?

19:29 hrs IST: Chahal concedes a boundary to Hales but gives away just six runs while Hardik Pandya, hit for 22 runs in his first over, comes back in style with just two runs in the second over.

19:22 hrs IST: Alex Hales pounces on a no-ball from Chahar and dispatches the free-hit over long on for another big six. England’s batsmen are looking to sustain the momentum despite the loss of Roy.

19:19 hrs IST: That is a massive wicket and India will be relieved. Short ball from Deepak Chahar and it cramps Jason Roy for room, the batsman goes for the cut but gets an outside edge that is taken by MS Dhoni. India will now be looking to restrict England now. Ends a fabulous knock from Roy.

19:15 hrs IST: Only three runs in the ninth over bowled by Chahal. India would be looking to pull things back after the flying start by England. However, Roy is still there and looks good for a big score.

19:10 hrs IST: One shot too many and finally India break this stand. Full and straight from Kaul and Buttler looks to swipe across the line, misses it and the stumps take a beating. Ends a good partnership from the openers but England are in the driver’s seat.

19:07 hrs IST: Jos Buttler top-edges a slog sweep to deep mid wicket but Siddarth Kaul runs in and fails to latch on to it. Jason Roy brings up the fifty in style by clobbering Chahal over long on for a big six. He continues on his aggressive ways by mauling Siddarth Kaul over long on for his sixth six. This is brilliant batting from Roy.

19:01 hrs IST: Carnage in Bristol and England feast on some poor bowling from Hardik Pandya. Three short balls are dispatched for 4,4 and a six while a full ball is clubbed just over Deepak Chahar at long on. 22 runs in Hardik Pandya’s over and England are 73/0 in the powerplay.

18:56 hrs IST: Jason Roy launches his second six of the game and Siddarth Kaul starts off poorly. However, he recovers well and concedes just a single in the next five balls. However, England bring up the team fifty and they are going at a run-rate of 10.

18:50 hrs IST: Jason Roy is slowly feeding on Buttler’s confidence and he targets Umesh Yadav by launching him straight down the ground for two fours and then finishes the fourth over in style with a pummelled six over long off. England are racing away in the powerplay.

18:43 hrs IST: Two more boundaries by Jos Buttler, this time off Umesh Yadav and the England wicketkeeper has started off brilliantly in Bristol. He is truly in great form.

18:38 hrs IST: Deepak Chahar has a torrid introduction to international cricket as Jos Buttler, promoted to open the batting, blasts him for three fours. The ball has also gone out of shape and so has Chahar’s confidence as England blast 13 runs in the first over.

18:05 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the final and deciding Twenty20 between India and England from Bristol. The latest news is that India have won the toss and have decided to bowl. Deepak Chahar has been handed a debut for this game while Ben Stokes returns for England. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is out due to a stiff back and Siddarth Kaul, who made his debut in the Ireland Twenty20 game, is added to the side. Here are the playing XIs for this crucial game

Playing XIs

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Umesh Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Yuzvendra Chahal

England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball

England’s win in the second T20 has set the stage for a Sunday blockbuster at Bristol. It’s exactly how the organisers would have wanted -- teams at one win apiece and set for a grand finale. It will have crowds lining up to pack the stadium.

India had the measure of England at Old Trafford with Kuldeep Yadav rattling the home batsmen. England bounced back after facing the Merlyn bowling machine, preparing better for India’s wrist spinners, especially the chinaman bowler, while sticking to their strength – pace.

Ben Stokes will be back in the squad after recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered in the preceding series against Australia. It was at Bristol that Stokes got into a fight that led to his missing the Ashes Down Under.

First Published: Jul 08, 2018 17:09 IST

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