India vs England 3rd T20 Highlights: Buttler's unbeaten 83 guides England to 8-wicket win
India vs England, 3rd T20 Highlights: Jos Buttler scored an unbeaten 83 as England comfortably chased down the 157-run target with 8 wickets in hand in the 3rd T20I at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. With this win, England go up 2-1 in the 5-match series. Earlier, the visitors won the toss and opted to bowl. Get IND vs ENG, 3rd T20I Full Scorecard, and ball by ball updates.
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Mar 16, 2021 10:38 PM IST
Jonny Bairstow smashes a couple of boundaries to seal the game by 8 wickets. England chased down the 157-run target with 10 balls to spare. The visitors now lead the 5-match series 2-1.
Mar 16, 2021 10:32 PM IST
India vs England, 3rd T20I: England 7 runs away
18 overs gone and England are just 7 runs away from victory. Jos Buttler batting on 83* and Bairstow is unbeaten on 32.
Mar 16, 2021 10:26 PM IST
1000 T20I runs for Jonny Bairstow
A huge milestone for Jonny Bairstow as he completes 1000 runs for England in the shortest format of the game.
Mar 16, 2021 10:24 PM IST
Thakur to Bairstow: FOUR
FOUR! England moves closer to victory with this boundary. Bairstow as a bit early into the pull, the ball took a thick top-edge and went for four.
Mar 16, 2021 10:22 PM IST
50-run partnership between Buttler and Bairstow
- 4th fifty partnership for the 3rd wicket for ENG against India
- 3rd fifty partnership between the pair
- The partnership is on 47*
- This will be the 3rd time there are fifty partnerships for the 2nd and 3rd wicket for England.
Mar 16, 2021 10:20 PM IST
Buttler dropped on 76 by Kohli
That's so unfortunate. India had a chance to get rid of Buttler but now it's too late. A misplayed reverse-sweep and Kohli fails to grab the ball at backward point. Hard luck as England sniff victory now.
Mar 16, 2021 10:16 PM IST
Jos Buttler's score (currently batting at 76*) is now the highest score by an English batsman against India. Previous was Eoin Morgan's 71 in 2014 at Birmingham
Mar 16, 2021 10:15 PM IST
Highest 2nd wicket partnerships for England against India
Mar 16, 2021 10:07 PM IST
Dawid Malan out for 18
- Stumped for the 1st time in his T20I career.
- His wicket breaks a 58-run stand between him and Buttler.
- This is the joint 4th best partnership for the 2nd wicket for ENG vs IND:
Mar 16, 2021 10:03 PM IST
100-up for England
England notch up the triple figures while Jos Buttler (63) and Jonny Bairstow (4) are still going strong. The hosts need 55 more to win. ENG: 102 after 12 overs.
Mar 16, 2021 10:00 PM IST
Chahal to Buttler: FOUR
FOUR! Once again Jos Buttler goes after Chahal with a reverse sweep. Amazing timing and placement from the England stumper.
Mar 16, 2021 09:55 PM IST
IND vs ENG, 3rd T20I: 10 overs gone, ENG need 74 to win
England are 83 for 2 after the completion of 10 overs. Jos Buttler is batting on 53 and is accompanied by Jonny Bairstow. The visitors need 74 more to win this game and go up 2-1 in the series.
Mar 16, 2021 09:53 PM IST
Sundar removes Malan
As expected, Sundar picks up a wicket in a crunch situation. The all-rounder bowls a quicker one and Malan moves down the line but gets beaten by the turns. Pant grabs the ball quickly and does the rest. ENG: 81/2 after 9.4 overs.
Mar 16, 2021 09:47 PM IST
Pandya to Malan: SIX
SIX! That's a terrific shot from the World No 1 T20I batsman. A bumper from Pandya and Malan's late hook was capable enough to clear the boundary. ENG: 78/1
Mar 16, 2021 09:44 PM IST
Fifty for Jos Buttler
· 11th T20I fifty
· 2nd vs India. Last fifty was in 2018 at Manchester.
· 4th fifty in his last 10 T20I innings.
· 2nd fifty in Asia. Last was in 2016 at Delhi against Sri Lanka.
Mar 16, 2021 09:39 PM IST
Washington Sundar into attack
Sundar comes to bowl and replaces Chahal. The Tamil Nadu cricketer has been picking up wickets in crunch situations. Let's see if he can restrict Buttler who is approaching a half-century.
Mar 16, 2021 09:31 PM IST
Chahal to Buttler - FOUR
FOUR more for the man who is on fire now - Jos Buttler. Short delivery from Chahal and Buttler slaps it to deep square leg for a boundary. ENG: 57/1 after 6 overs.
Mar 16, 2021 09:30 PM IST
Fifty up for England
Buttler is on fire and the England dugout is thoroughly enjoying his batting. Comes another over and Buttler doesn't miss to hit a boundary. Chahal is finding ways to restrict him though. England go past the 50-run mark and India desperately searching for wickets.
Mar 16, 2021 09:28 PM IST
Thakur to Buttler - SIX
Buttler isn't stopping. An amazing pull shot to end the over with a maximum. No chance at all for the fielder at the long leg to get his hands on the ball. ENG: 46/1 after 5 overs.
Mar 16, 2021 09:26 PM IST
Thakur to Buttler - FOUR, FOUR
Buttler is getting dangerous with every over. After hitting Chahal for a couple of sixes, there he goes again to score more runs against Thakur. Back-to-back boundaries to bring England back from loss of Jason Roy.
Mar 16, 2021 09:24 PM IST
Jason Roy departs for 9:
- 3rd consecutive dismissal against a spinner this series (2x Washington Sundar, 1x Chahal)
- His 3 dismissals by a spinner this series is his most by spinners in a series.
Mar 16, 2021 09:22 PM IST
Chahal to Buttler - SIX
SIX! A cracking shot from Buttler, just like he played the first ball of Chahal's over. Tossed up delivery, Buttler picks it perfectly and belts it over long-on. Whatta Shot!
Mar 16, 2021 09:20 PM IST
Chahal provides the breakthrough
Chahal to Roy - OUT! The England opener plays an untimed reverse-sweep and ends up getting caught by Rohit Sharma at backward point.
ENG: 23/1 after 3.3 overs
Mar 16, 2021 09:16 PM IST
Bhuvneshwar to Roy: FOUR, FOUR
Roy finally unleashes some big shots. Back-to-back boundaries to take the pressure off England in the chase. ENG: 16/0 after 3 overs.
Mar 16, 2021 09:09 PM IST
Thakur bowls a brilliant over
Shardul Thakur follows Bhuvneshwar Kumar and bowls a tight over to start the things for India. Just three runs of it including an unsuccessful DRS. ENG: 7/0 after 2 overs.
Mar 16, 2021 09:03 PM IST
Decent over from Bhuvi
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a decent over to begin for India. Four dot balls followed by a single and a triple. Four runs from the opening over, ENG: 4/0 after 1 over.
Mar 16, 2021 08:57 PM IST
England need 157 to win
Mar 16, 2021 08:56 PM IST
India vs England, 3rd T20I: England openers out to bat
England openers Jason Roy and Jos Buttler are out to chase a 157-run target in 20 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar begins the proceedings for India.
Mar 16, 2021 08:55 PM IST
India scoring < 200 batting first in home T20Is (since 2019):
Mar 16, 2021 08:49 PM IST
India's score comparison
India in overs 1-15: 87 runs at 5.80 RPO. 9 boundaries
India in overs 16-20: 69 runs at 13.80 RPO, 10 boundaries
Mar 16, 2021 08:46 PM IST
India vs England, 3rd T20I: End of India innings
Hardik Pandya was caught out by Jofra Archer off the last ball of the innings as India finished with 156 for 6 in their 20-over quota. Virat Kohli top-scored with an unbeaten 77 off 46 deliveries. England need 157 to win.
Mar 16, 2021 08:40 PM IST
Jordan to Hardik - SIX
SIX! Jordan brings the last over and Pandya welcomes with a maximum off the first ball. Short and wide, and Pandya tonks it over point for a maximum.
Mar 16, 2021 08:39 PM IST
Fifty partnership between Kohli and Pandya
- 3rd fifty partnership for the 6th wicket for IND against ENG in T20Is. Also, 3rd overall. Last was in 2012.
- MS Dhoni and SK Raina scored 60 runs in that innings at Mumbai.
- 1st fifty partnership between the pair in 6 innings.
Mar 16, 2021 08:37 PM IST
Archer to Pandya - SIX
SIX! Hardik Pandya joins the party and smashes a maximum. Short ball from Archer, Pandya goes on his back foot and plays it over third man for a six.
Mar 16, 2021 08:33 PM IST
Mark Wood to Kohli: 6,6,4
That's what Virat Kohli is known for. A couple of maximums followed by a boundary - three shots and ruined Mark Wood's final over. The Indian skipper moves to 66 and still going strong. IND: 131/5 after 18 overs.
Mar 16, 2021 08:27 PM IST
Fifty for Virat Kohli
Indian skipper Virat Kohli brings up his 27th T20I half-century.
- Back-to-back fifties for Virat
- 27th T20I fifty
- 3rd against England.
Mar 16, 2021 08:25 PM IST
Jordan to Kohli: SIX!
SIX! A magnificent shot from the Indian captain. Unbelievable wrist work from Virat Kohli against a short ball. End result: A humongous six over the backward square leg fence. Nothing much the fielder could do besides watching it landing in the stands.
Mar 16, 2021 08:22 PM IST
100-up for India
16 overs gone and India bring up 100 runs on the scoreboard. Captain Kohli (39*) and Hardik Pandya (1*) are currently at the crease.
Mar 16, 2021 08:20 PM IST
Archer to Kohli: FOUR, dot, SIX
That is some fireworks from the Indian skipper. India need some more of those as they have lost 5 already. Kohli has a big smile on his face after slamming those two shots, especially the maximum.
Mar 16, 2021 08:18 PM IST
Mark Wood to Iyer: OUT
WICKET! Mark Wood strikes again and picks up his third wicket tonight. Iyer loses his shape and slaps the ball towards the deep point and ends up getting caught by Dawid Malan. IND: 86/5 after 14.3 overs
Mar 16, 2021 08:07 PM IST
Curran to Kohli: FOUR (leg byes)
FOUR! Indian captain Virat Kohli charges down the line and Curran deflects it into the pads. A little contact with the pad and the ball rolls away for a boundary down the leg side.
Mar 16, 2021 08:03 PM IST
India vs England 3rd T20 Live Cricket Score
This is the 2nd time he has been run out in T20Is after his dismissal against Australia in 2019 at Vishakhapatnam.
Mar 16, 2021 07:54 PM IST
Rishabh Pant run-out!
An unfortunate dismissal for Rishabh Pant. 2 runs completed and then Kohli called for the third one. Pant dived full at the non-striker's end but falls short. Curran dislodged the bails easily and the Indian stumper departs for 24. IND: 64/4 after 11.1 overs
Mar 16, 2021 07:53 PM IST
Jordan to Kohli: FOUR!
FOUR! Amazing shot from the Indian captain. Fuller one, outside off and Kohli lofts it for a one-bounce four towards the cow corner boundary.
Mar 16, 2021 07:51 PM IST
50-up for Team India
Mar 16, 2021 07:49 PM IST
India vs England, 3rd T20I: Score after 10 overs
India have scored 55 for 3 after the completion of 10 overs. Skipper Virat Kohli is batting on 14 while Pant is unbeaten on 20.
Mar 16, 2021 07:48 PM IST
Adil vs Pant: FOUR, FOUR
That's how Rishabh Pant tackles spinners. The youngster has turned on the attacking mode and going after Adil Rashid. Began the 10th over with a boundary towards the leg side and follows it with another one towards deep extra cover. Fifty up for India.
Mar 16, 2021 07:45 PM IST
Lowest SR for Rohit Sharma in T20Is
83.33 v West Indies, 2019
88.23 v England, 2021 (Today)
91.66 vs South Africa, 2015
92.59 vs South Africa, 2012
Mar 16, 2021 07:41 PM IST
India's lowest Powerplay scores
21/3 v Pak Mirpur 2016
22/3 v Eng Ahmedabad 2021
24/4 v Aus Bridgetown 2010
24/3 v Eng Ahmedabad 2021 *
Mar 16, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Ben Stokes into the attack
Ben Stokes comes to bowl after the powerplay and Rishabh Pant welcomes him with a boundary off the second ball. Kohli and Pant are the keys in this innings now, especially after the top three fell too early. IND: 30/3 after 7 overs.
Mar 16, 2021 07:34 PM IST
KL Rahul last four innings in T20Is:
0(2) vs Aus
1(4) vs Eng
0(6) vs Eng
0(4) vs Eng
Mar 16, 2021 07:32 PM IST
Jordan to Ishan Kishan: OUT!
OUT! India lose another wicket before the end of the powerplay. Chris Jordan strikes and Kishan walks back. A bouncer from Jordan and Kishan gets a top edge while playing a hook shot. Buttler runs backwards and takes the cath to hurt India a bit more. IND: 24/3 after 5.2 overs
Mar 16, 2021 07:26 PM IST
Mark Wood removes Rohit Sharma
WICKET! Another blow to India inside the powerplay. Wood strikes again and dismiss Rohit Sharma. IND: 20/2 after 4.4 overs
Mar 16, 2021 07:23 PM IST
Wood to Rohit: FOUR!
FOUR! A beautiful shot from the HITMAN. Length ball, outside off and Rohit punches past Mark Wood for a boundary.
Mar 16, 2021 07:20 PM IST
Archer to Rohit Sharma - FOUR
First boundary for India. A much-needed one after the early blow. A 144kph delivery from Archer and Rohit gets an inside-edge and found a boundary towards long leg.
Mar 16, 2021 07:17 PM IST
Mark Wood strikes
WICKET! Mark Wood returns and strikes in his first over with a 146kph delivery. Rahul aims leg side but gets knocked over and bags another duck. IND: 7/1after 2.3 overs/
Mar 16, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Brilliant over from Archer
Archer bowled a brilliant over to start with. Though there was a missed chance, the bowler kept the things tight and gave away just one run. IND: 6/0 after 2 overs.
Mar 16, 2021 07:08 PM IST
Rohit dropped on 5
Rohit survives as Jofra Archer misses a caught and bowled chance off the first ball of his over. That was sitter which has been fluffed.
Mar 16, 2021 07:06 PM IST
Jofra Archer into attack
Here comes the danger man - Jofra Archer. The pacer has been successful in picking up a wicket in his first over in the last two encounters. Rohit Sharma on strike.
Mar 16, 2021 07:04 PM IST
Decent start for India
Rohit and Rahul are off to a decent start as India scored 5 runs in the first overs, bowled by Adil Rashid. IND: 5/0 after 1st over
Mar 16, 2021 07:01 PM IST
India vs England, 3rd T20I LIVE: Rohit, Rahul out to bat
Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are out to bat for India. Adil Rashid begins the attack for England. The play begins.
Mar 16, 2021 07:00 PM IST
Suryakumar Yadav is trending on Twitter
As soon as Virat Kohli announced India's playing XI for the 3rd T20I, Suryakumar started trending on Twitter. The Mumbai batsman has been replaced by Rohit Sharma and misses a game right after making his debut.
Mar 16, 2021 06:55 PM IST
Milestones await for Dawid Malan
- Dawid Malan is 97 runs away from completing 1,000 runs in T20Is for England.
- He is also 1 four away from completing 100 fours in T20Is for England.
Mar 16, 2021 06:51 PM IST
• 8: Virat Kohli is 8 catches away from completing 50 catches in T20Is for India.
• 26: Rohit Sharma is 26 runs away from completing 9,000 runs across T20s.
• 10: Rohit Sharma is 10 fours away from completing 800 fours across T20s.
• 50: Ishan Kishan is 4 catches away from completing 50 catches across T20s.
• 5: Rohit Sharma is 5 fours away from completing 250 fours in T20Is for India.
• 10: Rohit Sharma is 10 catches away from completing 50 catches in T20Is for India.
• 2: Yuzvendra Chahal is 2 matches behind from completing 200 matches across T20s.
• 1: Shikhar Dhawan is 1 six away from completing 50 sixes in T20Is for India.
• 71: Shreyas Iyer is 71 runs away from completing 4,000 runs across T20s.
• 10: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is 10 wickets away from completing 200 wickets across T20s.
• 8: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is 8 wickets away from completing 50 wickets in T20Is for India.
• 9: T Natarajan is 9 wickets away from completing 50 wickets across T20s.
• 172: KL Rahul is 172 runs away from completing 5,000 runs across T20s.
• 8: KL Rahul is 8 sixes away from completing 200 sixes across T20s.
• 1: Navdeep Saini is 1 wicket away from completing 50 wickets across T20s.
• 8: Rahul Tewatia is 8 wickets away from completing 50 wickets across T20s.
• 50: Jonny Bairstow is 2 matches away from completing 50 T20Is for England.
• 3: KL Rahul and Yuzvendra Chahal are both 3 matches away from completing 50 T20Is for India.
• 93: Eoin Morgan is 93runs away from completing 7,000 runs across T20s.
• 4: Moeen Ali is 4 fours away from completing 350 fours across T20s.
• 1: Jofra Archer is 1 wicket away from completing 150 wickets across T20s.
• 22: Jonny Bairstow is 22 runs away from completing 1,000 runs in T20Is for England.
• 11 & 7: Jonny Bairstow is also 11 fours and 7 sixes away from completing 100 fours and 50 sixes respectively in
T20Is for England.
Mar 16, 2021 06:44 PM IST
England captain Eoin Morgan speaks at toss
"We're going to bowl first. The wicket has a good covering of grass, shorter on one side and a bit humid today. Given the way, the series has panned out and it's about putting up a collective performance today and win the game. Glad to play my 100th game, a big day for me and my family. Mark Wood comes in for Tom Curran," said Morgan.
Mar 16, 2021 06:42 PM IST
Indian captain Virat Kohli at toss
"I would have bowled first as well. We want to work on setting targets as well, in preparation for the future. England is going to come out hard, and we have to bring our A-game. Crowds are important, but we have to be professional and go out and give it our best in whatever conditions we have been given. Unfortunately, Suryakumar Yadav has to make way and Rohit is coming back in for us at the top of the order, so KL and Rohit will open for us today," said Kohli at toss.
Mar 16, 2021 06:38 PM IST
India Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal
Mar 16, 2021 06:38 PM IST
England Playing XI
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Mar 16, 2021 06:36 PM IST
India vs England, 3rd T20I: Toss
England win toss, opt to field
Mar 16, 2021 06:29 PM IST
"The red soil pitch will be quicker, a good pitch, a bit more abrasive. You expect the team bowling first to be using the slower ball a lot and get more out of and it'll get better for batting in the second innings because it is likely to be very tacky in the first 10 overs. You expect the team winning the toss to bowl first again. 170-175 is the bare minimum that the team batting first will want to get." reckon Ajit Agarkar and Deep Dasgupta on Star Sports.
Mar 16, 2021 06:22 PM IST
Ishan Kishan’s batting average in T20 cricket
Ishan Kishan's batting average of 47.60 in the season is the 7th best among 33 batsmen who have scored 500+ runs in 2020/21.
Babar Azam: 70.25
Devon Conway: 58.64
Fabien Allen: 56.88
Mohammad Hafeez: 52.14
Mohammad Rizwan: 50.55
Danushka Gunathilaka: 49.54
Ishan Kishan: 47.60
Virat Kohli: 44.86
KL Rahul: 44.23
Kane Williamson: 43.84
Mar 16, 2021 06:17 PM IST
India vs England, 3rd T20I: When and where to watch
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Mar 16, 2021 06:13 PM IST
India's predicted XI for 3rd T20I against England
Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal
Mar 16, 2021 06:07 PM IST
Buttler yet to make an impact
Jos Buttler who was amongst the runs in 2020 scoring 291 runs in 8 innings at an average of 48.50 and a strike rate of 150.77 is yet to find form in 2021. In two games so far in this series, he has scored 28 & a golden duck.
Mar 16, 2021 06:00 PM IST
Top 5 bowling average by pacers since 2020 (minimum 30 overs)
Shardul Thakur (IND): 37 overs, 326 runs, 17 wickets, Avg 19.17
Aizaz Khan (HKG): 34 overs, 241 runs, 12 wickets, Avg 20.08
Lungi Ngidi (SA): 33.2 overs, 349 runs, 17 wickets, Avg 20.52
DJ Bravo (WI): 30.1 overs, 212 runs, 10 wickets, Avg 21.20
Kane Richardson (AUS): 33 overs, 258 runs, 12 wickets, Avg 21.50
Mar 16, 2021 05:55 PM IST
100th T20I for Eoin Morgan
The third T20I against India is going to be the 100th match for Eoin Morgan. He will become the 4th cricketer to play 100 T20Is.
Mar 16, 2021 05:50 PM IST
'They will play in all three formats': Saba Karim on Ishan Kishan and Rishabh Pant
"Both the batsmen have always attempted to prove themselves as match-winners. Earlier Rishabh Pant proved that and now when Ishan Kishan has been given an opportunity, his mindset has also been similar. So I feel India is blessed to have match-winning ability players like Ishan Kishan and Rishabh Pant in the shorter format of the game. I have full confidence that in the future Ishan Kishan and Rishabh Pant will represent India in all three formats", said former India wicketkeeper Saba Karim
Mar 16, 2021 05:43 PM IST
Shardul Thakur in great form
Shardul Thakur has come good for India in T20Is since 2020 only once he has gone wicketless which was the 1st T20I in this series where he bowled 2 overs. He is the leading wicket-taker for the men-in-blue since 2020 and overall joint 5 highest wicket-taker in T20Is.
Mar 16, 2021 05:38 PM IST
Will Rohit Sharma return?
At the toss of the first T20I, Kohli said that Rohit would be rested for a couple of games. Going by that, the HITMAN may return into the XI and replace KL Rahul, who struggled with the bat in the last couple of games.
Mar 16, 2021 05:32 PM IST
Most sixes in 2020/21 T20 Season
Marcus Stoinis: 41
Nicholas Pooran: 41
Kieron Pollard: 41
Ishan Kishan: 39
Mar 16, 2021 05:28 PM IST
Ishan Kishan: The man in focus
Debutant Ishan Kishan played a brilliant knock of 56 runs off 32 balls. With this knock, Kishan has amassed 714 runs in the 2020/21 season across T20s. His previous best was 333 runs in a single T20 season in 2018/19.
Mar 16, 2021 05:24 PM IST
India vs England, 3rd T20I: Major Announcement
The last three T20Is of the India-England series will be played in an empty Narendra Modi Stadium due to rising Covid-19 cases, the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) said in a statement on Monday night. The third game will be played today while the last two T20Is are on March 18 and 20.
Mar 16, 2021 05:18 PM IST
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Reece Topley, Mark Wood, Liam Livingstone
Mar 16, 2021 05:11 PM IST
KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Tewatia, Navdeep Saini, T Natarajan, Rahul Chahar
Mar 16, 2021 05:05 PM IST
India vs England 3rd T20I Live
Hello and welcome to the live blog of India vs England, 3rd T20I at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. After losing the opener, India made a terrific comeback on Sunday and defeated Eoin Morgann & Co. by 7 wickets in an emphatic manner. Fireworks from Ishan Kishan and skipper Virat Kohli kept the hosts at bay. The series in now levelled 1-1 and it will be interesting to watch if England can stop India's batting juggernaut and go up 2-1.
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