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India can build on T20 series success vs England: Hardik Pandya

Jul 09, 2018 11:48 IST
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Rohit Sharma hit an unbeaten century as India cruised to a seven-wicket win over England in the Twenty20 international series decider at Bristol. Opener Sharma finished with an even 100 from 56 deliveries as the tourists emphatically chased down England’s total of 198-9 with eight balls to spare. Captain Virat Kohli contributed 43 in a third-wicket stand worth 89 before Hardik Pandya (33 not out) capitalised on a promotion up the batting order, the all-rounder’s breezy cameo rushing his side over the line. Pandya had played a key role with the ball too, picking up 4-38 as India came through an early onslaught from Jason Roy and Jos Buttler (34) to restrict their opponents in the closing stages. Roy top-scored with 67 before the hosts – who had triumphed in Cardiff on Thursday to level the best-of-three rubber – fell away in the closing stages. (Video: SNTV).