India vs England Review

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So that is the end of England tour of India. The visitors were once again left heart broken with their chance of winning the T20 series was left behind. Thanx to some awesome bowling by the young talent Yuzvendra Chahal who took 6 for 25 . The 26 year old was sensational picking up crucial wickets at the right time.
Earlier, England won the toss and invited hosts to bat first for the 3rd consecutive match. Visitors were off to a flying start getting the superman of India Virat Kohli early in the innings with the smart work of Chris Jordon. Kohli was run-out due to poor communication between Kohli and Kl Rahul. The whole Bengaluru crowd went silent as he was the charm of Bangalore. 1 down came was Suresh Raina who was not in his supreme touch. Raina and Rahul started off defensively. Raina was in a typical mood who commanded the game with 3 sixes thus giving a better run rate in the powerplay overs.
KL Rahul,just when he was looking comfortable on the crease made a wild swing of the bat no way near the ball ending into fall of 2nd wicket making 22 runs. MS Dhoni with a wild cheer from the crowd walks on at 2 down instead of Yuvraj to maintain the left-right hand combination. Raina was in his own world with hitting boundaries just when he was caught on a slower ball by Plunkett. Dhoni and Raina made a quick 55 runs in just 6 overs. Dhoni ensured the boundary barrage continued, moving closer to his fifty. His maiden T20I half-century. Yuvraj went to town on England’s death-overs specialist. Staying deep in his crease, Yuvraj used his gifted bat swing to hit near-yorkers over long-on for three sixes and a four in a 24-run over. He was dismissed in almost comical circumstances when he failed to read a Mills slower ball but his rapid 57-run stand with Dhoni meant India had breached the 200-run mark.
India made all the right choices at the start of their defence of 203 but even they knew the magnitude of victory given the Chinnaswamy Stadium’s status to produce high-scoring clashes. Chahal was brought on to bowl early and despite being reverse swept by Jason Roy for six off his very first delivery, the leg spinner had Sam Billings edging to slip (off his boot) for a golden duck. England came back well through Jason Roy and Joe Root to add 55 in the powerplay.Then it was the turn of spinners to unleash.
Mishra started with a one-run over but India’s luck with Suresh Raina’s off-spin appeared to have turned the way back in England’s favour. Morgan hit three sixes in a 22-run over as England motored to 114 for 2 after 12 overs. Joe Root, who had moved along nicely into the forties, survived a dropped chance when debutant Rishabh Pant and Yuvraj got in each other’s way but Mishra’s miserly spell of 4-0-23-1 had pushed England into taking big risks. Pant atoned for his little error to catch Morgan on the sweep and Root added 1 to his score before falling to Chahal. The remainder of the innings passed in a blur as India closed out the game in a little less than half-an-hour’s time. Bumrah finished off the game with last 2 wickets with the series win. Host left empty handed in terms of trophy from their long tour of India.

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