Virat Kohli (73 no. 49b, 5 × 4, 3 × 6) pulled himself out of the mini slum, while Ishaan Kishan (56, 32b, 5 × 4, 4 × 6) missed out on India’s seven matches. went. England took wickets in the second T20 here on Sunday.
Kohli, who has ducked three in his last four international trips at the crease, returned with his stylish self and left India with a target of 165 runs. The captain landed in the 26th T20I Fifty in which Manohar took bowler Tom Curren to the track with a straight six.
Kishan, who started the batting in place of Shikhar Dhawan, was fearless in his strokeplay. He made the huge crowd stand on his feet with four huge sixes. Adil Rashid played two consecutive innings, but catching Kishan in the same over was the final moment for the leg-spinner.
Southeastern bounced back for 40 runs, while Ben Stokes missed the easiest chance, scoring nine runs. At the time of dismissal, Kish reduced the required rate and made it manageable 7.1
The next man, Rishabh Pant, was keen to keep up the pace, he was in mid-wicket and only stood on the fourth ball. Pante gives Chris Jordan another break before landing the helicopter
Beerso Deep Nada caught out at mid-wicket.
Kohli, who scored 3000 T20Is with this knock and Shreyas Iyer (8 NO) made India big in 13 balls. After being placed in England, England insisted on a slow surface to make a respectable score. The openers are Jason Roy (46, 35B, 4 × 4, 2 × 6) David Malan (24), Eoin Morgan (28) and Ben Stokes (24).
Roy’s spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar relied heavily on reverse-sweeps to counter. With the third man and the point inside the circle, Roy imagines his opportunities. They found mixed results, often missing, and sometimes good contacts.
Washington fired him, while Chahal made it difficult for the batsman to fly. Indian fast bowler Shardul Thakur made good use of the slow run. The ball stopped and fell short which made it difficult for the visitor to play the big shot.
The best example of clever bowling came from Thakur, who inspired Morgan to play the shot perfectly. Morgan introduced the ball at a very slow pace.
Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya performed brilliantly and shared just 35 runs in the final five overs. Washington and Thakur – both finished with two figures of 29 – were the most successful bowlers.
However, Indian fielding was full of mistakes. Suryakumar Yadav caught Johnny Bairstow for 13, while Bhuvneshwar, Shreyas and Pandya scored with Anari Misfeld.