Ishaan Kish made an unbeaten half-century while making his debut and captain Virat Kohli scored a seven-wicket win for India in the second T20 International against England on Sunday. Kishan scored 56 runs off 32 balls and felt absolutely right from home on the biggest stage and IPL cricket was played in the same environment. Chase Master Kohli (73 off 49 balls) led India to victory after Kishan was out with 13 balls to spare.
The Indian bowlers made a disciplined effort, helping England to 164 for six in 20 overs.
India did not make the best start of the chase as they scored K.L. Rahul was dismissed for zero, Jos Buttler was caught out by left-arm fast bowler Sam Curran.
Kishan, known for his aggressive batting, eased England’s attack with his blunt abuse. His sensational innings included five fours and four sixes.
Kishan and Kohli scored 95 runs for the second wicket to take the game to the opposition. In the 10th over, Adil was caught behind the wicket of Rashid Kishan.
Kohli and Hub Shab Pant (26 for 13) off Johnny Bearso in the 14th over put on a 36-run partnership for the third wicket and gave Chris Jordan an easy catch to raise England’s hopes. But this was not the case as Kohli was in full pursuit. The captain finished the game with Jordan Six.
Earlier, Indian bowlers scored 34 runs in the last five overs, in which they performed brilliantly in the final five overs.
England were dealt a blow in the opening over in the form of Jos Buttler (0), who was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar on the third ball of the innings.
Jason Roy (46 for 35) and David Malan (24 of 23) put England ahead by scoring 63 off 47 balls. A dangerous-looking partnership was broken by Yuzvendra Chahal in the ninth over when he trapped Malan LBW in front of the crease as India got a review on the spot.
Roy looked dangerous, but he was caught by Bhuvneshwar in the 12th over off Washington Sundar.
When Washington struck again in their next over, they had Johnny Berso (20), who had already caught Suryakumar Yadav as a deep four.
England captain Eoin Morgan (28 of 20) was looking for a big hit as he was the most hit, bowling out Pant off a slow ball from Shardul Thakur behind the stumps.
4 wickets for 130 runs in the 15th over, England did well to achieve the target of 200 runs, but the Indian bowlers bowled brilliantly, giving away just 34 runs in the final five overs.
Washington (2/29) and Thakur (2/29) were the bowlers for the Indian side.
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