Last Update on: January 10th, 2019 at 12:34 am
Recently updated on January 10th, 2019 at 12:34 am
It was an impressive batting performance by the England national team, as they posted a total of 198 on the board in their allotted 20 overs.
However, the Indian bowlers made a valiant effort towards the death overs which helped them claw their way back into the match. England had got off to a sensational start, as openers Jason Roy and Jos Buttler shared a 94-run stand in just seven odd overs.
Roy, in particular, took on the Indian bowlers with disdain and kept them depositing over the boundary ropes. He smashed four fours and seven sixes during his knock of 67 off 31 deliveries. His wicket stalled England’s run flow in the middle-overs.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni bagged five catches and became the only wicket-keeper in the world to as many scalps in a T20I match. During the process, he also became the 1st wicket-keeper to bag 50 catches in the shortest format of the game.
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With a star-studded batting line-up, India would have backed themselves to chase the total down. India began well with openers Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan struck some exceptional shots.
Dhawan got dismissed by David Willey. From there on, Rohit and KL Rahul smashed some exceptional shots to get India going.
Rahul was finally sent back to the pavilion courtesy a sensational running catch by Chris Jordan. He made a lot of ground and came running down to complete it.
India eventually defeated England by seven wickets at Bristol, courtesy a third T20I hundred from Rohit Sharma.