India vs England, 3rd T20I- Statistical Preview

Published - 08 Jul 2018, 11:00 AM

The India-England T20I series is set for a thrilling finish as the teams head into the third and final game having won a game each. The hosts bounced back strongly after the defeat in the series-opener to keep the series alive.

Indian batsmen had failed to get going in Manchester. Eoin Morgan’s decision to bowl first had turned out to be a good one. India were three down with just 22 runs on the board. The visitors managed to stop the rot but could not bat freely after losing so many early wickets.

As a result, they could only manage a modest 148 for five in the allotted 20 overs. Virat Kohli top-scored for India, hitting 47 while MS Dhoni remained unbeaten on 32. In reply, England were in trouble after being down to 44 for three. However, Alex Hales’ unbeaten 58 took them home with two balls to spare.

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With the ODI and Test series yet to be played, both the teams will be looking to win the T20Is to gain the momentum.

So ahead of the series-decider, we take a look at some interesting numbers and stats:

1. India and England have so far played 13 T20Is between them and the latter have the upper hand in this fixture. While England have won 7 out of them, India have ended up on the winning side in the remaining 6.  In England, however, England lead 4-1.

2. Virat Kohli needs 20 more runs to go past Shoaib Malik (2,078) and seal the 3rd spot on the all-time list of T20I run-getters.

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3. Rohit Sharma needs just 14 more runs to reach 2,000-run mark in T20Is.  He will become the 2nd Indian and 5th overall to the mark, after Martin Guptill (2,271), Brendon McCullum (2,140), Malik (2,067), and Kohli (2,012).

4. MS Dhoni needs 13 runs to reach the 1,500-mark. He will become the fourth Indian (after Kohli, Rohit, and Raina) and 18th overall to the landmark.

5. Virat Kohli needs 6 runs to go past Eoin Morgan (303) and seal top spot among run-getters in India-England T20Is.

6. Shikhar Dhawan needs 28 more runs to reach the 1,000-run mark. Dhawan will become the 6th Indian and 48th overall to the landmark.

7. MS Dhoni is just 1 catch one short of the 50-catch mark in T20Is as wicketkeeper. Nobody else has even 35. Denesh Ramdin has 34 while Quinton de Kock has 30.

8. A win in the third game will help India win their sixth consecutive T20I series, which will extend their unbeaten run stretching back to September 2017. The last time India lost a bilateral T20I contest was against West Indies in July 2017.

Credits: BCCI

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