Michael Vaughan Slams India for Slow Over-Rate; Gets his Share in Return

Published - 09 Jul 2018, 06:35 PM | Updated - 10 Jan 2019, 01:34 AM

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The former England skipper, Michael Vaughan has slammed India for their slow over-rate, as the visitors defeated England to bag the three-match T20I series 2-1 in Bristol on Sunday.

Meanwhile, India beat England by seven wickets in Bristol to clinch the series. The visitors made a commendable comeback to chase down a mammoth total of 199.

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul went after the bowlers after losing the early wicket of Shikhar Dhawan. Sharma, primarily, was a class apart and was hitting the balls all over the park. Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya also played their part with significant contributions with the bat.

However, it was Rohit’s unbeaten century that saw the visitors home with eight balls to spare.

Previously, the hosts posted 198 runs on the board banking on a blistering start. Jason Roy went all guns blazing hitting the balls over the short boundary at ease. Jos Buttler was not too behind smashing seven fours in his knock of 34.

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While the Indian bowlers made an impressive comeback towards the end of England innings to restrict the hosts to under 200, they came under criticism for slow over-rate by Vaughan.

The Indian T20 over rate this series has been appalling ….. Get on with it …. #ENGvIND,” the post read.

The former cricketer’s argument was, however, countered by a few Indian fans. They noted the slow-over rate was due to a lot of sixes and boundaries getting hit.

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