India vs England 2017 T20I Series: Third T20I Scorecard, Bangalore, 1st Feb 2017

The three-T20I series between India and England was nicely poised going into the 3rd T20, at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. England won the first T20I in Kanpur convincingly, by seven wickets, and for the most part of the second T20I in Nagpur, the visitors looked like they would take an unassailable 2-0 series lead with another comfortable win. Two youngsters (Lokesh Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah) and a veteran (Ashish Nehra), though, made the difference for India with their ability to deliver under pressure. India, having made just 144/8 batting first, went on to win by five runs and level the series.

Match facts
India vs. England T20I Series 2017, 3rd T20I
Date and time: 1st Feb 2017, 7:00 PM
Venue: Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

India vs England 3rd T20 in Bangalore Scorecard

Toss: won by Eoin Morgan, who chose to bowl first

Playing XIs: India (Virat Kohli*, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Rishabh Pant (Manish Pandey), Hardik Pandya, Amit Mishra, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ashish Nehra, and Jasprit Bumrah) and England (Eoin Morgan*, Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Liam Plunkett (Liam Dawson) Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, and Tymal Mills)

3rd T20I Scores: India 202/6 (20 overs), England 127 all out (16.3 overs)

Match result: India won the 3rd T20 in Bangalore by 75 runs and in doing so, won the three-T20I series against England 2-1; Yuzvendra Chahal was awarded the man-of-the-match and man-of-the-series for his 6-25 in the Bangalore T20I and for figures of 8-85 in 12 overs in the series

Indian Innings
Batsmen and dismissal Runs scored No. of 4s No. of 6s Strike rate
Virat Kohli*

run out Jordan

2 (4) 0 0 50.00
Lokesh Rahul

bowled Stokes

22 (18) 2 1 122.22
Suresh Raina

caught Morgan, bowled Plunkett

63 (45) 2 5 140.00
MS Dhoni

caught Rashid, bowled Jordan

56 (36) 5 2 155.55
Yuvraj Singh

caught Buttler, bowled Mills

27 (10) 1 3 270.00
Rishabh Pant

not out

6 (3) 1 0 200.00
Hardik Pandya

run out Stokes/Buttler

11 (4) 0 1 275.00
Didn’t bat Yuzvendra Chahal, Amit Mishra, Ashish Nehra, and Jasprit Bumrah
Extras 15 (8 wides, 3 leg byes and 4 byes)
India’s total 202 runs for the fall of six wickets, at 10.10 runs per over
India’s fall of wickets 4/1 (Kohli, 1.1), 65/2 (Rahul, 7.2), 120/3 (Raina, 13.3), 177/4 (Yuvraj, 18.1), 191/5 (Dhoni, 19.2), and 202/6 (Pandya, 19.6)
England’s bowling
Bowlers Overs Dots bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Economy rate  
Tymal Mills 4 7 32 1 8.00
Chris Jordan 4 8 56 1 14.00
Liam Plunkett 2 3 22 1 11.00
Ben Stokes 4 8 32 1 8.00
Moeen Ali 4 6 30 0 7.50
Adil Rashid 2 3 23 0 11.50
England innings (target: 203)
Batsmen and dismissal Runs scored No. of 4s No. of 6s Strike rate    
Jason Roy

caught Dhoni, bowled Mishra

32 (23) 4 1 139.13
Sam Billings

caught Raina, bowled Chahal

0 (1) 0 0 0.00
Joe Root

leg before wicket Chahal

42 (37) 4 2 113.51
Eoin Morgan*

caught Pant, bowled Chahal

40 (21) 2 3 190.47
Jos Buttler

caught Kohli, bowled Bumrah

0 (2) 0 0 0.00
Ben Stokes

caught Raina, bowled Chahal

6 (7) 1 0 85.71
Moeen Ali

caught Kohli, bowled Chahal

2 (3) 0 0 66.66
Liam Plunkett

bowled Bumrah

0 (1) 0 0 0.00
Chris Jordan

stumped Dhoni, bowled Chahal

0 (2) 0 0 0.00
Adil Rashid

not out

0 (0) 0 0 0.00
Tymal Mills

caught Kohli, bowled Bumrah

0 (2) 0 0 0.00
Extras 5 (3 wides and 2 leg byes)
England’s total 127 all out in 16.3 overs, at 7.79 runs per over
England’s fall of wickets 8/1 (Billings, 1.3), 55/2 (Roy, 6.2), 119/3 (Morgan, 13.3), 119/4 (Root, 13.4), 119/5 (Buttler, 14.2), 123/6 (Ali, 15.1), 127/7 (Stokes, 15.4), 127/8 (Jordan, 15.6), 127/9 (Plunkett, 16.1), and 127/10 (Mills, 16.3)
India’s bowling
Bowlers Overs Dots bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Economy rate
Ashish Nehra 3 10 24 0 8.00
Yuzvendra Chahal 4 13 25 6 6.25
Jasprit Bumrah 2.3 7 14 3 5.60
Amit Mishra 4 10 23 1 5.75
Hardik Pandya 2 5 17 0 8.50
Suresh Raina 1 0 22 0 22.00

India vs England 3rd T20 Match Report

England’s 2016-17 tour of India finished on an extremely sour note for Eoin Morgan and co., who were annihilated by 75 runs in the final T20I in Bangalore by the all-conquering Indian side now led by Kohli in all three formats (Tests, ODIs and T20Is). With their 75-run defeat in Bangalore, England lost the T20I series 2-1 and left India empty-handed.

What will disappoint England the most, with regards to losing the T20I series too after winning the 1st T20, is that they failed to play to potential. As a unit, the Poms were blessed with a long batting line-up replete with big hitters right through and two reliable and efficient all-rounders, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali. This is just the sort of combination you are looking forward to unleashing on your opponents in the sport’s shortest format.

Having put India into bat, after winning the toss for the third consecutive time in the series, on a slightly up and down Bangalore pitch, England made an early breakthrough courtesy of game awareness and athleticism from Chris Jordan, who ran Kohli out in just the second over.

Unlike in the first two T20Is, though, every Indian batsman, barring Kohli, exuded better rhythm here and thereby scored runs at a fair clip. Suresh Raina was the protagonist for India, as he, after the fall of Kohli, steadied the ship and gave the innings the much-needed impetus. The UP batsman did take a lot of risks over the course of his 45-ball 63, but on this evening, his proactiveness and decisions paid off, and the Indian innings, as a result, prospered. Thanks to Raina’s assault, India made their highest powerplay score in the series (53/1) and had set themselves up for reaching a competitive score at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

KL Rahul played a careless shot when he was looking good at the crease and the Indian innings was going at the desired pace too, to be bowled by Stokes after the Karnataka batsman had made 22 (18). The wicket of Rahul brought Dhoni, who had batted at No. 5 and 6 in the first two T20Is, to the middle. In many ways, the wicket of Rahul was a timely one for England, who were then able to get through the overs after the mandatory powerplay quickly, without giving too many runs away.

Dhoni was a little slow to get going, as usual, taking about seven-eight balls to find his feet. But once he struck a six off Adil Rashid midway through the 11th over, the shackles were off and the former Indian skipper started playing fluently and found the boundaries with great ease. Dhoni hit the gaps a lot more than he has of late.

Raina fell in the 14th over, to Plunkett, after having provided India a great platform for posting a total close to 200. Yuvraj Singh’s arrival and the continued onslaught of Dhoni saw India remain in the hunt for 200 and the Men in Blue eventually finished with 202/6, thanks to Yuvraj’s breezy 10-ball 27, Dhoni’s 36-ball 56 and Hardik Pandya’s 4-ball 11 in the final over.

202 wasn’t an insurmountable score, but England had to bat well.

In reply, England lost Sam Billings for a golden duck in the innings’ second over delivered by Yuzvendra Chahal. The early loss of Billings was immaterial, though, with England boasting such a long batting line-up. Joe Root joined Jason Roy in the middle and together, this duo added 47 runs for the second wicket. Root’s innings in the 3rd T20 in Bangalore was very much a semblance of his run a ball 38 in the 2nd T20, and with the runs not coming in a hurry, the required run rate started to soar.

Going into the final 10 overs, England, then 86/2, needed a further 117 runs, albeit they were eight runs ahead of India at the same stage. And, taking into account that this was the Chinnaswamy Stadium, where even mis-hits go for sixes, the match was headed for an exciting finish.

Or so it seemed!

Because England, after a massive, 22-run 12th over, in which Morgan hit Raina for three sixes, fell apart, instead of building on the gathered momentum to get closer to India’s 202/6.

Credit must go to Chahal, though, who, having been brought into the attack in the 14th over, ran through the English batting line-up with his clever use of variations: leg-spin, flipper, slider, and googly.

The wicket that Chahal himself will be extremely proud of is of Root. The England No. 3 is a great player of spin and usually dominates spinners, but here was Root, facing up to a leg-spinner playing only his ninth match for India and finding himself outfoxed by the 26-year-old Chahal, who, in harness with his Haryana team-mate Amit Mishra, delivered the goods for India. Mishra might have picked only one wicket, but his four economical overs, from which England scored only 23, were pivotal in India being able to maintain the scoreboard pressure on the visitors and forcing them to play big shots at regular intervals.

Chahal was brought into the attack in the 14th over of the English innings and in the space of 21 balls, the India v England 3rd T20 was over, with India winning the Paytm T20I series 2-1 and doing a clean sweep (4-0 in Tests, 2-1 in ODIs and 2-1 in T20Is) over England. While England’s score stood still, the wickets column kept changing rapidly. England, from 119/2, were all out for 127. Virat Kohli’s India had blanked England out in all three formats of the sport, losing just two matches and winning eight across the Test, ODI and T20I series.

The entire Indian team was ecstatic after the win and England were dished out a hiding before they board the flight back home.

Reflecting on the India-England contest over the last 85 days, India have seldom been this dominant in every format, even in home conditions.

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