India won the third and the final T20 at Bengaluru by 76 runs, thereby winning the series 2-1. India in the process also whitewashed England in the entire series across the 3 formats. England lost the last 8 wickets for just 8 runs as they met a dramatic collapse only to give the crowd at Chinnaswamy their money’s worth.
Cricketsoccer brings to you the moments from the game which became the talking points.
Raina sets the tone early: Coming in at number 3, Raina quickly set the tone for India for a big score. He scored a timely 63 to provide the platform for the Indian lower order to cash in. His knock was decorated by 2 fours and 5 sixes as he looked elegant throughout his innings.
First T20 fifty for MS Dhoni: Playing his 76 international T20, MS Dhoni scored his maiden T20 fifty and was involved in an important partnership with Yuvraj Singh who played a cameo at the other end. Together they added 57 for the fourth wicket which took India closer to the target of 200 which they achieved at the end.
Yuvraj plays a cameo: A 10 ball 27 from Yuvraj Singh helped India cross the 200 run mark in this big final. He took full advantage of the short boundaries belting Chris Jordan for 19 runs in his third over.
Roy gets a life early: In a strange comedy of errors, Jason Roy got a life early in his innings due to misjudgment Yuzvendra Chahal. A brilliant piece of fielding from Kohli saw him give the ball to run Roy out, but a throw at the wrong end from Chahal gave him an early life. He was looking good on 32 but then was dismissed by Chahal . Roy was the first of Chahal’s 6 wickets in the contest.
Mishra builds up pressure: After England took 22 from one Suresh Raina over, Kohli was quick to introduce Amit Mishra in the attack. He kept building up the pressure since then and also picked up the key wicket of Jason Roy as he hit one straight up in the air only to be caught by MS Dhoni. It was his constant pressure throughout his spell that helped Chahal to pick up wickets at the other end.
Chahal picks up 6 for 25: Registering the best figures by any Indian bowler in T20’s, Yuzvendra Chahal picked up 6 for 25 in his spell and was also awarded the man of the match and the series. He picked up a total of 8 wickets in the 3 match series, 3 more than Jasprit Bumrah the next best with 5.
England lose 8 for 8: From being 119 for 2, England met a dramatic collapse in the decider as they lost the last 8 wickets for just 8 runs. Morgan scored 40 from just 21 balls and was the third wicket to fall at 119. From then on Chahal picked 6 of the last 8 wickets to fall.
Bumrah does the finishing act: Jasprit Bumrah finally cleaned up the English tale as they lost the contest by 75 runs, thereby winning the series 2-1.
Thus, like the second T20, it was the Indian bowlers which backed up the good work done by the Indian batsmen and helping the team to register a memorable victory.