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England vs India, 2nd T20I Match Summary

ENG vs IND, 2018 - T20 Summary

England vs India Scorecard
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Match Ended   
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff , Jul 06, 2018
149/5 (19.4/20)
148/5 (20.0/20)
England beat India by 5 wickets
  • Man Of The Match
    Alex Hales
IND 148/5
Bat Top Batsmen
47 (38)
  • 1x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 123.68SR
32 (24)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 133.33SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.25
4
OVERS
17/1
R/W
Bowler
ECON 4.5
4
OVERS
18/1
R/W
ENG 149/5
Bat Top Batsmen
58 (41)
  • 4x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 141.46SR
28 (18)
  • 0x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 155.55SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 9
4
OVERS
36/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 5.18
3.4
OVERS
19/1
R/W
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That is it from this game! Now over to Bristol to find out who takes the T20I series. England were excellent today. They had plans for how they are going to play and executed them well. India on the other hand, did fight well but ended up being second best. The series is turning out to be how it was supposed to, a very exciting one and the excitement will continue on the 8th at 0200 local (0100 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care.
Man of the Match, Alex Hales, says it was a much-needed win for them and he feels good after playing this innings. Admits he had to come up with a plan against Kuldeep as he has not faced him a lot before. Mentions they have good strikers coming all the way till the bottom and they all came good today. Credits the way the bowlers bowled today.
England skipper, Eoin Morgan, says the new ball bowlers set the tone for them upfront. Admits they were very happy with the total they had to chase. Credits the way Alex Hales played and he along with the rest built small partnerships which were very important.
India skipper, Virat Kohli, says he felt this total would have been a challenging one. Credits the way England batted. Reckons 15 runs more would have made a difference. Adds their batting Powerplay was not a good one. Ends by saying they are looking forward to the game in Bristol.
39 was needed from the last 4 and that is when Jonny Bairstow decided to step on the pedal. He hit two towering maximums of Kuldeep Yadav which saw the hosts needing only 23 from the last 3. But two brilliant overs by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav, with the latter taking Jonny's wicket, saw the Englishmen needing 12 in the last over. However, a biggie and boundary from Hales' bat from the first two balls of Kumar's over settled it.
Umesh Yadav struck twice in the Powerplay sending back both the openers. Chahal then struck in his first over and England were in trouble at 44 for 3. Morgan and Hales then joined forces and started to rebuild the innings. The two played themselves in and ensured the required run rate was always in tact. The duo added 48 and the home side were cruising. But a brilliant catch by Dhawan then, once again brought India back into the game.
We have a decider then! Willey did hit the winning runs but it was Hales who was the hero for them with an unbeaten half ton. He walks off to a standing ovation from his teammates and he deserves every bit of it. After bowling out India for a decent total, England got off to a flying start as Roy plundered 14 from the first over. At that time, it looked like the hosts would run away with the game but it wasn't to be.
19.4
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To David Willey
That is it! Willey hits the winning runs! It took just 4 balls for them to score the runs they needed in the last over. Slightly short on middle, Willey rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket for the winning runs. ENGLAND WIN BY 5 WICKETS AND LEVEL THE SERIES 1-1!
19.3
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Alex Hales
SCORES ARE LEVEL! Kumar bowls it on the pads, Hales flicks it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
19.2
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Alex Hales
FOUR! 10 from the first two balls and only two needed now. Another poor ball, length and down the leg side. Hales helps it on its way fine down the leg side and the ball races to the fence.
19.1
6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Alex Hales
SIX! Right in the slot and Hales has probably landed the knockout punch here. First boundary that Kumar has conceded. It is full and on middle, Hales clears his front leg and clears the straight boundary. He crosses his fifty with that, his 8th in the T20Is. His job is not done yet. 6 more needed from 5 balls.
Over 19 : 137/5
8 Runs
A. Hales
47 (38)
D. Willey
2 (5)
U. Yadav
4-0-36-2
18.6
1
Umesh Yadav To Alex Hales
A single to end the over! 12 needed now. The important thing for England is that Hales is on strike as he squeezes this through covers for a run.
18.5
4
Umesh Yadav To Alex Hales
FOUR! Much, much-needed this! Excellent by Hales. He steps out and makes the yorker into a full toss. He slaps it through covers and the ball races away. 13 more needed now from 8 balls.
18.4
2
Umesh Yadav To Alex Hales
NOT OUT! But still no boundary! Another yorker on off, Hales does really well to jam it out through backward point. There is a man in the deep who runs to his left and collect it. The batsmen go for a second as the Rohit fires a throw to the keeper. Dhoni doesn't collect it cleanly but still whips the bails off. He runs after it and throws it back at the strikers end. The players appeal and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show that Dhoni dislodged the bails with his hands. Two runs added.
A run out appeal has been referred. Hales is the man in question but he does not seem confident.
18.3
0
Umesh Yadav To Alex Hales
Wow! Is this is the same Umesh Yadav who I saw in the Indian T20 League. NO. Another yorker outside off, Hales tries to clip but misses. Dhoni has a shy at his end but misses.
18.2
1
Umesh Yadav To David Willey
Very full on middle, Willey tries to flick but gets a leading edge through point for a run. 19 from 10, need a boundary now England.
18.1
0
Umesh Yadav To David Willey
A run out chance missed! But it is a dot! Exceptional bowling! A pin-point yorker on off, Willey jams it out. He wants a run but is sent back by his partner. Umesh runs towards the ball but fails to pick it up. Had he picked it up, it would have been close.
Umesh Yadav comes to bowl the penultimate over.
Over 18 : 129/5
3 Runs
D. Willey
1 (3)
A. Hales
40 (34)
B. Kumar
3-0-7-1
17.6
lb
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To David Willey
He does! 20 needed from the last 2. Just 3 from this over. Lovely stuff. Another yorker on the pads. Willey fails to dig it out. The ball brushes the pads and goes towards square leg for a leg bye. Kumar has given just 7 in his 3 overs.
17.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To David Willey
Excellent from Kumar! He follows Willey as he makes room and bowls it full on his pads. David tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Can Kumar end it well? He needs to if India are to stay in this game.
17.4
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Alex Hales
Hales tries to move around the crease to upset the bowler. But Kumar sticks to bowling it on a length and on the stumps. Hales guides it to short third man for a run.
17.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Alex Hales
DOT! Precious at the moment! Another shortish ball on middle, Hales tries to pull but misses.
17.2
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To David Willey
A nasty delivery first up! A bumper on middle, Willey tries to defend but the ball hits the gloves and goes onto the leg side. A single.
17.1
W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Jonny Bairstow OUT!
OUT! The game is not over as Kumar and Kuldeep provide India a glimmer of hope! Jonny Bairstow falls in a similar manner as Virat Kohli. A short ball on the body of the batsman. Bairstow swivels and pulls it towards Kuldeep Yadav at fine leg. He comes running in and takes a sliding catch. Jonny though walks back after doing his job. 23 more needed in 17.
David Willey is the new man in.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on.
Over 17 : 126/4
16 Runs
J. Bairstow
28 (17)
A. Hales
39 (32)
K. Yadav
4-0-34-0
16.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav To Jonny Bairstow
Another drive to long on. A single results and the equation is now just 23 needed of 18 balls.
16.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav To Alex Hales
A low full toss on middle, pushed to long for a run.
16.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav To Jonny Bairstow
Pushed this one, JB works it to the on side and changes strike.
16.3
6
Kuldeep Yadav To Jonny Bairstow
SIX! And another slog from Jonny and same result. A bit of power presentation from him. Another similar delivery from Yadav but Jonny is upto it. Two maximums off two now.
16.2
6
Kuldeep Yadav To Jonny Bairstow
SIX! Bang! JB slogs this one powerfully over the square leg fence and earns a much needed six for his team. A flighted ball in line of the stumps, JB lines it up and pulls the trigger. The equation is down to 32 off 22 now.
16.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav To Alex Hales
Flighted wide outside off, Hales guides it to third man for a run.
Over 16 : 110/4
7 Runs
J. Bairstow
14 (13)
A. Hales
37 (30)
H. Pandya
4-0-28-1
15.6
2
Hardik Pandya To Jonny Bairstow
A couple to end the over! 39 more needed from the last 4. A seam up ball this time and on a fuller length on middle, Jonny goes for the heave but the ball goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for two. The fielder does score a direct hit at the bowler's end but the batsman is well in.
15.5
2
Hardik Pandya To Jonny Bairstow
Slower ball on a back of a length. Bairstow mistimes his pull but it is in the gap at the mid-wicket region for a brace.
15.4
0
Hardik Pandya To Jonny Bairstow
Second short ball of this over and it is once again ducked under. 43 more needed in 26.
15.3
2
Hardik Pandya To Jonny Bairstow
Excellent running! A short ball which is hit towards Yadav at deep mid-wicket. Yadav there fumbles and concedes an extra run. Kohli is not happy as he knows every run is vital.
15.2
0
Hardik Pandya To Jonny Bairstow
A good bumper, JB ducks under it.
15.1
1
Hardik Pandya To Alex Hales
Slower ball on off, Hales punches it through the covers for a run. So singles are all the English batsmen are getting at the moment.
Over 15 : 103/4
4 Runs
J. Bairstow
8 (8)
A. Hales
36 (29)
K. Yadav
3-0-18-0
14.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav To Jonny Bairstow
Oh yes! A dot to finish! Floated up on off, JB defends it by lunging forward.
14.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav To Alex Hales
Eases this one down to long on for a run. Just 4 singles from the 5 balls. Can he end it well?
14.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav To Jonny Bairstow
Loopy ball outside off, Bairstow punches it through covers and takes a run.
14.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav To Alex Hales
Fires this on middle, Hales flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
14.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav To Jonny Bairstow
Slower through the air on middle, Jonny tucks it through square leg and takes a run. 100 up for England.
14.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav To Jonny Bairstow
Flatter on off, JB pushes it back to the bowler.
Change of ends for Kuldeep Yadav.
Over 14 : 99/4
7 Runs
J. Bairstow
6 (4)
A. Hales
34 (27)
H. Pandya
3-0-21-1
13.6
1
Hardik Pandya To Jonny Bairstow
Eases this down through mid on for a run. 50 more needed in 36.
13.5
2
Hardik Pandya To Jonny Bairstow
Fuller in length on middle, JB times it nicely through mid on. Kuldeep in the deep does well but can't stop the second.
13.4
1
Hardik Pandya To Alex Hales
Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
13.3
1
Hardik Pandya To Jonny Bairstow
Works it around the corner with the angle for a run.
13.2
2
Hardik Pandya To Jonny Bairstow
On a length around off, Jonny pushes it towards covers. The fielder there fumbles and concedes two.
Jonny Bairstow is the new man in.
13.1
W
Hardik Pandya To Eoin Morgan OUT!
OUT! Dhawan you beauty! What a catch, what a catch by him. He has plucked that out of thin air. The change of bowling has worked wonders for India. It is the short ball on the body of Morgan. He goes for the pull and he seems to have connected well. It looks like it will sail over the fielder at fine leg who is standing a touch inside. But no, he times his jump to perfection and takes a tumbling catch. Stands up and performs his trademark celebration. Morgan walks back in disbelief and the 48-run stand has been broken. India will now look to capitalize.
Hardik Pandya is back on.
Over 13 : 92/3
7 Runs
A. Hales
33 (26)
E. Morgan
17 (18)
Y. Chahal
4-0-28-1
12.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Alex Hales
Another dot! So a good comeback after going for a boundary. Just 7 from it. This is bowled on the stumps. Hales blocks it out.
12.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Alex Hales
Quicker outside off, Hales guides it to Raina at short third man.
12.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Eoin Morgan
On off, Morgan cuts it through covers for a run.
12.3
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Eoin Morgan
FOUR! Swept and swept fine! On the pads, Morgan goes down on one knee and sweeps it all along the ground and through backward square leg for a boundary.
12.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Alex Hales
No more tossing the ball up now! Chahal fires it on the pads, Hales flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
12.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Eoin Morgan
Quicker and on middle, Morgan pushes it to long on for a run.
Over 12 : 85/3
13 Runs
A. Hales
32 (23)
E. Morgan
11 (15)
K. Yadav
2-0-14-0
11.6
6
Kuldeep Yadav To Alex Hales
SIX! Boom boom goes Hales! 2 huge overs have now turned the tide towards England. 26 from the last 2 and England need 64 from 48. Another tossed up ball on middle, Hales lines it up and deposits it over the long on fence for a maximum.
11.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav To Alex Hales
Works it to mid-wicket.
11.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav To Alex Hales
BEAUTY! The wrong 'un on middle, Hales lunges and tries to defend but the ball turns away sharply and beats the outside edge of the bat.
11.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav To Eoin Morgan
Flighted ball on off, Morgan tries to defend but gets it off the inner half through square leg for a run.
11.2
4
Kuldeep Yadav To Eoin Morgan
FOUR! England now are on the charge! Morgan uses his feet and goes straight back over the bowler's head and gets another boundary. Runs starting to flow now.
11.1
2
Kuldeep Yadav To Eoin Morgan
Smart again! Morgan chips it through mid-wicket. The fielders are right at the boundary which means another couple is taken.
Over 11 : 72/3
13 Runs
A. Hales
26 (20)
E. Morgan
4 (12)
Y. Chahal
3-0-21-1
10.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Alex Hales
Nope! A dot to end it! Chahal floats this up on middle, Hales defends it.
10.5
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Alex Hales
FOUR! Brilliant, brilliant from Hales. This time he uses the pace of the bowler. it is fired outside off. He guides it through short third man and another boundary results. 13 from the over, can Hales make it a 17-run or a 19-run over?
10.4
2
Yuzvendra Chahal To Alex Hales
Very good batting! Now plays this with soft hands through mid-wicket and runs two.
10.3
6
Yuzvendra Chahal To Alex Hales
SIX! How much did they need this? A lot! Chahal tosses this up outside off, Hales reaches out for it and slog sweeps it into the mid-wicket stand. 83 more needed.
10.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Eoin Morgan
Quicker on off, Morgan pushes it down to long off for a run.
10.1
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Eoin Morgan
Appeal after appeal after appeal as there is another one. A leg spinner outside off, Morgan once again goes for the reverse sweep. The ball hits the gloves and then the pads. The players ask the question but the umpire does not agree.
Over 10 : 59/3
4 Runs
E. Morgan
3 (10)
A. Hales
14 (16)
K. Yadav
1-0-1-0
9.6
lb
Kuldeep Yadav To Eoin Morgan
The googly, Morgan tires to clip but does not connect. The ball brushes the pads and goes towards fine leg for another single.
9.5
lb
Kuldeep Yadav To Alex Hales
NOT OUT! The impact is outside leg! India lose a review. A full toss on leg stump, Hales misses the sweep to get hit on the pads. An appeal follows but the batsmen run a leg bye as the ball rolls to fine leg. The umpire shakes his head. Kohli has a chat with his bowler and then goes for the review. Replays show no bat involved but the impact is outside leg stump.
Review time! A huge shout for an LBW has been turned down against Hales. It has hit him on the full. Kuldeep really likes it and he asks for the review and Kohli takes it.
9.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav To Alex Hales
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
9.3
lb
Kuldeep Yadav To Eoin Morgan
Down the leg side, Morgan tries to flick but misses. The ball brushes the pads and goes towards short fine leg and the batsmen take a leg bye.
9.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav To Eoin Morgan
A huge appeal but not given! The wrong 'un outside off. It turns back in. Morgan tries to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire shakes his head. The impact was an issue.
9.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav To Alex Hales
Kuldeep starts off with a long-hop. Hales goes back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run. Lucky for Kuldeep that Alex failed to make good connection or else it would have sailed into the stands.
Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack.
Over 9 : 55/3
6 Runs
A. Hales
13 (13)
E. Morgan
3 (7)
Y. Chahal
2-0-8-1
8.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Alex Hales
The batsman tries to sweep, gets a top edge on that one. One run added to the total.
8.5
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Eoin Morgan
Flatter on off, Morgan pushes it down to long off for a run.
8.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Eoin Morgan
Quicker on off, Morgan pushes it to covers.
8.4
wd
Yuzvendra Chahal To Eoin Morgan
WIDE! Harsh on the bowler that one! It is bowled down the leg side. Morgan tries to sweep but misses. The ball goes agonizingly close to the leg stump. The umpire signals it a wide. Dhoni is not happy as he has his hands raised.
8.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Eoin Morgan
Howzzat? Not out is the answer to that question. Morgan brings out the reverse sweep but misses. The ball hits him on the pads. A huge appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. There is a big discussion between the bowler, captain and the keeper but then opt against the review. Hawk Eye later shows it would have clipped the off pole and hence remained with the on-field umpire's call which was not out.
8.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Alex Hales
Flatter outside off, Hales tries to guide it through third man. Not a good shot with a slip in place. The ball bounces just in front of him. He misfields and a run is taken.
8.1
2
Yuzvendra Chahal To Alex Hales
Slower through the air on off, Hales drives it through covers. He runs the first one and then wants the second. The batsmen go for it and make it in easily.
Over 8 : 49/3
5 Runs
A. Hales
9 (10)
E. Morgan
2 (4)
H. Pandya
2-0-14-0
7.6
1
Hardik Pandya To Alex Hales
Alex has worked it off his pads behind square. They pick up a single.
7.5
1
Hardik Pandya To Eoin Morgan
Another brilliant effort in the field by an Indian fielder. This time, its Raina who saves three runs for his team. A short of length delivery outside off, Morgan cuts it fiercely but Raina at point gets both his hands to it and stops the ball. The ball, however, rolls behind him after a fumble and as a result, a single is taken. The Indian fielders have saved a couple of boundaries. First Umesh and now Suresh. Excellent stuff!
7.4
1
Hardik Pandya To Alex Hales
Outside off, Hales taps it to point and runs for another single.
7.3
1
Hardik Pandya To Eoin Morgan
Drags his length back, around off. Morgan cuts it through cover-point for a run.
7.2
0
Hardik Pandya To Eoin Morgan
A tad fuller around off, pushed to short cover for nothing.
7.1
1
Hardik Pandya To Alex Hales
On a length outside off, guided to third man by Hales. One run taken.
Over 7 : 44/3
2 Runs
E. Morgan
0 (1)
A. Hales
6 (7)
Y. Chahal
1-0-2-1
6.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Eoin Morgan
Another googly on middle, Morgan keeps it out of the front foot.
Eoin Morgan is the new man in.
6.5
W
Yuzvendra Chahal To Joe Root OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Chahal strikes in his first over. He removes the batsman who could have possibly been the one who could have anchored the run chase for England. The googly does the trick. It is tossed up outside off, Root may have picked it as he goes for the sweep shot with the turn but misses it somehow. The ball turns back in and hits the off stump. England three down and are now in trouble. They need another 105 in 79.
6.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Alex Hales
The googly, Hales picks it and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
6.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Alex Hales
Flighted ball on off, Hales finds the fielder at covers with his drive.
6.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Alex Hales
Floats it up on middle, Hales lunges and keeps it out.
6.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Joe Root
Flatter on middle, Root pushes it down to long on for a run.
Over 6 : 42/2
8 Runs
A. Hales
5 (4)
J. Root
8 (8)
H. Pandya
1-0-9-0
5.6
4
Hardik Pandya To Alex Hales
FOUR! No he can't. Another shortish delivery in line of the stumps, Hales moves back a touch and hoicks it up and over mid-wicket. He has timed it well and as a result, he gets a boundary of the last ball of the over. 7 runs came off the over.
A good Powerplay for India so far! Still one ball to go. Can Pandya get another wicket?
5.5
0
Hardik Pandya To Alex Hales
Hangs back and keeps the length ball out.
5.4
3
Hardik Pandya To Joe Root
Brilliant work in the deep. Another back of a length ball in line of the stumps, Root gets low and guides it through the vacant square leg region. Umesh Yadav from mid-wicket runs to his right and makes a brilliant stop to keep the ball inside the fence. He saves a run for his team.
5.3
0
Hardik Pandya To Alex Hales
Another shortish ball around off, Hales pulls it through mid-wicket and opens his account with a single.
5.2
0
Hardik Pandya To Alex Hales
Around off, played to point by Hales.
5.1
1
Hardik Pandya To Joe Root
A back of a length ball in line of the stumps, Root gets to square leg and changes strike.
Alex Hales is the new man in. Also, Hardik Pandya is into the attack.
Over 5 : 33/2
5 Runs
J. Buttler
14 (12)
J. Root
4 (6)
U. Yadav
3-0-28-2
4.6
W
Umesh Yadav To Jos Buttler OUT!
OUT! Virat Kohli takes it this time and let me tell you this is a tougher chance than the one he dropped. How delighted he is! Well his celebration shows it all. The big fish, Buttler departs cheaply, a rare failure for him. Yadav is the man once again, we saw how good he was in the Indian T20 League in the Powerplays and he is continuing the good work here. This is slightly shorter than the last two deliveries. Buttler once again tries to clear mid off but this time too he fails to get the desired elevation. Kohli there runs to his right and takes it. Both the openers are back in the hut and India are right back into the game.
4.5
0
Umesh Yadav To Jos Buttler
Makes room and tries to cut a ball which is way outside off but misses.
4.4
4
Umesh Yadav To Jos Buttler
FOUR! This is like rubbing salt to the wound! Dropped on the last ball and a boundary on this one. Full and on off, Jos takes the aerial route. This time he clears mid off for a one bounce boundary.
4.3
0
Umesh Yadav To Jos Buttler
In the air... but DROPPED! Who is the culprit? The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli. A life for Buttler. If there is one batsman you do not want to give a reprieve to in this English batting line-up, it is Buttler. Umesh bowls it full on off, Jos moves his left leg out of the way and tries to clear mid off but does not get the elevation. Kohli there jumps and tries to take it reverse cup but fails to hang on. How costly will this prove?
4.2
1
Umesh Yadav To Joe Root
Once again the ball stays a touch low! On off and on the shorter side. Root goes for the pull but the ball takes the bottom edge, hits the pads and rolls on the off side. The batsmen run through for a quick single.
4.1
0
Umesh Yadav To Joe Root
Good line and length! On off, Root pushes it to mid on.
Over 4 : 28/1
3 Runs
J. Root
3 (4)
J. Buttler
10 (8)
B. Kumar
2-0-5-0
3.6
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Joe Root
Attacks the stumps and Root pulls it through the leg side for a run. Another good over by Kumar, just three from it. 121 more needed from 96 balls.
3.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Joe Root
Good field placement! Kohli has a man for the dab shot Root plays and this goes exactly to him as Root tries to guide it through third man.
3.4
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Jos Buttler
Good length around off, Buttler guides it through point. The fielder is in the deep so it is an easy single.
3.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Jos Buttler
Length around off, Jos pushes it to covers.
3.2
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Jos Buttler
Hit hard but finds the fielder! On the shorter side on middle, Buttler pulls it hard but finds square leg.
3.1
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Joe Root
Shorter in length outside off, Root guides it down to third man for a run.
Over 3 : 25/1
9 Runs
J. Buttler
9 (5)
J. Root
1 (1)
U. Yadav
2-0-23-1
2.6
4
Umesh Yadav To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Lovely shot to end the over. Pure timing! Full and on off, Buttler shows the full face of the bat and drives it through mid off for the second boundary of the over. So Umesh does have a wicket to his name but has been expensive in his 2 overs.
2.5
0
Umesh Yadav To Jos Buttler
Fuller in length on middle, driven to mid on.
2.4
4
Umesh Yadav To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Just over! On the shorter side once again by Umesh. Buttler this time rocks back and pulls it just over the fielder at mid-wicket. There is no stopping once it beats the fielder inside the ring.
2.3
0
Umesh Yadav To Jos Buttler
Shorter in length outside off, Jos guides it to point.
2.2
1
Umesh Yadav To Joe Root
Full and on the pads, not a ball you want to bowl first up to a new batsman. He flicks it to deep square leg and gets to the other end.
Joe Root makes his way out to the middle.
2.1
W
Umesh Yadav To Jason Roy OUT!
OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Got him in the first T20I and now gets him in the second. Umesh Yadav has the last laugh and he draws first blood. Brilliant by him, he bowls a pacey delivery which pitches on off and then jags back in sharply. Roy does not account for the inward movement as he tries to keep it out with a gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks through and hits the middle stump. The Indians are ecstatic as they have got the dangerous Roy early.
Over 2 : 16/0
2 Runs
J. Roy
15 (11)
J. Buttler
1 (1)
B. Kumar
1-0-2-0
1.6
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Jason Roy
He does finish it well! Just 2 from this over. India needed this after an expensive first by Yadav. This is slightly shorter on off, Roy guides it down to third man for a run.
1.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Jason Roy
Another dot! Now Kumar needs to end this over well. It is bowled on a length again on middle, Roy flat bats it to mid on where the fielder dives to his right and makes a good stop.
1.4
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Jason Roy
3 dots in a row! On a length around off, Roy guides it to point.
1.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Jason Roy
Hits the length hard on off, Roy punches it to covers.
1.2
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Jason Roy
Play and a miss! Slightly short outside off, Roy uses his feet and tries to work it through the leg side but is beaten on the inside edge.
1.1
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Jos Buttler
Buttler gives the bowler the charge and works it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end. He too gets off the mark.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl from the other end.
Over 1 : 14/0
14 Runs
J. Roy
14 (6)
J. Buttler
0 (0)
U. Yadav
1-0-14-0
0.6
6
Umesh Yadav To Jason Roy
SIX! BANG! Roy finishes the over with a biggie. 14 from the first one. England off to a flier. Slightly short on middle, Roy once again picks the length up early. He rocks back and sends it sailing over the mid-wicket fence.
0.5
0
Umesh Yadav To Jason Roy
On a length around off, kept out. This is where the English bowlers were bowling and this is where the Indian bowlers should bowl.
0.4
4
Umesh Yadav To Jason Roy
FOUR! Second boundary of the over! This though could have been stopped. Poor effort by the fielder at square leg. On the pads, Roy works it towards that region. The fielder there dives over the ball and then there is no stopping that.
0.3
0
Umesh Yadav To Jason Roy
Better now! Goes back to bowling length on off, Roy pushes it to covers.
0.2
4
Umesh Yadav To Jason Roy
FOUR! Off the mark in style! Slightly short and on middle. Roy picks the length early and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
0.1
0
Umesh Yadav To Jason Roy
Good start by Yadav! On a length around off, this one takes off after pitching. Roy does well to get on top of the bounce and guide it to point.
We are back for the chase! Out come the English openers, Jos Buttler and Jason Roy. If they provide a similar start to the one they provided in the last game, then England should chase this down easily. India on the other hand will begin with Umesh Yadav. Here we go...
Match Info
  • Series England Vs India, 2018
  • Venue Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss England won the toss and elected to field
  • Result England beat India by 5 wickets
  • Man Of The Match Alex Hales
  • Umpire Michael Gough (ENG), Tim Robinson (ENG) and Alex Wharf (ENG)
  • Referee David Boon (AUS)
Match Notes
  • Jake Ball makes his T20I debut for England
  • Mandatory Powerplay (1-6): India 31/3
  • India 50/3 in 9.4 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 51 off 38 balls between V Kohli (27) and S Raina (24)
  • India 101/4 in 16.0 overs
  • Mandatory Powerplay (1-6): England 42/2
  • England 51/3 in 8.1 overs
  • Referral 1 (9.5 ovs): India against A Hales (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 1, IND: 0)
  • England 100/4 in 14.2 overs
  • A Hales 8th T20I fifty: 53 runs in 39 balls (3x4) (3x6)
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Stats
Player Teams Runs Avg.
Rohit Sharma IND 137 68.50
Lokesh Rahul IND 126 63.00
Jos Buttler ENG 117 39.00
Jason Roy ENG 112 37.33
Virat Kohli IND 110 55.00
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Hardik Pandya IND 6 8.25
Kuldeep Yadav IND 5 7.25
Umesh Yadav IND 5 8.75
David Willey ENG 3 7.72
Siddarth Kaul IND 2 8.75