Commentry

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So that's it from all of us for this game. Hope you enjoyed our coverage of this thriller. We look forward to your company for the final T20I of this series on February 1, 2017 at 1900 local (1330 GMT) in Bengaluru. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!

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Man of the match, Jasprit Bumrah says he assessed the wicket and tried to learn from the English bowlers. According to him, he planned to bowl back of a length deliveries. He informs that he's aware of Buttler's potential. He says that there was more dew than he expected. Also says that he planned his fields according to the larger part of the ground. Bumrah also reveals that Kohli's confidence in him helped him a lot.

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Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says that it was important to have belief and he didn't want the momentum to go away. Praises the spinners as well as Bumrah and Nehra for their bowling. Adds that Mishra was outstanding, and there was no need to bowl Pandya. Is pleased with the bowling performance. Kohli reveals that Bumrah was asking him every ball as to what should he do on the next ball, but the skipper asked him to back himself. Kohli admits Rahul played an outstanding innings as it was not an easy pitch.

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England skipper, Eoin Morgan starts off by saying that they were in the driving seat till the last over and backed themselves to win. Rues the bad decision on the first ball of the last over as they lost the set batsman. Credits his bowlers for putting in another good performance after the first game. Mentions that the wicket didn't suit them but they adapted well with both bat and ball. Calls it disappointing to lose the game from where they did but now hopes to win the final one to clinch the series. Ends by saying that it has been a closely fought series and is looking forward to the final game.

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England made a sedate start to their chase and then Nehra sent the openers back to the hut off consecutive deliveries to throw them off track. Morgan too struggled in his short stay at the crease. But Ben Stokes, who got a reprieve first ball as he was dismissed off a no ball, played an aggressive knock of 38 runs off 27 balls to bring the chase back on track. But as soon as he and Root got out, Bumrah stood up to help India level the series. The Indian spinners kept England in check as Amit Mishra led from the front with his spell of 4-0-25-1. Suresh Raina's contribution in the middle too was vital as he completed his quota of four overs at a decent economy rate.

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With 8 runs needed off the last over, he kept his nerves in check to dismiss Root on the first ball itself. From there on, he made clever variations to make Jos Buttler's life difficult only to castle him on the fourth ball. Death overs bowling have cost India matches many a times, but not on this occasion. He bowled 9 dots in his last two overs to create immense pressure. Virat Kohli must be mighty impressed with the youngster.

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Jasprit Bumrah is the man of the moment. When he came back into the attack, England needed 41 off 30 balls. The odds were in the visitors' favour. But one ball after another one, he bowled the slower deliveries to snatch the match away from Eoin Morgan and Co. The 18th over really did the trick for India, where Bumrah bowled four dot balls and almost scalped Joe Root's wicket off the last delivery.

19.6
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Jasprit Bumrah to Moeen Ali

Well bowled, Bumrah! INDIA WIN BY 5 RUNS! Slower one outside off, Moeen Ali backs away to loft it but cannot put bat to ball and that is it. Bumrah has his arms afloat to celebrate the win. What an over from Jasprit Bumrah, he conceded just 2 runs off the over. He ends with figures of 4-0-20-2 with 14 dot balls (9 of those in the last two overs). India level the T20I series 1-1!

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Kohli and Nehra have a chat with the bowler.

19.5
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Jasprit Bumrah to Chris Jordan

Slower one outside off, Jordan fails to connect with his slog. They cross for a bye as Dhoni fails to hit the stumps. 6 needed in 1 ball now.

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Chris Jordan is in next. 7 needed off 2 balls.

19.4
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Jasprit Bumrah to Jos Buttler

OUT! Timber! Bumrah keeps it on the stumps, Buttler looks to give himself room to drag it through mid-wicket but fails to make any contact and hears the death rattle. Bumrah is pumped up and rightly so. Buttler was not picking the slower one and by the time he picked this quicker one, it was too late. England under real pressure now.

19.3
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Jasprit Bumrah to Jos Buttler

Fuller length outside off, Buttler swings hard at it but fails to make contact. 7 needed in 3 balls.

19.2
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Jasprit Bumrah to Moeen Ali

Bowls it slower on the stumps, Moeen gives himself room and toe ends it towards cover-point for a single. Importantly, Buttler is on strike. 7 needed in 4 balls.

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Moeen Ali is in next. Joe Root has a chat with him near the boundary line. 8 needed off 5! Ali on strike. Things getting tensed. England need Buttler on strike.

19.1
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Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root

OUT! Bumrah strikes! Angles it on a length on off, comes in, Root looks to drag it through square leg but gets hit on his pads. The players go up in an appeal and the umpire rules it out. Big wicket for India, Root is not happy though. Replays show that there was an inside edge, India won't mind it though.

18.6
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Ashish Nehra to Jos Buttler

SIX! Just over Kohli! Bowls it wide outside off, Buttler manages to get it over long on from his crease. Kohli leaps up to take the catch at long on but only manages to get a hand to it. A big over for England that. 8 needed in 6 balls.

18.5
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Ashish Nehra to Jos Buttler

Fuller in length on off, Buttler hits it down to long off where KL Rahul was not charging at the ball and ends up conceding a couple of runs. He also threw at the bowler's end when Buttler was struggling at the striker's end.

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Ashish Nehra to Jos Buttler

FOUR! Vital boundary! Nehra follows Buttler who was moving across. Goes away from his plan and bowls it shorter. Buttler gets it through square leg for a boundary with a jab. That should relieve the pressure on England.

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Kohli drops back to long on.

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