India vs England, Highlights 3rd T20I: Rohit Sharma Ton Powers India To Series Win Over England
Highlights, India (Ind) vs England (Eng) 3rd T20I: Rohit Sharma hit a brilliant ton to guide his team to a seven-wicket victory against England.
India opener Rohit Sharma struck a brilliant unbeaten century to power his team to a seven-wicket victory against England in the 3rd T20I at Bristol on Sunday. India lost Shikhar Dhawan (5) early in 199 chase but Rohit Sharma along with KL Rahul steadied the Indian ship with a 41-run partnership. However, KL Rahul (19) perished in search of quick runs. India captain Virat Kohli, who departed for 43 runs, kept the scoreboard ticking from one side and Rohit blasted the bowlers from the other end. Chris Jordan broke the 89-run partnership between Rohit and Kohli but it was too late as Rohit had done enough damage. India reached the target with eight balls to spare as the right-handed over remained unbeaten.
Earlier, Jason Roy and Jos Buttler stitched a solid 94-run opening stand as England posted a mammoth 198/9. Roy scored 67 runs off 31 balls, while Buttler smashed a 21-ball 34 to give England a solid start. Apart from Roy and Buttler, Alex Hales (30 off 24 balls) and Jonny Bairstow (25 off 14 balls) chipped in with valuable runs. For India, Hardik Pandya was the wrecker-in-chief with figures of 4 for 38 in his allotted 4 overs. Siddarth Kaul claimed two wickets, while Umesh Yadav and Deepak Chahar, who made his international debut on Sunday, took one wicket apiece. Mahendra Singh Dhoni added another feather to his hat as he became the first wicketkeeper to take 50 catches in T20Is. With five catches in the third T20I, Dhoni also became the first wicketkeeper to take five catches in a T20I match. (SCORECARD)
Highlights of India vs England 3rd T20I match, straight from County Ground, Bristol
22:00 IST: Thank you for joining us for the live blog.
21:59 IST: India win the 3-match T20I series 2-1.
21:57 IST: And it is all over -- SIX! Hardik Pandya hits the winning runs as the ball flies over long-on boundary for a mammoth maximum. India reach the target in 18.4 overs.
21:56 IST: CENTURY!! Rohit Sharma becomes the third-ever batsman to score three T20I hundreds (against Sri Lanka, England and South Africa.)
21:55 IST: Four! Jordan bowls full and Rohit smacks the ball away for a boundary. He moves onto 99!!
21:54 IST: India 190/3 in 18 overs, need 9 more runs.
21:52 IST: Four and a SIX! Hardik Pandya gets a bit of room and the ball flies over long-off boundary for a boundary. He follows it with a slice over point for a maximum. India are galloping towards the total.
21:50 IST: Four! David Willey bowls full outside off, Rohit swivels and picks him over fine leg for a one-bounce boundary.
21:47 IST: Four! Short delivery from Jake is pulled away with power for a boundary on the leg-side. He is inching closer to his 3rd T20I century.
21:46 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Hardik. The fuller ball is sliced away past the man at point for the second boundary of the over.
21:45 IST: Four! Slower ball from Jake and Hardik Pandya stands tall and punches it over the man at mid-off for a one-bounce boundary.
21:43 IST: Adil Rashid gives just four runs in his final over. India 155/3 in 16 overs, need 44 more runs to win.
21:40 IST: Hardik Pandya is the new man in.
21:39 IST: OUT!! Chris Jordan gets the big fish, Virat Kohli departs for 43. Jordan bowled a fuller, slower delivery and Kohli hit it straight to Jordan, who held onto the ball. India 151/3 in 14.5 overs.
21:36 IST: 150 comes up for India in the 15th over.
21:34 IST: India 148/2 in 14 overs, need 51 more runs to win.
21:30 IST: Six!! Full delivery outside off from Plunkett is dispatched over deep extra cover from Kohli. The bowler is definitely not impressed with himself.
21:28 IST: Six! After a few quiet delivery, Rohit Sharma deposits Chris Jordan in the deep backward square-leg boundary. India 135/2 in 13 overs, need 64 more runs to win.
21:22 IST: Six!!! Virat Kohli is getting in the groove now. Couple of steps down the wicket and the ball flies off his bat straight down the ground. Adil Rashid is punished for a poor delivery.
21:19 IST: Four! Short pitch delivery directed at his body, Rohit moves away and delicately guides the ball past the keeper for a boundary. 50-run partnership comes up between Rohit and Kohli.
21:18 IST: SIX!! Back of a length delivery from Plunkett and Rohit deposits the ball rows back in the crowd. That was a powerful shot from the Indian opener.
21:15 IST: India 100/2 after 10 overs, need 99 more runs to win.
21:13 IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Adil and Virat Kohli cuts it away powerfully for a boundary.
21:09 IST: FOUR! Slower delivery from Stokes and Rohit pulls and beats fine leg for a boundary. Rohit also scores his 16th T20I fifty.
21:07 IST: Four! Short and wide from Adil Rashid and Rohit cuts the ball away for a much-needed boundary.
21:04 IST: Ben Stokes gives away just two runs in his first over. India need 127 more runs in 78 balls.
20:59 IST: Four! That is trademark Kohli for you. Jake ball strays on his pads and he is flicked by nonchalantly by the Indian skipper for a boundary. India 70/2 after 6 overs.
20:58 IST: Virat Kohli is the new batsman in.
20:57 IST: OUT!! One too many shot from KL Rahul becomes the cause of his dismissal. Chris Jordan makes a tremendous amount of the ground to take a mind blowing catch in the deep mid-wicket area. KL Rahul departs for 19.
20:55 IST: SIX!! Back of a length delivery from Jake Ball and Rahul pummels it for a maximum to start the sixth. The ball flies over the deep backward square leg boundary.
20:53 IST: SIX! 50 comes up for India in the 5th over. Back of a length delivery from Plunkett is sliced over point by KL Rahul for a massive six. India 56/1 after 5 overs.
20:52 IST: Four!! Rohit Sharma is dealing in boundaries right now. Pitched up delivery outside off and Rohit gracefully lifts Liam Plunkett over the cover for a boundary.
20:50 IST: 16 runs off the Jordan over. India 43/1 in 4 overs.
20:49 IST: SIX!! Jordan is not learning from his mistakes. Back of a length delivery is pulled away powerfully for the second maximum of the over over deep backward square leg.
20:47 IST: SIX! Jordan bowls right in Rohit's slot and the ball disappears in the crowd. You can not be bowling there to Rohit Sharma.
20:45 IST: Four!! Rohit Sharma welcomes Chris Jordan with a boundary through the off-side. Jordan starts with a half-volley and the Indian opener is not going to miss out on those. The ball rocketed away to the boundary.
20:41 IST: Four!! KL Rahul, the new batsman in, drives Willey straight down the ground to get off the mark in style. The ball raced away to the fence.
20:39 IST: OUT! Dhawan's stay in the middle is cut short by a fantastic Jake Ball catch at short fine leg. Willey bowled full and on the pads, Dhawan swivels, flicks and finds the fielder. India 21/1 in 2.1 overs.
20:38 IST: Four! Jake Ball ends the over with yet another boundary. Same delivery as the first one, Rohit swivels and guides the ball for a boundary towards the backward square-leg.
20:35 IST: Four!! Rohit Sharma welcomes Jake Ball in the middle with a boundary. That was short pitch delivery from Jake that was straying down the leg side, Rohit does well enough to get on top of the ball as he rolls his wrist and the ball rolls away to the leg-side boundary.
20:33 IST: FOUR!! Dhawan too joins in the act as he gets off the mark in style. Pitched up delivery outside off and Dhawan drives it beautifully through the covers. India 11/0 after the first over.
20:31 IST: SIX!! Willey goes full on the pads, Rohit walks down and lifts the ball over deep mid-wicket for his first maximum of the match. That was humongous!
20:30 IST: Welcome back to the chase. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan opening the batting for India. David Willey opening the bowling for England.
20:11 IST: ENGLAND 198/9 in 20 OVERS at County Ground, BRISTOL
Jason Roy 67
Jos Buttler 34
Alex Hales 30
Hardik Pandya 4/38
Siddarth Kaul 2/35
20:08 IST: WICKET!! Siddarth Kaul dismisses Liam Plunkett for 9 runs. Five catches for MS Dhoni. Dhoni becomes first wicket-keeper to take five catches in a T20I match.
20:08 IST: Siddarth Kaul to bowl the last over of the innings.
20:06 IST: 10 runs off Umesh Yadav's over. England 191/7 in 19 overs.
20:05 IST: SIX! Full toss from Umesh Yadav. Liam Plunkett guides Umesh towards deep mid wicket for a six. Excellent shot from him.
20:03 IST: WICKET!! Umesh Yadav castles David Willey for 1 run. England are seven down now. England 183/7 in 18.3 overs.
20:02 IST: David Willey comes to the crease now.
20:01 IST: WICKET!!! Pandya strikes again. Fourth wicket for the all-rounder. Jonny Bairstow departs for 25 runs. England 181/6 in 18 overs.
20:00 IST: Attempted yorker by Hardik Pandya. Bairstow muscles it towards extra cover for a boundary.
19:59 IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya takes his third wicket, Ben Stokes departs for 14 runs. England 177/5 in 17.4 overs.
19:56 IST: 16 runs off Ben Stokes' over. England 175/4 in 17 overs.
19:54 IST: FOUR! What a shot from Stokes. Stokes leaves the crease, uses the pace and guides Yadav towards fine leg for a boundary.
19:53 IST: SIX! Bairstow clears the front foot and sends Umesh Yadav towards sweeper cover for a maximum.
19:52 IST: FOUR! Umesh Yadav to Bairstow. The England batsman guides the pacer towards fine leg for a boundary.
19:50 IST: 9 runs off Kaul's over. England 159/4 in 16 overs.
19:48 IST: FOUR! Slow ball from Kaul. Stokes opens the face of the bat and guides the ball towards third man for a boundary.
19:46 IST: That's the end of Chahar's quota of 4 overs. He finishes with the figures of - 4-0-43-1
19:45 IST: SIX! Bairstow stands tall and delivers. He picks the length and smashes the ball over mid wicket region.
19:43 IST: Ben Stokes is the new man at the crease.
19:41 IST: WICKET! Another wicket for Pandya. Alex Hales departs for 30 runs. England 140/4 in 14 overs.
19:40 IST: SIX! Hales waits till the end and plays a pull shot towards backward square leg for a six.
19:37 IST: WICKET! Pandya strikes, Eoin Morgan departs for 6 runs. Dhoni takes the catch. England 134/3 in 13.2 overs.
19:36 IST: DROPPED!!! Pandya to Morgan. The England captain hits the ball high in the air. Chahal is underneath the ball but fails to grab it. Chahal has hit banged his head hard on the ground. He is being assisted by his team-mates.
19:35 IST: FOUR! Another boundary for Hales. 12 runs off Chahal's over. England 132/2 in 13 overs.
19:34 IST: FOUR! Alex Hales sends Chahal towards deep extra cover
19:32 IST: Alex Hales smashes the ball between mid wicket and long on. He will get a couple.
19:31 IST: 2 runs off Pandya's over. England 120/2 in 12 overs.
19:30 IST: Pandya to Hales. The ball hits the helmet. Hales is fine and runs for a single.
19:28 IST: Captain Morgan is taking his time to settle down. He has a number of overs to play.
19:26 IST: FOUR! Hales smashes Chahal towards deep mid wicket for a boundary. England 118/2 in 11 overs.
19:24 IST: "India did a mistake by not including Kuldeep Yadav today" - says Ganguly during commentary.
19:23 IST: 10 overs gone! England 111/2. Morgan 1*, Hales 7*.
19:22 IST: SIX! Hales takes the advantage of free hit. Low full toss from Chahar, Hales smashes the ball over long on region. Clean hit from Hales.
19:21 IST: Chahar to Hales. It's a NO BALL. Free hit coming up.
19:18 IST: WICKET! Wicket for debutant Deepak Chahar. Jason Roy departs for 67 runs. What an innings from him. 50 catches for MS Dhoni. England 103/2 in 9.2 overs.
19:17 IST: SIX! See the ball and hit the ball. That's what England doing right now. Jason Roy whacks the ball between mid wicket and long on.
19:16 IST: Excellent over from Chahal. Just 3 runs off the spinner's over. England 97/1 in 9 overs.
19:14 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal starts his second over.
19:13 IST: 12 runs and a wicket off Siddarth Kaul's over. England 94/1 in 8 overs.
19:12 IST: Alex Hales comes to the crease.
19:11 IST: WICKET!!!!!!!!! Siddharth Kaul finally gets a breakthrough for India. He castles Buttler in style. The England batsman departs for 34 runs. England 94/1 in 7.5 overs.
19:10 IST: FOUR! Buttler hits Kaul for a boundary. Fine shot.
19:08 IST: SIX! Jason Roy hits this from middle of the ball. Kaul isn't happy with this.
19:07 IST: 9 runs off Chahal's over. India 82/0 in 7 overs.
19:06 IST: FIFTY! Jos Buttler brings up his third T20I half-century.
19:05 IST: Buttler gets a top edge, chance for India, Siddharth Kaul is running but fails to grab it in the end.
19:04 IST: Spin into the attack now. Virat Kohli brings Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack.
19:02 IST: 22 runs off Pandya's over. England 73/0 in 6 overs.
19:01 IST: SIX! Another one. Jason Roy is on fire. This goes miles and straight down the ground. 20 runs off first four deliveries of Pandya's over.
19:00 IST: SIX! Jason Roy smashes Hardik Pandya for a maximum towards backward square leg.
18:59 IST: FOUR! Jason Roy smashes Pandya for back-to-back boundaries. What a shot from the England batsman.
18:58 IST: Another bowling change for India. Hardik Pandya comes into the attack.
18:57 IST: 5 overs gone! England 51/0. Jason Roy 24*, Jos Buttler 26*.
18:54 IST: SIX! Jason Roy whacks the ball staright down the ground for a beauty. 50 comes up for England in 4.3 overs.
18:53 IST: Bowling change! Virat Kohli brings Siddarth Kaul into the attack. Can he get a breakthrough here?
18:52 IST: Sachin Tendulkar thinks the third T20I is going to be a run fest.
Gut feeling says this is a 225 run track... #ENGvIND— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 8, 2018
18:51 IST: SIX!! Jason Roy hits first six of the match. He smashes Umesh Yadav towards long off. What a shot from Roy. England 43/0 in 4 overs.
18:50 IST: FOUR! Another boundary for Jason Roy, thanks to Hardik Pandya's sloppy fielding at long off. Captain Kohli isn't happy with this.
18:48 IST: FOUR! Umesh Yadav starts his second over. Jason Roy welcomes the pacer with a beautiful boundary towards long off.
18:46 IST: Good comeback from Chahar. 6 runs off his second over. England 29/0 in 3 overs.
18:45 IST: FOUR! Buttler is on fire. Buttler stays back and smashes Chahar towards deep mid wicket. England 27/0 in 2.3 overs.
18:44 IST: 10 runs off Umesh Yadav's over. England 23/0 in 2 overs.
18:43 IST: FOUR! Buttler smashes the ball towards deep square leg. What a shot from him.
18:42 IST: FOUR! Buttler hits the ball straight down the ground.
18:41 IST: Two back-to-back dots from Umesh Yadav. Excellent start from the Indian pacer.
18:40 IST: Umesh Yadav comes into the attack.
18:38 IST: FOUR! Buttler sends Chahar for third boundary of the over. Poor start from the debutant. England 13/0 in 1 over.
18:36 IST: Umpires are reviewing the ball. There is some problem with the ball.
18:34 IST: FOUR! Buttler opens the face of the bat and sends Chahar towards long off for a boundary. Excellent stuff from him. England 9/0 in 0.4 over.
18:32 IST: Jason Roy chips the ball towards deep square leg. He will get a single.
18:31 IST: Debutant Deepak Chahar to start the proceeding for India. Virat Kohli is having a chat with the youngster.
18:30 IST: Virat Kohli-led Team India are in a huddle. Jason Roy and Jos Buttler are making their way to the middle.
18:07 IST: Playing XIs:
India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (captain), Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Umesh Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Yuzvendra Chahal
England XI: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball
18:02 IST: TOSS: India captain Virat Kohli wins toss, opts to field against England.
17:58 IST: We are few moments away from the toss.
17:44 IST: UPDATE: Deepak Chahar set to make his debut today. Chahar received his Team India cap from captain Virat Kohli. What a moment for
17:38 IST: India left-hander Shikhar Dhawan has 972 runs to his name and he is just 28 runs short of 1000 runs in T20Is.
17:34 IST: India opening batsman Rohit Sharma is just 14 runs away from completing 2000 runs in T20Is. If he manages to do it today, he will become fourth batsman to achieve this milestone. Recently, India captain Virat Kohli achieved this incredible feat.
17:32 IST: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is just one catch away from 50 catches in T20Is. The former India skipper has 49 catches to his name in 92 T20Is.
16:50 IST: Here's a look at the pitch:
16:36 IST: Big moment for Jake Ball.
16:33 IST: Team India are all set for the decider.
16:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live coverage from third and final Twenty20 International between India and England.
With England winning the second Twenty20 International to level the series at 1-1, India will aim to improve the performance and win the third and decisive contest at County Ground in Bristol. In the second match, England bowling attack restricted India to a below-par score of 148/5. Leaving their previous mistakes behind which they committed in the first T20I, the English bowlers came accurate with the line and length as they struck at regular intervals to deny the visitors post a challenging total on batting-friendly wicket.
Apart from skipper Kohli (47), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (32 not out) no other Indian batsmen clicked and went cheaply. Suresh Raina, however, tried to contribute but the Uttar Pradesh batsmen only managed to score 27 runs. So, if India want to seal the series, then top-order batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan, who failed in both the matches, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul need to score big. In the bowling department, unlike first match, Bowlers failed to impress. Pacer Umesh Yadav was the only sucessful bowling, scalping two wickets. Other bowlers--Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal only managed to take one wicket.
In order to restrict England to dominate the visitors, the spin duo of Kuldeep and Chahal have to click along with the pacers. England, on the other hand, seemed like they did their homework perfectly. After they got thrashing in the first match, the hosts bounced back in style in the second match, thanks to some good bowling and batsman Alex Hales.
Right from the start, England were better team with both bat and ball. Firstly their bowlers did a fantastic job to restrict India to a below-par score and then batsmen, especially Hales and Johnny Bairstow (28) made the road easy for the hosts.
In the final match, their might be only one concern. After getting the start, their top-order batsmen are getting out. Jason Roy (15) Jos Buttler (14), Joe Root along with Eoin Morgan (17) got the start but failed to convert into big innings. The bowling department also seemed settled but towards the end the English bowers are leaking runs. So to trouble the Indian side, bowlers need to stop the flow of runs towards the end and top-order batsmen need to click.
England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball, Sam Curran, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul.