Highlights, India vs England, 3rd T20I: Hosts win by 75 runs, pocket the series 2-1

  • That's it from us on our coverage of the final T20I between India and England at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday, as well as for England's marathon tour of India that finally comes to an end after nearly three long months. We certainly hope you enjoyed our coverage, and that we were able to update you on a consistent basis. 

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  • Amit Mishra: I wanted to focus on variations and spinning the ball,a nd it worked. IJt built pressure and wickets fell at the other end. Chahal and I had been talking at the nets on how to bowl on this wicket and which areas to target so that runs can be saved and boundaries can be cut down.

  • Virat Kohli: Coming back here after a while, been a while since I played the IPL finals, and this was an occasion that demanded us to give our very best. It's not a very bad thing when you have MS Dhoni behind the stumps, as well as Nehra and Yuvraj. Im new to the limited-overs captaincy, and I'm glad to have them around. Decision to bring Bumrah when I was thinking of Hardik would go to them. One over from Jordan to Yuvi changed the game for us. Having two spinners on a dry wicket, we always knew we would get chances.

    Credit to Chahal for getting five wickets in two overs, which turned the game completely. I have a lot of faith in him, and he plays with confidence and is not shy of getting hit. He has to maintain it, including his originality. He doesn't have to nudge, I wanted him to go at No 4. We literally had to tell him we'll use him at No 4 as a floater. He's a champion player, and there is no doubt about it. It's a memorable series win for us. To consolidate this way at home takes a lot of character. It's been a brilliant couple of months for the Indian team. Going forward, we know exactly what is to be done. 

  • Yuzvendra Chahal: I liked it a lot because I played my first game for India at this ground. I have the confidence of bowling in the circle, which Virat backs as well. Also get a lot of confidence from the tips that I get from Dhoni and Kohli. Mishra had bowled really well in the last game, as well as in this one. Had never dreamt of getting six wickets in a T20I innings. 

  • Yuzvendra Chahal wins the Man of the Series award! 

  • Jasprit Bumrah is the Jana Bankable Player of the Series! 

  • Yuzvendra Chahal is the Man of the Match for his incredible figures of 6/25. 

  • MS Dhoni is the Jana Bankable Player of the Match award. 

  • England captain Eoin Morgan: We considered it a fatal error losing two batsman. Spell of bowling from Chahal to produce that, you've got to give credit where it is due. Beautiful wicket to bat on with a small boundary, would have taken to 190 at the beginning of the game. We take a lot of things from this series. We have shown significant improvement in the bowling department. In batting, we chased down 150 in the first game. That was quite convincing. India played well, and we are very disappointed we lost the series. 

  • Time for the presentation...

  • Yuvraj Singh: Dhoni and I have a good understanding. He can play big shots, while I can take one or two overs to settle down. Bangalore is a batting paradise. The wicket was gripping and there was a bit of spin. In Bangalore 200 is a par score. Things change quite quickly in T20s. It was a great performance by the bowlers; it is because of the bowlers that we won the game today.

  • England lose their last eight wickets for just 8 runs, in a space of 19 deliveries. That speaks volumes about England's mindset in this game, with the middle and lower-order simply failing to recover after a couple of dismissals, getting bundled out to concede a 75-run defeat. That means England are heading to the Caribbean without any silverware in the marathon tour. What a disappointing way for them to fly out of the south Asian country. 

    India lift the trophy after winning the series 2-1, having lost the first match by seven wickets! 

  • OUT! THAT'S IT! India win by 75 runs! England end up losing their last eight wickets in 19 deliveries! That's how spectacular a collapse this was! Mills ends up getting a bottom-edge off his bat, with the ball carrying away to Kohli in the slips for England's resistance to come to an end in this match! 

    Tymal Mills c Kohli b Bumrah 0(2)

  • WICKET! And India are just one wicket away from a massive win here! Bumrah back into the attack, and rattles Plunkett's stumps to remove him for a golden duck! India need just 1 wicket now to win the series 2-1! 

    Liam Plunkett b Bumrah 0(1)

  • England 127/8 in 16 overs (Plunkett 0)


    Four runs and thee wickets for Chahal in this over. The over that has virtually sealed the deal for the hosts! Chahal finishes with figures of 6/25 after four overs! 

  • WICKET! And that's NUMBER SIX for Chahal! This time, Jordan comes down the track looking for a big one, and ends up missing the line of the leg-spinner completely, getting stumped for a two-ball duck in the process! What a spell, Chahal! Take a bow! 

    Chris Jordan st Dhoni b Chahal 0(2)

  • WICKET! Chahal completes his first five-wicket haul in T20Is, with Ben Stokes becoming his latest victim! What a spell this has been for Chahal, who is playing in front of his home crowd, if the Indian Premier League (IPL) is concerned. After a boundary, Stokes looks to clear the cow-corner boundary, and ends up holing it straight to Raina. The fielder has to balance himself just outside the boundary rope, and nearly falls over, but gains composure in the end. 

    Ben Stokes c Raina b Chahal 6(7)

  • WICKET! And its a collapse now! Moeen comes down the track, looking to clear the long-on rope, and ends up getting a bottom-edge off a googly. Chahal gets his fourth wicket now, and England are facing a certain defeat at this point! The ball goes high up in the air, and Kohli takes a well-judged catch near long-on. 

    Moeen Ali c Kohli b Chahal 2(3)

  • England 123/5 in 15 overs (Stokes 2, Moeen Ali 2)


    Excellent over by Bumrah, giving away just four singles in this over while getting rid of hard-hitting keeper-batsman Buttler. Englands face an uphill task from this point onwards, with Stokes facing the responsibility of leading the visitors' charge. England need 80 off 30 balls. 

  • OUT! Now its Bumrah's turn to party, after Buttler top-edges a short delivery outside off to Kohli, who runs in from mid-off. England lose their fifth wicket in no time! 

    Jos Buttler c Kohli b Bumrah 0(2)

  • England 119/4 in 14 overs (Buttler 0, Stokes 0)


    Chahal operating from the other end. And goes on to bowl what could turn out to be the game-changing over, removing the set pair of Morgan and Root off successive deliveries to peg England back. Buttler and Stokes suddenly find themselves on sticky wicket at the moment, with England needing another 84 to win from 36 balls

  • OUT! What an over this is turning out to be for Chahal and India! Root returns to strike after crossing over, and fails to pick a quicker delivery along off from the leg-spinner to, getting trapped plumb lbw to depart for 42. England are in the dire straits at the moment! 

    Joe Root lbw Chahal 42 (37)

  • OUT! Rishabh Pant redeems himself after the mix-up with Yuvraj earlier in the innings, taking a well-judged catch at deep midwicket, as Yuzvendra Chahal strikes once again to get his second wicket. England skipper Morgan departs for 40, as the visitors lose their third wicket with 119 on board. 

    Eoin Morgan c Pant b Chahal 40(21)

  • England 117/2 in 13 overs (Root 41, Eoin Morgan 39)


    Mishra into his final over. Couple of singles to start things off, nearly foxing Morgan with a googly in the second ball. DROPPED! Yuvraj and Pant run towards the ball near short third man, and Yuvraj ends up spilling the catch after Pant collides with him. Root tried to slog that, but ended up getting a leading edge. 

    Excellent final over by Mishra, conceding just three off it and nearly getting another wicket. Finishes with figures of 1/23 after 4 overs. England need 86 off 42.

  • England 114/2 in 12 overs (Root 40, Eoin Morgan 38)


    Raina into the attack. SIX! First big hit for Morgan, coming down the ground and lofting over wide long-on, before getting a consecutive six with a slog over long-off. That brings up the 50-stand between the two. Raina loses some of his focus, and concedes a wide in the fourth ball. SIX! Third one in the current over! Morgan pulls it away towards backward square-leg! The two exchange singles in the last two balls. Huge over for England, with 22 coming off it! England need 89 off 48.

  • England 92/2 in 11 overs (Root 38, Eoin Morgan 19)


    Mishra continuing from the other end. Fires a wrong 'un in the second delivery, taking Root by surprise. The two pillars of the English batting order deal in singles in this over, getting only six off it. England need another 111 to win from 54 balls. 

  • England 86/2 in 10 overs (Root 36, Eoin Morgan 15)


    Pandya into his second over. Morgan and Root rotate the strike in the first three deliveries. SIX! Root walks down the pitch, and pulls away towards over the midwicket boundary into the crowd! Two dots to end the over, with England needing another 117 to win from 10 overs at the halfway mark. 

  • England 77/2 in 9 overs (Root 29, Eoin Morgan 13)


    FOUR! After getting off the mark in the previous over, captain Morgan gets his first boundary, driving it through cover. Reverse-sweeps the next ball towards third-man to get into the groove. Drives it through extra-cover in the third ball, this time getting a double. Pressure on Mishra. Three singles scored in the remainder of the over, with a total of 13 coming off it. 

  • England 64/2 in 8 overs (Root 28, Eoin Morgan 1)


    SIX! Root simply flicks the first ball of the over over the midwicket boundary to get his first big hit. Edges the next ball, though the ball falls short of Dhoni's gloves. Two more singles scored in the remainder of the over, with a total of eight coming off it. 

  • England 56/2 in 7 overs (Root 21, Eoin Morgan 0)


    Mishra into the attack in the first over after powerplay, with the hosts growing anxious with the flourish that Roy and Root are in at the moment! Mishra however, strikes in his very second ball of the spell, a Roy gets the bottom-edge while looking to sweep a delivery pitched well outside off. Brilliant first over by Mishra, giving away just 1 run while getting an important wicket. 

  • OUT! Amit Mishra is introduced into the attack in the first over after powerplay, and gets rid of the dangerous-looking Roy in his very second delivery, after the latter top-edges in an attempted sweep off a wide-pitched delivery. Keeper MS Dhoni is not one to let go of such chances. 

    Jason Roy c Dhoni b Mishra 32(23)

  • England 55/1 in 6 overs (Roy 32, Root 20)


    Nehra continuing from the other end. Starts off with a wide down leg side. Root sets off for a quick single in the fourth delivery, and Pandya promptly collects the ball and throws it towards the non-striker's end. The ball appears to have brushed past the stumps, with the bails remaining intact. Roy and Root smash a boundary each to end in the remaining deliveries, with 11 coming off the over. England progressing at a decent rate right now, with the 50 coming up for them in the final over of powerplay. 

  • WHAT.A.SHOT.

  • England 44/1 in 5 overs (Roy 27, Root 15)


    BUmrah, India's hero in the previous game, gets introduced into the attack for the first time. FOUR! Stand and delivery by Roy at the start of the over. Dot to follow, as Bumrah cramps the batsman for room. Root finds the gap between backward point and third-man with a top-class cut in the fifth ball of the over. 10 runs off the over.

Preview: With the three-match T20I series squared at 1-1, the final game at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday promises to be an exciting contest with India aiming to pocket another series win while England will be hoping to end their lacklustre tour on a high.

After a poor batting display in both the previous games, all eyes will be on local boys Lokesh Rahul, and Virat Kohli (captain of the Indian Premier League side -- Royal Challengers Bangalore) to give a strong start to the hosts.

Not only the opening pair, the onus of piling up a good score will also lie on the famed middle order comprising Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh, with youngster Manish Pandey providing the momentum lower down.

So far, India's middle order has failed to click as a unit in both the games, with England seizing the advantage to restrict the hosts to below par scores.

Eoin Morgan and Virat Kohli, captain of England and India respectively. AP

Eoin Morgan and Virat Kohli, captain of England and India respectively. AP

But with the game being the last limited overs outing before the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy in June, Kohli may also want to test the bench by including the hard-hitting Rishabh Pant and Mandeep Singh in the third game.

India managed to win the second game, thanks to the last over heroics of medium pacer Jasprit Bumrah but with the dry and flat deck at the Chinnaswamy Stadium promising to be a run-feast, the ICC No.2-ranked side's batsmen cannot afford to let the opportunity slip here.

Not only Bumrah, but the old warhorse Ashish Nehra (3/28) also gave the hosts a dream start in the Nagpur tie.

India will once again hope for a great start from Bumrah and Nehra with the spinners -- Amit Mishra, Yuzvendra Chahal and part-timer Raina -- putting the brakes on the scoring rate and getting the breakthroughs in the middle overs.

On the other hand, the visitors have shown their intent by clinching the first T20I and would eye another victory to end their dismal tour on a winning note.

England's batting will once again revolve around the likes of Joe Root, skipper Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes and the opening duo of Jason Roy and Sam Billings.

So far, No.4-ranked England have preferred to chase in both the games and with a long batting line-up, the visitors may once again go with the same strategy.

England's bowlers have been quite effective in the shortest version and it will be interesting to see how they frustrate the strong Indian line-up in a batting-friendly track at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Having played for the RCB, pacer Chris Jordan will be well-acquainted with the track and will once again be Morgan's go-to option with the likes of Tymal Mills, Liam Plunkett and all-rounder Stokes. Moeen Ali has been quite handy with his off-spinners.

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Lokesh Rahul, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Rishabh Pant, Mandeep Singh, Manish Pandey, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Parvez Rasool, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya.

England: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes, Tymal Mills, Chris Jordan, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings,
Liam Dawson, Alex Hales , Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey.



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115