Alex Hales, bowlers script five-wicket victory over India as England level three-match T20I series

FirstCricket Staff, Jul,07 2018
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    Alex Hales (58*) steered England home with 2 balls to spare and 5 wickets remaining. After losing the first T20I, the hosts levelled at Cardiff. Reuters

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    On T20I debut, Jake Ball, struck in his first over to get rid of India opener Rohit Sharma early in the innings. AP

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    Centurion in the first T20I, KL Rahul, also departed early in his innings after he was done by a delivery from Liam Plunkett, pushing India on the backfoot. AP

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    India captain Virat Kohli steadied the innings, building partnerships with Suresh Raina followed by MS Dhoni and finishing with 47 helping his side to a fighting total of 148. AFP

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    Defending a modest total Umesh Yadav uprooted Jason Roy's middle stump to provide India with early advantage. AFP

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    Jonny Bairstow's cameo of 28 off 18 balls, including couple of sixes off Kuldeep Yadav proved to be instrumental for England's win. Reuters







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