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HIGHLIGHTS India vs England, 2nd T20I, cricket scores and updates: Hosts win by 5 runs, level series 1-1

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HIGHLIGHTS India vs England, 2nd T20I, cricket scores and updates: Hosts win by 5 runs, level series 1-1
  • 23:20 (IST)

    That brings us to the end of our live coverage of the second T20I of the series between India and England. The hosts scored under 150 again after doing so in the first match of the series, and containing the hard-hitting England batsmen wouldn't have been easy. But the wicket was not really conducive for stroke play, and an inspired performance by the  Indian bowlers, led by Bumrah and Nehra took India over the line, and kept them alive in the series.

    We will be back with our live coverage of the third and final T20I of the series between the two teams in Bangalore on 1 February. It is going to be winner-takes-all at the Chinnaswamy stadium in a few day's time. Do join us then. Till that time, it's goodbye.

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    Bumrah: I assessed the wicket and saw what was working for their bowlers. The wicket was on the slower side, so I was bowling back of a length and slower deliveries and bowling stump to stump. There was significant dew, we didn't expect so much of dew. The wicket was a bit up and down. Back of a length deliveries were skidding. The confidence that captain has shown in me has helped me. It gives you the freedom to do what you want to do.

  • 23:02 (IST)

    Kohli: It was important to have belief in us. It was the case of executing well initially. We didn't want the momentum to slip in the middle overs. Bumrah and Nehra were outstanding. It was difficult to grip the ball. Chahal bowled well. Raina bowled four good overs. Nehra was good with the new ball. It was a really good bowling performance. It was a strong character performance, which I am really proud of. Shot-making was very difficult on that wicket. Rahul has good cricketing shots, it is an outstanding effort by him. Bumrah has variations, so we play him regularly. Bangalore is my second home. We will look to be more expressive and correct the mistakes.

  • 22:52 (IST)

    Morgan: We were in the driver's seat till the last over. We didn't start the over well. Losing an in batsman hurt us. The wicket was tough. Bumrah produced a match-winning over. We were right on the  money in the last two matches. Root played an outstanding innings and Stokes supported him well. It's hugely disappointing to lose today, but have to take it on the chin. Looking forward to the match at Bangalore.

  • 22:50 (IST)

    Jasprit Bumrah adjudged the Man of the Match.

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    Truly the hero for India tonight...

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    Point...

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    Nehra: The way Jasprit bowled the last over, hats off to him. I'm happy were on the winning side. The only thing I said was that even if it goes for a four, we would still win by 1 run. So we had all our fielders outside. Even if it is a full toss, it won't go for a six, I said.

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    England 139/6 after 20 overs (Moeen- 1, Jordan- 0)


    INDIA WIN! Moeen misses. A 5-run victory for Virat Kohli and his boys. What a last over by Bumrah. Just two runs off the last over and two wickets taken. India are alive in the series after all. 

  • 22:27 (IST)

    Another slower ball. Jordan misses but a run is taken. Six needed off the last ball.

  • 22:26 (IST)

    Bowled 'Em! Buttler is knocked over off a delivery from Bumrah that skidded on. England 138/6. Buttler goes for 15. Jordan is the new man in. England need 7 off 2.

    Buttler b Bumrah 15 (10)

  • 22:24 (IST)

    Moeen Ali is the next man in. Bumrah is using the slower ball to good effect and England get only one run in the next two balls. 

  • 22:22 (IST)

    OUT! Bumrah raps Root on the pads and it is given out. England lose their fifth wicket for 137. England need 8 runs off 5 balls. 

    Root LBW b Bumrah 38 (38)

  • 22:20 (IST)

    England 137/4 after 19 overs (Root- 38, Buttler -15)


    Nehra bowls the penultimate over. Root miscues one, the ball goes in the air but drops in a vacant region. Buttler then relieves some pressure with a boundary at square leg. The batsmen scamper for two and then Buttler goes over long on for a six. England need 8 runs off the last over.

  • 22:16 (IST)

    England 121/4 after 18 overs (Buttler -1 , Root -37)

    Bumrah bowls the 18th over. Four dots in the first five balls. The pressure mounts on England. Change of pace serving Bumrah well, and Root is finding it hard to put bat to ball. A desperate Root tries to go over the top on the last delivery and skies one, but the ball drops in the vacant mid wicket region. England need 24 off 12 balls.

  • 22:11 (IST)

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    England 118/4 after 17 overs (Buttler- 1, Root - 33)


    A fine over by Nehra. Five runs and a wicket from that over. England need 27 runs off 18 balls. Buttler is the new man at the crease.

  • 22:09 (IST)

    Out! Stokes dismissed and it had to be Nehra. A full slower ball hits the big English all-rounder on the back leg. That would have crashed into middle and leg. Third wicket for the veteran bowler. England lose their 4th wicket for 117 in the 17th over. 


    Stokes lbw Nehra 38 (27)

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    England 113/3 after 16 overs (Stokes- 36, Root - 31)


    Bumrah back into the attack. Bowls a juicy full toss and Stokes despatches it to the mid-wicket fence. The England batsmen take a quick single on the last ball. England need 32 runs off 24 balls.

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    England 104/3 after 15 overs (Stokes- 27, Root - 31)


    Chahal back into the attack and Stokes muscles a delivery over long on into the stands. These long boundaries aren't going to deter the big Ben Stokes. Eleven runs off that over. England need 41 runs off the last five overs.

  • 21:53 (IST)

    England 93/3 after 14 overs (Stokes- 17, Root - 30)


    Stokes hammers the first delivery of the next over from Raina straight back past the bowler for a four. On the next ball, the big Englishman dances down the track and puts one into the stands at long on. England need 52 runs off the last 36 balls.

  • 21:49 (IST)

    England 80/3 after 13 overs (Stokes- 5, Root - 29)


    Mishra bowls out, going for 25 runs in his four overs, taking the crucial wicket of Morgan, but he will rue the blunder that denied India and him the wicket of Root - another top England batsman. 

  • 21:46 (IST)

    England 77/3 after 12 overs (Stokes- 3, Root - 28)


    Big shout for LBW against Root, but replays show the ball missing the leg stump. Good call by umpire Shamshuddin. Stokes pulls the last ball hard, but Bumrah does well at the deep mid wicket fence. Eight runs from that over. Not a bad one from Raina. 

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    England 69/3 after 11 overs (Stokes- 1, Root - 26)


    Stokes the new man in. He is comprehensively bowled by Mishra. What a wicket this is. But wait! The umpires are checking for a no-ball. And it IS a no-ball. a misfortune for India! But they have themselves to blame. This is the third match on the trot now that India had got wickets off no-balls. Root doesn't capitalise on the ensuing free-hit.

  • 21:36 (IST)

    Out! Big breakthrough for India. The dangerous Morgan goes, and Mishra is the man for India.

    The England captain goes for 17 off 23. England 65/3 in the 11th over, and Mishra looks delighted. The off-break and long boundaries doing the trick for India. 

    Morgan - c Pandya b Mishra 17 (23)

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    England 65/2 after 10 overs (Morgan- 17, Root - 24)


    Just five runs from that Raina over. A very economical over in the context of the game. India have so far kept England under leash.  

  • 21:30 (IST)

    England 60/2 after 9 overs (Morgan- 14, Root - 22)


    Root gets two boundaries on the trot off Mishra. The first ball is played to fine leg and on the next ball, he gets an inside edge which runs away to the fence. Nehra escorts the ball to the boundary, choosing not to dive. The effect of age on him is showing! Mishra looks utterly disappointed.

  • 21:27 (IST)

    England 49/2 after 8 overs (Morgan- 13, Root - 13)


    Raina bowls his first over for five overs. India would need to break this partnership quickly. They are consolidating a bit now after England lost two quick wickets and can accelerate at any moment. India will be wary of that.

  • 21:23 (IST)

    The light on the bails on the stumps at one of the ends not working, and there is a stoppage in play.

  • 21:22 (IST)

    England 44/2 after 7 overs (Morgan- 11, Root - 11)


    Root and Morgan milk the bowling in Mishra's first over. There is a heart-stopping moment for England on the last ball. As the batsmen scamper for the extra second run, a fine throw from Bumrah in the deep is gathered by Dhoni, who whips the bails off. Is Root short of his crease. Could he have dived? There is an appeal as the umpires go upstairs. Replays though calm English nerves. Root had made his ground.

  • 21:16 (IST)

    Amit Mishra into the attack for the first time. His first ball is a slider. India's chances will depend to a great extent on how Mishra goes tonight. 

  • 21:15 (IST)

    England 36/2 after 6 overs (Morgan- 9, Root - 5)


    Bumrah into the attack now. The second ball doesn't bounce much. Morgan plays an attractive square cut for his first boundary on the fourth ball. He got the placement spot on. Plays one towards mid-wicket then and gets two. 

  • 21:11 (IST)

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    England 29/2 after 5 overs (Morgan- 3, Root - 4)


    Just five runs from that Chahal over. A good comeback from him after conceding 15 runs in his last over. 

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    England 24/2 after 4 overs (Morgan- 1, Root - 1)


    No hat-trick for Nehra in the end, but India in command now. Two new batsmen in the crease in the form of Morgan and Root. They are very experienced and had steered England to victory in the last T20I. Can they do it again here?

  • 21:03 (IST)

    Out! Nehra gets two in two. The ball is stopping on the batsmen. Roy holes out to Raina at mid-on for 10. He is on a hat-trick. England 22/2 in the 4th over.

    Roy c Raina b Nehra 10

Preview: India will be eager to produce a much improved performance to avoid a Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket series loss against England in the second of the three-match rubber here on Sunday.

India were comprehensively beaten by seven wickets in the first T20I match at Kanpur. Their famed batting line-up, spearheaded by skipper Virat Kohli who opened the innings, failed to get going and could only manage to post 147/7 after being sent in to bat.

They lost wickets at regular intervals, failing to get any momentum in their innings. Kohli (29), recalled veteran Suresh Raina (34) and former skipper M.S.Dhoni (36) were the only batsmen to get starts but were unable to capitalise.

Not only the senior batsmen, newer players like opener K.L. Rahul (8), middle-order bat Manish Pandey (3), all-rounder Hardik Pandya (9) all got dismissed cheaply, squandering the chance to rise to the occasion.

England reached the target comfortably with 11 balls to spare, losing only three wickets.

India are likely to persist with Kohli opening the batting. But they may re-look their team combination with pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh and seasoned leg-spinner Amit Mishra considered for selection.

Eoin Morgan and Virat Kohli, captain of England and India respectively. Image courtesy: ICC official Twitter account

Eoin Morgan and Virat Kohli, captain of England and India respectively. Image courtesy: ICC official Twitter account

Rising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishab Pant has also a fair chance of being named in the playing XI, having impressed with his destructive batting abilities in a 50-over practice game against England earlier in Mumbai.

Bhuvneshwar may take the place of an expensive Jasprit Murah, who was heavily punished by England batsmen at Kanpur. Veteran speedster Ashish Nehra wasn't in rhythm either in his comeback match to international cricket post surgery.

England pacers did most of the damage at Kanpur. They bowled just short of length, denying the big-hitting Indian batsmen room to free their arms. All the five bowlers used by captain Eoin Morgan claimed wickets.

England would be confident of their prospects at Nagpur's VDCA stadium, having defeated India in a World Twenty20 Championship match last year when the hosts were captained by Dhoni. They are likely to name Kanpur's winning XI.

Morgan himself is in good form, guiding the team to a win at Kanpur with a crucial 51-run innings. He also scored a century (102) in the One-Day series, which his team lost 1-2.

Morgan got able company at Kanpur in Joe Root (46). They have enough firepower in their batting to punish any bowling line-up and exhibited it in the first match.

The absence of India's premier spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, both rested for the series by India, has been to their advantage though they exhibited vulnerability against leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal at Kanpur.

Squads:

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

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


Updated Date: Jan 29, 2017 23:20 PM

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