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Dawid Malan struck eight fours and three sixes in the 13th half-century of his T20I career while being dropped twice by Azam on 29 and Mohammad Wasim on 62.
Ashes: England's Chris Woakes calls for off-field issues plaguing both camps to not be brought up during series
Australia skipper Tim Paine quit over a text-message scandal while English cricket has been engulfed in claims of institutional racism. But Woakes said he was confident both sides would let the cricket do the talking when play starts at the Gabba ground next Wednesday.
At the heart of their ridiculously easy victory, by eight wickets with a whopping 50 deliveries to spare, was the incisiveness of their bowling attack, headlined by the two Chrises – Woakes and Jordan.
It was a thoroughly professional display by ODI world champions England as they bundled out Australia for 125 and then overhauled the target in 11.4 overs to consolidate their top position in the Group 1 points table.
Rahul made batting look easy with six boundaries and three sixes in his 24-ball-51 while Kishan was retired hurt after a chiselled 70 off 46 balls that had three sixes apart from seven boundaries as India chased a target of 189 with an over to spare.
"There was never too much doubt that everyone was keen to go and play," Woakes told reporters.
"With the World Cup and the Ashes, it would have been too much in a short space of time. I would have loved to have been part of the IPL but something has to give," Woakes, who will play for Warwickshire this week, said.
Dwarshuis, a left-arm pacer, has picked up 12 and 100 wickets from seven and 82 List A and T20 matches so far.
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The England and India players were supposed to fly into UAE from Manchester together in a bubble to bubble transfer but COVID-19 cases in the visitors'' camp forced IPL teams to make their own arrangements.
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"We feel it's a good enough wicket to be able to chase that score. We certainly got the belief that we can go in and get to win, a lot of hard work still needs to be done," Woakes, who made a Test return after more than a year, said.
Check out photos from Day 2 of the fourth England-India Test at The Oval.
Sam Curran may well have been the thorn in India’s side the last time the sides met on these shores, but England replacing him with Woakes at this point in the series feels less like an upgrade and more like a cheat code.
With England taking a 99-run lead, India's star-studded batting line-up will have to rise to the occasion in the second essay after a string of indifferent performances.
Moeen's elevation comes after Jos Buttler was given a paternity break due to the impending arrival of his second child.
England, who are already missing a few key players due to a spate of injuries, lost the second Test by 151 runs on the fifth day at Lord's.
India vs England: Sunil Gavaskar urges Ben Stokes to reveal reason behind mental health issue to help youngsters
Gavaskar feels that weather conditions might play a key role, but regardless, India will have the upper hand in the Test series.
With 762 points, Kohli is behind England's David Malan (888 points), Australia white-ball skipper Aaron Finch (830), Pakistan captain Babar Azam (828) and New Zealand opener Devon Conway (774).
Having won the preceding T20 series 3-0, England were on course to end the ODI campaign with a similar scoreline after dismissing Sri Lanka for a meagre 166, with Curran taking 4/35 in his 10 overs.