England rode on their superb start to post a challenging 198/9 in 20 overs in the third and final T20I against India at the County Ground here on Sunday, however, in the second innings India team chasing 199, managed to make a comeback. Rohit’s ton and skipper’s knock of 43 became the game changer and turning point of the match. With their partnership and Hardik Pandya’s knock at the end, India won the match by seven wickets and clinch series 2-1.
Being the deciding match of the series, fans were expecting a great show from the two spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal, however, it seems it was a great day for Hardik Pandya, who impressed everyone with his bowling figures 4/38 in the first innings and then became the hero of the match by scoring 33 off just 14 balls.
In this match England team was in a great form the first innings, however, the England bowlers couldn’t stop the attacking batting of Rohit Sharma who scored 100 off 56 balls with the strike rate of 178.57. Rohit Sharma was surely the architect of it as he scored a magnificent century and it was India win the match by 7 wickets and take the series 2-1.
Now India will look forward to clinch the ODI and test series against England. With 3 ODI’s and 5 test matches, July and August is going to be an entertainer for cricket fans.
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