India Vs England 2nd T20

India Vs England
T20 Series – 2nd T20
Match Basics
T20 Tri-Series – 2nd T20: India Vs England
Date: 6th July 2018
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Umpires: Rob Bailey, Tim Robinson
Toss won by: England, elected to field first
 Scorecard Summary
India’s Innings: 148/5(20 Overs, RR: 7.4)
Performers: 
Batting: Virat Kohli 47 runs off 38 balls, MS Dhoni 32* off 24 balls, Suresh Raina 27 off 20 balls.
Bowling: David Willey 1/18, Liam Plunkett 1/17 in 4 overs, Adil Rashid 1/29 in 4 overs.
Target:  149 runs from 20 overs
England’s Innings: 149/5 (19.4 Overs, RR: 7.68)
Performers: 
Batting: Alex Hales 58* off 41 balls, Johnny Bairstow 28 off 18 balls.
Bowling: Umesh Yadav 2/36 in 4 overs, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1/19 in 3.4 overs, Hardik Pandya 1/28 in 4 overs, Yuzvendra Chahal 1/28 in 4 overs.
Result: England won by 5 wickets.

Man of the Match: Alex Hales
Highlights & Analysis
India Vs England: 1st Innings

  • The pitch was a new one with some grass on the surface. Meanwhile, underneath the pitch, dryness was present which was going to assist both spinners and pacers.
  • Jake Ball made his T20I debut for England as Moeen Ali was dropped from the English side.

  • Eoin Morgan chose to bowl first mainly because the English side would prefer a chase rather than bat first.
  • The Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan walked out to bat. David Willey was given the new ball by the English captain.
  • England got the ball swinging from the very start and Jake Ball removed Rohit Sharma in his very first over to give England their first breakthrough.

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  • The centurion from the previous match, KL Rahul joined Dhawan. England continued with their pacers as they were constantly putting pressure on the Indian batsmen.
  • After 4 overs, India had only scored 22 runs for the loss of one wicket.
  • Liam Plunkett was introduced into the attack. The bowler hit Dhawan on the elbow which produced a run out as Shikhar Dhawan departed after scoring 10 runs.

  • Virat Kohli joined KL Rahul. India’s worries were doubled as two balls later, Plunkett shattered the batsman’s middle stump and gave England a big breakthrough.

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  • Suresh Raina joined Virat Kohli. At this point India were 3 wickets down with only 23 runs on the board.
  • Both batsmen survived some overs as spin was introduced into the attack. The pair continued to score and eventually brought up the first 50 run partnership of this match.

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  • But, England got the breakthrough in the very next over as Rashid deceived Raina with a wrong’un to claim his wicket.
  • Dhoni joined Virat Kohli. The former captain took the cautious route while Virat Kohli began to attack the English bowlers.

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  • But, after sharing a 32 run partnership Kohli’s wicket was taken by David Willey as he fell three runs short of a half century.

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  • Hardik Pandya joined Dhoni. With less than 3 overs left, Dhoni added some crucial runs with 22 runs coming off the last over as India finished on 148 runs in 20 overs.

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India Vs England: 2nd Innings

  • With 150 runs required in 20 overs, English openers Jason Roy and Jos Buttler came out to bat and Umesh Yadav started it off for India.
  • Roy played attacking cricket from the very start but his aggression was soon ended by Umesh Yadav who shattered his wickets and India got their first breakthrough.
  • Root joined Buttler. But, Yadav was not done yet as Virat’s strategy to give him his third over worked as Yadav claimed the big wicket of Buttler.

  • Alex Hales joined Joe Root. At this point, England had scored 33 runs with 8 wickets in hand.
  • Virat Kohli brought Chahal into the attack. This move worked wonders as Joe Root was cleaned up by the leg spinner’s googly.

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  • The English captain, Eoin Morgan joined Alex Hales. Morgan supported Hales who defied the Indian spinners and kept getting boundaries frequently.

  • The partnership was now worth 48 runs and Hardik Pandya was brought in to break this stand. And, the all rounder struck straight away as Shikhar Dhawan took a stunning catch at the boundary.

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  • Bairstow joined Hales. The batsman hit a couple of sixes to Kuldeep but gave his wicket to Bhuneshwar Kumar as England lost their 5th wicket.
  • David Willey joined Alex Hales with England needing only 23 runs from less than 3 overs.
  • It all come down to the last over, but Umesh Yadav could not stop the in-form Hales as the batsman got to his fifty and won the match for England.

India Vs England T20 Series – Highlights – 1st T20: India Win By 8 Wickets

This is the end of India Vs England 1st T20. Join allsportspk on 8th July for the 3rd and final T20 of India Vs England.

Teams
India England

B Kumar

HH Pandya

KL Rahul

Kuldeep Yadav

MS Dhoni (Wkt.)

RG Sharma

S Dhawan

SK Raina

UT Yadav

V Kohli (Capt.)

YS Chahal

AD Hales

AU Rashid

CJ Jordan

DJ Willey

EJG Morgan (Cpt.)

JC Buttler

JE Root

JJ Roy

JM Bairstow (Wkt.)

JT Ball

LE Plunkett

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