India win series with Rohit's hundred Letzcricket

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Hardik Pandya was India's most successful bowler with 4-38 off four overs. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, the Indian wrist-spinners, bowled well, but the England batsmen saw them off, waited for the seamers, and polished off the target. India began well with openers Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan struck some exceptional shots. Buttler was bowled heaving at Kaul Siddarth, while Roy edged a slower ball from debutant Deepak Chahar. The pitch looked green, and the straight boundaries were short. A few experts said you pick your best bowlers no matter the conditions. Jasprit Bumrah was already ruled out of the limited-overs leg of the tour. Their confidence was about to be tested.

The hosts got off to a flier thanks to Joss Buttler and Jason Roy.

It was the highest successful run chase by any team against England in an worldwide T20. Pandya was among those taken apart, for 22 in his first over, his most expensive over in T20Is. Yadav has managed to pick four wickets in two outings in the series so far but has leaked runs. However, Pandya reaped the rewards of it in a game-changing second spell where he picked all of his wickets for just 16 runs. They were looking at seven overs of quick bowling with no swing available and small boundaries to defend with 132 already on the board. "We applied pressure and pulled the game back nicely". Pacer Deepak Chahar, who was handed his first worldwide T20I cap, went for plenty of runs but was instrumental in claiming Roy's wicket. Even Ball had three good overs.

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It started with Eoin Morgan's slog and Hales's caught behind in the same over, and trickled on to his final over.

Ben Stokes returned for the decider as England dropped Joe Root to make room for the fit-again all-rounder. That England fell 25 short was down entirely to these wickets.

Editorial team of CricketCountry. The visitors also did not do too well in the powerplay overs and England made merry under the sun as they had hit eight fours and two sixes within the first five overs. But, he was his natural self at the County Ground, content to play at his own pace, Rohit blinded everyone with his strokeplay.

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In the first Twenty20 worldwide, the Mumbai star had been put to shade by KL Rahul's power hitting.

Kaul though made amends soon after by getting India the much-needed breakthrough as Buttler failed to make much use of the reprieve, However, if it was Buttler's swing and miss that put the breaks on England, Roy's caught-behind - for Chahar's maiden wicket - pushed them into a slide. Hardik played a crucial 14 ball 33 with four fours and 2 sixes. Rohit duly reached his hundred, and Pandya provided the exclamation mark with a six off the fourth ball of the 19th over.

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