Ahmedabad: India have defeated England in the fifth and decisive T20 played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad today. Winning the toss, Captain Eion Morgan of England invited India to bat. India today decided to go with an extra bowler instead of opener KL Rahul who did not have a great series.KL Rahul scored 1,0,0 and 14 in the four matches he played. So India’s captain and India’s vice-captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma came to open the innings.
India had a great start today, and Rohit Sharma scored 64 runs; India added 94 runs for the first wicket and lost Rohit Sharma’s wicket in the ninth over. Playing his third match, Surya Kumar Yadav also played a small but impressive inning today. He scored 32 runs in 17 balls and fell as India’s second wicket at the score of 146. after that, India did not lose any wickets and till the end. Captain Virat Kohli And all-rounder Hardik Pandya stayed at the crease and raised India’s score to 224.
The England team, chasing 225 runs, lost their opener Jason Roy to a score of zero. But after that, there was a great partnership between Jose Butler and David Malan, and both added 130 runs before Jose Butler getting out to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. None of the batsmen who came after that could take the innings further, and England managed to score just 188 runs in 20 overs, India won by 36 runs.
Sadul Thakur took three, Bhuneshwar Kumar two, Hardik Pandya one, and T Natarajan took one wicket from India. David Malan scored the highest runs for England, and after him, Jose Butler scored the second-highest run-getter. Captain Virat Kohli scored the most runs from the side, and he was not out at 80 runs till the end.
Man Of Match And Man of the Series For the India Vs England Series
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named the Man of the Match. And Indian Captain Virat Kohli who played a unbeaten knock today has been named as Man-of-the-series.
Virat Kohli said that we played outstanding cricket in the post-match ceremony, and today, we outplayed England in every department. He also praised Shradul Thakur very much and said that he has got a lot of confidence from the innings he played in Australia and wants to contribute not only with the ball but also with the bat.
After the test match series India claimed the T20 series despite loosing the fast match of both the series.