Ahmedabad: Team India beat England by 36 points in the final and decisive T20 game on Friday and won the T20 series in 5 games 3-2. India’s hitters (Team India) first scored a mammoth 224-for-two, then limited England to 188-for-eight in 20 overs.
A decision overturned
At one point, India seemed in a sticky situation in the game, but a decision by captain Virat Kohli turned the whole game upside down. England had scored 130 points for 4 wickets in 12.4 overs. Jose Butler and David Malan looked dangerous at the crease. From there, England needed 95 points out of 44 balls and they were on their way to victory.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a game-changer
Then Bhuvneshwar Kumar caught Jos Buttler on the fifth ball in England’s 13th in the hands of Hardik Pandya. This wicket changed the map of the match itself. If a dangerous batsman like Jos Buttler had been in the ring, England would have won this game and this series, but Virat Kohli didn’t let that happen. Presenting a sample of his skillful captain, Kohli decided to line up Bhuvneshwar Kumar in 13th place ahead of the batting butler, who turned out to be absolutely right.
England fail to recover after Butler wicket
Jos Buttler was sacked for 52 runs on 34 balls. Buttler had 4 sixes and 2 fours in this stormy round. Butler’s wicket was decisive in terms of the outcome of this game and this series. England’s pace broke after Butler’s sacking and the Indian bowlers limited England to 188 for eight in 20 overs. In this way, India won the last and decisive T20 match by 36 runs and won the T20 series in 5 matches 3-2.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets ‘man of the match’
Bhuvneshwar Kumar received the “Man of the Match” award. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 2 wickets for 15 races in 4 overs. During this time, his bowling save rate was 3.80, which is very good in T20. The captain of this Team India series victory was Virat Kohli, who scored the highest 231 points in this T20 series. Virat Kohli was chosen as “the man of the series”. Virat Kohli played an undefeated 80-point shot in the final, decisive T20 game. Now, India will start the ODI three-game series against England from March 23 in Pune.