England lose T20 Series
India vs England T20 match
England slipped to a series defeat to India after losing the second T20 international at Edgbaston by 49 runs. Although England had been enjoying a successful international debut, their top order was thrown out for the second successive game. The match saw Moeen Ali (35 off 21) and David Willey (33 off 22) hit some blows towards the back end of the innings, which still wasn’t in favour of the home side as they were bundled out in 17 overs.
Buttler, in his element, chose to chase after winning the toss and this gave India an advantage where Rohit Sharma (31 off 20) and Pant (26 off 15) put on 49 for the first wicket inside five overs. The stand was ultimately broken with the introduction of Gleeson and Rohit, who had been dropped on one by Jason Roy, attempted a pull that Buttler interceded with a terrific catch on his shoulder.
The second over saw Kohli and Pant in consecutive deliveries while England’s Chris Jordan (4-27) claimed two in two in the 11th over. However, it was a different story for batters, Suryakumar Yadav (15 off 11) and Hardik Pandya (12 off 15) as India slipped to 89-5 while England had success when bowling cross-seamers.
India eventually rallied well in the second half of their innings. Jadeja smashed an unbeaten 46 off 29 deliveries which gave the visitors an impressive total. Buttler lost his wicket in Bhuvneshwar’s second over. Livingstone tried to pull through for the team as he hit three boundaries in the first eight balls but his ninth was cut off by a slower ball from Bumrah. Moeen managed to clear the boundary twice by striking three fours. As the hosts pushed harder to win the game, Moeen fell to Hardik Pandya (1-29) caught at mid-off. As Chris Jordan tried to save one for the team, England ended with a defeat from India.
The T20 international series ends with the final game being held at Trent Bridge on Sunday starting at 2.30 pm. England have more internationals lined up with India next week.
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