England thrash India by 8 wickets in 3rd T20, Virat Kohli team completely flops in all departments

Ind vs Eng 3rd T20I Live: Virat Kohli scores 77* of 46 balls, Ind set Eng 157 runs target, Follow live updates
Ind vs Eng 3rd T20I Live: Virat Kohli scores 77* of 46 balls, Ind set Eng 157 runs target, Follow live updates

England beat India by 8 wickets in 3rd T20 – Lead Series 2-1: Virat Kohli team India completely flopped in all departments to lose tamely to England in the 3rd ODI. Jos Butler punished directionless Indian bowlers and lethargic fielders to score 83 of just 52 deliveries and scored easy victory for England with 10 balls to spare. 

India would have been embarassed further if it wasn’s captain’s knock by Virat Kohli. The Indian captain scored 77* of 46 balls as India ended with 156/6 in 20 overs. Kohli along with Hardik Pandya weaved partnership of  70 runs in just 33 balls for the 6th wicket. 

Kohli scored his 27th international T20 50 and ended up scoring 69 runs in last 5 overs which gave ray of some hope – but in the end total of 156 did not prove enough.

England BEAT India by 8 Wickets in 3rd T20

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Jason Roy c RG Sharma b YS Chahal 9 13 2 0 69.23
Jos Buttler (WK) Not out 83 52 5 4 159.62
Dawid Malan st RR Pant b Washington Sundar 18 17 0 1 105.88
Jonny Bairstow Not out 40 28 5 0 142.86
Extra 8 (b 4, w 2, nb 0, lb 2)
Total 158/2 (18.2)
Yet To Bat EJG Morgan, Ben Stokes, SM Curran, Jofra Archer, CJ Jordan, AU Rashid, Mark Wood
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4 0 27 0 6.75
Shardul Thakur 3.2 0 36 0 10.80
Yuzvendra Chahal 4 0 41 1 10.25
Hardik Pandya 3 0 22 0 7.33
Washington Sundar 4 0 26 1 6.50


England BEAT India by 8 Wickets in 3rd T20: Skipper Kohli’s masterclass takes hosts to 156/6

Down and out going into the last five overs of the innings, skipper Virat Kohli led from the front in all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s company as the duo added 69 runs from 30 balls to take the hosts to a fighting 156/6 in the third T20I of the five-match series against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Tuesday.

Hardik had joined Kohli with the score on 86/5 in 14.3 overs and what followed was nothing short of a masterclass on power-hitting. Interestingly, it was Hardik who played second-fiddle in their 70-run partnership off just 33 balls as Kohli went on a hitting spree. This was India’s highest sixth-wicket partnership in T20Is. India’s score read 87/5 going into the last five with Kohli on 28 off 29 balls and Hardik yet to open his account. And at the end of the innings, Kohli was standing unbeaten on 77 off 46 balls with eight boundaries and four sixes. It was a complete class on batsmanship as Kohli didn’t hit a single cross-batted shot and banked on his technique to send the English bowlers on a leather hunt.
Earlier, it was a poor start for India as the hosts lost three wickets inside the powerplay after English skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and sent the hosts in. Openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma were back in the hut inside the opening five overs.
While Rahul departed for his second duck of the series, Rohit playing his first white-ball match for India since February last year got out after hitting two fours as Mark Wood picked his second wicket of the day.
Ishan Kishan, who had a dream debut on Sunday, fell for just four runs as he skied one behind the wicket and wicket-keeper Jos Buttler made no mistake. Skipper Kohli and Rishabh Pant looked to rebuild the innings and stitched a 40-run stand. Back-to-back fours from Pant brought up the fifty for India as the hosts scored 55/3 after the first 10 overs.
Just when things started to look good for the hosts, Pant got run-out trying to steal a third run. The wicket-keeper batsman fell well short of his ground as Sam Curran broke the stumps after Kohli called for a third. With India struggling at 86/4 in the 14th over, Wood was brought into the attack, and he removed Shreyas Iyer as the hosts lost half the side.

But that was the end of England’s joy as Kohli decided to take it on himself to ensure that India finished on a high.
England BEAT India by 8 Wickets in 3rd T20


Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Rohit Sharma c Jofra Archer b Mark Wood 15 17 2 0 88.24
Lokesh Rahul b Mark Wood 0 4 0 0 0.00
Ishan Kishan c Jos Buttler b CJ Jordan 4 9 0 0 44.44
Virat Kohli (C) Not out 77 46 8 4 167.39
Rishabh Pant (WK) runout (SM Curran / Jos Buttler) 25 20 3 0 125.00
Shreyas Iyer c DJ Malan b Mark Wood 9 9 1 0 100.00
Hardik Pandya c Jofra Archer b CJ Jordan 17 15 0 2 113.33
Extra 9 (b 1, w 3, nb 0, lb 5)
Total 156/6 (20)
Yet To Bat Washington Sundar, SN Thakur, B Kumar, YS Chahal
Adil Rashid 4 0 26 0 6.50
Jofra Archer 4 0 32 0 8.00
Mark Wood 4 0 31 3 7.75
Chris Jordan 4 1 35 2 8.75
Ben Stokes 2 0 12 0 6.00
Sam Curran 2 0 14 0 7.00


Also Read: Indian Playing XI for 3rd T20: Virat Kohli unlikely to disturb the winning XI, question only on KL Rahul’s place?

India playing XI for 3rd T20I: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal

England playing XI for 3rd T20I: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

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