India levelled the 3-match T20I series against England after beating England in the 2nd T20I at Nagpur on Sunday night.
After winning the toss, England decided to bowl first. England restricted India for 144/8 at the end of 20 overs.
In reply, England managed to score 139/6 (20 overs) as they suffered a defeat by 5 runs.
With this victory, India levelled the 3-match T20I series by 1-1.
Brief Scores: India – 144/8 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 71, Manish Pandey 30, Chris Jordan 3/22)
England – 139/6 in 20 overs (Ben Stokes 38, Joe Root 38, Ashish Nehra 3/28)
Result – India won by 5 runs.
Some of the statistical highlights of the match are given below:
- India managed to score 144/8 at the end of 20 overs. It is the 2nd lowest T20I total for India against England. India’s lowest T20I total against England was 120/9 (20 overs) in Kolkata on 29th December 2011.
- Indian opening batsman KL Rahul scored an important 71 runs in this T20I. It is the highest T20I individual score by an Indian batsman against England. The previous best was 68 by Virender Sehwag at Durban on 19th September 2007.
- England pacer Chris Jordan bowled very well in this game as his bowling figures were 4-0-22-3. It is joint 2nd best T20I bowling figure by an England bowler against India. Steven Finn had the same bowling figures against India at Kolkata on 29th October 2011.
The best T20I bowling figure by an England bowler against India is 4/22 by Jade Dernbach (3.4-0-22-4) at Manchester on 31st August 2011.
- Indian pacer Ashish Nehra bowled very well in this match as his bowling figures were 4-0-28-3. It is the best T20I bowling figures by an Indian pacer against England. The previous best bowling figure in this list was 3/37 by Irfan Pathan (4-0-37-3) at Durban on 19th September 2007.
- In this low-scoring T20I game, India won this match by 5 runs despite scoring only 144 runs batting first. It is the 2nd lowest T20I total for India which they defended successfully. India’s lowest T20I successfully defending total is 138/6 against Zimbabwe at Harare on 22nd June 2016.