India clinched the three-match T20I series after beating England in the 3rd T20I on Wednesday night at Bangalore. After winning the toss, England decided to bowl first. India posted a big total of 202/6 (20 overs) batting first.
In reply, England were bundled out for just 127 runs. India won this T20I by 75 runs.
With this victory, India wins the three-match T20I series 2-1.
Brief Scores: India – 202/6 in 20 overs (Suresh Raina 63, MS Dhoni 56, Liam Plunkett 1/22)
England – 127 in 16.3 over (Joe Root 42, Eoin Morgan 40, Yuzvendra Chahal 6/25)
Result – India won by 75 runs
Some of the statistical highlights of the match are given below:
- At the age of 19 years and 120 days, Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant made his international cricket debut in this T20I. He became the youngest Indian debutant T20I cricketer. The previous record holder was Ishant Sharma (19 years and 152 days).
- Suresh Raina scored an outstanding 63 runs in this T20I. It is the highest individual T20I score by an Indian left-handed batsman against England. The previous best was 58 runs by Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh (both at Durban on 19th September 2007).
- Indian wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni made a brilliant half-century in this match as he scored 56 runs. It was Dhoni’s maiden T20I half-century which came after 66th T20I innings. It is the longest wait (according to no.of innings) for a batsman to score maiden T20I half-century. Previous record holder was Gary Wilson (Ireland) who had taken 42 T20I innings to score his maiden T20I half-century.
Also it is the 3rd highest T20I score by a wicketkeeper-batsman against England. The top two in this list are 74 by Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) at Hamilton on 12th February 2013 and 71 by AB de Villiers (South Africa) at Johannesburg on 21st February 2016.
- At the end of 20 overs, India made 202/6. Here are some important stats of this innings:
i) It is India’s second highest T20I total against England. India’s highest T20I total against England is 218/4 at Durban on 19th September 2007.
ii) It is India’s joint 4th highest T20I total.
iii) Also batting first in a T20I match on the Indian soil, it is the highest T20I total for India. India’s previous highest 1st innings T20I total on the Indian soil was 199/5 against South Africa at Dharamsala on 2nd October 2015.
- Indian batsmen hit total 12 sixes in this T20I. It is the 2nd highest no. of total sixes hit by Indian batsmen together in a T20I match. The highest in this list is 13 against New Zealand at Christchurch on 25th February 2009.
- England pacer Chris Jordan was very expensive in this T20I as he conceded total 56 runs in his 4-over quota (4-0-56-1). Here are some important stats for this bowling:
i) It is the 2nd most runs conceded by a bowler against India in a T20I match. The highest runs conceded by a bowler against India in T20I is another England pacer Stuart Broad who had conceded 60 runs (4-0-60-0) at Durban on 19th September 2007.
ii) Also it is the 4th most runs conceded by an English bowler in T20I history.
- Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal bowled superbly in this match as his bowling figures were 4-0-25-6. It is the 3rd best bowling figures in T20I history. The top 2 T20I bowling figures are by Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis (6/8 against Zimbabwe at Hambantota on 18th September 2012 and 6/16 against Australia at Pallekele on 8th August 2011).
- England were bundled out for just 127 runs. It was the 2nd time England were bowled out against India in T20I history. The first one was at Colombo (RPS) on 23rd September 2012 when India bowled out England for just 80 runs.
Overall, 127 all out is the third lowest T20I total for England against India.
- India won this T20I by 75-runs. It is India’s 2nd largest T20I victory (by runs). India’s largest T20I victory (by runs) is also against England by 90 runs at Colombo (RPS) on 23rd September 2012.
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