Stuart Broad Impressed With India's Batting In 2nd T20I
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Stuart Broad Impressed With India’s Spectacular Batting In 2nd T20I

England's Stuart Broad holds the ball to celebrate taking 500 wickets Martin Rickett/Pool via AP
England's Stuart Broad holds the ball to celebrate taking 500 wickets Martin Rickett/Pool via AP

Stuart Broad was impressed with some of the shots played by debutant Ishan Kishan in his 94-run partnership with Virat Kohli in the second T20I between India and England.

The hosts registered a comfortable win, chasing down a 165-run target with seven wickets and more than two overs to spare, to level the five-match series at 1-1.

Stuart Broad wearing his new-look bandana Getty Images
Stuart Broad wearing his new-look bandana Getty Images

Stuart Broad Rates India’s Batting As Spectacular And Missing Virat Kohli’s Tough Chance Changed The Game’s Course

Ishan Kishan earned the ‘Man of the Match’ award for his brilliant 56 off 32 balls on debut in the 2nd T20I. The left-hander took the attack to the England bowlers early on, with a watchful Virat Kohli joining the party after getting his eye in. Speaking about India’s performance in the second T20I, Stuart Broad hailed some of the shots played by Virat Kohli and Ishan Kishan.

“It was spectacular batting; it did look like batting got a little bit easier, but that doesn’t take anything away from the style of the cricket shots that were played. It was beautiful to watch, to be honest. And that’s quite hard to say as an England fan,” Stuart Broad said on Sky Sports.

Ishan Kishan came up with a well-paced 56 on his T20I debut against England in Ahmedabad on Sunday, 14th March in 2nd T20I. He had a memorable debut as the 22-year-old Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman was in his element as his knock helped India seal a comfortable 7-wicket win over World No. 1 England. Ishan Kishan batted at ease after he was handed his T20I debut along with his Mumbai Indians teammate Suryakumar Yadav.
Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli added 94 runs in 9 overs for the 2nd wicket in the 2nd T20I (Reuters Photo)
Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli added 94 runs in 9 overs for the 2nd wicket in the 2nd T20I (Reuters Photo)

Ishan Kishan departed after a 32-ball 56 in the 2nd T20I, which India won by seven wickets on Sunday. He got to his fifty with a six against leg-spinner Adil Rashid as he became only the 2nd India batsman to hit a fifty on his T20I debut after Ajinkya Rahane in 2011. Virat Kohli also hit an unbeaten 73 off 49 balls as he roared back to form after a string of low scores against England at home.

Stuart Broad Explains England Went Wrong By Handing Tom Curran The Final Over Of The Powerplay

Tom Curran, playing his first game of the tour, conceded 16 runs in the last over of the Power Play(6th over). Stuart Broad felt that maybe the visitors could have used a different bowler for that crucial over, as the one from Tom Curran helped shift the momentum of the game in India’s favour.

Tom Curran in his delivery stride Getty Images
Tom Curran in his delivery stride Getty Images

Tom Curran finished with figures of 0-26 in his two overs in the second T20I against India.

“Tom Curran hasn’t played a lot of cricket. It is really hard to come in T20 and hit your strap straightaway. He bowled a very tough over – the final over of the Powerplay; it’s one of the hardest ones to bowl. Maybe England can look back on that, and maybe they could have gone a slightly different route because it was almost that over where England lost the control and momentum of the game,” Stuart Broad observed.

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