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England vs India - 2nd T20I

Series: India tour of England, 2018
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date: 06 July 2018

England 149/5 (19.4 Ovs) RR: 7.58 | England won by 5 wkts

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21:33 Local Time, 02:03 IST: A fantastic match today! A lot of hype about the Merlyn machine which the English players have used to emulate the wristspin of Kuldeep and Chahal - a prototype of which was built way back in 2009. And boy, has that reaped results for the English. I'm uncertain whether the machine helps them pick the bowling out of the hand, but nonetheless, an excellent comeback from England today to set this series up for a potentially enthralling decider on Sunday. So that's that for the day, as we call it a wrap at 2AM IST. This is Rishi Roy, signing off from the comm-box and on behalf of Sriram AS, Akshay Maanay, and Mukesh Gowda, I wish Mahendra Singh Dhoni a blockbuster birthday! Ciao folks! #CurtainsDownFromCardiff

Alex Hales, Man of the Match 58*(41): It was much-needed, the series-decider for us in terms of staying in it. Nice to right the wrongs of last match, personally and team-wise. I've never faced Kuldeep before, had to look at a bit of footage to come up with a plan and follow it which we didn't do last game. Waited for him on the back foot today and looking out for the one floated up. The other night was just a bad day at the office. The long-term goal is the 2020 T20 WC, and getting a spot in the side is good enough - any position. Plunkett, Jordan, they can all bat really well, they can all hit boundaries. The way the bowlers got us into the game in this important encounter was great, they really set it up for us. Bristol will be a cracker, as these are two teams at the top of their games, so we're in for a show on Sunday.

Morgan, England captain: I think we did well to come back from Old Trafford, we played quite well. When there is bounce in the wicket there is certainly a chance to take wickets upfront, and we did that. Willey did well and set the tone and Jake Ball was great on debut. Only chasing 150 can be a cagey affair but we will walk away from this with a lot of confidence. The momentum does ebb and flow, and the side that grabs the moment will definitely win the game. Alex was fantastic today. The bowling unit adapted to conditions really well. We got good partnerships going which is important when you're chasing. We normally play spin well, and the guys had good confidence coming into the series and they stuck to the plans and executed extremely well today. It's a matter of being logical and committing to the plan and there was complete transparency in everything that our players did.

Virat Kohli, India captain: When you lose 3 wickets in the first 6 overs for 30 runs it's difficult to come back. I thought a partnership would get us to 145, and that would have been competitive. Average scores in local tournaments was around 145. England made good use of the wicket which had some extra bounce and some assistance for the seamers. They put pressure on us, and made us lose wickets, and the run-out didn't help either. We were probably about 15 runs short. We were pushed back initially in the first six overs. Our powerplay was not good enough, and the score in the end reflects that and we just couldn't push as much as we wanted in the end. You do take everything into account, like the pitch, etc. We did well and we knew it would be difficult for England to chase down 149 and level the series, and I think they had the partnership we didn't to close it off in the end. We knew it would be something they would have to work hard to win. They played Kuldeep really well. Chahal was outstanding and they switched roles in both games. They did their homework on Kuldeep and they reaped the rewards. It's a cruel format for the bowlers, Umesh was fantastic as well, and so was Bhuvi, but unfortunately he couldn't finish it off. That boundary in the end (19th over) from Hales pulled it back for them and these small things count in T20s which makes it such an interesting watch. We gotta brush it aside, take it in our stride and move onto the next game. I think we competed quite well but England were the better side, that's why they came through today.

- Five wins by England in Cardiff is the most by a team at a venue without losing a T20I. These teams have won four without losing any: Afghanistan in Nagpur, Australia in Gros Islet, Pakistan in Karachi, Windies in St. Kitts.

England in T20Is in Cardiff:
Beat Pak by five wkts, 2010
Beat Pak by six wkts, 2010
Beat Aus by five runs, 2015
Beat SA by 19 runs, 2017
Beat Ind by five wkts, 2018

- India's run of seven successive wins comes to an end. England remain unbeaten in five T20Is at this venue.

21:08 Local Time, 01:38 IST: Wow, what a game! Nail-biter until the very end. Not the best birthday present for MS Dhoni, but that ensures a decider @Bristol in a Sunday blockbuster! A poor start to India's batting, who were struggling against the early seam movement and extra bounce. They were revived by Raina and Kohli with a partnership and the finishing touches applied by MS Dhoni as usual with a 22-run final over. Either way, 148 was a below-par total and they needed to bowl out of their skins to defend this - which they did until an aberration of a poor over by Kuldeep, conceding 16 and bringing the required rate down below 8.00. An excellent penultimate over by Umesh set Bhuvi 12 to defend off the last over, but Hales stole the show with a six off the first ball and a four off the second to seal the win. India clearly missing the services of Bumrah today, but a fantastic contest to watch today.

19.4
1
Bhuvneshwar to Willey, 1 run, shortish one on the body, Willey pulls it away short-armed towards the deep mid-wicket fence for four - but not before they complete the single, so the boundary will not be counted. The bigger picture: The redemption of England against Kuldeep and Chahal, as they deny India their longest streak of T20I wins ever
19.3
1
Bhuvneshwar to Hales, 1 run, Hales, backing away towards the on-side, Bhuvi following him, and a swift whip away towards deep mid-wicket for a single. Scores level!
19.2
4
Bhuvneshwar to Hales, FOUR, back of a length and angling in, Hales has his feet cemented and has as free a swing at the pull as he can, gets an inside edge into his pads and away to the fine leg boundary for four. Surely, that's the match
19.1
6
Bhuvneshwar to Hales, SIX, length ball, a big no-no, and that's a 360-degree swing straight down the ground and out of the ground into a different area code! Is that the match? A new box of Kookaburras comes into the field. Some time for Bhuvi to compose himself as Kohli, Rahul and Rohit get together with him to offer some advice. 50 for Alex Hales!

Excellent 19th over by Umesh. Bhuvi, I assume, will bowl the last one. Nail-biter. Finger-sprainer (for me, at least)

18.6
1
U Yadav to Hales, 1 run, another marginally wide yorker outside off, squeezed away off the turf to sweeper cover for a single
18.5
4
U Yadav to Hales, FOUR, Hales is outside the crease and the yorker turns into a low full-toss: driven exquisitely through the in-field to the deep extra cover fence for four
18.4
2
U Yadav to Hales, 2 runs, slightly wide yorker length delivery outside off, squirted away with a steer to third man for a couple. Rohit in the deep cleans up and they manage a couple as Dhoni's signature deft deflection at the stumps isn't quite quick enough
18.3
0
U Yadav to Hales, no run, yorker length delivery outside off, Hales tries to dig it out and it only just misses the off-stump. Hales thinks about stealing a bye, but Dhoni fires one in with an under-arm whip and nearly hits the stumps
18.2
1
U Yadav to Willey, 1 run, fuller length, almost yorker length, following the batsman who is making room on the leg-side, and a leading edge off a flick goes square of the wicket and clear of point for a single into the deep
18.1
0
U Yadav to Willey, no run, inch-perfect yorker length on off, dug out back to the bowler, Umesh collects and tries to break the striker's stumps as Willey is down the wicket, but doesn't collect cleanly

Umesh Yadav [3.0-0-28-2] is back into the attack

20 off 12, the equation. Too close for comfort for either team. Run-rate doesn't matter now: India need wickets. Umesh to bowl the all-important penultimate over

17.6
1
Bhuvneshwar to Willey, leg byes, 1 run, yorker length delivery fired in on leg-stump, Willey misses the flick and gets it off the boot towards short fine leg for a leg-bye
17.5
0
Bhuvneshwar to Willey, no run, DOT BALL! Willey was backing away into the on-side, Bhuvneshwar follows him and bowls a full one on the pads, as Willey misses the whip away. Dot ball, as the close-in fielders charge in and don't allow them to steal a leg-bye
17.4
1
Bhuvneshwar to Hales, 1 run, good length just outside off, Hales is crouched extremely low in his stance and chops that late to short third man for a single
17.3
0
Bhuvneshwar to Hales, no run, back of a length and angling in, seaming back in, in fact, and no width, Hales goes for an ill-advised pull to one that wasn't short enough, and misses
17.2
1
Bhuvneshwar to Willey, 1 run, short one at the face, Willey gets back up from that predator position and cops one on the glove, as it lobs in front of square leg for a single

David Willey, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Dhoni setting the field now. Pressure situation.

17.1
0
Bhuvneshwar to Bairstow, out Caught by Kuldeep Yadav! Kuldeep makes amends, albeit in the field! Short, angling towards the chest, following a backing-away Bairstow, who hurriedly plays a short-arm pull, manages to make contact a little high up on the bat and Kuldeep takes a nice tumbling catch running in from long leg. Excellent stuff, and that tilts it back in India's favour a little bit. Bairstow c Kuldeep Yadav b Bhuvneshwar 28(18) [6s-2]

Bhuvneshwar to Bairstow, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar [2.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack

Match-turning over for 16! 23 to win from 3 overs now, and the only way India can win this is with wickets. Bhuvneshwar is back. Can he gift India/Dhoni a win? This is the over that can turn it India's way.

Stat: Only the second instance of Kuldeep going wicketless in a T20I. Previous was 0/46 vs Australia in Baraspara last year.

16.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Bairstow, 1 run, slower but once again finding that yorker length outside off, squirted down to long-on for a single
16.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Hales, 1 run, yorker length delivery on the stumps, @106km/h, and a dig out to long-on for a single
16.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Bairstow, 1 run, tossed up, a tad shorter, and a clipped inside edge to backward square leg for a single
16.3
6
Kuldeep Yadav to Bairstow, SIX, once again far too full outside off, Bairstow is standing on middle and uses his reach to slog that over deep mid-wicket for a massive six! This turns the contest England's way!
16.2
6
Kuldeep Yadav to Bairstow, SIX, too full, in the arc, the googly, and an expansive clean sweep against the turn over backward square leg for six. An England fan is so happy that he isn't giving the ball back!
16.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Hales, 1 run, flatter yorker length delivery outside off, squeezed away towards backward point for a single
15.6
2
Hardik Pandya to Bairstow, 2 runs, perfect, inch-perfect yorker, Bairstow clears his leg and digs it out to wide long-on for a single where Umesh is put under pressure by two scampering batsmen and throws at the wrong end (striker's) to concede two
15.5
2
Hardik Pandya to Bairstow, 2 runs, short outside off and angling in, Bairstow clears his front leg and slugs a wristy pull towards deep mid-wicket for a brace

Dhoni with the salt'n'pepper look on his 37th birthday: Pepper at the top, salt at the bottom!

15.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Bairstow, no run, short one, the second of the over, Bairstow half-ducks under it and expects a reprimand from the umpire - doesn't get it
15.3
2
Hardik Pandya to Bairstow, 2 runs, short one outside off, Bairstow swivels and plays an afterthought of a drag-whipped pull in front of square leg where Umesh fumbles to allow two
15.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Bairstow, no run, short one at the body towards the batsman who was trying to make room. Forced to duck under it
15.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Hales, 1 run, off-cutter outside off and reducing the width with the inward movement, and a wristy carve towards sweeper cover for a single to compensate for the lack of width
14.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Bairstow, no run, finally! The toss-up, that Verity length gets Bairstow forward to defend, into the on-side off a thick inside edge
14.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Hales, 1 run, a tad short and coming back into the right-hander, Hales drags himself towards the on-side and punches off the back foot to long-on for a single
14.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Bairstow, 1 run, again a little short, turning away, the wrong'un, punched to deep extra cover for a single
14.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Hales, 1 run, very flat, surprising from Kuldeep, 107km/h, and fired in on the pads. A soft nudge in front of square leg for a single

Slip is out

14.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Bairstow, 1 run, short enough for Bairstow to get back deep in the crease and tuck it away behind square leg for a single
14.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Bairstow, no run, the stock chinaman tossed up outside off and straightening, and a hurriedly back foot block back to the bowler

Kuldeep Yadav [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Prakash has more on the intrusion chaos: It was quite a scene. The security guys who ran in to take him off, first ran into Dhawan too.

13.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Bairstow, 1 run, short of length once again on middle, Bairstow gets his weight onto the back foot and punches that down to long-on for another comfortable single
13.5
2
Hardik Pandya to Bairstow, 2 runs, angling towards middle and leg, half-volley, and Bairstow drags the front foot back to check that on-drive towards long-on for a brace as Kuldeep dives to his left to pick up a couple
13.4
1
Hardik Pandya to Hales, 1 run, once again too straight from Pandya, his usual back of a length, and another tuck away to deep mid-wicket for a single
13.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Bairstow, 1 run, on the thighs, and a nudge away to short mid-wicket for a single
13.2
2
Hardik Pandya to Bairstow, 2 runs, back of a length delivery just outside off, pushed to cover for a single and the fumble in the circle gives England a bonus run. These two are lightning quick between the wickets

Jonny Bairstow, right handed bat, comes to the crease

"One fan just ran in with an India flag around his shoulders to embrace Shikhar Dhawan...taken away now," -- informs our man Prakash from the ground.

13.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Dhawan! Wow! This is more of a recovery catch which has in turn made this a spectacular one. A slap on the thigh - yep, you guessed it, it's Shikhar Dhawan! Short one on the body, not much pace on it, Eoin Morgan gets into a front-on stance and hooks it inches from his chin towards deep fine leg where it looks like it'll be six. Dhawan is not right back at the fence, which he should be, but stretches upwards with a leap and falls over backwards, nearly twisting and spraining his neck! Nevertheless, the man is back up with a thigh slap, and picks up a spectacular catch. Surely, he would've had an earful from Kohli if that was not taken. Eoin Morgan c Dhawan b Hardik Pandya 17(19) [4s-2]

Hardik Pandya to Eoin Morgan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Hardik Pandya [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

12.6
0
Chahal to Hales, no run, another leg-break on off and middle with a stronger top-spin component than side-spin, push-driven towards mid-off
12.5
0
Chahal to Hales, no run, straighter, not much flight, and a crouched deft cut to short third man
12.4
1
Chahal to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, slightly shorter given the overspin and not too wide, but Eoin Morgan makes room with a bottom-handed cut square of the wicket for a single
12.3
4
Chahal to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, tosses it up this time, but terrible line again, towards leg, and Eoin Morgan's eyes light up as he sweeps it flat towards backward square leg for four. A mock-attempt by Pandya at the boundary; I'm sure he could've done better
12.2
1
Chahal to Hales, 1 run, flatter once again, abandons flight, some topspin towards the thighs, and a nudge away off the back foot towards mid-wicket for a single
12.1
1
Chahal to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, flatter delivery straightening on off, skiddy, Eoin Morgan rocks onto the back foot and pulls that flat towards wide long-on for a single
11.6
6
Kuldeep Yadav to Hales, SIX, too much flight, which becomes a problem when it is too full and offered in the batsman's swing zone. Despite the natural overspin, Hales just has to get slightly forward to reach the pitch of it and swings that cleanly over long-on and into the road near the stadium for six. That one ain't comin' back!
11.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Hales, no run, straying on the pads, turned away politely to short mid-wicket
11.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Hales, no run, googly once again and turning past the clueless batsman's forward defence as Dhoni breaks the stumps
11.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, tempting flight once again on a perfect length, middle stump, Eoin Morgan gets forward to defend, gets a thick inside edge towards backward square leg for a single
11.2
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, tossed up, cuts off the angle, doesn't let it turn: step 1: smother the spin; step2: smash it aerially towards the long-on fence for four
11.1
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Eoin Morgan, 2 runs, googly tossed up and turning sharply in, Eoin Morgan hasn't read that I think but manages to chip it off a full-stretch to mid-wicket for a brace
10.6
0
Chahal to Hales, no run, wily flighted leg-break on middle, straightening off the turf as Hales' body and bat comes down in a stoic forward defence
10.5
4
Chahal to Hales, FOUR, the flipper squeezed out of the fingers, skidding a tad wide and giving him room, and a crouched late-cut down to the third man fence for four
10.4
2
Chahal to Hales, 2 runs, fuller in length on middle, drifting in and threatening to spin away, Hales gets forward to cut off the angle and turns it against the spin to mid-wicket for a brace
10.3
6
Chahal to Hales, SIX, leg-break tossed up wide outside off, very wide, but in the arc, and Hales reaches out to drag that from outside off-stump and slog-sweeps that over deep mid-wicket for six
10.2
1
Chahal to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, leg-break outside off, a tad short, punched off the back foot to long-off for a comfortable single
10.1
0
Chahal to Eoin Morgan, no run, the top-spinner, Eoin Morgan's reverse-sweep doesn't account for the overspin, misses. Big appeal, but might have been going over the stumps. India have no review left. Hang on - replays show that Morgan got a glove on that
9.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, slides on and Morgan misses the nudge into the on-side, off the pad and an extra to short fine
9.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Hales, leg byes, 1 run, that shout never looked convincing. The quicker ball that ends up as a low full toss, Hales is down on his knee to play the sweep, beaten for pace and struck on the outer part of the front pad. The impact was always the question and that proved to be right

India review: Dhoni was not so sure. But Kuldeep convinces Kohli to take the review. Fair delivery. It is for a LBW. Impact might be outside leg. No inside edge as confirmed by UltraEdge. Ball-tracking: Impact - Outside leg. The review is lost

9.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Hales, no run, googly on the stumps, blocked back
9.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, slides down leg and Morgan fails to meet with the glance, off the pad and Rahul is quick to clean up
9.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Eoin Morgan, no run, Dhoni keeps looking at Morgan's stance as he finishes appealing for a LBW. The wrong 'un and Morgan did not pick it, played down the wrong line and the ball turns in to hit the pad. The impact might have been outside off and height was also an issue

Slip in

9.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Hales, 1 run, half tracker and Kuldeep gets away with it, Hales's pull finds the deep mid-wicket fielder

Kuldeep Yadav, left-arm chinaman, comes into the attack

8.6
1
Chahal to Hales, 1 run, much slower and Hales is into his sweep early, the top-edge lobs up and lands safely near the short fine region
8.5
1
Chahal to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, eased away past cover and down to long-off
8.4
0
Chahal to Eoin Morgan, no run, quicker and just outside off, mistimed punch to cover
8.4
1
Chahal to Eoin Morgan, wide, that was very close to the leg-stump. A late call from the umpire for a wide. The conventional sweep this time and Morgan missed that as well, went over the leg-stump and that was harsh on Chahal
8.3
0
Chahal to Eoin Morgan, no run, huge shout for LBW. The Indians gather around and Dhoni explains them what might have happened. Morgan attempts the reverse sweep and misses, struck on the front pad and the ball was not turning in to hit the stumps. That is what Dhoni also suggested. Ball-tracking shows the same - hitting umpire's call
8.2
1
Chahal to Hales, 1 run, oh! What was Hales trying there? A slip in place and he plays the steer, luckily for him it bounces in front of Raina and a fumble allows him to get to the other end
8.1
2
Chahal to Hales, 2 runs, lopped up outside off, Hales uses his reach to drive it wide of long-off, two added
7.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Hales, 1 run, drifts on the pads and is picked away to fine leg
7.5
1
Hardik Pandya to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, Raina makes a fine stop at backward point, saved three. Short and outside off, Morgan cracks the cut to the left of backward point, Raina dives across to make a one-handed stop
7.4
1
Hardik Pandya to Hales, 1 run, good length ball on off, dabbed wide of backward point and the duo race across
7.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, three quarter length and Morgan chops it past the point fielder, sweeper tidies up
7.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Eoin Morgan, no run, fuller and outside off, Morgan drives and picks Rohit at cover
7.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Hales, 1 run, back of a length just outside off, Hales runs it down to third man

STAT Alert: Chahal is the 10th Indian bowler to take 150 wickets in this format and only Amit Mishra (119) took fewer matches than Chahal (131) among spinners.

6.6
0
Chahal to Eoin Morgan, no run, flighted close to off, Morgan prods forward and defends

Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

6.5
0
Chahal to Root, out Bowled!! Root looks bemused. Chahal celebrates with a fist pump. He is completely done him in there. The googly and surely Root did not pick it, he was down on one knee to play the sweep, the ball turned in from outside off and hit off-stump. Beating Root comfortably. He was not expecting the googly and especially from that line, that is what surprised him. Wicket for spin in the first over. So that will make it interesting. Root b Chahal 9(10)

Chahal to Root, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

6.4
1
Chahal to Hales, 1 run, tossed up on middle, nudged wide of short mid-wicket and fumble from Pandya makes the single look easy
6.3
0
Chahal to Hales, no run, floats it up outside off, Hales lunges forward and drives to cover. Not off the middle

Slip in place

6.2
0
Chahal to Hales, no run, shade quicker and on the stumps, Hales blocks to the left of Chahal
6.1
1
Chahal to Root, 1 run, flatter delivery pushed through, Root stays back and knocks it to long-on

Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

India have not allowed England to get off to a flier. Roy and Buttler had their moments, but both have been sent back by Umesh. Onto the spinners now and here is Chahal..

5.6
4
Hardik Pandya to Hales, FOUR, ruins the over for Pandya. Length ball and Hales just swung across the line, got plenty of height than distance as the ball plugs near deep mid-wicket before trickling into the fence
5.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Hales, no run, good length ball that is blocked into the off-side by Hales
5.4
3
Hardik Pandya to Root, 3 runs, Umesh has pulled off a superb save. He is one of the fast bowling athletes in the Indian team. Root improvises with a shuffle and kneel, laps it backward of square leg and the ball seemed to be heading to the rope before Umesh intercepts with a full length dive. Covered good ground deep mid-wicket and hauled it in with a flick, saved a run
5.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Hales, 1 run, short of length on off, Hales mistimes the pull through the vacant mid-wicket region
5.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Hales, no run, on a length close to off, Hales defends into the off-side
5.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Root, 1 run, fraction short on the stumps, Root helps it along the way backward of square leg

Hardik Pandya, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Alex Hales, right handed bat, comes to the crease

4.6
0
U Yadav to Buttler, out Caught by Kohli!! Third time lucky for the Indian skipper. Look at him celebrate. The drop catch only cost him and India four runs. Umesh has his second and this is a huge wicket. England's run-machine in the last few months has been sent back. Another full delivery just outside off, Buttler goes through the line with the lofted off-drive, he does not get the height to clear Kohli at mid-off. The skipper moves to his right and clings on. Buttler c Kohli b U Yadav 14(12) [4s-3]

U Yadav to Buttler, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

4.5
0
U Yadav to Buttler, no run, backs away to the leg-side and Umesh smartly keeps it away from his range - outside off, no contact made. Buttler is trying too many things here, some are coming off and some are not
4.4
4
U Yadav to Buttler, FOUR, in the air and four. Another mistimed hit from Buttler and he gets away with it. Form also brings luck they say. Full delivery and he went through the line, right off the toe-end and over mid-off, Kohli ran back in hope to catch it, but the ball landed in front of him and bounced over the rope
4.3
0
U Yadav to Buttler, no run, dropped! Indian fans in the crowd can't believe it. A real sitter put down by the skipper. Buttler moved around in the crease before lining up for the full ball, does not get the elevation on the loft and Kohli goes reverse cup with a jump and he manages to shell it. That did not require a jump
4.2
1
U Yadav to Root, 1 run, Root is favoring the pull even though the length is not that short, mistimed one in the previous over and now inside edges it onto the pad, rolls to cover and Buttler is off
4.1
0
U Yadav to Root, no run, fuller and on the fourth stump line, Root knocks it to mid-on
3.6
1
Bhuvneshwar to Root, 1 run, not short enough to play the pull, but Root does not think so, he gets all cramped up and mistimes it to deep square leg
3.5
0
Bhuvneshwar to Root, no run, that is why Raina is at gully for Root. He likes to run the ball to third man and India are cutting that off, straight to Raina
3.4
1
Bhuvneshwar to Buttler, 1 run, strange field placing for Buttler. Deep point in place and third man in. Buttler uses an angled bat to steer a back of a length delivery to the deep point fielder
3.3
0
Bhuvneshwar to Buttler, no run, on a length and outside off, Buttler drives without timing towards cover
3.2
0
Bhuvneshwar to Buttler, no run, back of a length outside off, Buttler hangs back and nails the pull straight to square leg, either side of Umesh and that would have been four more for the England keeper
3.1
1
Bhuvneshwar to Root, 1 run, and Root still manages to get it down to third man, trifle short and outside off, chopped away past Raina

Raina is at gully for Root

"1000 runs and counting for Buttler since May across formats in just 17 innings" - Astonishing form!

2.6
4
U Yadav to Buttler, FOUR, wow! That is the form of the man. Just a check and the ball races away to the boundary. Fuller and around off, Buttler does not commit fully to the drive, checks it at the last second and the ball whizzes straight of mid-off
2.5
0
U Yadav to Buttler, no run, fuller and attacking the stumps, Buttler pushes it with a straight bat to mid-on
2.4
4
U Yadav to Buttler, FOUR, fraction short and Buttler employs the pull to clear the short mid-wicket fielder. He was quick to pick the length and though the bat turned on impact, he had enough to get it over the man
2.3
0
U Yadav to Buttler, no run, shortens the length outside off, Buttler punches and finds Kohli in the way at cover-point

Slip is removed. Pandey is on the field not sure for whom..

2.2
1
U Yadav to Root, 1 run, full and on the pads, that's a freebie for a new batsman, Root leans across and flicks to deep square leg

Joe Root, right handed bat, comes to the crease

2.1
0
U Yadav to Roy, out Bowled!! There you go. Rewarded immediately for pitching the ball up. Yes, it is not a full length delivery, but a good length ball with inward movement. Roy was rooted to the crease waiting for the short of length delivery, he is beaten for pace as the ball skids through to beat the inside edge and crash into middle stump. Umesh is delighted as he has Roy twice in two games. Roy b U Yadav 15(12) [4s-2 6s-1]

U Yadav to Roy, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Jos Buttler's last eight innings in T20 cricket: - That's some streak!
67(26), 51(39), 82(58), 95(60)*, 94(53)*, 39(22), 61(30), 69(46)

1.6
1
Bhuvneshwar to Roy, 1 run, short of length close to off, Roy opens the bat face and steers it to third man
1.5
0
Bhuvneshwar to Roy, no run, closer to the off-stump and the short-arm jab comes into play, off the toe-end and to the left of mid-on, where Dhawan dives across to make a fine stop. Saved a few there
1.4
0
Bhuvneshwar to Roy, no run, finds the fielder at backward point. The ball is flying off Roy's bat. Short of length around off, Roy is on the back foot to punch and he middled it nicely, but picked out the Indian skipper
1.3
0
Bhuvneshwar to Roy, no run, the three quarter length from Bhuvi and Roy goes hard on the punch, mistimed towards the point region
1.2
0
Bhuvneshwar to Roy, no run, Roy is also on the move to Bhuvneshwar. Not sure if it is the right idea. The length was shortened and a bit of nip into the batsman, Roy closes the bat face to play the flick and is beaten on the inside edge
1.1
1
Bhuvneshwar to Buttler, 1 run, Buttler walks down the wicket to get close to the length ball, works it wide of mid-wicket and races across for the single

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
6
U Yadav to Roy, SIX, England are off to a flier. 14 runs off the first over. Umesh has to bowl to his strength. As of now he is trying to emulate what the England bowlers did - that is bowl short. Sits up for Roy, who plays the pull even though there is a man in the deep, clears him quite comfortably
0.5
0
U Yadav to Roy, no run, on a length close to off, Roy has his bat and pad close together before blocking it into the off-side
0.4
4
U Yadav to Roy, FOUR, the ball teases Kuldeep all the way. Too straight this time from Umesh, on middle and leg, Roy is still on the back foot while playing the flick and he manages to evade the dive from Chahal at mid-wicket. Kuldeep chases from mid-on and is reluctant to dive
0.3
0
U Yadav to Roy, no run, once more he is on the shorter side, the line is just outside off, Roy stands tall and crunches the punch to cover-point. It is a packed off-side field
0.2
4
U Yadav to Roy, FOUR, Umesh is trying to bowl the hard length - back of a length around off, Roy is waiting for it on the back foot, quick swivel and the pull is placed in front of square, wide of Chahal at mid-wicket
0.1
0
U Yadav to Roy, no run, starts with a short of length delivery around off, Roy is on his feet to defend to backward point

Roy and Buttler are at the crease. Roy is on strike. U Yadav will open the attack