This is India's sixth trophy in a row in T20I cricket, and they sure know how to celebrate it. They're a brilliant, brilliant limited-overs unit who're going to push England right through the summer. We're in for a treat. That's all from us for now. Until next time, it's goodbye.
Highest targets chased down by India (T20Is):207 vs SL, Mohali, 2009202 vs Aus, Rajkot, 2013199 vs Eng, Bristol, 2018 *
Most T20I hundreds:3 C Munro/ ROHIT SHARMA2 B McCullum/ C Gayle/ E Lewis/ M Guptill/ G Maxwell/ A Finch/ KL Rahul
Most consecutive T20I series wins:9 by Pakistan (Sep 2016 - ongoing) *6 by India (Nov 2017 - ongoing) *5 by Windies (Jun 2012 - Mar 2013)
Kohli, India captain: The comeback from the bowlers was outstanding. At one stage we thought they'd end up getting 225-230 which would've been tough. But the character they showed, that's something we're very proud of. Just hit our areas better I guess (in the second ten overs). We have the quality to bowl wicket-taking deliveries as well. Applied decent pressure on the batsmen and pulled the game back nicely. 25-30 runs in this format can be massive. Pandya is a really good all-round cricketer. He's confident with his skills with bat and ball. He's sure of what he wants to do. With the ball, the way he picked up those wickets after getting hit for boundaries and sixes. His all-round performance was standout today. Was difficult for the bowlers. Have to be honest. Pitch was really, really flat. We enjoyed ourselves as batsmen. England got 200-odd, we got there with few balls to spare. Don't like to look at hindsight and say we could've added another bowler. Guys came up with the goods. We're gonna continue and try different things. You saw the kind of energy and attitude we had on the field. Feels great to have a series win at the start of the tour.
Winners' medals for the Indian players who gather on the podium one by one
Morgan, England captain: Tremendous start with the bat. Roy and Buttler prove a dominant force at the top, we didn't do their platform justice. Probably fell between 20-30 short, just in our execution of shots. Faltered in execution - finding our areas and picking the balls to hit. Normally it's one of the best parts of our game. India bowled well but on a small ground on a flat wicket we're expected to score more than that. We were okay with the ball. Difficult to defend on grounds like this. It's more the conditions. When you play against teams like Pakistan, India, they have a big following and we're used to it. It will continue for the rest of the summer, won't change. Hopefully we can learn as we go along. This series has had three different performances for us. Old Trafford turned, Cardiff - ground was bigger. And today it was high-scoring. Different pressures. It's exciting. Trent Bridge has been a good ground for us. The last few of times we've lost the toss there, we've been able to get a result. Toss for us is less significant. Hopefully it's entertaining.
Rohit: That's the style of my play. Assessing conditions was important at the start of the innings. Once we see off the new ball, we always knew wicket was a good one with short boundaries. Idea was to hold the shape when playing big shots. That's exactly what I did. I like to be calm, not to panic too much. I know once you're there, you can make it up later. It's important to spend some time in the middle and try and play the field. Always important to try and assess the bowlers as well. With four fielders inside, there's always that option to take chances. With the wicket being so good, I knew I just had to stay there and things will get easier and easier. Pandya has done that for few years now. More often than not he'll play such innings in the back end. He's quite used to it now. The way he bowled gave him confidence. He's a fearless individual which allows him to do whatever he does on the field. That's what the team wants him to do.
Rohit Sharma is Man of the Match and Man of the Series
Tough call as far as Man of the Match is concerned. Our team here at Cricbuzz towers - a fancy name we all like to use - are unanimous that Hardik Pandya should be the one who deserves it. But most likely it will be Rohit. Let's wait and see what happens. Will be an interesting call for sure.
17:27 Local Time, 16:27 GMT, 21:57 IST: The magnificent form of India in the shorter formats continues. Can't remember when India last lost a T20I series. Our man - Rohit fan, Deepu Narayanan will bring that out in a jiffy anytime now. But this match was all about two men - Hardik Pandya and Rohit. And it was fitting that the duo were there at the end as India won in a hurry. The game was won and lost in the middle overs of the England innings when they stumbled against Hardik. 220 was minimum on this national highway but England were at least 25 short and that gave India the momentum in the chase. And then Rohit turned up. I will stick my neck out and say that he is a more of a match-winner than Kohli in shorter formats in recent times. And I love a controversy. So that's that. The chase was a canter and once Rohit found his mojo against the short ball, there was no looking back and stopping him. The short dimensions of the ground helped India a great deal as well. Back with all the post-match stuff, including the presentations. Hang around...
Chris Jordan [3.0-0-29-1] is back into the attack
Game almost done. Only interest is whether Rohit can get 100
Unless England get Rohit out in the next 2-3 balls, hard to see this going to the final over. India heavy favorites as Willey comes on. Morgan chatting to his pacer about the field. Willey will come from round the wicket
Jake Ball [2.0-0-24-1] is back into the attack
Adil Rashid [3.0-0-28-0] is back into the attack
Hardik Pandya, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Jordan to Kohli, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!
India are cantering here. England need wickets and a bunch of them
Again the ball has gone out of shape. My ever witty colleague Kumar - asks whether they are playing with plastic balls. They are going to change it and they do. Will the change of ball bring a change in fortune?
Liam Plunkett [2.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack
After throwing the ball back, Stokes goes and signs some autographs to a few fans. What a man!
Chris Jordan [1.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack
England were 111 after 10. India are 11 behind
Liam Plunkett [1.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack
39 is the highest score Rohit has reached at the end of the first six over. Previous most was 35 vs SA in Dharamsala in 2015
Highest PP scores for India in T20Is:78 vs SA, Joburg, 201877 vs SL, Nagpur, 201776 vs NZ, Joburg, 200774 vs Aus, SCG, 201670 vs SL, Ranchi, 201670 vs Eng, Bristol, 2018 *
Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Ben Stokes, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease
J Ball to Rahul, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Jake Ball [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack
Liam Plunkett, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
Again the ball has been smashed out of shape. Where's the new Kookaburra they plan to use in this format? Still will take some time. So we have to deal with this set. The umpires decide to change it. Second time in the match that this has happened
Chris Jordan, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Balls taken to 2000 T20I runs:1467 V Kohli1476 B McCullum/ ROHIT SHARMA1539 M Guptill1635 Shoaib Malik
2000 runs for King Rohit is the stat from Rohit-lover Deepu Narayanan
Lokesh Rahul, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Willey to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Jake Ball, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Rohit and Dhawan are at the crease. Rohit is on strike. Willey will open the attack