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England vs India - 3rd T20I

Series: India tour of England, 2018
Venue: County Ground, Bristol
Date: 08 July 2018

India 201/3 (18.4 Ovs) RR: 10.77 | India won by 7 wkts

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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, 2009
202 vs Aus, Rajkot, 2013
199 vs Eng, Bristol, 2018 *

Most T20I hundreds:
3 C Munro/ ROHIT SHARMA
2 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...

18.4
6
Jordan to Hardik Pandya, SIX, Hardik Pandya finishes it off in style. What a way to finish the game. Pandya sees the slower delivery and then thumps it high over long-on. Caught it sweetly and that's India wrapping up the series 2-1. End of story
18.3
0
Jordan to Hardik Pandya, no run, backs away and slaps the slower delivery, but finds extra-cover
18.2
1
Jordan to Rohit, 1 run, 100 for Rohit. Dabbed to the left of Roy at backward point and an easy single. No extravagant or exuberant celebrations as he raises the bat and soaks in all the mad applause. Hardik Pandya comes up to Rohit to hug him. Cometh the hour, cometh the man kind of thing
18.1
4
Jordan to Rohit, FOUR, on 99 now. Full outside off, Rohit crashes it over extra-cover. Enough elevation on the hit and it scorches away to the ropes. Jordan bowled a half-volley and didn't get away with it

Chris Jordan [3.0-0-29-1] is back into the attack

Game almost done. Only interest is whether Rohit can get 100

17.6
4
Willey to Hardik Pandya, FOUR, Hardik Pandya is putting Rohit at risk of not getting 100. But that's the minor picture here, short of length outside off, dabbed wide of Ball at short third, well wide of him and 20 off that over
17.5
4
Willey to Hardik Pandya, FOUR, this is getting over quickly. Hardik Pandya applying the finishing touches. Low full-toss outside off, Hardik Pandya sliced it again, one hand came off the bat but the timing was so good that it left sweeper with no chance, he dived but it skimmed away, four more
17.4
6
Willey to Hardik Pandya, SIX, Hardik Pandya slices it and over wide long-off. Dropped in the crowd. Willey missed his length there and Pandya teed off, deep in his crease and didn't hold back
17.3
1
Willey to Rohit, 1 run, yorker length outside off, Rohit toe-ends the drive to sweeper cover. One hand came off the bat
17.2
4
Willey to Rohit, FOUR, a grimace from Rohit as he gets four. Shuffled across well outside off and then paddled it to the deep backward square leg fence, nearly all the way, one bounce over the ropes. Outthought the bowler there
17.1
1
Willey to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, very full outside off, Hardik Pandya drives to deep cover

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

16.6
1
J Ball to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, an yorker, arrowing in at the base of off, Hardik Pandya digs it out to third man and will keep strike
16.5
1
J Ball to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Rohit steers it to third man
16.4
4
J Ball to Rohit, FOUR, he is pulling them so well today. Takes the short ball from outside off and pulls hard, bisects deep square and deep mid, right into the gap and the third boundary of the over
16.3
1
J Ball to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, short into the body, cramps Hardik Pandya up, but they get the single to the left of Roy at backward point
16.2
4
J Ball to Hardik Pandya, FOUR, this is a fine fine shot. Full outside off, Hardik Pandya opens the face of the bat and directs it well wide of third man. That should be the game - or is too early to call?
16.1
4
J Ball to Hardik Pandya, FOUR, mid-off was in and Hardik Pandya lofts cleanly over that man. A cutter on a length, sat up for the batsman to stand tall and use his long levers

Jake Ball [2.0-0-24-1] is back into the attack

15.6
1
Adil Rashid to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, speared in full on the middle and leg line, Hardik Pandya heaves it straight to the fielder at deep mid
15.5
1
Adil Rashid to Rohit, 1 run, cut away to the man at sweeper, another single
15.4
0
Adil Rashid to Rohit, no run, Hardik Pandya has to be sent back after Rohit advanced and dabbed it to short third, the ball went too quickly and there was never a chance of a run there
15.3
1
Adil Rashid to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, fired in fuller on the stumps, Hardik Pandya drills it to long-on
15.2
0
Adil Rashid to Hardik Pandya, no run, tossed up outside off, Hardik Pandya has a sighter, leaves to Buttler
15.1
1
Adil Rashid to Rohit, 1 run, shortish outside off, Rohit chops it to the right of backward point, a single stolen

Adil Rashid [3.0-0-28-0] is back into the attack

14.6
0
Jordan to Hardik Pandya, no run, slower delivery on a short of length outside off, Hardik Pandya pushes to the left of Roy at backward point, wants a quick single, Rohit sends him back

Hardik Pandya, right handed bat, comes to the crease

14.5
0
Jordan to Kohli, out Caught&Bowled!! Rule 1 - never hit anything in the air near Jordan's vicinity. He can catch aeroplanes if he could. What a fielder. What an athlete. What a catch. This is drilled hard and at his belly, what does he do, nonchalantly hangs on and leaves Kohli shell-shocked. But has this come too late? Or can England break open the door through this opening. Kohli c and b Jordan 43(29) [4s-2 6s-2]

Jordan to Kohli, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

14.4
1
Jordan to Rohit, 1 run, low full-toss on off, flicked to deep mid
14.3
0
Jordan to Rohit, no run, backs away to clear extra-cover, but Jordan keeps it full and denies Rohit the width, bunted to cover
14.2
0
Jordan to Rohit, no run, pitched up outside off, Rohit tried to hit it too hard, skims off the thick inside half, to the right of Jordan who fields
14.1
1
Jordan to Kohli, 1 run, slower delivery down hit into the pitch, Kohli picks it, waits and shovels it to deep mid
14.1
1
Jordan to Kohli, wide, just wide of the tramline outside off, Jordan won't get away
13.6
4
Plunkett to Rohit, FOUR, not the purest of connections but it is in the gap and four more. Full outside off, may have been cross-seam as well, Rohit lofts and finds the gap at cover

India are cantering here. England need wickets and a bunch of them

13.5
1
Plunkett to Kohli, 1 run, very full outside off, Kohli on the walk wrists it to long-on
13.4
1
Plunkett to Rohit, 1 run, pitched up outside off, Rohit drives square of the wicket, and the ball has travelled at the rate of light. Kohli says no to the second
13.3
1
Plunkett to Kohli, 1 run, short outside off, pulled handsomely, but straight to the fielder at deep mid

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?

13.2
6
Plunkett to Kohli, SIX, the back foot stumbled but such power from Kohli as he sends this full delivery outside off over long-off. Even Kohli is surprised by the hit, flashes a big smile on his face. He was forcing all his body weight into the shot, when his back leg was dancing in all directions. But those forearms built like tree-trunks powers the ball. Wow
13.1
0
Plunkett to Kohli, no run, Kohli is beaten as he advanced and attempted to carve Plunkett over cover. Lost shape and that's why he couldn't connect

Liam Plunkett [2.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack

12.6
6
Jordan to Rohit, SIX, one bad ball in the whole over and that has spoilt everything. Low full-toss, angling into middle, Rohit flicks and it goes flat over deep backward square leg. No effort at all put into the shot, pure timing
12.5
0
Jordan to Rohit, no run, defeated by the slowness of the delivery, Rohit is down the wicket, looking to pull, swings too early, toe-ends it back and Jordan fields

After throwing the ball back, Stokes goes and signs some autographs to a few fans. What a man!

12.4
1
Jordan to Kohli, 1 run, low full-toss on off, thumped flat to long-on where Stokes fields
12.3
1
Jordan to Rohit, 1 run, Jordan bowls another slower delivery on the stumps, deftly guided fine of third man, but still only a single
12.2
1
Jordan to Kohli, 1 run, slower delivery down leg, nudged to deep mid, Kohli wants two, but Rohit isn't that quick
12.1
1
Jordan to Rohit, 1 run, full outside off, sliced to the left of Roy at backward point who dives and keeps it to a single

Chris Jordan [1.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

11.6
1
Adil Rashid to Rohit, 1 run, still short, Rohit punches to sweeper
11.5
1
Adil Rashid to Kohli, 1 run, this is slightly on the middle and leg line, nudged behind square
11.4
0
Adil Rashid to Kohli, no run, skidder, hurries off the deck, turned to mid-wicket
11.3
6
Adil Rashid to Kohli, SIX, huge. Down the track, to this tossed up delivery outside off and a clean swing of the bat sends the ball into the stands at long-on. What timing and footwork
11.2
0
Adil Rashid to Kohli, no run, skidder on middle, Kohli rocks back to punch, finds cover
11.1
1
Adil Rashid to Rohit, 1 run, comes down the track and looks to go big, got too close to the pitch, that's why he dragged it to long-on
10.6
1
Plunkett to Rohit, 1 run, low full-toss, on the stumps, Rohit clips it to long-on. Retains the strike
10.5
4
Plunkett to Rohit, FOUR, that's cheeky. Another good delivery and it has gone for four. Short into the body of a backing away, who allows the ball to deflect off the bat fine of Buttler and for four. Kohli punches the gloves with Rohit
10.4
6
Plunkett to Rohit, SIX, smashing blow. That's Rohit at his very best. A cross-seam length ball outside off and Rohit has deposited it miles over deep mid. Stayed back and biffed it with all his power. He now wants to get going
10.3
1
Plunkett to Kohli, 1 run, a step forward and another short delivery into the ribs of Kohli, who pulls to deep backward square
10.2
2
Plunkett to Kohli, 2 runs, can deep square get there? No he can't. Bounces in front of him and they take two. Kohli splicing the pull as Plunkett dug it in short

England were 111 after 10. India are 11 behind

10.1
2
Plunkett to Kohli, 2 runs, a slower delivery to re-enter, Kohli charges and gets a thick inside edge in front of long leg. Since the ball went slowly, they charge back for the second

Liam Plunkett [1.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

9.6
2
Adil Rashid to Rohit, 2 runs, wants to charge Adil Rashid, but the leggie has dragged it down after seeing Rohit use his feet. Punched to the left of sweeper
9.5
0
Adil Rashid to Rohit, no run, this tossed up delivery goes straight on and beats Rohit's big attempt at a slog-sweep. Kept low and a good take by Buttler. Whipped the bails off, but Rohit hadn't gone anywhere
9.4
0
Adil Rashid to Rohit, no run, tossed up a bit, Rohit dabs to backward point
9.3
1
Adil Rashid to Kohli, 1 run, skidder on middle, short-arm jabbed to deep mid
9.2
2
Adil Rashid to Kohli, 2 runs, when it is tossed up like that, Kohli will get forward and then power the weight into the shot, using his bottom hand, long-off has to be quick to prevent the boundary and he is
9.1
4
Adil Rashid to Kohli, FOUR, too short. Can't do that. Kohli waits and then cuts hard through backward point. Raced away beating sweeper cover. Top shot
8.6
1
Stokes to Kohli, 1 run, comes forward and flicks the full ball to deep mid
8.5
1
Stokes to Rohit, 1 run, short of length outside off, Rohit punches and again Roy at backward point does ever so well, dives to his left and parries it to third man
8.4
1
Stokes to Kohli, 1 run, short of length on the pads, swatted away to fine leg
8.3
1
Stokes to Rohit, 1 run, "catch" was the cry as Rohit sliced it and the bottom hand came off as he flayed at a wide delivery outside off, doesn't carry to third man though
8.2
4
Stokes to Rohit, FOUR, 50 for Rohit. Not the most convincing way to get there, but he will take it, pacy short delivery over the shoulder of Rohit, who is beaten for pace, gloves it and it loops wide of Buttler. Beats fine leg who is too square
8.1
1
Stokes to Kohli, 1 run, yorker length outside off, dug out to third man

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

7.6
1
Adil Rashid to Kohli, 1 run, conventional leggie outside off, Kohli drives to sweeper
7.5
1
Adil Rashid to Rohit, 1 run, another one that skids on, this arrows in towards middle and leg, tucked to deep mid
7.4
4
Adil Rashid to Rohit, FOUR, brilliant back-cut. Fraction short outside off and spinning away, Rohit delays the cut to the nth second and beats both backward point and sweeper
7.3
1
Adil Rashid to Kohli, 1 run, this stayed low, around off, but Kohli punches it wide of cover
7.2
1
Adil Rashid to Rohit, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Rohit pushes it to sweeper cover
7.1
2
Adil Rashid to Rohit, 2 runs, the front of the hand skidder, cut square of the wicket, and Bairstow does well to run around at sweeper, dive and that saves two

Highest PP scores for India in T20Is:
78 vs SA, Joburg, 2018
77 vs SL, Nagpur, 2017
76 vs NZ, Joburg, 2007
74 vs Aus, SCG, 2016
70 vs SL, Ranchi, 2016
70 vs Eng, Bristol, 2018 *

Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

6.6
0
Stokes to Kohli, no run, angled in on off and middle, Kohli flicks and finds mid-wicket
6.5
1
Stokes to Rohit, 1 run, cross-seam yorker length delivery outside off, Rohit reaches out and squeezes it out, they scamper across for a quick single
6.4
0
Stokes to Rohit, no run, short of length outside off, Rohit mistimes the cut, dribbles away to Roy at backward point
6.3
0
Stokes to Rohit, no run, just inside the tramline and beats Rohit's attempt to squeeze it out. The sound was bat hitting the ground
6.2
1
Stokes to Kohli, 1 run, great sound of the bat as Kohli gets forward and crunches the cover-drive to the sweeper
6.1
0
Stokes to Kohli, no run, great fielding by Roy at backward point. Saved four. Exquisite square drive and Roy dove to his left, came up with the ball and even had a shy at Rohit's end. All this after Stokes overpitched

Ben Stokes, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

5.6
1
J Ball to Kohli, 1 run, short of length outside off, dabbed down to third man
5.5
4
J Ball to Kohli, FOUR, trademark Kohli. Can't get anywhere near his pads, this is around off and middle, flicked stylishly and beats mid-wicket. Timing is great and it scorches across the turf
5.4
2
J Ball to Kohli, 2 runs, poor from Hales at third man. Granted there was a bad bounce, but he fumbles and that allows Kohli to get off the mark with two
5.3
1
J Ball to Rohit, 1 run, slower delivery on the pads, nudged away behind square

Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.2
0
J Ball to Rahul, out Caught by Jordan!! Monster catch. By a monster athlete. I daresay that only Jordan could've pulled off something like this out of anyone involved in the match. When Rahul hit it, it looked it was going all the way, but that was not the case - more height than elevation, it stayed in the air forever, Jordan at mid-on backtracked and when he held on, his body was parallel to the ground as he flew to cup it. Unbelievable catch and that leaves KL dumbfounded. He can't believe that it has been taken. Turning point? Let's wait and watch. Rahul c Jordan b J Ball 19(10) [4s-1 6s-2]

J Ball to Rahul, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

5.1
6
J Ball to Rahul, SIX, what a shot. This is a back of a length delivery outside off and what does Rahul do? He unleashes his inner Kevin Pietersen, flamingo-pulls and connects beautifully which sends the ball soaring over deep backward square leg. Some shot as Ball didn't do much wrong. That's all class of Rahul on display

Jake Ball [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

4.6
1
Plunkett to Rahul, 1 run, knocks the slower delivery to the left of Jordan at mid-on
4.5
6
Plunkett to Rahul, SIX, Plunkett blows his cheeks and that's all he can do. "Children size boundaries" is the comment from Swann on air. This full delivery outside off had too much width, allowed Rahul a full extension of the arms on the lofted hit. Slicked over deep point and all the way
4.4
0
Plunkett to Rahul, no run, back of a length outside off, Rahul went too hard on the cut, mistimed it to Roy at backward point
4.3
1
Plunkett to Rohit, 1 run, full on the pads, a slower delivery too, flicked to the man at mid-wicket who is deep
4.2
4
Plunkett to Rohit, FOUR, sliced in the air and good enough to clear the infield. Pitched up outside off, Rohit aimed over extra-cover, this went over cover-point sort of but since this is the powerplay, the off-side ring is packed so easy four
4.1
1
Plunkett to Rahul, 1 run, short of length outside off, guided away with an open face to third man

Liam Plunkett, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

3.6
0
Jordan to Rohit, no run, slower delivery outside off, pushed past Jordan, Rahul wanted the quick single, Rohit too did, but then decided against it
3.5
6
Jordan to Rohit, SIX, now six over deep backward square leg. These short ones won't trouble Rohit. Not when it is not near his shoulder or above it, here he swivels and pulls effortlessly and that brings a fist pump from captain Kohli and smiles from the others

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

3.4
6
Jordan to Rohit, SIX, hint of arrogance and a smirk of anger dotted Rohit's face after the ball flew over the fence for a biggie. Not an overtly emotional guy, but that's his way of showing he means business. Length delivery in the slot, Rohit clears his front leg and middles it high over long-on. Clean hit
3.3
0
Jordan to Rohit, no run, good line and length on the stumps, tight, Rohit defends
3.2
0
Jordan to Rohit, no run, this time Willey does well to dive forward and get the body in front of him to stop another fierce slap from Rohit's bat. Or else this one would have gone to the fence as well
3.1
4
Jordan to Rohit, FOUR, bashed. No respect for that half-volley outside off as Rohit stays where he is and then uses the bat to flow through the line, cover-point was just a spectator

Chris Jordan, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Balls taken to 2000 T20I runs:1467 V Kohli
1476 B McCullum/ ROHIT SHARMA
1539 M Guptill
1635 Shoaib Malik

2.6
1
Willey to Rohit, 1 run, full with no swing, Rohit flicks to deep mid to keep the strike
2.5
1
Willey to Rahul, 1 run, full on off, a punchy drive to mid-off, easy single
2.4
0
Willey to Rahul, no run, short of length on the stumps, Rahul defends with soft hands but Roy is quick at backward point
2.3
0
Willey to Rahul, no run, pitched up outside off, Rahul pushes it to cover
2.2
4
Willey to Rahul, FOUR, that's the class and the form he is in at the moment on display. A step forward even before Willey delivered that one, a straight-batted punch down the ground and it beats both mid-off and mid-on. Classy and Raina and Kohli appreciate that shot by clapping from the dug-out

2000 runs for King Rohit is the stat from Rohit-lover Deepu Narayanan

Lokesh Rahul, right handed bat, comes to the crease

2.1
0
Willey to Dhawan, out Caught by J Ball!! What a catch and all Dhawan can do is shake his head with a smile and go off. Soft dismissal it must be said though, on the pads, there to be flicked away, with short fine inside the ring, Dhawan does so, but fails to keep it down and Ball with that tall frame of his, dives to his left and clings on. Dhawan c J Ball b Willey 5(3) [4s-1]

Willey to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

1.6
4
J Ball to Rohit, FOUR, how easy. So easy. Ball follows Rohit with a slower delivery on the pads after the batsman made room, just a clip and it gives deep square no chance. Placed right into the gap
1.5
1
J Ball to Dhawan, 1 run, Ball is running in and hitting the pitch hard, tucks up Dhawan with a short of length delivery on the stumps, defended to the backward point region for a single
1.4
1
J Ball to Rohit, 1 run, slower delivery on the pads, turned wide of mid-wicket
1.3
0
J Ball to Rohit, no run, good bowling. Hitting the pitch hard again, Rohit wrists it back to the right of Ball
1.2
0
J Ball to Rohit, no run, that's a good riposte. On a short of length and around off, hint of away movement, nearly squared Rohit up, who defends to cover, awkwardly it must be said though
1.1
4
J Ball to Rohit, FOUR, last match he got Rohit with a short ball at the chest and above it, this is on the waist, easy for Rohit to swivel and place the pull wide of short fine leg inside the ring. Not the ideal start for Ball

Jake Ball, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
4
Willey to Dhawan, FOUR, what a shot. What a way to get off the mark. Glorious from Dhawan. Leans into the cover-drive and beats a host of fielders on the off-side, supreme timing on the drive and it raced away. The balance was also magnificent that time
0.5
1
Willey to Rohit, 1 run, again a step out, to counter the swing, nudged wide of mid-wicket for a single
0.4
0
Willey to Rohit, no run, the tempter outside off, full and with the angle, away, left alone
0.3
6
Willey to Rohit, SIX, six and off the mark in style. A shimmy down the track to get to the pitch, flicks effortlessly, with the swing and over mid-wicket. Goes all the way
0.2
0
Willey to Rohit, no run, now beats him. Lovely away-slanter, Rohit's feet goes nowhwere and he is lucky not to edge that
0.1
0
Willey to Rohit, no run, ooh! Close. First ball. And they don't take the review. Willey was interested, after he pinged Rohit on the move on the pads, swung in and the impact was around middle, middle and leg. The umpire shakes his head. Good start by Willey

Rohit and Dhawan are at the crease. Rohit is on strike. Willey will open the attack