India thrash England to win Twenty20 series

Heather Diaz
July 13, 2018

Having been put to bat first, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan failed to provide India with the cushion of a good start, with Sharma the first to return to the pavilion at the end of the second over.

The all-round performance also meant that India are undefeated in a three-match T20I series, winning all eight that they have been involved in. The duo helped england cross 125-run mark in the 17th over. Since then, he had scored 10 Test half-centuries, one ODI half-century and three T20I half-centuries. He finally broke the jinx at Manchester. "Being on a downer is something I have had to deal with in my career so it's nothing new to me, so when I face those moments, as I did the other night, I had a poor night, I know how to deal with it and bounce back and know that can happen in cricket".

"People come in, a little bit of unknown, you're maybe not 100 per cent sure how someone's going to bowl", he said.

"(But) I realised somewhere down the line it is still better than getting out in single figures".

'We will continue to try different things in the batting order and the bowlers. Numbers one and two are what I am most comfortable in. However, India soon found themselves on the backfoot after both Shikhar Dhawan (5) and KL Rahul (19) departed cheaply. It gives me a chance to get my in and even use the powerplay.

Our daily blog will ensure you have all the latest updates throughout your day and the week but we want you to get involved, too. We are all working towards it. Pandya was the pick of the bowlers, accounting for four wickets. Virat Kohli has already spoken about needing flexibility in the line-up keeping the 50-over World Cup in 2019 in mind, and the experiment of him dropping down to No. 4 should continue. But I thought conditions at Old Traffort suited him more than conditions today. He played just 2 matches giving away 64 runs and picking up 1 wicket.

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Rahul has carried his IPL form into the United Kingdom tour and he is very pleased about it. It's good for us to have that momentum heading into a must-win game on Sunday.

England looked on course to set a target of around 220 or more with the start they got. He's played a lot for us - he's one of our highest runscorers, a very experienced campaigner. It's up to me to keep training hard, being positive and have a decent mindset. Another win in Cardiff will give them an unassailable 2-0 lead.

A match notable for England's travails against the spin of Kuldeep Yadav also featured a minor fracas between Willey and Kumar.

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Despite the fact that Dhoni bid farewell to Test cricket in the year 2014, he carries glorious figures of more than 16000 worldwide runs appearing against his name in all formats of the game.

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