England vs India: Suryakumar Yadav’s maiden T20I hundred went in vain as England held their nerves against India in the third T20I at Trent Bridge on Sunday.
Suryakumar Yadav played a magnificent knock off 117 runs vs England (Reuters Photo)
- England beat India by 17 runs in Nottingham on Sunday
- India star Suryakumar Yadav starred with the bat scoring 117 runs
- For England, Dawid Malan scored 77 while Liam Livingstone scored a quick 42
Suryakumar Yadav’s counter-attacking 148 and Dawid Malan’s classy 77 were the highlights as England staved off India’s challenge in Nottingham to beat them by 5 runs in a last-over thriller dominated by some sparkling performances from both sides.
Chris Jordan, who had been smashed for 18 runs by Suryakumar Yadav, bowled the final over once again against India, who needed 21 to secure a series sweep. Jordan bowled a superb final over as he dismissed Harshal Patel and Ravi Bishnoi to help Jos Buttler seal his first win as a captain. Suryakumar, who played a counter-attacking 117-run knock, was dismissed in the penultimate over as Moeen Ali got the prized scalp despite leaking 20 runs.
Earlier, England rode on Dawid Malan’s 77-run knock and Liam Livingstone’s unbeaten 42-run innings to post a solid total of 215 for 7 after winning the toss and deciding to bat against India in the third T20 International at Trent Bridge on Sunday.
Skipper Jos Buttler (18 off 9 balls) and Jason Roy (27 off 26) helped England reach 52 for 1 in six overs. Malan and Liam Livingstone (42 not out of 29) then shared an entertaining 84-run partnership to set the platform for a massive total.
Having already sealed the series, India rested their frontline bowlers in Jasprit Bumrah, in-form Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal, besides star all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Malan comfortably swept the spinners for maximums and was quick on the pull and cut against the pacers.
Out of the five sixes, Malan’s slog-sweep off Ravindra Jadeja over square leg and pick-up shot over cow corner off a low full toss from Avesh stood out. As he often does, Livingstone dealt with sixes as he hit four of them and, alongside Harry Brook (19 off) and Chris Jordan (11 off 3) fired England past 200.
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