Debutant Ishan Kishan and skipper Virat Kohli scored respective half centuries, as India beat England by 7 wickets in the second T-20 international against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
India included debutant Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav in place of Shikhar Dhawan and Axar Patel. England on the other hand made one forced change with Tom Curran coming in place of the injured Mark Wood.
After being sent into bat by Indian skipper, England lost Jos Buttler leg before wicket to Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the third ball of the innings for a duck.
Jason Roy along and Dawid Malan added 63 runs for the second wicket, before the latter was trapped LBW off Yuzvendra Chahal for 24.
In the 12th over, Washington Sundar claimed the prize scalp of the dangerous Roy caught at deep square leg by Bhuvneshwar for a quickfire 46.
Washington struck again by dismissing Jonny Bairstow for 20, leaving the visitors at 119/4.
Shardul Thakur ruined England’s hopes of a late flourish by dismissing Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes as India conceded just 35 runs in the last 5 overs. The visitors ended up with 164/6 at the end of 20 overs.
Washington and Thakur were the pick of the bowlers for India with 2 wickets each.
Chasing 165, India started badly by losing KL Rahul in the opening over caught by Jos Buttler off Sam Curran for a duck.
Kishan and Virat Kohli stitched together a quickfire 94 run stand for the second wicket before the former was dismissed by Adil Rashid for a breezy 56. His knock came of 32 balls with five fours and four sixes.
The 32 year old star batsman along with wicket keeper Rishabh Pant put on 36 runs for the third wicket before the latter was caught at deep mid wicket by Bairstow off Chris Jordan.
Chase Master Kohli remained unbeaten on 73 off 49 deliveries as India overhauled the target of 166 with 13 balls to spare and leveled the five match series 1-1. In the process he also completed 3000 T20I runs.
Ishan Kishan was declared the Player of the Match.