India vs England Third T-20 Ahmedabad Match Report 2021

Jos Buttler slammed an unbeaten 83 as England comfortably defeated India by 8 wickets in the third T20 International at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Tuesday.

The home side included Rohit Sharma in place of Suryakumar Yadav, while for the visitors Mark Wood returned to the side in place of Tom Curran.

India vs England Third T-20 line ups (1)

After being sent in by England skipper Eoin Morgan, the hosts once again got off to a horrific start by losing out of form KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma to Mark Wood respectively.

Chris Jordan got into the act by dismissing young Ishan Kishan for 4 leaving the hosts in a spot of bother at 24/3.

Virat Kohli along with wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant stitched together a solid 40 run stand for the fourth wicket. The latter looked good in his short stay before being run out while going for a risky third run.

Shreyas Iyer was caught at deep backward point by Dawid Malan off Wood for 9.

Skipper Kohli along with Hardik Pandya controlled the innings with a crucial 70 run stand for the sixth wicket. The duo added 69 runs in the last 5 overs.

Pandya was dismissed of the final ball as Jofra Archer took a brilliant catch off Jordan . The 32 year old star batsman remained unbeaten on 77, to take India to a competitive total of 156/6 at the end of their allotted 20 overs.

Mark Wood was the pick of the bowlers for England with figures of 3/31, while Jordan claimed 2 wickets.

Chasing 157, England lost Jason Roy early to Yuzvendra Chahal for 9. Jos Buttler along with Dawid Malan added 58 runs for the second wicket before the latter was stumped by Pant off Washington Sundar.

Buttler along with Jonny Bairstow added an unbeaten 67 runs for the third wicket, to take England to an emphatic win. The visitors overhauled the target of 158 with 10 balls to spare. Bairstow remained unbeaten on 40. With this victory, England lead the five match series 2-1.

The fourth T-20 international will be played on 18 March, Thursday.

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