Suryakumar Yadav’s belligerent hundred went in vain as India went down by 17 runs in the third and the final T20 international at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Sunday.
The hosts dropped Parkinson and Curran for Phil Salt and Topley, while the visitors included Shreyas Iyer, Avesh Khan, Umran Malik and Ravi Bishnoi for Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, openers Jason Roy and Jos Buttler got England off to a solid start. The duo added 31 runs for the opening wicket before the latter (18) dragged a length ball from Avesh Khan back onto his stumps.
Dawid Malan got a reprieve on 4 when Harshal Patel failed to hold on to a return catch on his follow-through. Young Umran Malik then got into the act by dismissing the dangerous Jason Roy, top-edging a back of a length delivery to Rishabh Pant behind the stumps for 27.
Debutant Phil Salt was then cleaned up with a slower yorker by Harshal Patel, as the hosts were reduced to 84/3.
Malan along with Liam Livingstone featured in a crucial 84 run stand for the fourth wicket before Ravi Bishnoi struck twice- first by dismissing the former for a magnificent 39 ball-77, and then claimed Moeen Ali caught at point off a leading edge for a first ball duck.
Harshal Patel could have dismissed Livingstone on 36, but Virat Kohli dropped a sitter at deep midwicket.
In the end, Chris Jordan scored a couple of lusty blows to power England to a massive total of 215/7 in their allotted 20 overs.
For India, Ravi Bishnoi and Harshal Patel claimed 2 wickets each.
Chasing 216, India got off to a disastrous start as they lost wickets of Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma leaving them in trouble at 31/3.
The pair of Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer stabilised the innings with a 119 run stand for the fourth wicket before Reece Topley provided the crucial breakthrough by dismissing the latter for 28.
Suryakumar Yadav brought up a maiden hundred with a four off David Willey through third man. India lost Dinesh Karthik (6), who was trapped leg before wicket by Willey.
Ravindra Jadeja came in and smashed a low full-toss from Richard Gleeson over long-off for a maximum. However the England pacer dismissed the left hander leg before wicket off the very next ball with a yorker for 7.
With 41 needed off the final two overs, Suryakumar Yadav slammed Moeen for two fours and a six. However his sparkling knock of 117 ended, when he failed to time a length ball off Ali and was caught at long-off by Salt. His innings came off 55 balls with 14 fours and 6 sixes.
The visitors eventually finished on 198/9 in 20 overs. Topley was declared the Man of the Match for his impressive figures of 3/22.
England 215 for 7 (Malan 77, Livingstone 42*, Bishnoi 2-30, Harshal 2-35) beat India 198 for 9 (Suryakumar 117, Iyer 28, Topley 3-22, Jordan 2-37, Willey 2-40) by 17 runs