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India vs England 3rd T20I Highlights: England win by 8 wickets

India vs England (Ind vs ENG) 3rd T20I Highlights: India, batting first, posted 156 for 6. England chased down the target with 8 wickets in hand and 10 balls to spare.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: March 16, 2021 10:52:12 pm
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India vs England (IND vs ENG) 3rd T20I Highlights: England beat India by 8 wickets in the 3rd T20I to take a 2-1 series lead. India, batting first, posted 156 for 6 against England in the third T20 international of the five-match series in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. England chased down the target with 8 wickets in hand and 10 balls to spare as Jos Buttler (83*) top-scored.

Virat Kohli was the top-scorer for India with his unbeaten 46-ball 77 after India were invited to take first strike. For England, Mark Wood (3/31) took three wickets to emerge as the most successful bowler, while Chris Jordon (1/35) claimed one. Earlier, England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field against India. England brought back pacer Mark Wood in place of medium pacer Tom Curran. For India, vice-captain Rohit Sharma came back in place of Suryakumar Yadav. Ishan Kishan, who opened in the last game, batted at number three.

India v England Twenty20 Series 2021

3rd T20I, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, 16 Mar, 2021

ENG 158 / 2 (18.2)


IND 156 / 6 (20.0)

Jos Buttler83 52
Jonny Bairstow40 28
Bhuvneshwar Kumar4.0 27 0
Shardul Thakur3.2 36 0

England win by 8 wickets

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India vs England 3rd T20I Highlights:

22:33 (IST)16 Mar 2021
England win by 8 wickets and with 10 balls to spare.

Bhuvneshwar bowls the 18th. Bairstow gets another top edge to go over the keeper for four. A very high catch is then misjudged by Chahal, who drops another catch. Fair to say India have been outplayed in all departments today, fielding included. 9 runs off Bhuvi's over. Shardul bowls the 19th. The first ball is cracked for four by Bairstow to midwicket. The second ball is smashed for four too. England win by 8 wickets and with 10 balls to spare.

22:26 (IST)16 Mar 2021
England close in on win

Sundar hurries through his last over. England will need 25 to win in the last 4 overs. Shardul comes back into the attack. And Bairstow gets an outside edge to go behind the keeper for four. That brings the required run rate below 6 for the first time.

ENG 141/2 after 17, need 16 in 3 overs

22:19 (IST)16 Mar 2021
Buttler's highest T20I score

Chahal bowls out his last over in the 15th as India see the game gradually go out of their reach. Off the last ball from Chahal for the day, Buttler goes for the reverse slap again but fails to get a good connection, the toe edge goes up and is spilled by Virat Kohli. Buttler moves to 78, his highest T20I score.

ENG 127/2 after 15, need 30 in 5 overs

22:14 (IST)16 Mar 2021
Sundar goes for runs

Bhuvi brought back into the attack as India begin to look desperately for wickets. A good over from Bhuvi, just 5 runs off it. Sundar bowls the 14th. Bairstow sweeps him for four. Buttler smashes the last ball of the over for a six over long on.

ENG 120/2 after 14, need 37 in 6 overs

22:01 (IST)16 Mar 2021
England need 55 in 8 overs

Kohli looks the get the overs from Hardik out of the way, saving up Bhuvi and Shardul's overs for when push comes to shove. Hardik bowls a fast bouncer, which goes above the batsman and a leaping Pant to go for four byes. Chahal replaces Sundar in the 12th over, which means Sundar will have do some death overs bowling today too. Buttler goes to the reverse sweep against Chahal again - four!

ENG 102/2 after 12

21:50 (IST)16 Mar 2021
Sundar strikes

Washington Sundar strikes! Was the most economical bowler on the day already, and now gets Malan out. Malan steps out, misses the line, and Pant stumps him out. Malan gone for 18. Bairstow the new man in at 4.

ENG 81/2 after 9.4

21:46 (IST)16 Mar 2021
50 for Buttler

Hardik Pandya and Washington Sundar brought into action as India try to drift the game away from Buttler's charge as the Powerplay overs end. Singles off every Hardik delivery. 4 runs in Sundar's over, who bowls a couple of dot balls to Buttler. Buttler gets to his fifty, his 11th T20I half-ton, with a single in Hardik's next over. A top edge for six to end the over. A lucky stroke for Malan, who had not found the fence before that shot.

ENG 78/1 after 9

21:31 (IST)16 Mar 2021
Buttler takes England across 50 in a flash

After that 16-run over against Shardul, Buttler brings England's 50 up with a reverse slap against Chahal for four more. Ends the over with four more, cracked to the leg side. Buttler is on 43 off 17. Dawid Malan only has to stand and appreciate at the other end.

ENG 57/1 after 6

21:26 (IST)16 Mar 2021
Buttler takes charge

Buttler goes big against Chahal again! Another six. Before Chahal gets a bit of a say with one that snakes off the pitch past Buttler's bat. And Buttler smashes Shardul for a couple of boundaries in the next over too. Off the last ball, a six pulled over backward square leg. Jos Buttler is a man on a mission.

ENG 46/1 after 5

21:17 (IST)16 Mar 2021
Chahal gets breakthrough

Roy gets a couple of boundaries against Bhuvneshwar in the 3rd over - the first hit with brute force, the second one with a thick outside edge. India go to Chahal in the 4th over, and the leggie gets the breakthrough. Buttler smashes a six, before Roy mistimes a shot to Rohit Sharma. Roy gone for 9.

ENG 23/1 after 3.3

21:08 (IST)16 Mar 2021
Watchful start by England

Shardul Thakur takes the new ball alongside Bhuvneshwar. Huge appeals for LBW against Roy as Shardul gets one to swing into the opener's pads. Umpire says Not Out. India, adamant, go for the Review. Replays show the ball would have missed wickets. The imaginary Motera crowd lets out an imaginary groan of disappointment on television soundtracks.

ENG 7/0 after 2

21:01 (IST)16 Mar 2021
England begin chase

England begin heir chase of 157. Bhuvneshwar begins the Indian attack. Gets Jason Roy dancing with prodigous swing. Jos Buttler faces the last ball of the over and plays a drive off the last ball for 3, it was an outswinger helped away towards the long boundary.

ENG 4/0 after 1

20:52 (IST)16 Mar 2021
India finish on 156/6

Kohli masterclass as India add 56 runs in the last four overs to finish on 156/6 after a sluggish start. Archer with a terrific grab to dismiss Pandya (17) off the last ball. Kohli stars as India set England 157 to win.

20:36 (IST)16 Mar 2021

Indian skipper Virat Kohli brings up 27th half-century, his second successive 50 of the series. He follows it up with back-to-back sixes, followed by a four. Kohli bringing up the crucial runs when India needs it the most. 

20:23 (IST)16 Mar 2021
Kohli keeps the runs coming

A flat shot that runs away for a one-bounce four, then a top-edge over the wicket-keeper's head for a maximum! A productive over for team India as captain Virat Kohli helps get 13 runs off the 16th over as India cross the 100-run mark. They need the next 4 overs to go the same way. IND are 100/5 after 16 overs.

20:16 (IST)16 Mar 2021

It's turned worse for the hosts as they lose their fifth wicket.Shreyas Iyer is caught at Deep Point, trying to square-cut a Mark Wood bouncer, departs for 9. This is Wood's third wicket. Hardik Pandya walks in. IND are 87/5 after 15 overs.

20:12 (IST)16 Mar 2021
Last 6 overs of the innings

A boundary by Kohli takes India to 83/4 after 14 overs. We're into the last 6 overs of this innings. Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer out in the middle with Hardik Pandya to follow. 

20:00 (IST)16 Mar 2021

Kohli tries to steal a third run and Pant is run-out for 25(20) as Sam Curran breaks the stumps. Both times when asked to bat first this series, India have been slow off the mark. Shreyas Iyer walks in. IND are 71/4 after 12 overs.

19:49 (IST)16 Mar 2021
Successive boundaries

A sweep and an inside-out hit by Pant for consecutive boundaries brings up 50 runs for India. 

19:43 (IST)16 Mar 2021
Kohli and Pant with a big task

Kohli and Pant are consolidating out there in the middle now for Team India with a  boundary each. Eight runs from the Adil Rashid over as IND are 38/3 after 8 overs.


India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Tewatia, Ishan Kishan.

England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Joss Buttler, Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Jonny Bairstow, Jofra Archer.

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