IND vs ENG 3rd T20I: England wins by 17 runs with 215/7

India vs England 3rd T20I

Sinchan Saha

Modified Jul 11, 2022 1:50 PM IST

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3rd T20I: India came out chasing a gigantic target of 221, yet were shocked early as they lost the Big three — Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli. Yet, Suryakumar Yadav paired well with Shreyas Iyer and they forged a 100 and more run stand to drive England to the edge.

England beats India by 17 runs (Image Source: Cricket Addictor)

India stayed in the game till the penultimate over where Yadav was excused and they missed the mark by 17 runs.

England players made the most of the batting heaven at Trent Bridge as Dawid Malan (77) and Liam Livingstone (42*) assisted them with posting an imposing 215/7 in 20 overs. India missed the services of the senior bowling stars as spinner Ravi Bishnoi (2/30) and Harshal Patel (2/35) were the only saviours for them. It will be an immense undertaking for the Indian batting line-up to chase down a mammoth total like this despite short boundaries..

England captain Jos Buttler won the toss and chose to bat against India in the third T20I match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. India rolled out four changes to their side as Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik and Shreyas Iyer got an opportunity instead of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Hardik Pandya. It was a major gamble for India which they can manage with a 2-0 lead in the series. While England likewise made a couple changes.

Rohit Sharma and Co. played dominant cricket in the initial two matches of the series and took an unassailable 2-0 lead. On Sunday, they were hoping to finish the whitewash however the spotlight was on previous India captain Virat Kohli who has been going through a lean fix. An unfortunate trip at Edgbaston has by and by put Kohli in a difficult spot.

India put in-form Deepak Hooda on the seat to clear a path for Kohli in the second T20I who was excused on only 1 by Richard Gleeson. Notwithstanding, returning Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah urged their rebound to the T20I side after a short break.

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The guests took a bold move by picking Rishabh Pant as the opener in the second T20I. Pant showed a brief look of his attacking approach at the top yet failed to change over a decent start to a major score. He was dismissed on 26 runs off 15 balls.

The stand-out innings of the game went in vain majorly because of the fact that India’s top order came unraveled.

Trent Bridge has ostensibly pushed the limits of white-ball cricket farther than some other international ground in recent times, and Sunday’s third T20I contained an innings that did exactly that. 

It didn’t come as a winning reason, yet it highlighted what the future of T20 batting could potentially look like.

Suryakumar Yadav scored 117 off 55 balls, and he did this in a pursuit of 216 where no other India batter passed 30 and just a single other passed 20. He did this with a control percentage of almost 91%. That is a magnificent figure in a Test inning and a decidedly surreal one in the shortest format. For huge swathes of his innings, he appeared to hit any line or length to any part of the field he wished to target, and England’s bowlers could apparently never really contain him.

There were never sufficient boundaries fielders when Suryakumar was on strike, yet he was off strike frequently enough for England to stay in charge of the game. Also, at last, the target stayed just past India’s compass. En route, nonetheless, Suryakumar guaranteed that he’ll be one of the first names in India’s team sheet, wellness allowing, when the World Cup rolls round in October.