Ind 201/3 after 18.4 overs. The character they showed is something we are really proud of.
How ineffective the bowling, how short England were of a par score, was all evident in how all the three wickets fell to exceptional catches. the pick of the lot was the third one as Chris Jordan hung on a Kohli shot drilled back at him in his follow-through.
- Rohit Sharma & Shikhar Dhawan needs 38 more runs to go past the 1154 partnership runs scored by David Warner and Shane Watson to become the leading pair in T20 Internationals. Where batsmen can hit through the line and the boundaries can be cleared with relative ease? Even in the match they lost, they fought hard till the last over. India now play with only 5 bowlers as we saw in the T20I series.
India's initiation of the innings towards the big total was not sound.
Indeed, the margin of defeat may flatter England a little. The range of shots this man has is fantastic and in the shorter formats he is no doubt one of India's biggest matchwinners, along with Kohli. One of them, by Chris Jordan, was an nearly impossibly good running catch at long-on to end KL Rahul's innings.More news: France have the edge over Belgium to make it to the final
Many Pakistan fans were not impressed by his tweet. Bhuvi was dropped for the final game making way for Deepak Chahar.
"Hardik Pandya hit a good length", Morgan said afterwards.
"On this ground taking wickets is a priority".
The target of 199 runs was not less but the wicket condition was in favour of batsmen. Trying to be as unpredictable as we could. Those are far superior numbers to any other team, including India. England are a better, more experienced unit in 50-over cricket.
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They missed a couple of decent players, too.More news: Dramatic visuals from Japan as 60 die in deluge, landslides
India were cruising to victory but another fine catch from Jordan (1-40), this time off his own bowling, saw Kohli (43) on his way and gave England a glimmer of hope. It shows it can be done.
Nepal gained ODI status at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe earlier this year while the Netherlands regained it earlier by winning the ICC World Cricket League Championship. There is time to learn.
India's captain has a poor record against on these shores, averaging just 32 in ODIs and 13 in Tests against England compared to his career marks of 58 and 53 in each format.
Wood has a happy knack of bagging the world's best players and will be aiming high when he returns to the England side at Trent Bridge for the first of three Royal London one-day internationals.
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