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Men in Blue pull-off death-over stunner

Men in Blue pull-off death-over stunner
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India produced an inspired bowling display to deny England their first limited-overs series win in the country since 1984, winning the second Twenty-20 International (T20I) by five runs here on Sunday.

Nagpur: India produced an inspired bowling display to deny England their first limited-overs series win in the country since 1984, winning the second Twenty-20 International (T20I) by five runs here on Sunday.

India posted 144/8 after being sent into bat in the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium. England, seemingly in control, faltered at the end to be restricted to 139 for six wickets.

Young pacer Jasprit Bumrah bowled an inspired last over, conceding only two runs, to deny England a victory. He finished the match with figures of 20/2 in his four overs, giving away only three runs in the 18th over.

Veteran pacer Asish Nehra (3/28) also contributed to India's win. England won the first match series by seven wickets at Kanpur. The decider is at Bengaluru on February 1.

Brief scores: India: 144 for eight wickets (KL Rahul 71, Manish Pandey 21, Chris Jordan 3/22) bt England 139 for six wickets (Joe Root 38, Ben Stokes 38, Asish Nehra 3/28).

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