Chahal wins series for Men in Blue
A scintillating six-wicket haul by Yuzvendra Chahal\'s was the cornerstone of India’s 2-1 T20 series win sweep at M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday. The unlikely hero of the day’s phenomenal 6/25 showing makes his effort the third best bowling figures for a bowler in T20 cricket.
Bangalore: A scintillating six-wicket haul by Yuzvendra Chahal's was the cornerstone of India’s 2-1 T20 series win sweep at M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday. The unlikely hero of the day’s phenomenal 6/25 showing makes his effort the third best bowling figures for a bowler in T20 cricket.
In what was an anti-climax to the series, England was nowhere in contention either while bowling or chasing down an imposing 203 runs target.
It was all over for the visitors when Tymal Mills was caught at first slip for a duck and s England are bowled out for 127 to lose by 75 runs.
It was magnificent captaincy baptism for Virat Kohli, who achieved a rare distinction of having accomplished a treble in his maiden effort as the captain of the team in all three formats.
England started well with opener Jason Roy (32) and Joe Root (42) putting on 47 runs for the second wicket before Root combined with skipper Eoin Morgan (40) and added 64 runs for the third wicket to put them in a commanding position.
But thereafter it was Chahal all the way. He triggered a collapse by sending back Morgan and Root off consecutive deliveries before pacer Jasprit Bumrah (3/14) added to their woes by striking in the very next over to dismiss wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler (0).
England's batsmen were in such a hurry that it hardly took Chahal another over to take three more wickets of Ben Stokes (6), Moeen Ali (2) and Chris Jordan (0) and dash any hopes of a recovery.
As many as six English batsmen were dismissed for a duck while only three managed to reach double figures. Earlier, seasoned campaigners Suresh Raina and Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck brilliant half centuries to help India post a mammoth 202/6 after being sent into bat.