Ind beat Eng: Team India beat England by 36 Runs in 5TH T20 and seal Series by 3-2 against the World No. 1. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was named Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling & Virat Kohli was handed player of the series award for his 3 half-centuries in 5 match series. This is India’s 9th Consecutive T20 Series Win.
Ind beat Eng: India beat England for series win, Virat Kohli player of the series, Bhuvneshwar Man of the matchIndia beat England by 36 Runs in 5TH T20 and seal Series by 3-2 against the World No. 1.
Virat Kohli named Player of the Series: Kohli lifted the trophy and handed it over to Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar who are standing in the middle of the group as they pose for the cameras.
“It was a complete game for us. Totally outplayed the opposition. Even with so much dew coming in, like last game we’ve defended the total again. Today was a complete game. Despite Riahabh and Iyer not getting a chance we put on 225. Testimony to our batting depth. Today Rohit and me were both positive in our intent. We knew we could trust each other and one of us can play second fiddle if one takes off. Today it was classic Rohit Sharma. And then Surya coming in at three and taking the game even further away. Then Hardik finishing it. I am going to open in the IPL as well. Have batted in different positions in the past. But I feel we have a solid middle order now. Will definitely like to partner Rohit at the top. Other guys feel a lot more confident when one of us is still in and is set. Augurs well for the team. Also how Shreyas batted in the last game and the responsibility he showed in the first game. Ishan was brilliant. I was particularly pleased with Surya. Bhuvi coming back and bowling like that. Still have Jassi to come back. Don’t have much in terms of negatives. Pant showed a lot of maturity through the series as well. Confidence level of Thakur after that series in Australia is sky high. WIth the ball his strength is his belief. Proper cricketer. Giving us runs with the bat as well. Just found out we might have some more (T20Is)”, said Kohli.
Ind beat Eng: India beat England in 5th T20, Seal Series by 3-2 against World No. 1: After setting a very challenging 225 runs target, Indian bowlers led by Bhuvneshwar again bowled beautifully at death. England at one point of time were comfortably placed in the chase at 131/5. But Bhuvi along with Shardul Thakur took quick wickets to derail England in theri pursuit. Bhuvi was brilliant with the ball as he took 2 wickets of 4 overs giving away just 15 runs.
Ind beat Eng: Bhuvneshwar, Player of the Match:
“Always good to be back. Always good to contribute to the team’s win. All good body wise. Was confident because I played the domestic matches. When you get a wicket in the first over with the inswingers, always gives you joy and confidence”
Ind beat Eng: Hardik Pandya on winning the series and his own bowling: I have been working on fine-tuning my action, but at the end of the day you are thinking of what kind of delivery you want to bowl, It’s slightly difficult but I am coping really well. When I bat I think as a batsman and when I bowl I think as a bowler. Looking at the World Cup, in this series we wanted to try out a few things and also to break the jinx of batting first and winning, feels really great. The wicket allowed us to use more variations and make sure that the batsmen are not getting anything in their zone.
Ind beat Eng: Shardul Thakur bowled brilliantly at death: It’s great to be standing here, it was the most important game. We had to beat England. It feels great as wickets don’t matter, winning the game matters more. I think the bench strength has become better. Whoever comes into the team, gels nicely. The seniors make the youngsters feel comfortable and so does the coaching staff. I think it’s all about intent and hardwork. If you believe in your abilities, wickets will eventually fall down. And you need to take it on from there. I really don’t think whether someone is going to take my place. You see Siraj, Saini sitting out, but we share ideas with each other.