January 26, 2022

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Report card : India v England 5th T20I

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Indian team will play the last match of the series on 20th of March in Ahemdabad, Motera stadium. It will be series decider between two world’s best T20I sides.

Toss will be a crucial part of this match, the team who win toss definitely chose to bowl first as due is coming later in second phase of the match.

Toss Update © Getty

England won another toss choose to bowl first in decider. Virat Kohli won just 1 toss in five games. Virat Kohli have lost 7 tosses in last nine games.

Indian team dropped KL Rahul, Virat Kohli to open with Rohit Sharma. T Natrajan comes in the pace of KL Rahul.

England is Playing the same team,no changes in XI.

Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli are going to open for first time in international cricket. Indian Team got a perfect start for this match. Both are looking in sublime touch.

Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli taking charge of English Bowlers © Getty

India scored 60 runs with no wicket loss in powerplay. Wooo ! What a start.

Rohit Sharma completed his fifty in just 30 balls with the help of four sixes . Now Rohit Sharma have scored 26 fifty+ scores in T20I’s. Hitman for a reason !

Rohit Sharma after scoring a fifty ©Getty

Rohit Sharma departs after scoring 64 runs. He hit five huge sixes alongwith three fours.

Now, Suryakumar Yadav taking charge of England. He hits two back to back sixes on bowling of Adil Rashid. He’s just fantastic 🔥

Adil Rashid get the rid of Suryakumar Yadav. This is the huge Wicket for England beacuse Suryakumar Yadav was looking in very good touch.

Captain Virat Kohli reaches his fifty in 36 balls quite slow as respective but an important knock from India’s skipper. Virat Kohli now the leading fifty+ runs scorer in T20I cricket. Rohit Sharma on no.2 with 26 fifty + scores.

Hardik Pandya also changes the scorecard very quickly as he smashed 2 sixes & 4 fours till now.

Team India posted a huge total for England. All credits to Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli.

Partnerships of Indian Inning ; 5th T20I © Getty

Virat Kohli remains unbeaten on 80 runs. He smashed 8 fours alongwith 2 fours.

Virat Kohli in fifth T20I © Getty

Jos Buttler & Dawid Malan bringing the game towards England. England is now on 103 runs after 10 overs of game. Dawid Malan completed his fifty, he is on fire today.

Huge Wicket for India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar removes Jos Buttler who is looking stronger.

Jos Buttler departs after scoring 52 ©Getty

Team India is back in the game as Bhuvneshwar Kumar & Shardul Thakur Strikes back to back. Now Dawid Malan is only set batsman on the pitch.

Team India is now favourites to win this match as Hardik Pandya removed England’s skipper Eoin Morgan for just 1 run. Shardul Thakur grabbed two wickets in same over 🔥

Shardul Thakur after grabbing the wicket of Dawid Malan ©Getty

Bhuvneshwar Kumar who is returning from injury ; showed his class in this series, in this match. He took two important Wickets, two breakthroughs.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s brilliant numbers in fifth T20I © Getty

Team India beat England team by 36 runs. India won the series by 3-2

Summary, IND v ENG fifth T20I © BCCI