India vs England, 2nd T20I: As it happened

first_img18.10 IST: India squad: Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w), Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Parvez Rasool, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ashish Nehra, Rishabh Pant, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mandeep SinghWarming up in sync #TeamIndia #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) January 28, 2017England squad: Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, David Willey, Liam Dawson18.05 IST: Indian T20I team practice session yesterday in Nagpur:#TeamIndia members warm-up with a game of football in Nagpur #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) January 28, 2017Brief Preview: India will be eager to produce a much improved performance to avoid a Twenty20 International (T20I) series loss against England in the second of the three-match series in Nagpur on Sunday.India were comprehensively beaten by seven wickets in the first T20I match at Kanpur. Their famed batting line-up, spearheaded by skipper Virat Kohli who opened the innings, failed to get going and could only manage to post 147/7 after being sent in to bat. (I did not open the batting to look special: Virat Kohli)They lost wickets at regular intervals, failing to get any momentum in their innings. Kohli (29), recalled veteran Suresh Raina (34) and former skipper MS Dhoni (36) were the only batsmen to get starts but were unable to capitalise.Not only the senior batsmen, young players like opener KL Rahul (8), middle-order bat Manish Pandey (3), all-rounder Hardik Pandya (9) all got dismissed cheaply, squandering the chance to rise to the occasion. (We deserve to enjoy these T20I after successful season: Virat Kohli)England reached the target comfortably with 11 balls to spare, losing only three wickets.India are likely to persist with Kohli opening the batting. But they may re-look their team combination with pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh and seasoned leg-spinner Amit Mishra considered for selection. (‘Precise’ England outplayed us: Virat Kohli)Rising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishab Pant has also a fair chance of being named in the playing XI, having impressed with his destructive batting abilities in a 50-over practice game against England earlier in Mumbai. Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the second T20I match between India and England. (Scorecard)Jasprit Bumrah: It’s always tough to bowl in the death. I tried to remember the past where I’ve done well in such situations. We saw the first innings, it was on the slower side. Back-of-length deliveries and slower deliveries were difficult to get away, so that is what I wanted to bowl.Bumrah in last two overs:4 runs + a bye9 dots!!!#INDvENG Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 29, 2017 Ashish Nehra: Pressure game, I wanted to leave Jasprit with as many as possible to defend. Hats off to him, this isn’t the first time he’s done it for India. Jasprit asked me if he should bowl length. All I told him was ‘you have a good yorker, look to bowl full, it will be tough to hit.’ It worked. When 32 were needed off four overs, I told Jasprit we will win.This the 2nd lowest total (144/8) successfully defended by India in T20IsTheir lowest ever for India at homeIndvEng Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 29, 2017 Jasprit Bumrah is the man of the moment. When he came back into the attack, England needed 41 off 30 balls. The odds were in the visitors’ favour. But one ball after another one, he bowled the slower deliveries to snatch the match away from Eoin Morgan and Co. The 18th over really did the trick for India, where Bumrah bowled four dot balls and almost scalped Joe Root’s wicket off the last delivery. advertisementWith 8 runs off the last over, he kept his nerves in check to dismiss Root on the first ball itself. From there on, he made clever variations to make Jos Buttler’s life difficult only to castle him on the fourth ball. End overs have cost India a match many times, but this would be worth remembering. He bowled 9 dots in his last two overs. Virat Kohli must be mighty impressed with the youngster. Jasprit Bumrahs final over reminded us of Sachin Tendulkars final over at Kolkata against South Africa in the 1993 Hero Cup#IndvEng Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 29, 2017 22.30 IST: INDIA WINS BY 5 RUNS! India win a thriller in Nagpur by 5 runs to level the series #INDvENGCatch up on all the drama: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017 22.25 IST: WICKET! Bumrah strikes! Angles it on a length on off, comes in, Root looks to drag it through square leg but gets hit on his pads. The players go up in an appeal and the umpire rules it out. Big wicket for India, Root is not happy though. Replays show that there was an inside edge there, India won’t mind it though.22.19 IST: SIX! Just over Kohli! Buttler bowls it wide outside off, Buttler manages to get it over long on from his crease. Kohli leaps up to take the catch at long on but only manages to get a hand to it. A big over for England. 8 needed in 6 balls.22.04 IST: WICKET! Slower one does the trick there. Stokes moved his leg across and wanted to heave it towards deep mid-wicket, but he misses it. Nehra goes up and the umpire reciprocates positively. Stokes is upset, India is happy! Important breakthrough. 28 runs needed off 19 balls. Jos Buttler is the new man in.12 BALLS LEFT 24 RUNS NEEDEDDon’t miss it: #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201722.04 IST: 50-run stand up between Root and Stokes! 21.56 IST: SIX! Shorter outside off, Stokes gets enough elevation under it and thumps it over long on for a maximum. KL Rahul was waiting for it in the deep but could only watch it sail over him. ENG 104/4 after 15 overs.?? 5?? OVERS TO GO…England 104-3, 41 needed to win – Stokes 27* & Root 31* #INDvENGFollow the conclusion ?? England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017 21.47 IST: Boundaries are drying up. England hit their last boundary 27 balls ago. ENG 80/3 after 13 overs.21.40 IST: Stokes is bowled off a no ball! Stokes is beaten all ends up! Bowls it on off, the ball spins away at the last moment and Stokes is beaten on his back foot. The ball goes onto hit the stumps and Stokes is completely taken aback. He is asked by the umpire to wait as they check for the no ball. And replays are not want Mishra would want to see, he has overstepped a long way and Stokes gets a break.(AP image) 21.37 IST: OUT! Mishra strikes at last for India! Mishra bowls the off-spinner on the stumps, Morgan looks to go over long on but gets it off the top half of the bat. Hardik Pandya gets under it at deep mid-wicket and takes it safely. 200th wicket for Amit Mishra in T20s. India get a vital wicket. England need 80 more in 59 balls.advertisement21.28 IST: ENG 65/2 after 10 overs.Morgan (17*) & Root (24*) rebuilding after the shaky start. We’re 65-2 off 10, chasing 145 #INDvENGFollow live ??? England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201721.20 IST: Not out! Outside off, Root gets it to deep point for a couple of runs. They wanted the second and the throw comes in from the deep on the stumps. Dhoni takes the bails off and appeals. It is referred upstairs but the replays confirm that Root was comfortably in. Chahal was the fielder and he threw it with a loop and was not hard and fast enough on that on.Nehra’s double accounts for our openers & the PowerPlay belongs to India – England 36-2 (6) #INDvENGLIVE blog: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201721.15 IST: FOUR! Morgan adjusted well and cut it past the cover fielder for a splendid boundary.20.59 IST: ANOTHER WICKET! Two in two for Nehra! Bowls this one on a length on the stumps, Roy looks to punch it through mid-wicket but the extra bounce means he is beaten on it and the ball lobs towards mid on. Suresh Raina makes no mistake and India now have two in two. Ashish Nehra was hit around in the first game but has begun well today, he is on a hat-trick. ENG 27/2 after 4 overs.(AP image) 20.58 IST: WICKET! S Billings (12) is out, c Jasprit Bumrah b Ashish Nehra, ENG 22/1(AP image) 20.54 IST: SIX! Tossed up outside off, Billings slinks down the wicket and clobbers it high and handsome over long on for a 76m maximum.20.49 IST: ENG 3/0 in 1 over.20.48 IST: The two England openers Jason Roy and Sam Billings are out to bat. India, not wasting any time, open the bowling with Yuzvendra Chahal.20.40 IST: The last over couldn’t have been more miserable for India, just the five runs and three wickets. But the chase won’t be a walk in the park given the long boundaries and the assistance for spin. It goes without saying that early wickets would be crucial for the hosts. Join us in a bit for the chase.Last six overs of Indian innings : 39 runs – 5 wicketsDots-10Singles-21!!!!Twos-34s/6s-2Extras-2#INDvENG Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 29, 2017 20.37 IST: A similar story to the one in Kanpur, though the deck assisted the bowlers a lot more than it did there. Lots of slower balls, tight bowling by Moeen Ali and poor shots by India. Virat Kohli gave the side some momentum with his 15-ball 21. But as soon as he departed, the runs dried up owing to Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh’s struggle against spin. However, KL Rahul, going through a lean patch, calmed things down and scored boundaries at regular intervals. Though a couple of them were lucky, India won’t mind that.advertisement20.33 IST: WICKET! Dhoni departs! Jordan bowls it outside off on a fuller length, Dhoni goes for the big shot over cover but only manages to drag it back onto the stumps.4-0-22-3 = Chris Jordan on ?????? #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017 20.33 IST: OUT! Dug in short on the stumps, Dhoni pulls it hard through square leg. They have to come back for the second. Amit Mishra is caught way short of his crease as Moeen Ali’s throw is accurate and Jordan does the rest.20.30 IST: OUT! Unfortunate for Pandya! Jordan spears it full on the stumps, Pandya hits it dead straight and hits the stumps at the non-striker’s end. Dhoni had run already as expected, Jordan fields the ball and runs Pandya out, uprooting the stumps. Amit Mishra walks in next.WICKET! CJ strikes again! This time he runs out Pandya for 3. India 143-6 (19.3) #INDvENGLive: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017 20.25 IST: Hardik Pandya is the new batsman.20.24 IST: OUT! Pandey misses his shot through the off side and has his furniture disturbed. End of a struggling knock by him. WICKET! Bowled him! Tymal Mills’ slower ball dismisses Manish Pandey for 30. India 139-5 (18.5) #INDvENGLive: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017 20.22 IST: SIX! Pandey goes the distance! Slower fuller one outside off, Pandey gets under it and swings it through the line, over long on for a maximum. Much-needed boundary for him and India.20.20 IST: Dhoni is the new man. IND 129/4 after 18 overs.20.17 IST: OUT! Rahul had picked up the cutter and was looking to heave it over deep mid-wicket. He couldn’t connect it and there wasn’t any elevation too. Stokes takes a sitter there. The cutters and slower ones finally give results to England.WICKET! Jordan gets his 2nd! KL Rahul picks out Stokes in the deep & goes for 71. India 125-4 #INDvENGLive: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017 20.13 IST: FOUR! Full toss outside off, Rahul gets an outside edge as the ball squirts down to the third man fence for a boundary.20.10 IST: IND 114/3 after 16 oversWell batted, KL Rahul – 50 up from from 32 balls. India are 93-3 off 13 overs #INDvENGLive blog: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201719.57 IST: FOUR! Easy runs! Floats it outside leg, Rahul does not miss out and sweeps it fine to the fence. These are too easy to put away.(Reuters image) 19.58 IST: Maiden T20I fifty for Rahul! IND 104/3 after 13 oversHalf century for @klrahul11 and it receives the applause of @msdhoni #TeamIndia #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) January 29, 201719.49 IST: Manish Pandey is the new man in. Liam Dawson is back on.Yuvraj Singh in Twenty20 Internationals:2007 to 2013: Avg 33.38, SR 153.092014 onward: Avg 18.80, SR 98.60#INDvENG Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 29, 201719.46 IST: OUT! Yuvraj (4) is out, lbw Moeen Ali lbw b Moeen Ali. India have lost their third wicket. IND 73/3 after 11 oversWICKET! Yes Mo! Yuvraj Singh misses the sweep shot & is trapped in front for 4. India 69-3 (10.3) #INDvENGLive: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201719.44 IST: The groudstaff is out with the rope, trying to reduce the effect of the dew with a rope.19.40 IST: Yuvraj walks in.19.34 IST: WICKET! Raina is out! Rashid bowls the googly on the stumps, Raina looks to go for the hoick but did not hit it well at all. Jordan gets under the ball at long on and takes the catch. Vital wicket for England and Rashid. India need to ensure they do not lose the momentum here. Ind 56/2 after 8 oversWICKET! Brilliant from Rashid! He gets Raina caught by Jordan on the fence for 7. India 56-2 (7.4) #INDvENGLive: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201719.31 IST: Fifty comes up for India in 7 overs – Raina 6* and Rahul 25* (Reuters image)19.26 IST: IND 46/1 after 6 overs.?? @daws128 takes a simple catch at long-on to dismiss India captain Virat Kohli. India are 46-1 (6 overs) #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201719.21 IST: Suresh Raina walks in to bat.19.19 IST: OUT! Virat Kohli departs! Jordan bowls it slower outside off, Kohli is too early into the shot. He has to reach out for it, he wants to go over cover but ends up chipping it in the air towards mid on. Dawson gets under the ball and pouches it safely. End of a small but worthy cameo from the India captain. The ploy worked for England to bowl slower one early and England have the big fish early.WICKET! Got him! Jordan’s slower ball deceives Kohli & he’s caught by Dawson for 21. India 30-1 #INDvENGLive: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201719.15 IST: Good over for India as they 30 after 4 overs.In the past any score over 125 has been safe at this surface, with the highest successful chase being only 123/7 (WI v SA, 2016)#INDvENG Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 29, 201719.09 IST:  SIX! Mills bowls it outside off on a length, Kohli just stands tall, punches this one, on the up over the long off fence for a maximum.19.05 IST: FOUR! Short delivery, outside off, Kohli instantly went for the pull and miscued. All the Indian fans must have had a lump as the ball sailed towards third man. The fielder made a diving effort but it was too far away from him. Excellent effort by Billings though.19.04 IST: Tidy start from spinner Dawson. IND 5/0 in 1 over The stage is set in Nagpur! Come on England… #INDvENGFollow live: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201719.00 IST: The second T20I between India-England begins with Rahul and Kohli at the crease. Liam Dawson starts for England.#TeamIndia is wearing a black armband to condole the sad demise of India U19 trainer Rajesh Sawant and M Shami’s father BCCI (@BCCI) January 29, 2017 18.55 IST: Both the teams are out on the field as they stand for the national anthems.”It looks a typical Indian wicket, there’s not a blade of grass. Plunkett misses out, Dawson is in – an extra spinner” – @Eoin16 #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201718.45 IST: Pitch report – Sunil Gavaskar says that the track might spin more than it did during the World T20. Nasser Hussain reveals that Liam Dawson might come in the team. SG suggests that captains should bat first after winning the toss. There’s the dew factor too.#TeamIndia Playing XI for the 2nd T20I at Nagpur #INDvENG @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) January 29, 201718.40 IST: Liam Dawson comes in for Liam Plunkett – England’s only change from the first match.England have won the toss and will field first. One change for #TeamIndia, Amit Mishra comes in for Rasool #INDvENG @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) January 29, 201718.37 IST: Virat Kohli: Peferably wanted to bowl first, but seeing the last game against New Zealand, it became a lot difficult to chase and the wicket became slow. The pitch will deteriotrate as the game progress. We’ve got an extra leg spinner. For an off-spinner, we thought we could use Raina as an option. 8 overs from two leg spinners might be the difference between them. Two leg spinners might create some difference. There will be turn for sure. First innings is the best time to bat on for sure. We are not too upset about losing the toss. Just the one change and rest of the side are same.Losing toss & batting first may turn out to be a good thing for India. Teams batting first have won 7 out of 10 T20Is at Nagpur.#INDvENG Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 29, 201718.35 IST: Morgan: We are going to bowl first. Looks like a typical India wicket. Plunket misses out and Dawson is playing. It is coming towards the end of the tour and winning in India is difficlut. We aren’t taking last two wins granted.?? It’s T20 time in Nagpur! Will we go 2-0 up & take the series today?England win the toss & bowl first #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017 18.31 IST: England win toss, opt to bowl.18.29 IST: Earlier in the day, Roger Federer won the Australian Open final after beating Rafa Nadal. From #AusOpen final to England’s 2nd T20 in India – its a sporting Sunday that just keeps giving! ???Toss & team news coming up? #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017last_img read more