India wins series 3-2 , Rohit (64), Kohli (80no) , Bhuvi (2/15) shines in final T20I

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Brilliant seam bowling by man of the match Bhuvneshwar Kumar ( 4-0-15-2) and good support in final overs from Shardul Thakur (3/45) , Hardik and Natarajan finally took India to a 36 run win after England at once stage threatened to take the game away while Buttler (52) and Malan (64) was having their 130 run stand at rapid pace . 

Chasing 225 to win England lost Roy early bowled by an inswinger from Bhuvneshwar.  However Dawid Malan , after being quiet in the series came onto his own and played a special knock with glorious off drives and onside flicks . Buttler looked in ominous touch too and clobbered 4 sixes. Both the batters were threatening to take the game away when Bhuvneshwar came back for his 2nd spell and bowled a tight  over which frustrated Buttler as he went for a big shot and hit a catch to log off .   That triggered a collapse as Malan soon went , bowled by Shardul as he tried to hit on the up . Soon Morgan (1) , Bairstow (7)and Stokes (14) got out in quick succession . The rest simply fell apart and England fell short by 36 runs.

Earlier brilliant batting by openers Rohit and Virat  , the vice captain and captain while opening the innings provided great entertainment to all the viewers as India  were scoring at the rate of knots . Rohit (64) was the main aggressor played some dazzling shots including two straight drives and pull shots ( for 6). Virat (80no)  took a while to settle and after that played lots of gorgeous shots as he mauled the English bowling in 2nd half of the innings . After their 94 run stand was broken in 9th over , Surya Kumar (32 off 17 balls) came in and played a De Villiers type 360 degree knock scoring boundaries all round the ground at will as India was rapidly piling on the runs . Finally Hardik rediscovered his batting touch with a fabulous cameo of 39 notout of 17 balls to take India to a formidable 224/2. A matchwinning score .   Adil Rashid and Stokes looked the only two successful bowlers for England with 1/31 and 1/26 respectively while their pace duo of Archer and Wood suffered serious mauling in the hands of the Indian batters particularly Rohit and Virat .

While Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the man of the match award for his outstanding bowling in the 5th T20 , Virat Kohli got the man of the series award for his batting in the series in which he scored 3 fifties and averaged 115 for his tally of 231 runs . 


Brief scores 

IND 224/2 (20 Ovs) 
Batting
Kohli(c)    80*(52)
Rohit     64(34)
Bowling
Adil Rashid     1/31
Stokes    1/26

ENG 188/8 (20 Ovs) 
Batting
Malan   68(46)
Buttler(wk)    52(34)
Bowling
Thakur    3/45
Bhuvneshwar   2/15

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