Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

AD Hales
58(41) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • steered
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 6 0 5 2 6 20 13
V Kohli
47(38) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 6 7 2 6 0 14 9

Best performances - Bowlers

UT Yadav
O4
M0
R36
W2
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Willey
O4
M0
R18
W1
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

3-match series level 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

17.30 start, First Session 17.30-18.50, Interval 18.50-19.10, Second Session 19.10-20.30

Match days

06 July 2018 - day/night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Sreshth Shah

9.22pm As Alex Hales said - it's all to play for in Bristol with the series tied 1-1. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the second T20I. Hope to see you all soon for the series finale. Till then, on behalf of everyone here, this is Sreshth Shah, signing off.

9.16pm Kohli, the losing captain "Always difficult to come back after losing three early wickets. England hit the right areas and made us play bad shots. Would've liked 10-15 runs more. We thought 149 would be competitive, especially since they had to win. But they eventually did win. They played Kuldeep really well today, and that was the difference in the middle overs this time. They did their homework and played Kuldeep really well. Need to get back day after. The format is cruel: Umesh was outstanding, but the final-ball boundary changed things. Those little things count. Gotta brush it aside, had a good game, but England were better than us."

Morgan, the winning captain: "We showed character. There was a bit more bounce today. When it bounces you can take wickets, and that's what we did. Willey did well, and the unit as a whole did really well. We were happy with that total. To get 150 was a cagey affair, but was happy to go over the line. The way Alex played today, he adapted to conditions really well, and did small partnerships that helped us chase this down. We normally play spin quite well, but it's a matter of being logical while playing."

Alex Hales is the Man of the Match. Here's what he said: "A much needed win. Important game, and nice to take the team through to the win. Had to look at a big more footage for the spinners, and this time I played more on the backfoot. The other day was just a bad day at the office. Any position for me in the team is fine with me. All the guys below me can also hit boundaries, so we were rather confident. Bowling effort was outstanding. Two very strong teams so all to play for in Bristol."

9.07pm Virat Kohli congratulates Alex Hales as the teams shake hands. The series is still alive, and it's all thanks to Alex Hales' composed half-century. Take nothing away from David Willey and Liam Plunkett though. Their eight overs went for only 35 runs, and strangled India early during the Powerplay overs. That India even had a respectable score was courtesy MS Dhoni's late blitz. England, thought, were struggling early, but Morgan and Bairstow ensured they were able companions to Hales as England romped home with two balls to spare. Goes without saying that we apologise for the temporary outage. Stick around for the presentation.

Gops: "England will be a happy team today. 1. Merlyn has paid off. 2. They get keep their 5-0 record at Cardiff.!!"

Dude: "I guess England has found a winning formula. Win toss and put India to bat first. Spinners should finish their stint before 15th over to have an impact. We live and learn."

19.4
1
Kumar to Willey, 1 run, winning runs! Length ball on middle, and pulled away to the deep midwicket boundary. England tie the series 1-1
19.3
1
Kumar to Hales, 1 run, full outside leg, but Hales backs away and taps it to deep midwicket for a single. Scores tied
19.2
4
Kumar to Hales, FOUR runs, length ball on middle, and Hales pulls this fine down the leg side! Bottom-edged from Hales, and the ball has enough lets to run away to the boundary
19.1
6
Kumar to Hales, SIX runs, huuuuuuge! Sends this into the river once again. Full on off stump, and Hales manages to get under this. Swings through the ball's line, and deposits this into the river Taff. New balls please!

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs | ENG: 137/5 (12 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.21, RRR: 12.00)

  • AD Hales47 (38b)
  • DJ Willey2 (5b)
  • UT Yadav4-0-36-2
  • B Kumar3-0-7-1
18.6
1
Yadav to Hales, 1 run, ful and wide outside off. Hales thumps a square drive to the sweeper fielder for a single. England need 12 off six!
18.5
4
Yadav to Hales, FOUR runs, low full toss on off, and Hales drills this through the covers! Umesh misses the length, and Hales punishes him completely

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16JJ RoyJC Buttler
2nd17JE RootJC Buttler
3rd11AD HalesJE Root
4th48EJG MorganAD Hales
5th34AD HalesJM Bairstow
6th23AD HalesDJ Willey