Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
V Kohli
73(49) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 27 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
6 4 20 3 12 12 0 9
Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan
56(32) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 0 4 12 16 9 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar
O4
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SN Thakur
SN Thakur
O4
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W

Scorer: Venkat Raghav | Commentator: @saurabh_42

10.56 pm: Right, that's been a fun game to bring to you. Lit up especially by the class of 2016 - Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar all part of that year's Under-19 World Cup. Virat Kohli was almost under-statedly outstanding, as was India's collective bowling attack. The series is all square, and that's goodnight from all of us here - Andrew Miller, Venkat Raghav and myself.

Ishan Kishan is the Man of the Match on debut: It's not easy when you come here and play your first game. Mumbai Indians have taught me a lot. I've been there with so many senior players and they have given me very good advice. I love to play the reverse sweep but it didn't go my way (when he got out). I was upset because I wanted to finish the game. I think when Tom Curran bowled his first ball and I smacked him for six, that was the moment I felt I can keep doing this. I don't know if I'll get this feeling again but I was feeling like 'Finally I'm here.' This innings is for my coach's dad, who passed away a few days ago.

Virat Kohli: Quite a good game for us. I think we ticked all the boxes we wanted to. Specially in the first innings with the ball. To give away only 34 in the last five, very smart bowling. Specially Washy, he had only one left-hander to bowl to and he used the big boundary to the right-handers better.

It did get a bit better to bat in the second innings. The ball gripped a bit less. Having said that, they bowled too short, probably not on, on that surface. Special mention to Ishan. I tried to do what I can but he just took the game away from the opposition. Quality innings on debut. When you play in the IPL with such dominance like he has, against quality bowlers. We've seen him hit international fast bowlers fo big sixes. He knew he was hitting the ball well but he was calculated, not reckless. Today that counter-attacking innings of his and our partnership was something the team needed. I had to shift the focus back to the basics. Probably thinking of too many variables on the outside. I've always taken pride in doing the job for the team, so more happy about that than scoring 70 odd. Kept my eye on the ball. The management spoke to me about things. Anushka is here so she also keeps speaking to me about thinks. And I had a special chat with AB de Villiers before this game and he told me just to watch the ball. So I did!

Credit to Hardik that he's bowling at least 3 overs for us in eveyr game. And the next six to eight months period he's promised he's going to commit everything to being the allrounder the team needs in all three formats. He plays for the team in all times and these kind of players are priceless. England showed how good they are in the first match, so you have to be professional and finish the job properly. That's what we did tonight.

Eoin Morgan: I think at the halfway stage we were in and around par. We were in the game but I thought we would have to bowl well to get over the line. I thought India bowled well. This was a different pitch to the one for the first game, less pace in it. And then they came out and put us on the backfoot almost from the start, and we didn't have a counter to that, which was disappointing. We want to learn as much as possible from tonight, I'm glad we played on this kind of wicket tonight, but disappointed with the way we played. Statistically there is always an advantage in chasing if there is dew around especially. Tonight there was no dew, full credit to India. Jos opening the batting for us strikes about 150 and averages about 50, so there's not a lot you can tell a guy like that. Great to see Jason Roy in form, when he plays like that, he's intimidating at the crease. You're always going to miss Mark Wood, he feels better today so hopefully he'll be fit for the next game. If not, the fourth game. We were prepared coming into the series. The next game is on a red-soil pitch, so probably going to turn, but we welcome these challenges.

10.43 pm: Presentation coming up.

Washington Sundar: To be honest, this wicket was a much better wicket than the game we played two days back. We did a very good job to keep them to 164. It wasn't doing much first innings, there was a bit of dew as well. And we really batted well. (On bowling with the new ball) Lots of pressure and a good challenge but that's when you get satisfaction too. We knew where we wanted to be individually and we know we can have one-off game. Such games happen but how we bounce back matters, so very happy to have bounced back. [on his U-19 World Cup teammates] Very happy, Ishan the way he played. First game for India, he was amazing. Pant is also doing so well. Very happy to play alongside these guys.

10.30 pm: India have levelled the series 1-1. This was the kind of fearless and expressive approach in batting that Kohli wanted, the one he spoke of pre-series. Ishan Kishan had a debut to remember, full of fire and sparkling strokes. Rishabh Pant came, saw and conquered all in 13 balls. And Virat Kohli, the master of the chase, was there till the end to finish it off.

Don't forget the role of the bowlers. England looked like they'd get 180-190, but the bowlers dragged them down to 164. Shardul Thakur was excellent in a collectively good bowling effort.

17.5
6
Jordan to Kohli, SIX, finishes with a six and also reaches 3000 T20I runs. A dominant shot to end a dominant performance. Short ball that he moves inside the line to, and pulls over fine leg, almost nonchalantly done.
17.4
4
Jordan to Kohli, FOUR, wrist power. Full on the pads and he whips it with wrists of steel. The ball rockets through square leg and into the boundary
17.3
1
Jordan to Iyer, 1 run, full outside off, driven to mid-on
17.2
0
Jordan to Iyer, no run, moving across then backing away, but Jordan bowls a bumper on the stumps and Iyer is too close to cut it, ball goes over his bat
17.1
1
Jordan to Kohli, 1 run, he's missed out there. Full toss that he swats fine, there's a fine leg there. Kohli shows mild frustration at missing out on a potential boundary

Anshul: "How many more runs does Kohli need to get to 3000?"

- He started this innings 72 runs away. He's on 62 now, so 10 more. India need 11 to win though.

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs | INDIA: 154/3 (11 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.05, RRR: 3.66)

  • Virat Kohli62 (46b)
  • Shreyas Iyer7 (6b)
  • Jofra Archer4-0-24-0
  • Adil Rashid4-0-38-1
16.6
1
Archer to Kohli, 1 run, fuller on the stumps, driven to mid-off's left, who dives and stops

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0KL RahulIshan Kishan
2nd94V KohliIshan Kishan
3rd36V KohliRR Pant
4th36V KohliSS Iyer