Match Over - India won by 7 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: India, who chose to bat
  • Venue: County Ground, Bristol
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 08 Jul 2018, 15:00 SAST
  • Winner: India


  • Umpire1: RT Robinson
  • Umpire2: RJ Bailey
  • Third Umpire: MA Gough



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0




Overs: 18.4 / 20.0


India win by seven wickets and take the series 2-1. That's a magnificent performance from India, given the cantering start that England made with the bat. Pandya, who finished it with the bat, came back brilliantly from an expensive first over to take four wickets and England's innings limped to the line. Then it was a masterclass of chasing from the India top order, led by one of the best in business in Rohit Sharma. We'll bring you the presentations shortly.

WATCH - Hardik Pandya creams one over long-off (Available in India only)

WATCH - Rohit steers one to get to his third T20I ton (Available in India only)

WATCH - Hardik Pandya hits the winning runs (Available in India only)

Snehil: "Hardik Pandya should be awarded the MoM as it was his 4 wickets that proved crucial. Add to that his hits at the end and you have a matchwinner."

Rtvesa: "Pandya ends the match MS Dhoni style. Looks like a capable successor to the Master Finisher."

Gaurav: "And with this India remain perfect in 3-match T20I series!"

Pradeep: "Yes, England is a new super power in ODI's but one way of stopping this England side is keep taking wickets...India done this today" And their T20 cricket is certainly not in the same shape as their ODI form. That series will be a cracker as well but, yes, you are certainly wright about the importance of taking wickets.

Arpit Sharma: "Every player has contributed in this series for India. May be the first time that India has got that much good start of an England tour. Only worry remain is shikhar dhawan's form and of course fielding can be much better."

Presentation time...the Man of the Match and Man of the Series is Rohit Sharma "That's the style of my play, assessing the conditions was important. We knew the wicket would be nice to play on. I was trying to hold the shape when playing the big shots. I like to be calm, not to panic too much, because once you are there you can make up the scoring. With the wicket being so good I just knew I had to stay there. [Pandya] is a fearless individual and that's what the team want him to do.

Eoin Morgan "We had a tremendous start with the bat and we didn't do ourselves justice...20 or 30 short. Our execution of shots wasn't there. Picking the right ball to hit is something we'll have to work on. India bowled, but on a small ground we'd have expected to score more than that. Thought we'd have to do something special with the ball and it's hard to defend on a ground like this. Hopefully we can learn as we go along. This series has produced three completely performances for us. We learn and hopefully improve."

Virat Kohli "I think the comeback from the bowlers was outstanding, we thought they would get 225-230. The character they showed is something we are really proud of. As captain, very happy to see that. We had the quality to bowl those wicket-taking deliveries. We applied pressure and pulled the game back. [Pandya] is a really good all-round cricketer, very confident, and the way he picked up those wickets is what you want to see in younger guys. Then he delivers with the bat, Rohit was obviously very special but Hardik was standout. The pitch was really flat, we enjoyed ourselves as batsmen. I think it was a brutal day for the bowlers. We backed up something and the guys produced the goods for us. We will continue to try different things in the batting order and the bowlers. The guys are taking this as an opportunity. Great to start with a series win."

Kohli goes and collects the trophy and celebrates with his team. They full deserve their series win, two very convincing performances either side of the defeat. On that note, we'll leave things there for today. The one-day series starts on Thursday at Trent Bridge (that could be a mountain of runs!) and we'll be back to bring you all the action. For now, though, it's goodbye from Alan and Gnasher. Thanks for joining us today.

18.4CJ Jordan to HH Pandya, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, what a way to finish it! A wonderful lofted straight drive into the crowd over long-on.
18.3CJ Jordan to HH Pandya, No run, another slower ball, length outside off, he slots it to cover.
18.2CJ Jordan to RG Sharma, 1 run, slower ball, dabbed into backward point, and that's a wonderful hundred...his third century in T20Is, just the second player to make three.
18.1CJ Jordan to RG Sharma, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, hammered! Full outside off, a very hittable ball, he throws his hands through the drive between deep cover and long-off.
End of over 18. 20 runs this over. 190/3 after 108 balls.
HH Pandya 27 (12b 4x4 1x6 ) DJ Willey 3-0-37-1
RG Sharma 95 (54b 10x4 5x6 ) more

Shailendra: "Was watching on TV, suddenly heard Holding's voice over the commentary. I was like, What!!! He? commentating in a T20? And, then they showed Swann mimicking Michael Holding. " WATCH - Graeme Swann imitates Michael Holding in commentary (Available in India only)

End of over 17. 15 runs this over. 170/3 after 102 balls.
HH Pandya 12 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) JT Ball 3-0-39-1
RG Sharma 90 (52b 9x4 5x6 ) more

Pranay: "I wasn't very happy to see so many T20I series planned for the next FTP but I wouldn't mind if they are fought tooth and nail like this."

End of over 16. 4 runs this over. 155/3 after 96 balls.
HH Pandya 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 4-0-32-0
RG Sharma 85 (50b 8x4 5x6 ) more

Dave: "Is Jordan doing a Hardik Pandya here?"

End of over 15. 3 runs this over. 151/3 after 89 balls.
V Kohli 43 (29b 2x4 2x6 ) CJ Jordan 3-0-29-1
RG Sharma 83 (47b 8x4 5x6 ) more

Phil Durham : "Why is Mark Wood not playing." Rested from this series

Too little, too late for England?

WATCH - Kohli's own helicopter shot? (Available in India only)

Paul: "You might not publish these comments because you are an English fan but I am going to say what I want - PLUNKETT, WILLEY AND BALL DO NOT DESERVE THEIR PLACE BECAUSE THEY LEAK RUNS IN EVERY SINGLE GAME." Am I? Presume you mean the T20s, because Plunkett is a star of the one-day team

Jignesh: "T20 is not about batting positions, but about resources left. If there are those better equipped to utilize a particular section of the innings (first over, powerplay, 6-10, 11-16, 17-20), you send them ... period."

End of over 14. 13 runs this over. 148/2 after 84 balls.
RG Sharma 82 (44b 8x4 5x6 ) LE Plunkett 3-0-42-0
V Kohli 42 (27b 2x4 2x6 ) more

Khalid: "taking nothing away from India, England's bowling is seriously woeful, cant remember the last time their bowlers won them a game. India had that problem years ago, but have got an excellent all round attack now" The second match of this series?

Siddhesh: "@Anantha: Interesting that you should mention West Indies. Rohit is probably the one player in the team who would exemplify the West Indian style of T20 batting, which consists of a high rate of dot balls with an even higher rate of boundary scoring. Think if he carries on as he is now, India will be just fine."

Ball is being changed again. Abhishek Gupta: "Kohli at 3 in T20I with Rahul in such a good knick ! That's why your opinion doesn't worth much." Thanks for that!

Shaon Karmakar: "I wonder about the safety of the kids standing by the straight boundary. Had Strokes missed the ball, it was going at 150kms." It's an important issues these days

End of over 13. 10 runs this over. 135/2 after 78 balls.
RG Sharma 77 (42b 7x4 5x6 ) CJ Jordan 2-0-26-0
V Kohli 34 (23b 2x4 1x6 ) more

WATCH - Kohli launches Rashid far over long-on (Available in India only)

Kartik: "Gnasher, Where should Kohli Bat according to you? For me, he is no:3 batsman day in and day out." Personally, for what it's worth, I'd say No. 3

End of over 12. 9 runs this over. 125/2 after 72 balls.
RG Sharma 69 (38b 7x4 4x6 ) AU Rashid 3-0-28-0
V Kohli 32 (21b 2x4 1x6 ) more

WATCH - Dhoni's record-equalling five dismissals (and a run-out) [India only]

End of over 11. 16 runs this over. 116/2 after 66 balls.
RG Sharma 67 (36b 7x4 4x6 ) LE Plunkett 2-0-29-0
V Kohli 25 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Rohit punishes bad ball to bring up fifty (Available in India only)

End of over 10. 9 runs this over. 100/2 after 60 balls.
RG Sharma 56 (33b 6x4 3x6 ) AU Rashid 2-0-19-0
V Kohli 20 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) more

India just where they needed to be at the midway point

WATCH - Ravi Bopara believes Joe Root's exclusion from the XI could be permanent (all viewers)

End of over 9. 9 runs this over. 91/2 after 54 balls.
V Kohli 13 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 2-0-11-0
RG Sharma 54 (30b 6x4 3x6 ) more

Dave: "The difference between Indian and England team has been the fielding so far. If at all England wins, it could be attributed to their superior fielding performance."

End of over 8. 10 runs this over. 82/2 after 48 balls.
V Kohli 10 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 1-0-10-0
RG Sharma 48 (27b 5x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 7. 2 runs this over. 72/2 after 42 balls.
V Kohli 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 1-0-2-0
RG Sharma 40 (23b 4x4 3x6 ) more

Neelesh: "The shot by Kohli at 5.5: I remember in the beginning of his career, he used to get trapped in front LBW playing that same shot on so many occasions, and now it's his go to shot. Just shows his evolution as a batsman. "

Have India got their bowling balance right? VVS Laxman and Ravi Bopara have their say on ESPNcricinfo Match Day (all viewers)

End of over 6. 14 runs this over. 70/2 after 36 balls.
V Kohli 7 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) JT Ball 2-0-24-1
RG Sharma 39 (20b 4x4 3x6 ) more

The Powerplay is done and India are on course. Surjithbhaskar: "India fluffed their tough chances whereas England is taking even half chances. Maybe fielding might be the ultimate difference between the two sides."

WATCH - - Rohit plunders 16 off Jordan's first over (India only)

End of over 5. 13 runs this over. 56/1 after 30 balls.
KL Rahul 13 (8b 1x4 1x6 ) LE Plunkett 1-0-13-0
RG Sharma 38 (19b 4x4 3x6 ) more

WATCH - Rohit Sharma pummels Jordan over long-on (Available in India only)

Darren: "@JohnnyDee It's quite easy to say they should introduce Pant and Shaw, but for an important series? If they are introduced and fail, fans would ask why they were introduced so quickly. I think it is better for them to be introduced in A team tours and then brought into the team. Rohit and Dhawan look solid enough to start, so I don't see them giving away their places before the 2019 World Cup."

End of over 4. 16 runs this over. 43/1 after 24 balls.
RG Sharma 33 (17b 3x4 3x6 ) CJ Jordan 1-0-16-0
KL Rahul 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - England's fall of wickets (India only)

Looks like we need another ball change after smashing into the concrete

End of over 3. 6 runs this over. 27/1 after 18 balls.
RG Sharma 17 (11b 2x4 1x6 ) DJ Willey 2-0-17-1
KL Rahul 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Jake Ball's fine catch to dismiss Dhawan (Available in India only)

Johnny Dee: "India should start introducing Shaw and Pant as openers in T20. Don't see Dhawan/Rohit as long term prospects"

Terry Coles: "He's in for his catching Andy :-)"

End of over 2. 10 runs this over. 21/0 after 12 balls.
RG Sharma 16 (10b 2x4 1x6 ) JT Ball 1-0-10-0
S Dhawan 5 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Andy J: "Here we go again. Jake Ball has something on the selectors to keep getting game time. Just don't understand why he keeps getting picked for England when he's an average county bowler."

End of over 1. 11 runs this over. 11/0 after 6 balls.
S Dhawan 4 (1b 1x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 1-0-11-0
RG Sharma 7 (5b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Some swing for Willey but that's a good start for India

RG Sharmanot out 10056115178.57
S DhawanC JT Ball B DJ Willey5310166.67
KL RahulC CJ Jordan B JT Ball191012190
V KohliC CJ Jordan B CJ Jordan432922148.28
HH Pandyanot out 331442235.71
SK Raina -
MS Dhoni -
DL Chahar -
UT Yadav -
YS Chahal -
S Kaul -
Total 201/3
DJ Willey3.0037112.33
JT Ball3.0039113
CJ Jordan3.4040110.91
LE Plunkett3.0042014
BA Stokes2.001105.5
AU Rashid4.003208