Team India is locking horns with England in the second T20I of the three-match series at Edgbaston on Saturday. The game witnessed the return of the veteran players including Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja. After England opted to bowl in Birmingham, India came up with the surprise of opening the innings with Rishabh Pant alongside captain Rohit Sharma. It was speculated that Kohli would be opening with the India skipper.
India won the second T20I of the series against England with another dominating performance and with it wrapped up the three-match T20I series against the hosts. Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were the stars for the men in blue as they played an important role in helping India win comfortably.
India defeated England by 49 runs to win the second T20I and with it wrap up the series. After being asked to bat by England’s captain Jos Buttler, India managed to post a decent total of 170 against the hosts. The Indian opening batters comprising Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant gave India a great start by adding 49 runs for the first wicket which set the tone for the innings. During his brisk knock, Rishabh Pant executed a unique version of a helicopter shot.
Virat Kohli again failed to get going and after losing the top three, India lost their way a bit as Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav and Dinesh Karthik were unable to get going could not make much of an impact with the bat. However, Ravindra Jadeja batted intelligently and managed to score an important 46 for the side which propelled India to 170.
England was jolted on the very first ball of the chase as Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Jason Roy and bowled a maiden over as well. He also dismissed captain Jos Buttler which was his second time in this series to give India the upper hand. From there, England never really could make a comeback as the Indian bowlers kept taking wickets at regular intervals. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers as he took 3 wicket for 15 runs.
Here is the video of the quirky helicopter shot from Rishabh Pant:
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