Date: 20th March
Time: 7:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
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After 4 rip-roaring matches, we have finally arrived at the decider T20I match. Exciting and enthralling action will be on display as the number 1 T20I side in the world (England) fight it out with the number 2 T20I side in the world (India). This is also the final T20I match Team India play before the T20 World Cup and thus it will be imperative for them to bring out their A-game. The match is slated to begin at 7:00 PM (IST).
India did a fantastic job to stage a comeback into the game after they were trailing by 1-2. Having lost the toss again, they were made to bat first in the 4th T20I. Suryakumar Yadav soared high and shone on his debut. He played a fearless brand of cricket and scored 57 off just 31 deliveries. Shardul Thakur kept his nerves under pressure and took 3 wickets to safely see India home. Virat Kohli and company would heave a sigh of relief after this win, but they know the gravity of the match ahead of them.
England were quite good but not as good as Team India. The bowlers were stupendous once again and Jofra Archer had his career best figures when he picked up 4 wickets. Mark Wood picked up just 1 wicket but was very economical as he conceded only 25 runs in 24 deliveries. While they were batting, India kept chipping in with wickets and England lost 3 wickets in a span of 9 balls in the latter part of the innings to gift India a win. Ben Stokes gutsy knock of 46 went in vain.
Probable Playing XI
KL Rahul/Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar
Jos Buttler (w/k), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Johnny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer
People’s Pick for Fantasy
Wicket-Keepers : Jos Buttler, Johnny Bairstow, Rishabh Pant
Batsmen : Virat Kohli, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Hardik Pandya
All-Rounders : Ben Stokes, Washington Sundar, Sam Curran
Bowlers: Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur
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