The incident happened on the first ball of the 14th over and India were at a good position while chasing the big target. However, the match was still poised and could have gone towards any side.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were batted together for the 3rd wicket and had added important runs for the 3rd wicket partnership. The Indian opener, Rohit Sharma was batting on 77 off just 42 deliveries and looked confident.
On the other hand, the skipper Virat Kohli was going with a decent strike-rate and he was at 34 off 24 deliveries. Plunkett, who conceded 29 runs in his first 2 over, bowled a perfect yorker outside the stump. However, Virat Kohli flicked it over long-off for a six.
The ball went flat for a six and it was quite similar to Dhoni’s helicopter shot. As the ball reached the boundary, the skipper had a smile on his face.
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— Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) July 8, 2018
India clinched the T20I series against England:
In 20 overs of the match, England scored 198 runs, a total that could be proved too much for any opponent to chase down but when a stroke maker like Rohit Sharma presents in any team, it seems not a matter of hard work even to eclipse anything back past.
A glazing unbeaten hundred was exhibited by Sharma as India successfully surpassed the total of 198 runs thrown by England after being sent into bat first; the subcontinent giants, therefore, clinched the series 2-1 registering an emphatic 7 wicket victory in the third and final of the three-match T20I series.
Rohit Sharma’s blazing 5-ball 100 has been well accompanied by Hardik Pandya’s all-round performance. Pandya slammed 33 off 14 after booking career best figure of 4/38.
It is a wholesome winning start for India in their long summer tour in England.
India’s initiation of the innings towards the big total was not sound. Losing Shikhar Dhawan as early as in the third over only blessed the tourists to have Rohit Sharma in the crease. Sharma, along with KL Rahul started punching back towards the hosts wasted no time in the middle resulting in a 41 run second wicket partnership within next three overs.
Rahul was departed facing a delivery from Jake Ball, a wicket which could be more finely claimed by fielder Chris Jordan who took a wonderful acrobatic catch.
Rahul stroked 2 sixes in his 10-ball 19. Skipper Virat Kohli, enjoined Sharma in the crease, proceeded with great speed towards the victory target. With the opener became a more aggressive partner between them, Kohli also knocked out 43 runs with the help of two fours and a similar number of sixes in 29 deliveries.
The Kohli-Sharma lasted for 89 runs before the Indian skipper became the first bowling victim of Jordan in the match.
While Hardik hit the winning run for India, Sharma became the second batsman to score three hundreds in the shortest format of the game. He was adjudged man of the match.
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