Jasprit Bumrah bowled a brilliant final over to give India a thrilling five-run win over England in the second Twenty20 international to level the series. With England needing eight to win in Nagpur, Bumrah removed Joe Root and Jos Buttler, the former wrongly given lbw, and conceded only two runs.
Ben Stokes (38) looked to be taking England to their target of 145 before falling lbw to Ashish Nehra (3-28). Opener KL Rahul earlier made 71 from 47 balls in India’s 144-8.
That was three runs fewer than India managed in England’s comfortable seven-wicket win in the first T20 game in Kanpur, but this chase was more challenging on a slower, lower surface.
And though the majority of England’s attack impressed, their spinners were outbowled by India’s, with pace bowlers Nehra and Bumrah making telling contributions at each end of the visitors’ innings. The deciding third match takes place in Bangalore on Wednesday(BBC,2017)