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Tuesday 24 October 2017
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India v England: Yuzvendra Chahal and MS Dhoni seal T20 series

India v England: Yuzvendra Chahal and MS Dhoni seal T20 series

England lost their last eight wickets for eight runs as India powered to a 75-run win in the third Twenty20 in Bangalore to take the series 2-1. Chasing 203, England were 117-2 with eight overs to go after three Eoin Morgan sixes in a Suresh Raina over. But leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (6-25) got Morgan and Joe Root in successive balls and England fell to 127 all out.

Raina and MS Dhoni both made half-centuries in India’s 202-6, while Yuvraj Singh blasted 27 from 10 balls. That total was around par on a surface ideal for batting, but the sort of collapse that characterised the Test series loss means that England have been beaten in all three formats.

Although Morgan’s men competed best in the T20s, they have lost a series in which they won the toss on all three occasions. Whereas their bowlers impressed in the opening two matches, here they were blitzed, with the batsmen falling in a familiar heap against leg-spin.

Their slump was the second-worst eight-wicket collapse in the history of international cricket – New Zealand lost 8-5 in a Test against Australia in 1946. Only once before in all T20 cricket, either international or domestic, has a side lost eight wickets for eight runs or fewer(BBC,2017)


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