IND vs ENG: India thrashed England by 36 runs to grab the series by 3-2
India sealed the T20I series by 3-2 against England on Saturday after beating the visitors by 36 runs in the fifth T20I at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The hosts were in top form, putting in an excellent start after being sent in to bat. Openers Rohit Sharma (64) and Virat Kohli (80) slammed half-centuries to help India reach 224 for two in 20 overs. Captain Kohli also remained unbeaten for his side, along with Hardik Pandya (39), and the duo finished in style. Suryakumar Yadav also made a fantastic contribution, adding 32 runs to the scoreboard. England’s bowling department couldn’t find many forms in the fifth T20I, with Adil Rashid and Ben Stokes register 1-1 wicket.
During their chase, the visitors had put in a great start, with Jos Buttler (52) and Dawid Malan (68) scoring half-centuries. It was only after the dismissal of the duo, that it all came crashing down for England. Shardul Thakur was in excellent form for India, taking three wickets and Bhuvneshwar Kumar also registered two dismissals. Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya and T Natarajan took a wicket each. The win is also a bonus for India and is a good sign of their preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup.