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Second T20I; India Beats England by 49 runs to Secure Series

Team India beat England in the second T20I by 49 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the three match series and secured the series. Chasing the target of 171, England were all-out for 121 with three overs to spare.

Send to bat first, India put up a total of 170 for 8. Earlier, openers Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant gave a good start adding 49 runs in 4.5 overs when Rohit fell Richard Gleeson. India lost Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant in consecutive deliveries in the 7th over, leaving the Team India staggering at 61 for 3.

In the 11th over, India lost previous-match hero Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav too. A blistering attack in the final overs by all rounder Ravindra Jadeja who scored 46 off 29 balls gave India a decent total.

Chasing a target of 171, England had a low start after Bhuvneshwar Kumar sent back Jason Roy in the first ball of the innings for a golden duck. Bhuvi struck again in the third over by removing in-form batter Jos Buttler for 4 off 5.

Soon, they were put to 27 for 3 after Jasprit Bumrah sent back Livingstone for 15 off 9 deliveries with three boundaries. The hosts could not revive from there as they lost wickets in regular intervals.

Bhuvneshwar was chosen the player of the match for his 3 for 15 in three overs.

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