Dawid Malan shot a sublime 77 from 39 balls as England put India’s second string attack in the sword to finish with a mammoth 215 for seven.
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Suryakumar (117 on 55 balls) kept India in the hunt with his classy effort but lacked support from other hitters while chasing the huge target. India’s innings ended at 198 for nine from 20 overs.
India sealed the three-game series 2-1, having won at Southampton and Birmingham.
India were on the back foot at the start of the chase, struggling at 31 for three from five overs.
Fly-half Rohit Sharma (11) and Rishabh Pant (1) perished on the cheap and it was another miss for Virat Kohli (11), who was caught for cover as he tried to manufacture a third consecutive shot after collected a four and a straight six. David Willy.
Suryakumar brought India back into the game with a stand of 119 points with Shreyas Iyer (28 of 23) who was a spectator to his partner’s brilliance for most of the partnership.
As he often does, Suryakumar bowled with opposing bowlers and picked his shots all around the floor.
Highlights of his glorious innings were two lobbed square drives from pacers Richard Gleeson and Chrish Jordan who went all the way for six.
He became the fifth Indian to score a hundred in the International T20s by opening the bat face and guiding a low, full throw from Willey between the back point and the third man short.
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His sleeves included 14 fours and half a dozen sixes.
Suryakumar single-handedly brought the equation down to 66 from 30 balls before running out of partners at the other end.
Earlier skipper Jos Buttler (18 from 9 balls) and Jason Roy (27 from 26) helped England to 52 for 1 in six overs. malan and Liam Livingstone (42 not of 29) then shared an entertaining 84-run partnership to set the platform for a massive total.
Having already sealed the series, India rested their front row bowlers in Jasprit Bumrah, in-form Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal, in addition to all-around star Hardik Pandya.
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India’s next generation were taken to the cleaners by a powerful English batting line-up that had disappointed in the opening two games. Ravi BishnoiThe two-for-30 effort in four overs was the only silver lining in an otherwise ordinary bowling performance.
Buttler punished the inexperienced Umran Malik during his brief stay, picking up two fours and a six on the Indian’s opener which gave up 17 points.
Avesh Khan knocked Buttler down with a slower ball he played over the stumps.
After Roy was caught behind Malik, Malan shifted gears and played some good cricket shots he is known for.
He comfortably swept the spinners for the maximums and was quick on the pull and cut against the leaders.
On the five six, Malan’s slog swept Ravindra Jadeja on the square leg and picked up a shot over the cow’s corner on a low, full throw from Avesh stood out.
As he often does, Livingstone handed out sixes as he hit four and alongside Harry Brook (19 off) and Chris Jordan (11 off 3) fired England past 200.
Livingstone had a life when he was dropped by Virat Kohli into the deep.
England have amassed as many as 129 runs in the last 10 overs.
Malik leaked the most runs for India, finishing in numbers of one for 56 in four overs.