India level the series 1-1 with Nehra’s and Bumrah’s bowling

England won the toss and decided to field first. When Kohli and KL Rahul opened up for batting it looked as if the score will be good in terms of batting.  Kohli was out for 21 runs and did not manage to do great in terms of batting. Rahul scored 71 runs in 47 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes. Manish Pandey was the second highest scorer with 30 runs in 26 balls with 1 six.  The rest of the Indian batsmen were not great but somehow India managed to get a score of 144 runs with a loss of 8 wickets.

Ashish Nehra gave a breakthrough for India when England’s score was 22 for no loss by picking the wickets of Billings and Roy.  Amit Mishra gave a major breakthrough as Morgan was caught on the boundary thanks to a front-foot-no-ball.  At one point of time it looked as if India would lose the match again like the previous one but with Ben Stokes being out for 38 runs for LBW by Nehra gave a ray of hope for India to win the match.

Bumrah was the game changer in the pursuit of levelling the series. He managed to get Joe Root out of his way through LBW where he had scored 38 runs for 38 balls.  A run and dot ball later, Bumrah outflanked Butler with a slower delivery to England needing 7 off the last 3 balls.

Bumrah deceived Jordan with another off-cutter, giving Moeen a task to score a six with one ball left.  Bumrah came around the wicket and bowled a low full toss, by beating Moeen’s outside edge and gifting India a five-run victory and to finish with 4-0-20-2.

Scores:

India 144 for 8 (Virat Kohli 21, KL Rahul 71; Chris Jordan 2 for 22, Moeen Ali 1 for 20) beat England 139 for 6 (Joe Root 38, Ben Stokes 38; Ashish Nehra 3 for 28, Jasprit Bumrah 2 for 20) by 5 runs

Man of the Match: Jasprit Bumrah

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