India survived some nervy late overs after Suryakumar Yadav’s blistering maiden fifty to register a series-levelling eight-run victory over England in the fourth T20 International right here on Thursday.
Asked to bat, India posted 185 for 8, their highest complete in the sequence, thanks largely to a 31-ball 57 from Suryakumar after which restricted England to 177 for 8 to win the match and stage the five-match sequence 2-2.
The visiting facet have been in the hunt until Ben Stokes (46 off 23 balls) and Jonny Bairstow (25 off 19) have been on the crease with the Indian bowlers leaking runs in the center overs. The dew additionally created issues for the bowlers to grip the ball.
But the house facet made a fantastic restoration with Hardik Pandya and senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar main the best way. England wanted 23 from the final over and Jofra Archer hit a 4 and a six however couldn’t get the required runs in the top.
From 132 for 4 on the finish of the fifteenth over, England might add simply 45 runs in the final 5 overs.
Shardul Thakur ended with figures of three for 42 whereas Pandya received 2 for 16. Rahul Chahar additionally received two and Bhuvneshwar Kumar one wicket.
Earlier, India saved England on a good leash by making a gift of simply two runs in the primary two overs and eradicating the harmful Jos Buttler (9) in the third over.
But Jason Roy (40) and Dawin Malan (14) started to choose up the items, with England reaching 48 for 1 after the powerplay.
Malan was dropped by Shardul Thakur when on 3 however he didn’t add too many runs as he was out for 14 in the eighth over with Rahul Chahar cleansing him up.
With the asking charge nearing 10 an over, England needed to play the pictures however Roy didn’t have an entire management of his pull off Pandya in the ninth over for Suryakumar to finish a simple catch close to the boundary.
At 71 for 3 on the midway stage and the asking charge going previous 11 runs per over, England needed to take dangers and Ben Stokes did simply that with two big sixes, one off Washington Sundar and the opposite off Chahar.
With the dew giving difficulties to the spinners, Stokes and Jonny Bairstow received the boundaries required to maintain the asking charge close to 10 an over.
Stokes was significantly in ominous type as he cleared the boundaries with ease.
But the dismissal of Bairstow in the fifteenth over and that of Stokes two overs later turned the match in India’s favour. The duo had shared 65 runs for the fourth wicket.
After sending Stokes again, Shardul Thakur took two in two.
Earlier, Suryakumar smashed a blistering maiden fifty and powered India to 185 for 8 after the hosts have been requested to bat.
Suryakumar, who changed an injured Ishan Kishan, struck six fours and three sixes in his 31-ball 57 to high rating for India. He debuted in the second T20I however didn’t bat in that match.
India didn’t have a giant partnership however quickfire knocks from Shreyas Iyer (37 off 18 balls) and Rishabh Pant (30 off 23) took the hosts to their highest complete of the sequence.
England once more opened the assault with leg-spinner Adil Rashid however Rohit Sharma (12) clobbered him for a six in the primary ball of the match.
But Rohit’s promising innings was lower brief in the fourth over as he was caught and bowled by Jofra Archer, who took career-best figures of 4/33.
Suryakumar hit Archer for a six in the primary ball he confronted in worldwide cricket, picked up the gaps and located the boundaries to maintain the scoreboard transferring, although the England bowlers have been not at all wayward.