2nd T20I: Jadeja, bowlers give India an unassailable 2-0 lead over England in 49-run win (Ld)

Riding on Jadeja’s innings (46 not out on 29), India, after being invited to bat first, posted a decent total of 170/8 in 20 overs. Apart from Jadeja, Rohit Sharma (31 off 20) and Rishabh Pant (26 off 15) were the other main scorers for India.

Defending a challenging total, Bhuvneshwar Kumar caught the dangerous Jason Roy at slip on the first ball of the innings. In his very next over, he took the big wicket of Jos Buttler through the under-edge, which Pant saw off and forced India to go for a review. That was the fifth time Bhuvneshwar had Butler’s number.

Jashpreet Bumrah, who was back in the fold after a long Test as captain, followed up Bhuvneshwar’s twin strike with the wicket of Liam Linvingstone, which was undone and bowled by a slow off-cutter, and Later with the wicket of the dangerous Sam Curran.

Yuzvendra Chahal, in the attack soon after the powerplay, deceived Harry Brooke in the air and got him caught in the deep as India’s bowlers continued to take wickets in the middle overs.

Since then, England has never been in a race to chase the target of victory. Moeen Ali (35 off 21) and David Willey (33 not out on 22) tried hard but it was not enough as England were all out for 121 runs in 17 overs after losing by a huge margin of 49 runs.

Bhuvneshwar, who scored 3 for 15, was adjudged the player of the match, while Jasprit Bumrah (2/10) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2/10) and Harshal Patel (1/34) were the other wicket-takers for India. Were.

Earlier, India’s new opening pair Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant gave India an aggressive start. David Willey and Moeen Ali faced some heat, with both Rohit and Pant picking their places while maximizing the powerplay.

It was Richard Gleason, the oldest T20I debutant for England, who gave the hosts their first breakthrough by dismissing Rohit in the fifth over of the innings. Despite Rohit’s wicket, Pant derailed and hit a smashing six at long off by Moeen to help India cross the 50-run mark.

However, Gleason came back to claim the wicket of Kohli (1) due to a brilliant catch by David Malan at backward point. On the very next ball, Pant stepped up to Gleason but the keeper got an inside edge, leaving India struggling at 69/3.

Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya had the job to handle things from there and put on a small 28-run partnership but Chris Jordan’s double-strike dashed the Indians’ hopes. Jordan first picked Yadav with a short ball and then Pandya cut another straight point.

At 89-5, India were in trouble and Jadeja and Dinesh Karthik needed to bat deep to take the visitors to a competitive score. During his stay at the crease, Karthik (12) was unable to rotate the strike properly before being run out on a Harry Brook throw.

However, Jadeja took one end and added useful runs with the rest of the batsmen to push India to 170-8 in 20 overs. Chris Jordan (4-27) and Richard Gleeson (3-15) took wickets for England.

Brief Scores: India 170/8 in 20 overs (Ravindra Jadeja 46 not out, Rohit Sharma 31; Chris Jordan 4-27) beat England 121 in 17 overs (Moeen Ali 35, David Willey 33 not out; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/15) ) by 49 runs

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