ENG vs IND 2018, Third T20I: Five talking points from the game

India won the series 2-1.

Hardik register's best T20I figures 

Pandya took 4 wickets in the game. (Getty)

One the day when Kuldeep Yadav was dropped from the playing XI and Bhuvneshwar Kumar missing the game due to a sore back, Kohli needed a bowler who could step up to the plate and take wickets in the middle overs. His premier spinner Yuzvendra Chahal went wicketless in his spell which made matters worse for Kohli. 

Kohli introduced Pandya in the last over of the bowling powerplay expecting him to get the breakthrough. Instead, he gave away 22 runs. Kohli then brought back Pandya for his second spell in the death overs and that paid instant dividence. Pandya dismissed skipper England skipper Eoin Morgan (6) and Alex Hales (30) to stifle the England scoring rate. He then dismissed Stokes (14) and Bairstow (25) in the 18th over of their innings. His strikes ensured that England did not get to 200 as they ended their innings on 198. 

By Anshuman Roy - 09 Jul, 2018

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