ENG vs IND 2018: India's slow over rate in Bristol T20I gets Michael Vaughan angry

It was India's sixth straight T20I series win and their first in England.

Umesh Yadav in the third T20I match against England | Source Cricbuzz

Former England captain, Michael Vaughan has lashed out on India for  maintaining a slow over-rate in the third T20 match which India won by 7 wickets with eight balls to spare. Michael Vaughan admits India's T20 over-rate in this series has been horrifying.

In the series decider, Rohit Sharma slammed 100 off 56 balls that led India to win the three-match series 2-0. Rohit hammered five sixes and 11 fours to register his third T20I century, he was even helped by Virat Kohli who struck 43 and an unbeaten 33 from Hardik Pandya.

For England, it was Jason Roy who provided them with a blistering start, he slammed 31-ball 67 with a helping hand from Jos Buttler and Alex Hales.

Meanwhile, Indian bowlers bounced back stronger in the game to restrict the hosts under 200 they were heavily criticized by Michael Vaughan. Vaughan in his tweet wrote,  "The Indian T20 over rate this series has been appalling ..... Get on with it .... #ENGvIND"

Although, Michael Vaughan was countered by many Indian fans for his tweet over India's slow over-rate.

"I'm guessing, but I think he (Bhuvneshwar) was looking to see what I was going to do," Willey said. "They did that a few times. The spinners did it a couple of times. I'm not sure what the rules are on that. I don't particularly like it. I don't think it is necessarily in the spirit of cricket." David Willey said of Bhuvneshwar Kumar after their heat up in the first game.

India's Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav who clinched five-wickets in the first encounter was missing from the third game against England. It was India's sixth straight T20I series win and their first in England.

(Inputs from India Today)

By Kunal Kataria - 09 Jul, 2018

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