India made a comeback by beating England by 7 wickets in the second match of the 5-match T20 series, leveling 1-1 in the series. England scored 164 runs batting first. In response, India won the match by 7 wickets thanks to the brilliant half-century innings of debutant star Ishaan Kishan (57) and captain Virat Kohli (3 not out). Virat hit the winning six off Chris Jordan. England had won by 8 wickets in the first match.
Earlier, the Indian bowlers bowled tightly in the last five overs, allowing England to score 164 runs for 6 wickets. After getting the batting invitation, England got an early blow in the form of Jos Buttler (naught) who was lbw to Bhuvneshwar Kumar off the third ball of the innings. Jason Roy (46 off 35 balls) and David Malan (24 runs off 23 balls) put England’s innings ahead with a 63-run partnership from 47 balls.
This dangerous looking partnership came to an end by Yuzvendra Chahal in the ninth over when Malan was lbw to a successful India review. Roy continued his aggressive batting. But when he looked dangerous, in the 12th over, he was caught by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in deep square leg off Washington Sundar.
Washington Sundar gave England another setback in the next over when Johnny Bairstow (20) was caught out by Suryakumar Yadav, his debutante ball in deep square leg. England captain Eoin Morgan (20 off 28 balls) was the next player to return to the pavilion, who caught the bat off Rishabh Pant in the back of the stump after touching the ball off Shardul Thakur’s slow ball in an attempt to play a big shot.
England’s score was 130 for four in the 15th over and the team was moving towards giving a target of close to 200 runs but the Indian bowlers bowled brilliantly to concede only 34 runs in the final five overs. Washington Sundar and Shardul took two wickets each for 29-29 runs.