Result
3rd T20I, Bristol, Jul 8 2018, India tour of Ireland and England
198/9
(18.4/20 ov, target 199)
201/3
India won by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
2y
• The Report by Sidharth Monga

Rohit Sharma's magnificent 100* leads India to series win

Rohit Sharma struck an unbeaten hundred and Hardik Pandya then finished the chase, to follow 4 for 38 with the ball

Match centre 
Scorer: @Cricket_Lama
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
England198/9(20 overs)
India201/3(18.4 overs)
Rohit Sharma*100 (56)
Virat Kohli43 (29)
Jake Ball1/39(3)

India win by seven wickets and take the series 2-1. That's a magnificent performance from India, given the cantering start that England made with the bat. Pandya, who finished it with the bat, came back brilliantly from an expensive first over to take four wickets and England's innings limped to the line. Then it was a masterclass of chasing from the India top order, led by one of the best in business in Rohit Sharma. We'll bring you the presentations shortly.

WATCH - Hardik Pandya creams one over long-off (Available in India only)

WATCH - Rohit steers one to get to his third T20I ton (Available in India only)

WATCH - Hardik Pandya hits the winning runs (Available in India only)

Snehil: "Hardik Pandya should be awarded the MoM as it was his 4 wickets that proved crucial. Add to that his hits at the end and you have a matchwinner."

Rtvesa: "Pandya ends the match MS Dhoni style. Looks like a capable successor to the Master Finisher."

Gaurav: "And with this India remain perfect in 3-match T20I series!"

Pradeep: "Yes, England is a new super power in ODI's but one way of stopping this England side is keep taking wickets...India done this today" And their T20 cricket is certainly not in the same shape as their ODI form. That series will be a cracker as well but, yes, you are certainly wright about the importance of taking wickets.

Arpit Sharma: "Every player has contributed in this series for India. May be the first time that India has got that much good start of an England tour. Only worry remain is shikhar dhawan's form and of course fielding can be much better."

Presentation time...the Man of the Match and Man of the Series is Rohit Sharma "That's the style of my play, assessing the conditions was important. We knew the wicket would be nice to play on. I was trying to hold the shape when playing the big shots. I like to be calm, not to panic too much, because once you are there you can make up the scoring. With the wicket being so good I just knew I had to stay there. [Pandya] is a fearless individual and that's what the team want him to do.

Eoin Morgan "We had a tremendous start with the bat and we didn't do ourselves justice...20 or 30 short. Our execution of shots wasn't there. Picking the right ball to hit is something we'll have to work on. India bowled, but on a small ground we'd have expected to score more than that. Thought we'd have to do something special with the ball and it's hard to defend on a ground like this. Hopefully we can learn as we go along. This series has produced three completely performances for us. We learn and hopefully improve."

Virat Kohli "I think the comeback from the bowlers was outstanding, we thought they would get 225-230. The character they showed is something we are really proud of. As captain, very happy to see that. We had the quality to bowl those wicket-taking deliveries. We applied pressure and pulled the game back. [Pandya] is a really good all-round cricketer, very confident, and the way he picked up those wickets is what you want to see in younger guys. Then he delivers with the bat, Rohit was obviously very special but Hardik was standout. The pitch was really flat, we enjoyed ourselves as batsmen. I think it was a brutal day for the bowlers. We backed up something and the guys produced the goods for us. We will continue to try different things in the batting order and the bowlers. The guys are taking this as an opportunity. Great to start with a series win."

Kohli goes and collects the trophy and celebrates with his team. They full deserve their series win, two very convincing performances either side of the defeat. On that note, we'll leave things there for today. The one-day series starts on Thursday at Trent Bridge (that could be a mountain of runs!) and we'll be back to bring you all the action. For now, though, it's goodbye from Alan and Gnasher. Thanks for joining us today.

18.4
6
Jordan to Pandya, SIX runs
what a way to finish it! A wonderful lofted straight drive into the crowd over long-on
18.3
Jordan to Pandya, no run
another slower ball, length outside off, he slots it to cover
18.2
1
Jordan to Sharma, 1 run
slower ball, dabbed into backward point, and that's a wonderful hundred...his third century in T20Is, just the second player to make three
18.1
4
Jordan to Sharma, FOUR runs
hammered! Full outside off, a very hittable ball, he throws his hands through the drive between deep cover and long-off

Rohit needs five for his hundred

end of over 1820 runs
INDIA: 190/3CRR: 10.55 • RRR: 4.50 • Need 9 from 12b
Hardik Pandya27 (12)
Rohit Sharma95 (54)
David Willey3-0-37-1
Jake Ball3-0-39-1
17.6
4
Willey to Pandya, FOUR runs
terrific placement, stays round the wicket, a length ball outside off, angled wide of short third man...a masterful over of batting to all-but seal the chase
17.5
4
Willey to Pandya, FOUR runs
a wide low toss, carved over the off side, bottom hand comes off the bat, Stokes can't get across in time

Shailendra: "Was watching on TV, suddenly heard Holding's voice over the commentary. I was like, What!!! He? commentating in a T20? And, then they showed Swann mimicking Michael Holding. " WATCH - Graeme Swann imitates Michael Holding in commentary (Available in India only)

17.4
6
Willey to Pandya, SIX runs
that's huge! India charging for the line. Pandya stays in his crease and lofts a full delivery over long-off
17.3
1
Willey to Sharma, 1 run
full, very wide, Sharma walks across his crease and drives one-handed out to deep cover

danial: "why on earth would you bowl jake ball when you have 4 overs of willey and stokes left?"

17.2
4
Willey to Sharma, FOUR runs
what a stroke! Guess it shouldn't surprise us anymore, but it's still magnificent. Moves across the crease and scoop/sweeps a full delivery over short fine leg
17.1
1
Willey to Pandya, 1 run
round the wicket, full outside off, driven powerfully along the ground to deep cover

David Willey into the attack. Nivas: "excellent game so far with momentum shifting every now & then between the sides. Was longing to see an equally contested game & this game did not disappoint."

end of over 1715 runs
INDIA: 170/3CRR: 10 • RRR: 9.66 • Need 29 from 18b
Hardik Pandya12 (8)
Rohit Sharma90 (52)
Jake Ball3-0-39-1
Adil Rashid4-0-32-0
16.6
1
Ball to Pandya, 1 run
gets this full at off stump, a good delivery, angled to third man...is that the over that seals it for India?
16.5
1
Ball to Sharma, 1 run
length ball outside off, steered down to third man

Pranay: "I wasn't very happy to see so many T20I series planned for the next FTP but I wouldn't mind if they are fought tooth and nail like this."

16.4
4
Ball to Sharma, FOUR runs
short of a length outside off, a crunching pull off the front foot and splits the men deep on the leg side
16.3
1
Ball to Pandya, 1 run
banged in short of a length, nips back a touch, angled backward of point
16.2
4
Ball to Pandya, FOUR runs
this is fantastic placement! This wasn't a bad ball, a wide yorker, he opens the face and steers it wide of third man. Very good
16.1
4
Ball to Pandya, FOUR runs
starts with a length ball which he lofts over mid-off who was inside the circle, Ball rolled his fingers across it. Excellent shot

Rishyan: "Pandya before Raina and Dhoni?? Looks like Kohli is serious about this experimenting thing!"

Jake Ball returns...WATCH - Jordan holds on to a Kohli bullet (Available in India only)

end of over 164 runs
INDIA: 155/3CRR: 9.68 • RRR: 11.00 • Need 44 from 24b
Hardik Pandya2 (4)
Rohit Sharma85 (50)
Adil Rashid4-0-32-0
Chris Jordan3-0-29-1

Dave: "Is Jordan doing a Hardik Pandya here?"

15.6
1
Rashid to Pandya, 1 run
full and straight, aims a heave over the leg side, dragged out to deep midwicket...good over from Rashid
15.5
1
Rashid to Sharma, 1 run
short outside off, cut to deep cover...they don't take on Bairstow's arm (Hardik dropped his bat anyway)
Best performances - batsmen
RG Sharma
100 runs (56)
11 fours
5 sixes
Control69%
Productive shot
pull
24 runs
3 fours
2 sixes
12141510190822
JJ Roy
67 runs (31)
4 fours
7 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
off drive
21 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
1872220261
Best performances - bowlers
HH Pandya
O
4
M
0
R
38
W
4
Eco
9.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
S Kaul
O
4
M
0
R
35
W
2
Eco
8.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
County Ground, Bristol
TossIndia , elected to field first
SeriesIndia tour of Ireland and England
Player Of The Match
Rohit Sharma
Player Of The Series
Rohit Sharma
Series resultIndia won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 690
Season2018
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.20, Interval 15.20-15.40, Second Session 15.40-17.00
Match days08 July 2018 (20-over match)
T20I debut
Deepak Chahar
Umpires
Tim Robinson
Rob Bailey
TV Umpire
Michael Gough
Reserve Umpire
Alex Wharf
Match Referee
David Boon