At Nagpur, January 29, 2017 (floodlit). India won by five runs. Toss: England.
Once Buttler had helped take 16 from the penultimate over, bowled by Nehra, England needed eight off the last. But a combination of precise death bowling by Bumrah, and - to the tourists' exasperation - a third poor decision of the night from umpire Shamshuddin, meant they managed just two. Root was given out lbw for 38 from the first ball, despite a thick bottom edge, and Buttler bowled by the fourth, sending a sell-out crowd of 45,000 into raptures. Earlier, both Kohli and Yuvraj Singh had been given not out by Shamshuddin; replays suggested the leg-before shouts should have been upheld. A slow pitch placed a premium on patience for batsmen, and precision for bowlers. Jordan, with his most economical four-over spell in Twenty20 internationals, and Ali bowled expertly for England, while Rahul was a beacon of fluidity among some staccato Indian innings. His 71 from 47 balls was the only half-century of the match, and the highest T20 score for India against England, beating Virender Sehwag's 68 a decade earlier. Late in England's faltering innings, Stokes grasped the initiative with 38 from 27 balls, but his departure in the 17th over, lbw to Nehra, slowed the chase once again. With Bumrah conceding only four off the bat in his last two overs, India had somehow set up a series decider.
Man of the Match: J. J. Bumrah.