IN PICS: Chahal floors England

Sport360 staff 22:18 01/02/2017

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal starred for India as the hosts registered a 75-run win over England at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

With the victory, India won the T20I series 2-1 which completed a clean sweep of series wins for the Virat Kohli-led side over England across the three formats of the game this winter.

Chasing 203, England looked to be in the game at 119/2 in the 14th over, but what followed was an extraordinary collapse that has rarely been seen in the history of cricket.

England would go on to lose eight wickets for just eight runs and be bowled out for 127 with Chahal picking up the best bowling figures by an Indian bowler in T20Is.

The 26-year-old picked up six wickets for 25 runs, which included five scalps in his final two overs. He was ably supported by fellow leg-spinner Amit Mishra, who bowled an economical spell of 1/23.

Earlier in the day, half-centuries from Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni helped India score 202/6 in their 20 overs. It was, in fact, Dhoni’s first T20I fifty despite playing in the format for over ten years now.

Yuvraj Singh also played a handy knock, scoring 27 from just 10 deliveries at the end of the innings.

BRIEF SCORES

India 202/6, 20 overs [Raina 63, Dhoni 56, Plunkett 1/22] beat England 127, 16.3 overs [Root 42, Morgan 40, Chahal 6/25] by 75 runs.

Man of the Match, Man of the Series – Yuzvendra Chahal.

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