Indian captain Rohit Sharma praised all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s knock, calling it a “great one under pressure,” after his team defeated England in the second T20I match by a score of 49 runs.
After bowling out England for 121 runs in the second T20I at Birmingham on Saturday, the Indian pace attack, led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, feasted on English bowlers and produced precise bowling performances to enable the visitors win the T20 series.
With the bat, England had a very poor day. Again failing to live up to expectations, the aggressive batting order collapsed in the face of Indian pacers.
Indians overcame their slightly subpar first-half batting performance to dismiss the hosts for 121 and win the series. Only David Willey (33*) and Moeen Ali (35*) could list some respectable results next to their names.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar set the stage for this incredible bowling display during the powerplays.
In the second T20I played in Birmingham, England pacers led by Richard Gleeson and Chris Jordan dominated the Indian batters as Men in Blue posted a respectable 170/8 in their 20 overs, with contributions from captain Rohit Sharma (31) and Ravindra Jadeja (46*) proving to be crucial for the visitors.
“We are aware of their exceptional teamwork, not only in England but also elsewhere. When you win games, you get more confident, and the lads’ feelings matter. I was particularly interested in seeing how we would fare as a team and how we would challenge one another. Wonderfully executed under pressure.