Suryakumar Yadav knock of 117 went in vain as England wins India by 17 runs in the third and final T20I at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Chasing a total of 216, India were reeling at 31 for three before Yadav and Shreyas Iyer stitched 119 runs for the fourth wicket to keep the team in the race. Iyer and Dinesh Karthik were dismissed in quick succession by Yadav continued his onslaught to take India closer to the target. However, his dismissal in the penultimate over put the game back in England’s favour.
Chris Jordan two wickets in the final over as England held on for a consolatory win. Earlier, Dawid Malan hit a brilliant 77, before Liam Livingstone unbeaten knock of 42 powered England to a total of 215 for seven against India. During losing wickets, England managed to build boundaries at regular intervals, especially with the short boundaries at the venue. Malan and Livingstone created an important partnership of 84 runs as England managed to cross the 200-run mark. For India, Ravi Bishnoi and Harshal Patel took two wickets each. Earlier, England had won the toss and elected to play.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Reece Topley (4-0-22-3) is the player of the match for his amazing bowling on a belter of a pitch. Topley was really happy to win the award when there were some great knocks. He mentions that they got the early wickets and it was a brilliant knock from Suryakumar Yadav but they believed that they were always one wicket away from getting victory. Mentions that Yadav’s innings was amazing and he hadn’t seen shots like that for a long time.