Hales leads England to dramatic win over India

Kuldeep Yadav celebrates after taking the wicket of England's Jos Buttler

A successful chase never looked in doubt for Virat Kohli's side, with the skipper himself contributing 43 before Hardik Pandya smashed 33 from 14 balls to take his side over the line. You can also follow our live blog for ball-by-ball updates and analysis on cricketnext.com.

A series win today will be a big confidence booster for the Indian team ahead of the three-match one day worldwide series against the Englishmen, beginning July 12. India won by 7 wickets. The last time India lost a bilateral T20I contest was against West Indies in July 2017 (one-off match).

After England squared the series in Cardiff last Friday India needed to win to make it seven successive global T20 series win in succession.

All-rounder Stokes missed the recent ODI series against Australia with a hamstring injury and has sat out the first two 20-over games against India.

Only moments of brilliance from England kept India in check.

England was sent into bat after India won the toss and got away to a positive start. Following an 8-wicket defeat in the series opener at Manchester, the hosts hit back strongly in the second, winning the match by five wickets to force the series into a decider. Kuldeep Yadav surprisingly was left out.

England returned well after their first-match surrender to Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav and did not let Indian spinners dominate in the second game. "I don't think we have to play a completely flawless game every time (to beat them) - we proved that at Cardiff". They played a batsman less (Ball instead of Moeen), and another wicket in the end might have altered the course of things.

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Captain Kohli said: "The comeback from the bowlers was outstanding - I thought they would end up getting 225 or 230 which would have been tough".

England have scored 134/2 in 13.1 overs so far.

While Root excelled for England in their run to the final of the 2016 World Twenty20, there are concerns about his recent lack of T20 experience: he has only played seven T20 matches since September 2016. Kumar has struggled of late and has just three scalps under his belt in his last five T20I innings.

India's top-order conundrum also remains a talking point for the team management ahead of the clash. England erred by feeding him with short balls, helping Rohit find his momentum in no time.

2 - India is only the 2nd team to have multiple centuries in a T20I series/tournament.

Morgan continued: "Alex always makes it hard particularly in T20 cricket". An innings like that gives him a pretty strong case for the next game. He has played a lot global T20 cricket and he has played a lot around the world.

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