England loses eight wickets for eight runs as India wins T20 series

By winning the third Twenty20 international, India also secured the series 2-1. England thus ended their subcontinental tour battered, befuddled and beaten in all three formats.


Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s maiden six-wicket haul turned things around for India as the hosts beat England by 75 runs in the third and final Twenty20 International to clinch the series 2-1 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday.

Chasing a mammoth 203, India vs England were on track till the 13th over scoring 119/2, before Chahal’s magical spell (6/25) put the visitors on the back foot as they surrendered meekly to lose their last eight wickets for just eight runs and end on 127.

England started well with opener Jason Roy (32) and Joe Root (42) putting on 47 runs for the second wicket before the latter combined with skipper Eoin Morgan (40) and added 64 runs for the third wicket to put them in a commanding position.

But thereafter it was Chahal all the way, who triggered a collapse by sending back Morgan and Root off consecutive deliveries before pacer Jasprit Bumrah (3/14) added to their woes by striking in the very next over to dismiss wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler for a duck.

England’s batsmen were in such a hurry that it hardly took Chahal another over to take three more wickets of Ben Stokes (6), Moeen Ali (2) and Chris Jordan (0) and dash any hopes of a recovery.

Tottering at 127/9, Bumrah dismissed tail-ender Tymal Mills (0) to seal the deal in India’s favour.

India’s biggest wins in Twenty20 Internationals

90 runs England Colombo RPS 2012
75 runs England Bangalore 2017
73 runs Australia Mirpur 2014
69 runs Sri Lanka Ranchi 2016
54 runs Zimbabwe Harare 2015

From 119/2 to 127 all out – England lost their last 8 wickets for only 8 runs in 19 balls. This is the second worst 8-wicket collapse for any team in international cricket across all three formats. New Zealand lost 8 wickets for only 5 runs in a Test match way back in 1946.

Worst 8 wicket collapses in international cricket

5/8 New Zealand Australia Wellington 1946 Tests
8/8 England India Bangalore 2017 T20Is
8/10 New Zealand Pakistan Auckland 2001 Tests
8/10 Sri Lanka West Indies Sharjah 1986 ODIs
8/10 Australia South Africa Cape Town 2011 Tests
8/11 England West Indies Lord’s 1979 ODIs

Young India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal initially became the first Indian bowler to record a five-wicket haul and then went on write his name in the history books by finishing with figures of 6 for 25.

Chahal is now only the second bowler after Sri Lankan mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis to snare six wickets in an innings in T20 Internationals.

Best bowling figures in Twenty20 Internationals

6/8 Ajantha Mendis Zimbabwe 2012
6/16 Ajantha Mendis Australia 2011
6/25 Yuzvendra Chahal England 2017
5/3 Rangana Herath New Zealand 2014
5/6 Umar Gul New Zealand 2009

 Best bowling figures by an Indian in Twenty20 Internationals

6/25 Yuzvendra Chahal England 2017
4/8 Ravichandran Ashwin Sri Lanka 2016
4/10 Barinder Sran Zimbabwe 2016
4/11 Ravichandran Ashwin Australia 2014
4/12 Harbhajan Singh England 2012

This was India’s second highest total in T20Is batting first.

India’s highest totals in Twenty20 Internationals (batting first)

218/4 England Durban 2007 Won
202/6 England Bangalore 2017 Won
199/5 South Africa Dharamshala 2015 Lost
196/6 Sri Lanka Ranchi 2016 Won
192/5 Pakistan Ahmedabad 2012 Won
192/2 West Indies Mumbai 2016 Lost

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