England level series with Hales's half century Letzcricket

India are unlikely to tinker with their playing eleven

India are unlikely to tinker with their playing eleven

He's a very good bowler and he'll bowl well the majority of the time. With this win, the series is levelled at 1-1 as the series decider will be played at Bristol on Sunday.

Earlier, India won the toss and sent England to bat first on a bright sunny day.

Despite the disappointment on Friday, the visitors are still in contention for their sixth consecutive T20I series' win, which is part of an unbeaten run stretching back to September 2017. In all, they have been unbeaten in bilateral T20I series since September previous year. "I am very happy that my performance in the last 3-4 months and have kept improving with each game".

India have thrashed England by seven wickets to win their final Twenty20 contest and take the three-match series 2-1. "India never really got away from us, but we struggled to take wickets (during the chase)", said Morgan.

"I watched a bit more footage, worked with Merlyn and looked to play a bit more off the back foot and waited for him to float one up to hit a bit straighter, rather than cross bat like my dismissal the other night".

A little change in the England batting line-up also worked wonders. He was on 10 not out then.Much to the Indian skipper's relief, it didn't cost much as three balls later, Buttler gave away an nearly identical chance and this time Kohli held on, running to his right and sparking his customary wild celebration.

To make matters worse, Buttler was dropped by Yuzvendra Chahal (0/30) just after Powerplay although it was a hard chance. All in all, the sides are more or less evenly matched, but Stokes' return will definitely give England the balance they lacked at Cardiff.

Pandya then dented England's surge as Morgan top-edged a back of a length delivery which Dhoni smothered, clattering the stumps in his follow through, and Hales was caught behind.

"I feel India will wrap up the match before the 19th over".

The conditions concern India as well. The groundsmen left an extra layering of grass on the wicket's top-surface and English bowlers used it amply.

Captain Virat Kohli had earlier fallen three short of a half-century, caught by a juggling and diving Joe Root on the fine-leg boundary off David Willey. It's about having a bit more of a plan and more composure. Buttler was bowled heaving at Kaul Siddarth, while Roy edged a slower ball from debutant Deepak Chahar. He has played a lot worldwide T20 cricket and he has played a lot around the world.

There have been some simply stunning catches taken in England's T20I series with India, but is Chris Jordan's the best of the lot? Even so, this is about more than just rankings at this juncture.

It wasn't to be though and now England need to switch their focus towards the start of the ODI series which gets underway on Thursday.

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