Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | ENG: 139/6 (6 runs required, RR: 6.95)

  • Moeen Ali1 (2b)
  • Chris Jordan0 (1b)
  • Jasprit Bumrah4-0-20-2
  • Ashish Nehra4-0-28-3

England required 41 off 30 with seven wickets in hand, 32 off 24 wit seven wickets in hand and eight off the final over with six wickets in hand. That India still managed to win was courtesy some sensational end-overs bowling by Bumrah. That India got to 140 plus was thanks to KL Rahul's half-century, a sparkling effort on a tough pitch. He made batting look easier than it was. Thanks for joining us, folks. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. Until next time, cheers!

Virat Kohli: It's important to have belief. It was a case of us executing well initially. You don't want to let momentum slip away in the middle overs, especially with the series on the line. But the way spinners bowled in the middle, and then the effort of Nehra and Bumrah with dew was outstanding. Nehra knew exactly what he wanted to do, Bumrah was asking me every ball what I thought he should do. I told him 'just bowl what comes naturally to you.' I played for a bit on that wicket, shot-making was difficult. As soon as I got out, Rahul knew he had to play long. He has all the shots in the book. Good reflexes, hand-eye coordination. Looking forward to Bangalore. There are some things we need to tighten up.

Kapil: "Terrific bowling by Bumrah, but have to say this match is the biggest advertisement for DRS in T20, especially with India now on board."

Eoin Morgan: We didn't start the final over well, a decision didn't go our way. The wicket was tough, but fair play, he produced a match-winning over. I thought we bowled really well to back up our previous performance with the ball, but with the last two games, we've been right on the money. In the chase, we never let it get too far away from us. Root, Stokes played outstandingly well. It's unbelievably disappointing to lose, but we still have a chance to win the series in Bangalore.

10.30pm I'd like to take you into a specific instance in India's innings. The cameras panned to Kohli, who asked Bumrah to learn from what Chris Jordan did: hit the deck hard. It's something he didn't do in his first two overs, where he was walloped. But when he came back in for his next two, he mixed the 'hit-the-deck' deliveries with his slower deliveries, and that, ladies and gentleman, has made the difference. Defending eight off the final over can never be easy, but he's delivered when it has mattered most.

Ashish Nehra: Pressure game, I wanted to leave Jasprit with as many as possible to defend. Hats off to him, this isn't the first time he's done it for India. Jasprit asked me if he should bowl length. All I told him was 'you have a good yorker, look to bowl full, it's tough to hit a six even if it is a low full toss.' It worked. When 32 were needed off four overs, I told Jasprit we will win.

Jasprit Bumrah: It's always tough to bowl in the death. I tried to remember the past where I've done well in such situations. We saw the first innings, it was on the slower side. Back-of-length deliveries and slower deliveries were difficult to get away, so that is what I wanted to bowl.

Craig: "If the term "bottled it" was in the Oxford Dictionary then surely England cricket team would be alongside. How could they possibly loose from being in that position."

Bumrah to Ali, no run, swings, misses and Bumrah has done it or India. Kohli is pumped. India have clinched a win that didn't look possible. Floats this full and wide, Moeen backs away to loft it but misses. What a comeback, what a game!

One ball, six. Can Moeen be England's hero? Dhoni has one glove on.

Bumrah to Jordan, 1 bye, swings and misses. The ball keeps low and beats the inside edge but they take the bye. Dhoni flicks an under-arm throw but misses at the striker's end. Was through with the stroke really early

Seven from two.

Bumrah to Buttler, OUT, rattles the stumps. This one's a length ball that is angled in from wide of the crease, Buttler looks to pull but the ball hurries onto him, cramps him for room, skids on and deflects of the pad onto the stumps. The danger man is gone, the crowd erupts

JC Buttler b Bumrah 15 (17m 10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

Bumrah to Buttler, no run, swing and a miss. Slow off-cutter, but the key was the length. This was much fuller, Buttler swung way too early, on the bounce to Dhoni who collects it cleanly, and do they don't chance a bye

Rose: "After Kohli's reprieve in the first innings, another unfair LBW decision going against England. Could this be costly?"

Bumrah to Ali, 1 run, slower delivery, looks to work it to the leg side, gets a bottom edge that rolls to the off side
Bumrah to Root, OUT, appeal for lbw, and that's a wicket that will breathe life into the Indian cmap. Looked like an optimistic appeal but the umpire raised the finger quickly. Root tried to pull across the line when he could have simply tucked it to the leg side. Looks like there was an inside-edge. Root unlucky

JE Root lbw b Bumrah 38 (82m 38b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19 | 16 Runs | ENG: 137/4 (8 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.21, RRR: 8.00)

  • Jos Buttler15 (8b)
  • Joe Root38 (37b)
  • Ashish Nehra4-0-28-3
  • Jasprit Bumrah3-0-19-0
Nehra to Buttler, SIX runs, the captain tips this over the long-on boundary. Fetched the length ball from outside off, didn't get hold of it but it still had enough to sail over. Kohli was running backwards, the momentum was taking him over, so he didn't have time to steady himself. In the end, he tried to palm the ball back in but in vain. This game has turned and how
Nehra to Buttler, 2 runs, tails the yorker away, comes back for the second as Rahul was caught napping at long-off. It was no more than a bunt down the ground
Nehra to Buttler, FOUR runs, whipped into the midwicket boundary. Banged in short, cramped for room but he went through with the stroke and got enough bat. At 135 clicks, it was sitting up nicely for him to heave it into the leg side. Pressure released.
Nehra to Root, 1 run, hit straight into Nehra's shin. Yorker length, tailing away late. Didn't have the length to hit down the ground. Super delivery
Nehra to Root, 2 runs, once again into no man's land. Miscue. Plonks towards the edge of the circle at midwicket, they scamper back for the second. Got this off the toe end of the bat, landed it between three fielders
Nehra to Buttler, 1 run, right into the blockhole on middle, squeezed to cover

18 | 3 Runs | ENG: 121/4 (24 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.72, RRR: 12.00)

  • Joe Root35 (35b)
  • Jos Buttler2 (4b)
  • Jasprit Bumrah3-0-19-0
  • Ashish Nehra3-0-12-3
Bumrah to Root, 2 runs, heaved into the leg side but it falls in between midwicket and long-on. Excellent over. Pandya came charging in from the deep but couldn't get there.

Concern in the England camp. Root looked comfortable while Stokes was there. Two dots to Buttler and the equation has changed

Bumrah to Root, no run, misses another slower ball. Off cutter from Bumrah, looks to play a reverse paddle over short third man but was too late on the stroke. On the bounce to Dhoni
Bumrah to Root, no run, another dot. This is a superb slower delivery. Spongy bounce, he looks to heave across the line but missed it completely. Root under pressure now suddenly.
Bumrah to Buttler, 1 run, chopped down to point, Yuvraj comes around to cut that off. Gives Bumrah a mouthful, asking him to perhaps be at the stumps
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, too close to cut. Wasn't all that short too. Through to Dhoni
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, dot to start. Hits the deck hard, Buttler checks his drive, straight to Kohli at cover

Big over for Bumrah and India

17 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 118/4 (27 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.94, RRR: 9.00)

  • Jos Buttler1 (1b)
  • Joe Root33 (32b)
  • Ashish Nehra3-0-12-3
  • Jasprit Bumrah2-0-16-0
Nehra to Buttler, 1 run, drops it into the off side gently and they steal a quick single
Nehra to Stokes, OUT, slower and fuller on middle, Stokes looks to heave this into the leg side but was way too early into the stroke. Once he missed it, he was absolutely dead. Is there life in the game yet?

BA Stokes lbw b Nehra 38 (30m 27b 2x4 2x6) SR: 140.74

Nehra to Root, 1 run, pulled but straight to Bumrah at deep square. Lucky to get away with that

pushp: "I believe we are putting too much pressure on Bumrah by including him in the team even though he clearly is far away from form. The lethal yorkers are missing. He is giving freebies to batsman. We should be ideally giving him some time off and let him hit form first." Bhuvneshwar in for the next game could be a good move for starters. Just to give him a break as you mention

Nehra to Stokes, 1 run, advances down the pitch and pulls him down to deep square
Nehra to Root, 1 run, looks to reverse paddle him, gets some bat on it, straight to Yuvraj at short third man

Sachin: "I dont understand what is the need of checking for No ball after a wicket...I mean if they keep on checking all the balls, they will get lots of No ball, but the hell they check it only after wickets...insane rule." An upset fan talking, I see. But yes, perhaps if the bowlers are warned earlier that they are close to the line, you may see a reduction in no-balls that bring wickets

Bumrah does it


Runs came from Bumrah's last 2 overs (18th and 20th), which eventually lead to a 5-run win.

Stokes' best


Previous highest score for Ben Stokes in T20Is, vs WI in 2011. He has made his career best in this match.

Can England chase?


Highest successful run chase in the 10 previous T20Is in Nagpur. 7 of those 10 matches have been won by defending teams.

Mishra's 200th


No. of Indian players to take 200 wickets in T20s - Ashwin and Mishra. Morgan was Mishra's 200th scalp.

Prolific in Powerplay


No. of wkts in powerplays (first 6 overs) in T20Is since start of 2016 by Nehra, including 2 today - the most by any bowler.

Five wickets in final three


Instances of India losing 5 wkts in the last 3 overs of the inns (17th to 20th), including today. The first occasion was also against Eng, at Old Trafford, in 2011.

Yuvraj's lean patch


Yuvraj's average in his last 15 T20I innings, including today. He has scored only 211 runs at strike rate of 95.04 with only one 30+ score.

Virat's worst opponents


Kohli's average against England in eight T20Is - his worst against any team. He has made 20+ in six of the eight games though.

Search of first win


No. of T20Is played by India in Nagpur, before this, and they have lost both those. India failed to chase on both those occasions, but they are batting first today.