India vs England T20I: India beat England by 36 runs in fifth Twenty20 to claim series 3-2

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Updated: Mar 20, 2021 11:10 PM

Ind v Eng, T20I: With no KL Rahul at the top, Virat Kohli moved himself up the order to open with Rohit Sharma. The move worked wonders with Kohli and Rohit sharing a 94-run stand off 54 balls.

Ind v Eng, T20I: England win toss & opt to field; India play T Natarajan instead of KL Rahul in series deciderInd v Eng, T20I: India's Virat Kohli and teammates wait for an umpire's review at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. (Reuters/File image)

India defeated England by 36 runs in the fifth Twenty20 International to claim the series 3-2 here on Saturday.

Rohit Sharma’s blistering 64 off just 34 balls laid the foundation for India’s massive total of 224 for two.

Skipper Virat Kohli contributed unbeaten 80 while Suryakumar Yadav scored 32 off 17 balls before Chris Jordan’s stunning piece of fielding resulted in his dismissal off Adil Rashid.

Hardik Pandya remained unbeaten on 39.

India struck early with Bhivneshwar Kumar dismissing dangerous Jason Roy for a duck and kept consistent pressure on England.

Dawid Malan (68) and Jos Buttler (52) scored half-centuries but the required run rate kept mounting. They managed 188 for 8 for in their 20 overs.

Brief Scores:

India: 224 for 2 in 20 overs. (Virat Kohli 80 not out, Rohit Sharma 64; Ben Stokes 1/26, Adil Rashid 1/31).

England: 188 for 8 in 20 overs (Dawid malan 68, Jos Buttler 52; Shardul Thakur 3/45, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/15).

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