Rohit Sharma's Ton, Hardik Pandya's Four-Wicket Haul Powers India to Victory

Virginia Santiago
July 9, 2018

Sharma was imperious as India clinched a series win in England.

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Last night, India won it's first T20I series against England in Bristol beating the hosts by 7 wickets.

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Rohit's unbeaten knock of 100 included 11 boundaries and five sixes and he is now only the second batsman after Colin Munro to have registered three T201 tons. You can also follow our live blog for ball-by-ball updates and analysis on

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The final T20I of the series in Bristol was a high-scoring affair, one that the fans were waiting for right through the series.

Only moments of brilliance from England kept India in check.

The key to India's success may well lie yet again with the wrist-spinners, especially Kuldeep Yadav. Not one, not two, but five superb catches, showed his exemplary level of fitness.

Speaking at the post-match presentation, Rohit said: "That's the style of my play".

"The character showed was something we are really proud of and as captain I was very happy to see that".

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

'We will continue to try different things in the batting order and the bowlers.

The target of 199 runs was not less but the wicket condition was in favour of batsmen. Kumar has struggled of late and has just three scalps under his belt in his last five T20I innings. Though the England camp keeps insisting that Ben Stokes, having recovered from a hamstring injury, may not find a place in the XI, he will nearly certainly replace Ball. They got the team off to a flying start. Rohit looked at his imperious best from the get-go, even though Shikhar Dhawan's lean patch continued at the other end as the left-hander flicked a poor David Willey (1/37) delivery down the leg side to Jake Ball (1/39) at short fine leg. "It's a great way to start the tour".

Ben Stokes was introduced in the seventh over and he made an immediate impact by conceding just two runs from that over. "We have made calls like this in the past and we will make the call for the benefit of the team and put out our strongest XI", Morgan told reporters after the second T20I. But Hales and Morgan added 48 for the fourth wicket and Jonny Bairstow struck two sixes in a quickfire 28 to increase the momentum. "There was a lot more clarity in the shots that we played".

"Besides, the way he bowled gave him confidence".

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