Hales powers England to five-wicket win; series level at 1-1

Hales powers England to five-wicket win; series level at 1-1

Preview: With England winning the second Twenty20 worldwide to level the series at 1-1, India will aim to improve the performance and win the third and decisive contest here on Sunday. Rohit's stunning knock studded with 11 fours and five sixes.

Cardiff, July 6 The seasoned Mahendra Singh Dhoni clobbered 22 runs in the final over and lifted India from a precarious 22 for three to 148 for five in testing conditions in the second T20 global against England here today.

While Hardik Pandya scored 33 (not out) for 14 balls as India reached a score of 201 losing 3 wickets in 18 over. "We had to bowl wicket taking deliveries because 20 or 30 runs can be massive".

If Pakistan beat Australia on Sunday, India could climb to number two in the ICC T20I rankings with a series' win, relegating England to number seven.

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Later, Stokes holed out to Kohli at mid off and once again in the same over Bairstow, who was looking good after smacking two fours and sixes, nicked a half volley to the keeper.

The Men-in-Blue completely outclassed England in the first game as Kuldeep Yadav's fifer followed by Lokesh rahul's unbeaten ton guided Indian to comfortable victory at the Old Trafford. Despite that, India were on course with 70 on board for 2 wickets at the end of powerplay. Chasing 149, England could not get a good start as Umesh Yadav bowled Jason Roy (15) in the third over with a attractive delivery that came back to the right-handed batsman.

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Three balls later, Dhawan was run out in a freakish manner as he failed to make ground going for a quick single, and lost control of his bat at the same time. Buttler was dropped by Siddharth Kaul when on 20 with Chahal being the unfortunate bowler. Whats Kuldeep done, he has just bowled slow, he has bowled in the right areas, he has bowled a leg-spin and he bowled a goggly.

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Rahul's last hundred, which also came against England, was in December 2016, in a Test match. With four fielders inside, there's always that option to take chances.

Now with scoreboard reading 44/3 in seventh over, Hales came in the middle and tried to steady the ship with skipper Eoin Morgan (17) but the latter failed to support Hales and was dismissed by Hardik Pandya. Dhoni completed the catch this time around. While batting in England, he has scored 533 runs in 12 matches at a strike rate of 79.43.

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan has refused to guarantee that Ben Stokes will jump straight into the side for Sunday's T20 series decider against India in Bristol.

Ball, though, conceded 22 off the last over, including a wide and a no-ball that went through to the boundary for five as India finished with a mediocre total of 148-5.

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