Nottingham. Jos Buttler won the first match after becoming the new captain. Under his leadership, England defeated India by 17 runs in the third T20. However, due to not bowling 20 overs by the stipulated time, there was a penalty in the ongoing match on the English team. However, Team India could not take advantage of this. Playing first in the match, England had scored 215 runs. In response, the Indian team could only reach 198 runs even after Suryakumar Yadav’s first century of T20 International. Earlier, he had won both the first matches. In this way, the Indian team led by Rohit Sharma was able to win the series 2-1.
Chasing the target of 216 runs, India’s score was 175 for 6 after 18 overs. Suryakumar Yadav 103 and Harshal Patel were playing on one run. That is, apart from Suryakumar, there was no top order batsman. The team had to score about 21 runs in every over. For England, there was one over from fast bowler Chris Jordan and one over for spin bowler. In such a situation, Butler handed the ball to off-spinner Moeen Ali. Everyone was surprised by this decision. Because Suryakumar was on strike. He plays the spin bowler well. Team India had to score runs fast. In such a situation, this over could have been given to Jordan.
Bowled to avoid penalty
But Jess Butler took this decision to avoid the penalty and not to score more runs on Moeen Ali in the last over. According to the new ICC rules, if a team is not able to bowl 20 overs by the stipulated time, then only 4 out of 5 fielders can remain outside the circle of 30 yards. The same happened with England. When Jordan came to bowl the 20th over, only 4 players had to keep him outside the circle. But Suryakumar Yadav was out in the 19th over and Team India could not take advantage of it. In the 19th over, Suryakumar hit a six and two fours. 20 runs were scored in the over.
In the 20th over, Jordan did not allow India’s tail batsmen to score runs. He gave only 3 runs and also took 2 wickets. In this way the English team was successful in winning this match. It is known that the captain of England’s T20 and ODI team, Eoin Morgan, had retired recently. Jos Buttler was given the command in his place. However, his start was not good and he got defeated in the first 2 T20 matches against India. He could not show amazing with the bat in all three matches. Now the 3-match ODI series between the two teams will start from tomorrow i.e. July 12.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 11, 2022, 06:25 IST