India vs England 2020-21, 3rd T20I: These are the records scripted as England win by 8 wickets
India and England continue their engaging rivalry in a five-match Twenty20 International series. The series is currently led by England 2-1, as it has retained the top spot in the ICC T20I Rankings. However, India is still capable of bouncing back, as it looks to continue its unbeaten streak.
India faced tough luck again, as it succumbed to an eight-wicket defeat to England in the third Twenty20 International at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. With this win, England has retained the top spot in the ICC T20I Rankings. Meanwhile, the match did produce some records, as we take a look.
India produces a lowest
India managed to score just 24/3 during the powerplay. It was India's fourth-lowest during the phase in the format, while its lowest happens to be 21/3 against Pakistan in 2016.
Jos Buttler scores a best
Buttler slammed a 52-ball unbeaten 83 to help England restore the lead in the series. Consequently, he also became England's highest scorer in a T20I game against India, surpassing Eoin Morgan's previous best of 71 in 2014. It was also the second-highest score by a wicketkeeper in the format while chasing, while the record for the same lies with Tim Seifert (84 vs Pakistan, 2020).
Bhuvneshwar Kumar's struggle against England continues
Seamer Bhuvneshwar managed to finish with figures of 0/27. As a result, this is the third time in his five T20Is against England that he has gone wicketless.
Eoin Morgan joins an elite list
Morgan featured in his 100th T20I tonight. Consequently, he became the fourth player from the world to do so after Shoaib Malik, Rohit Sharma and Ross Taylor.
KL Rahul joins an unwanted list
Rahul was yet again dismissed for a duck in this game. As a result, he has now become the joint Indian to score the most ducks in a T20I series, along with Ashish Nehra and Ambati Rayudu, who scoring twin ducks.
Virat Kohli joins a rare list
Kohli slammed half-centuries in two consecutive T20Is, including an unbeaten 77 in this. Consequently, he has scored the joint-most 50-plus scores in T20Is as captain, along with Kane Williamson (11). Meanwhile, he scored 49 off 17 in the death overs, which is his highest during the phase in the format.
India records an unwanted one
It was India's ninth loss against England in the format. As a result, it has lost the joint-most games against the side in the format after Australia.
Winning the toss, Morgan asked India to bat first, as following a shaky start, India managed to post a below-par total of 156/6, thanks to Kohli's unbeaten 73, while pacer Mark Wood claimed a three-for. In reply, Buttler's unbeaten 83 and Jonny Bairstow's unbeaten 40 did the job for the visitor.
Brief scores: India 156/6 (Kohli 75*; Wood 3/31) lost to England 158/2 (Buttler 83*; Bairstow 40*; Sundar 1/26) by 8 wickets.