MUMBAI INDIANS BOYS MAKE DOUBLE DEBUT

In a hope to square off the series, India made two changes in their Playing XI for the second T20I against England in Ahmedabad. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav were given the blue jersey supplanting Shikhar Dhawan and Axar Patel. India skipper Virat Kohli felt the two players were prepared to start.

Sent into bat, England suffered an early jolt in the form of Jos Buttler (0), who was adjudged off Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the third ball of the innings.

Jason Roy (46 off 35) and Dawid Malan (24 off 23) shared 63 runs off 47 balls to take the England innings forward.

 

But the dangerous-looking partnership was broken by Yuzvendra Chahal in the ninth over when he trapped Malan LBW in front of the crease as India got the review right on this occasion.

Just when Roy was looking dangerous, he was caught at deep square leg by Bhuvneshwar off Washinton Sundar’s bowling in the 12th over.

Washington struck again in his next over when he had Jonny Bairstow (20) caught by debutant Suryakumar Yadav at deep square leg.

 

Washington Sundar (2/29) and Thakur (2/29) were the pick of the bowlers for India.

 

Prior India began an exceptionally terrible note as KL Rahul was sent back to the pavilion without scoring. Yet, Virat Kohli alongside debutant Ishan Kishan played splendidly to take India to triumph. Both added 94 for the second wicket from only 60 balls. Ishan Kishan particularly looked great and scored 56 with 4 Sixes and 5 Boundary hits.

 

The inclusion of Ishan Kishan, who made a sparkling debut with a 32-ball 56, allowed India to go ahead with their new approach that encourages batsmen to express themselves.

Despite losing KL Rahul in the first over with no runs on the board, the 22-year-old attacked from the word go, smashing Jofra Archer for a boundary in the very first ball he faced.

 

It was unfortunate that the other talented and skillful debutant, Suryakumar Yadav didn’t get a chance to show his batting skills as he didn’t have to come to bat.

After this series leveller it would be exciting to see how both teams go in for the third t20 game which will be held on tuesday.

The hosts will also gain confidence from Kohli’s unbeaten innings in the previous game as he took the side past the finish line, breaking a sequence of low scores.

The skipper did not have the best of times in the preceding Test series and also got out cheaply in the first T20. Both Kohli and Shreyas Iyer will target big scores.

 

England’s attack looked less threatening in the absence of Mark Wood who will be back in action in the next game, confirmed the english skipper Eoin Morgan.

 

Their certainty taking off high after a reverberating series leveling win, India would hope to expand on their new methodology of batting openly and boldly when they take on England in the third Twenty20 on Tuesday.

The Men dressed in Blue were looking frightful so far in the T20 series, enduring a crippling eight-wicket loss in the initial match however reversed the situation in the second t20 against England with a seven-wicket win.

 

As a conspicuous difference from the main match, Virat Kohli and his men dominated the divisions. Call it a lucky charm in the form of the Mumbai Indians boys, or be it just pure class performance both with the bat and ball by the team. Both ways it would be exciting to see both top notch teams battle it out in the third match of the firepower 20-20 series.

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