It was a full sweep for India as the Indian T20 team beat England in the final match of the T20 (cricket’s shortest format) to pick up the T20 trophy. They had already won the test and One Day International (ODI) series against England.
England had started the T20 series well with a win in the first match. The second went India’s way. And in the third played at Bangalore, superb bowling from spinner Yuzvendra Chahal sent the English team packing. The lost by 75 runs.
Chahal finished the match with stunning figures of 6 for 25 in four overs – the best by an Indian bowler in T20I history, and the third best overall. After India set England a target of 203 runs, the English began well but soon crumbled in the face of Chahal’s bowling. Finally India picked up eight wickets for eight runs in 19 balls to wrap up the match.
The match also saw the return to form of Suresh Raina who smashed 63 runs. Another big scorer was MS Dhoni who raced to 56 in 36 balls. This was surprisingly Dhoni’s first half century in T20 cricket. Chahal, not surprisingly was judged the ‘Player of the Match’ as well as the ‘Player of the series.’