Once again, death bowling costs India dear

Spin troika backfires for visitors
India went into the game with three spinners. With R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja being the two regulars, leggie Karn Sharma was handed his cap. However, the move to be spin-heavy backfired as the three of them conceded 100 runs in their 12 overs.

Eoin Morgan slammed 71 to put the hosts in charge. Pic/Getty Images
Eoin Morgan slammed 71 to put the hosts in charge. Pic/Getty Images 

Karn looked good on debut
India's debutant leg-spinner Karn Sharma was the best among the three spinners. Although his last over went for 17, he bowled a decent spell and gave away only 28 in his four overs with the wicket of Joe Root.

Death bowling woes haunt visitors
India's much talked about death bowling came a cropper yet again. Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma failed to hit the yorker length consistently and were carted all over the park. India conceded 81 runs in their last five overs which ultimately cost them the game. On the other hand, England bowled superbly in the death conceding only 42 in the last five overs.

Eoin Morgan leads from the front
Playing in his 50th T20 game, the England T20 captain started off slowly scoring 15 in his first 15 balls. But what followed was an exhibition of uninhibited stroke-play as Morgan was dismissed in the last over, not before he scored a 31 ball 71 studded with three fours and seven sixes.

Rahane was superb in the field
Barring the dropped catch off Joe Root, India's ground fielding and catching was excellent. Ajinkya Rahane took a record four catches in the match including a running catch of Alex Hales, which put the brakes on the England scoring in the middle overs. Ambati Rayudu took the other two catches, while the fielders saved some runs in the field by throwing themselves around.

Kohli comes to the party... finally
Virat Kohli, who had a woeful summer, finally found form with his first fifty of the tour. He scored a quickfire 66 of 41 balls before falling to Finn. —Hormaz Fatakia

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