India beat England by 7 wickets, Rohit scores 3rd T20 hundred

England bowler Chris Jordan

England bowler Chris Jordan

India and England lead the series by winning one match by each team (1-1) in this series.

India will look to extend their unbeaten T20I series record against a resurgent England in the third and final match of series at the County Ground in Bristol on Sunday.

For India, Siddarth Kaul came back into the mix in place of injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar, while Deepak Chahar was handed his global debut at the expense of Kuldeep Yadav who was dropped. England team has made a change where Ben Stokes comes in for Joe Roo.

- Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes the first player to take five catches in a T20I. He was there with centurion Rohit Sharma when India needed to pull themselves out of a brief slowdown when the 15th and 16th over produced seven runs and the wicket of Virat Kohli.

While there was some early swing on offer at Bristol for the Indian bowlers, it wasn't enough to deter England's openers Jason Roy and Jos Buttler.

The two sides came into the decider with one win apiece under the belts and served up another enthralling contest between bat and ball to delight a packed house at Bristol.

Rohit stroked his way to 100 not out, his third T20I hundred, with the help of 11 fours and five sixes, adding 89 runs for the third wicket with Kohli, who got his first score of note on the tour of UK.

7 - Hardik Pandya became the seventh player overall to score 30-plus runs and take four-plus wickets in a T20I.

Rahul was finally sent back to the pavilion courtesy a sensational running catch by Chris Jordan. Hardik played a crucial 14 ball 33 with four fours and 2 sixes.

Rohit was effusive in his praise for all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Nearly every ball that hit the middle of the bat went to the boundary and even the top edges found the ropes.

A six brought up Roy's half-century from 23 balls - the joint second quickest for England in T20s - and the hosts looked set for a total in excess of 200.

Kohli was left in disbelief when he drove a delivery straight back to Jordan, who took a catch at waist height, but Pandya picked up where the captain had left off.

K.L. Rahul (19) then made his way into the crease and joined Rohit to play some glorious shots to keep the required run rate under check and the scoreboard ticking.

"We always knew it was going to be a good pitch", Sharma said. The character we showed is something we're very proud of.

However, at the other end, Rohit was making the most of the short boundaries and Virat Kohli appeared in ominously good touch as he caressed the ball to the midwicket boundary to get off the mark. "This series for us has produced three different performances".

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