Joe Root dropped as England lose series to India

Michael Vaughan played 82 Tests and 86 One Day Internationals for England from 1999 to 2008

Pandya's 14-ball 33 helped India close the game in double quick time and thus they won their first T20I series on English soil. With India winning the first match and England returning the favour in the next, this game will decide who bags the series.

India made two changes and brought pacers Deepak Chahar and Siddarth Kaul in the XI for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav.

Morgan and acting coach Paul Farbrace had a hard call to make before a ball was bowled, to accommodate the return of fit-again all-rounder Ben Stokes - and in the end it was Test captain Joe Root who was dropped.

MS Dhoni took the fifth catch of the match, the first wicket-keeper to achieve the feat.

Jason Roy (67) and Jos Buttler appeared to have put England on course to easily top 200 - but after their opening partnership of 94 in under eight overs, momentum was lost, and there was no grand finish either.

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.

Kaul though made amends soon after by getting India the much-needed breakthrough as Buttler failed to make much use of the reprieve, However, if it was Buttler's swing and miss that put the breaks on England, Roy's caught-behind - for Chahar's maiden wicket - pushed them into a slide.




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

KL Rahul played three great shots, a straight drive for four, two sixes, the second one a nonchalant flick off Plunkett before a brilliant catch by Jordan, running and diving from mid-on towards long-on, ended his promising stint. Pandya had a formality to do and he did well with a six to take India to victory, that too, in style.

But India's strength in depth meant the runs just kept coming. His final three overs went for just 16 runs as he finished with figures of 4-38 from his four overs. Nearly every ball that hit the middle of the bat went to the boundary and even the top edges found the ropes. With the shorter boundaries at the ground, Roy and Buttler feasted on India's pace bowling as the hosts brought up the fifty stand in just 27 balls. He has played a lot of T20 for us and he is a very experienced campaigner.

"We always knew it was going to be a good pitch", Sharma said.

The all-rounder was hit for 22 runs in his first over by Roy but he showed good composure to bounce back in his next three. Applied decent pressure on the batsmen and pulled the game back nicely.

India skipper Virat Kohli: "The comeback from the bowlers was outstanding".

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