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Jasprit Bumrah wins Nagpur T20 for India, hosts level series 1-1 vs England

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:45 IST

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah's stellar performance conceding just two runs and taking two wickets in the final over helped India level the three match T20 series against England at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on 28 January.

England required 41 off 30 with seven wickets in hand and eight runs off the final over with six wickets in hand.

India managed to steal the show at the end as Bumrah's sensational death-overs bowling carved way for India's victory.

Earlier in the day, England had won the toss and asked India to bat first.

India started off on a jittery note, but K.L. Rahul's defiant knock off 71 from 47 balls including six fours and two sixes made sure that it was able to post a decent 144 on the board.

Rahul's 47-ball knock with fellow Karnataka mate Manish Pandey (30 in 26 balls) was the only notable stand.

India lost three wickets in the last over, including that of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, to fall short of 150.

England on their part started off well but Ashish Nehra's bowling performance, who became the leading wicket taker of India constantly troubled the batsmen.

Bumrah was later judged Man of the Match for his clinical performance.

The hosts lost the series opener in Kanpur by seven wickets and need to win this game to keep the three-match rubber, that ends in Bengaluru on February 1, alive.

--With agencies inputs

First published: 30 January 2017, 9:13 IST