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Yuzvendra Chahal's six-wicket feat powers India to T20 series win against England

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 February 2017, 11:38 IST

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal's dream spell of six wickets guided India to end their 11-match long series against England on a winning note by clinching a huge 75-run victory against them in the third and final T20 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on 1 February.

The victory in the third match helped India to grab the three-match T20 series 2-1.

England's decision of putting India to bat first seemed beneficial initially as they got rid of star player and skipper Virat Kohli cheaply for two runs.

KL Rahul struck an 18-ball 22 runs, including two boundaries and a six, before he fell prey to Ben Stokes' delivery.

Subsequently, first drop Suresh Raina (63) and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (56) steadied the side's innings as they not only struck quick-fire half centuries, but also shared a crucial 55-run stand for third wicket to help India post a score of 202-6.

It was also Dhoni's maiden T20 half-century in 76 matches he played so far.

Yuvraj Singh's cameo of 27 runs also consolidated the Indian stand.

In reply, England fell like a pack of cards, losing eight wickets for mere eight runs.

The visitors were eventually bundled out for 127 runs , despite some brilliant efforts by Joe Root (42) and skipper Eoin Morgan (40), who both shared a 64-run partnership for the third wicket.

Jason Roy was also notable contributor for the visitors for his 23-ball 34 runs.

For India, Yuzvendra was the pick of the bowlers for his sparkling figures of six for 25. He was declared `Man of the Match` as well as `Man of the series`.

While Jasprit Bumrah also scalped three wickets in his quota of 2.3 overs, Amit Mishra also chipped in with a wicket.

Earlier, India clinched the five-match Test series 4-1 before sealing a three-match ODI series whitewash 2-1 against England.

-With ANI inputs

First published: 2 February 2017, 11:38 IST