England vs India: Michael Vaughan lauds high-class performances from India

Michael Vaughan heaped praise on India’s performance as they clinched the series against England on Saturday.

India secured the series with a thumping win over England (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India won the T20I series against England on Saturday
  • The hosts were bundled out for 121 runs while chasing 171 to win
  • Vaughan said that the Indian team still has room for improvement

Former cricketer Michael Vaughan praised the Indian team’s performance after they clinched the T20I series against England on Saturday.

The visitors were put into bat by Jos Buttler and got off to a great start as Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant took on an aggressive approach. Richard Gleeson provided the hosts with the much-needed breakthrough in the form of Sharma’s wicket. The debutant would then secure a double-strike in the next over as he removed Virat Kohli and Pant off successive deliveries.

India were 89 for five at one point in their innings before Jadeja provided a late flourish to help the visitors reach a strong total of 171 runs.

Chasing the target, England once again got off to the worst possible start as they lost Jason Roy on the first ball of the second innings as he edged Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s delivery to Sharma. The Indian pacer struck again as he dismissed Buttler with the hosts having just 11 runs on the board.

The Indian bowlers didn’t allow England to gain any sort of momentum after that as they kept picking wickets at regular intervals. Despite a late flourish from Moeen Ali and David Willey, the hosts were bundled out for 121 as India won the game by 49 runs.

The performance earned a lot of plaudits from the cricketing world and the latest one to praise Rohit Sharma and his men was Vaughan.

The former England skipper took to Twitter and praised the Indian team for their effort in the last two games and said it does look promising for them heading into the T20 World Cup.

However, he said that India does have room for improvement and there are a few players who can come into the team and make it better.

“2 performances from India that have been high class but still with room for improvement .. plus a player or 2 who are not in the side that could improve them .. very promising leading into the T20 WC .. #ENGvIND,” said Vaughan.

The final game of the series will take place on Sunday in Nottingham.

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