England vs India | Proud of the way each one of us fought for this T20I series win: Dinesh Karthik

India won the three-match T20I series against England by 2-1. Suryakumar Yadav registered a century in the 3rd match but it went in vain as England grabbed a consolation win by 17 runs.

India wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik in action during a T20I match against England

India wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik in action during a T20I match against England. (Courtesy: AP)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India lost the third and final T20I match against England by 17 runs
  • India failed to secure a clean sweep over England in the T20I series
  • Suryakumar Yadav registered a century in 3rd T20I but it went in vain

India wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik hailed the Men in Blue’s clash against England in the T20Is and said that he is proud of the way Indians fought for the series victory.

The Rohit Sharma-led India won the three-match series by 2-1 against Jos Buttler’s England.

“2 excellent wins & a superb fight today. Proud of the way each one of us fought for this series win,” Karthik tweeted.

Suryakumar Yadav registered a century but it went in vain as England avoided a clean sweep in the third and final T20I match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

India made a number of changes for the third match, having already secured the series. Shreyas Iyer, Avesh Khan, Umran Malik and Ravi Bishnoi replaced Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal.

The move backfired as England hammered the modified Indian bowling attack. Umran conceded 56 runs in his four overs, while Ravindra Jadeja and Avesh Khan leaked 45 and 43 runs. England posted 215 for the loss of seven, thanks to quickfire knocks from Dawid Malan (77 off 39) and Liam Livingstone (42* off 29).

In reply, India’s top-order once again collapsed with Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli returning to dugout inside powerplay overs. It was then Suryakumar who took the onus before Moeen Ali removed him in the penultimate over.

Suryakumar’s 55-ball 117 was studded with six sixes and 14 boundaries. However, all his hard work went in vain as India fell short by 17 runs. In the first two matches, it was the bowlers, including Bhuvneshwar, who helped India secure the series.

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