In the third T20I of the England tour of India, Eoin Morgan won the toss and chose to bowl at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Jos Butler’s unbeaten knock of 83 off 52 deliveries helped England to chase the competitive total by eight wickets with 10 balls to spare. England 158/2, Washington Sundar 1/26.
India struck early in the game while defending the total, Jason Roy was caught by Rohit Sharma while playing the switch hit on Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling in the fourth over. David Malan was his replacement at the crease along with Jos Butler, the two batsmen gathered 58 runs for the second wicket partnership. Malan played the supporting role in that crucial partnership before he was stumped by Rishab Pant on Washington Sundar’s bowling while going for the slog. Jonny Bairstow walked in to bat at number four for England. Amidst the fall of the two wickets, Butler kept hammering the Indian bowlers in all corners of the ground, he churned out a decent amount of runs from the switch hit. The English batsmen didn’t face any kind of difficulties due to the pace and bounce as the home team faced. The Indians couldn’t control the flow of runs as England were cruising towards their target without facing any issues.
Bairstow and Butler’s unbeaten partnership of 57 took their team home comfortably. For India, Chahal and Sundar pocketed one wicket each.