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India vs England – Rohit Sharma & Hardik Pandya’s record led India to win the series

India vs England – Rohit Sharma & Hardik Pandya’s record led India to win the series

India defeated England in the T20I series held in Bristol yesterday by seven wickets. Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and MS Dhoni are the main contributors in chasing down a target of 199 and registered a sixth series win. This victory is the sixth successive series win for India in the shortest format.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit became the second player to score three hundred in T20Is after Colin Munro from New Zealand. Also, this was his fifth hundred in all of T20 cricket, this makes him the Indian player with most centuries in the format surpassing Virat Kholi and Suresh Raina with four centuries so far. He has reached a milestone of 2000 runs from 1476 balls and became the fifth player to do so.

Hardik Pandya

Pandya became the first Indian player and seventh player in the overall to score 30+ runs and take 4 wickets in a T20I. When the Indian team required 48 runs in less than 5 overs, Hardik Pandya smashed 33 runs off 14 balls and took India to victory.

MS Dhoni

Dhoni became the second player to take 50 catches in T20Is after AB de Villiers. However, Dhoni became the first ever wicketkeeper to reach it. Dhoni took five catches in this final match against England which is the first time a player has done so. He has equaled himself with Mohammad Shahzad’s who also has five dismissals (3 catches & 2 stumpings) as a wicketkeeper in a match against Oman in 2015.