India 224/2 (20 ov)
England 188/8 (20 ov)
India won by 36 runs.
Player of the match: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
India won by 36 runs

Well you heard it from the man himself! Virat Kohli partnering Rohit Sharma at the top of the order might well become a regular feature in T20I cricket. He said that he's going to open the batting in the IPL as well and there's a little something for you RCB fans to lookout for. All things considered, India will be really happy with the way this series has gone. It was closely contested but India managed to come out on top in the end against a top-quality England line-up. 

Lots to look forward to though, a 3-match ODI series is up next and then there's the blockbuster event, the IPL. Great times these for cricket fans! Well that's all we've got for you tonight though. Do stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the world of sport. This is Anurag Hegde and Shaswat Kumar signing off. Goodbye and goodnight!
Virat Kohli (Indian captain and Man of the Series): I think it was a complete game for us, we totally outplayed the opponent. We did well despite the dew coming in later. Pretty good to win 2 of the 3 games I scored in. Rohit and I came out with an intent to score and it was classic Rohit Sharma today. Surya and Hardik were excellent with the bat as well. (On opening the batting in the future) Yea, I am going to open in the IPL as well, I have opened the batting in the past as well and we've got a very strong middle-order, so I think I will partner Rohit in the future and if it works for the team I'd like to continue doing it. I think the guys are really grabbing onto the opportunities and are molding into their respective roles. I was particularly impressed with Surya. Hardik did really well to come back with the ball in hand. Bhuvi and Nattu did really well too for us. It's been a series of absolute plusses for us and beating a top team 3-2 is an excellent result. Shardul loves being out there and he believes that he can bail the team out of a difficult situation with both bat and ball. Our team is more or less sorted (for the Wolrd Cup), we feel very confident. 
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Man of the Match): It felt good to be back, I don't want to say that because whenever I've said that in the past year, nothing good has come after. I was confident bowling with the new ball but it's always good to take some wickets. When you get a wicket with the in-swinger it gives you a lot of confidence. 
Eoin Morgan (England captain): I think the series was extremely productive, to play a strong Indian team in their conditions was extremely useful. We don't really get to play in such conditions often and therefore it was an extremely useful experience. Credit to India, they outplayed us in this series and in this game today. We have a good record chasing and we've chased good totals before and we always feel we have the talent and the belief to chase down totals, but unfortunately it wasn't to be today. Our powerplay bowling was excellent today, Rashid in particular bowled really well. No real worries, our middle order might be something we'll look into. 
It was a game that was hyped up to be a tense series decider and my word did it hold up to that expectation! England gave India a tough fight for the most part, but India's total of 224 proved to be a little too much for England despite a couple of gutsy knocks from Malan and Buttler. The difference between the two sides proved to be a fantastic spell of 2-18 from Bhuvneshwar Kumar as he first got rid of Jason Roy off the 3rd ball of the innings and later also saw the return of the dangerous Jos Buttler. 

India posted a mammoth 224-2 after being asked to bat first on the back of fifties from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. It was always going to be difficult chasing such a massive total, but England came out all guns blazing and despite losing Jason Roy early, Buttler and Malan carried on unfazed. Both scored impressive half-centuries and kept England in the hunt for a win. 

England were right on track at the 10 over stage at 104-1 needing 121 more to win from the final 10. However, that's when India clawed their way back and asserted their dominance. A couple of tight overs from Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and then Hardik Pandya meant that the asking rate kept climbing and the pressure turned out to be too hot to handle for England as they faltered. Between overs 12 and 17, England scored just 20 runs and lost 4 wickets. It was the change of pace that worked wonders India and with so many runs to get, England had no time to adjust. 

And that was the game for India, while it did look close at the halfway stage, India walked away with a comfortable 36-run victory and thereby also sealed the series 3-2. 
Over: 20 | Summary: 0 6 W 6 2 6 Bowler: Shardul Thakur Score: 188/8
19.6 Shardul Thakur to Sam Curran, SIX! WOW! Length outside off stump and Curran absolutely climbs into it! He lays back in his crease and whacks it way over the sight screen for a maximum! India win by 36 runs! And, take the series 3-2!
19.5 Shardul Thakur to Sam Curran, slower delivery on a length on middle and off stump. Curran clears his front leg and swats that one down the ground towards long on for a couple of runs
19.4 Shardul Thakur to Sam Curran, SIX! In the slot outside off stump and Curran makes the most of it! Curran sits deep in his crease and clatters that one way over extra cover for a maximum!
Adil Rashid, RHB, is the new batsman 
19.3 Shardul Thakur to Chris Jordan, OUT! Back of a length delivery on middle and leg stump. Jordan has a swipe at it and gets it off the bottom part of the bat towards the fielder at deep mid wicket, who settles under it and completes a regulation catch! Shardul becomes the leading wicket taker in the series too!
19.2 Shardul Thakur to Chris Jordan, SIX! BANG! Right in the slot outside off stump. Jordan plonks his front foot down the track and massacres that one way over long off for a maximum!
19.1 Shardul Thakur to Chris Jordan, dug into the batsman on leg stump. Jordan gauges the line and the length early and ducks underneath the ball comfortably! No wide as well!
Natarajan gets a wicket to show for his efforts and India are wrapping this game up in fine fashion. Just one over now that separates India and from their impending victory 
Over: 19 | Summary: 0 2 W 1lb 1 1W Bowler: T Natarajan Score: 168/7
18.6 T Natarajan to Jofra Archer, OUT! Full delivery outside off stump. Archer throws his bat at it and slices the ball towards the sweeper at deep point, who comes in and hurls a throw at the striker's end, where ARcher is caught short of his ground
18.5 T Natarajan to Chris Jordan, back of a length delivery on leg stump. Jordan gets onto the back foot and tucks the ball off his hips towards the fielder at deep mid wicket for one
18.4 T Natarajan to Jofra Archer, banged into the track at the batsman on middle and off stump. Archer has a swipe at it and the ball pings off the shoulder towards point for a single
England's last beacon of hope has been extinguished and it's just the formalities that remain now.

Jofra Archer, RHB, is the new batsman
18.3 T Natarajan to Ben Stokes, OUT! NATARAJAN HAS A WICKET! Length delivery outside off stump and Stokes throws the kitchen sink at that one. However, he is too far away from the ball, meaning that he gets a thick outside edge that is snaffled up by the keeper!
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