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Monday, 09 July 2018 - 14:31
India wins T20 series in England
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Rohit Sharma backed up the heroics of pace bowler Hardik Pandya by hitting 100 not out as India clinched the T20 international series against England in Bristol.
 
Sharma became only the second Indian to pass 2000 runs in the game's shortest format as India chased down their target of 199 with eight balls and seven wickets to spare.
 
England batted first and threatened to post a huge score before stuttering at the end and finishing on 9-198 after their 20 overs.
 
Pandya took 4-38, his best figures in T20 cricket, and wicketkeeper MS Dhoni became the first player to take five catches in international T20s, while he also ran out Chris Jordan on the last ball of England's innings.
 
Pandya has then promoted up the order to produce a quickfire 33 not out that got India home in front of a crowd that was mostly fans supporting the away team.
 
The 30-year-old Sharma produced his best batting of the series and put on 89 with his captain Virat, the other Indian with 2000 T20 runs, for the third wicket as India's chase gained momentum.
 
Sharma also became the second man, after Colin Munro of New Zealand, to score three international T20 centuries.
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