The third T20 International will take place on July 8, 2018, at the County Ground, Bristol. The decider will be a close affair with both the team winning one match each. The 3rd T20 International will start at 06.30 IST.

The Indian spin attack faces its first challenge in more than a year. With Umesh Yadav among the wicket-takers, wrist spin continues to be the primary factor in this series between India and England.

Final scorecard: India wins by 7 wickets

India 201 for 3 wickets. Rohit Sharma 100 (11 fours and five sixes)

England 198/7 in 20 overs

England wins second T20

Though it was a disappointing Friday for the Indian spinners with England bouncing back, the Virat led team would hope to make it their sixth consecutive T20I series win.

The winning streak extends back to September 2017.

India last lost a bilateral T20I series against West Indies in July 2017. India had lost to England at Florida in August 2016. Even though the visitors had defeated the English 2-1 in three matches at home, they need to beat England, or they will be again labeled as paper tigers who roar only at home.

Alex Hales ensured England win

The player who outclassed the spinners and kept his cool was Alex Hales. His carefully crafted 58 not out ensured that England remained in contention and now the last match will become the decider.

The target of 149 was never enough and in the death over’s England needed 12 off the final over. Hales put the first ball out of the ground. The next ball also went for a boundary. This was followed by a single, and the winning run came from David Willey who hit Kumar and ensured that England remained in contention.

The hosts bounced back superbly, and no other team has been able to unravel the mystery of the spin duo of Chahal –Yadav.

The pair has wreaked havoc in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

The English batsmen must be credited for their homework and played the spin attack superbly. With Kuldeep returning empty-handed in Cardiff after the sensational five wickets haul in Cardiff, skipper Kohli must be plotting his strategy for the third decider on Sunday.

Tv telecast:

The match was telecast live on Sony Six in India and Sky Sports Cricket from 1 PM GMT onwards.