With the series tied at 1-1, England lost the 3rd and final t20I to India at the County Ground in Bristol on Sunday, July 8, 2018.

Winning the toss and batting first, England openers began their innings brilliantly, England managed to score 198 runs. Roy was the highest scorer for England, the opener scored 67 runs in just 31 balls hitting four boundaries and seven huge sixes. All other England batsmen ensured that their team posts a solid total for India to chase.

Chasing a target of 199 runs to win the match and the series, India scored a solid score of 201 runs for the loss of just three wickets in 18.4 overs.

Rohit Sharma was the star and man of the match, he scored a splendid century and hit 10 fours and five massive sixes. Skipper Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya chipped in 43 and 33 runs respectively at the end of the innings. For England, David Willey, Jake Bell, and Chris Jordan took one wicket each.

India had won the series opener comprehensively by eight wickets in Manchester earlier this week, which was followed by an England win in a low scoring thriller at Cardiff by five wickets on Friday. With both the teams possessing some really good internationals stars, this series decider was set to be a cracker of a game.

India had previously beaten England in a T20I series decider when these two teams faced each other in January 2017.

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The match was televised live by Sky Sports Cricket channel in the United Kingdom. In India and its subcontinent, the match was broadcast live by Sony Six and Sony Ten 3 channels.

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England was facing a selection dilemma in the wake of Ben Stokes' recovery from the injury. If Ben Stokes comes into the XI, Joe Root was to be on the bench, while this also allowed England to play an extra spinner in Moeen Ali.

It was difficult to predict what the English think tank would decide, but it was a tough decision to make.

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Kuldeep Yadav's heroics in the first game was followed by a wicketless and expensive spell in Cardiff. There was a possibility that Krunal Pandya might just come in place of either Suresh Raina or Kuldeep Yadav. Other than that, India was depending on the same bunch of guys for winning this crucial game.

According to the ESPNcricinfo, there was grass expected on the Bristol pitch, which will assist the new ball bowlers and also the spinners. The short boundaries helped the batsmen to score runs easily.

It was a hot and humid afternoon in Bristol with zero chances of rain.