England have been able to dry up the runs. As per reports the conditions at Lord's will be similar to that of Cardiff and England batsmen should be able to deal with Kuldeep Yadav in a much better way. Bairstow stands tall and delivers. Hardik Pandya comes into the attack. Short delivery from Adil and Virat Kohli cuts it away powerfully for a boundary.
Morgan walks back in disbelief and the 48-run stand has been broken. Hardik Pandya replace Umesh Yadav. Excellent start from the Indian pacer. Slower ball from Jake and Hardik Pandya stands tall and punches it over the man at mid-off for a one-bounce boundary. Dhawan goes after it but puts the ball straight into the hands of Ben Stokes at back-ward point. Pitched up delivery outside off and Dhawan drives it beautifully through the covers.
Kuldeep Yadav picks up 3 for 68. Required run rate for India has now climbed up to 11. Both openers are dealing in only in boundaries at the moment. It was hurtling towards the ropes and would have been four runs had it not been for an incredible fielding effort from Ben Stokes. CricketGateway is currently streaming Pakistan Super League at no cost in Pakistan. Chahar received his Team India cap from captain Virat Kohli. Hardik Pandya bowls across to Ben Stokes and he edges the ball, Dhoni does the rest.
He got a decent reception from a sizeable fan gathering ahead of the game, but how the crowd reacts to his presence in the game on Saturday could be a worry for the team management. India need 127 more runs in 78 balls. The hosts are doing well in terms of run rate at the moment but are panicking against Kuldeep Yadav. He is batting alongside Dhoni 2. India got off to a decent start with Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma contributing 49 for the opening wicket. This is slightly shorter than the last two deliveries.
Got him in the first T20I and now gets him in the second. Boundaries have dried for England at the moment as they are struggling after having lost Morgan, Stokes and Buttler in quick succession. Dragged down the leg side from Suresh Raina and Eoin Morgan helps the ball on its way. Gives away 12 runs including two boundaries. The hosts are accelerating now with David Willey 26 off 16 balls middling the ball brilliantly.
It has been a poor ten days for Root, and England's prime batsman for the summer is looking bereft of any confidence. The ball goes in the air and Root at fine leg takes a great catch diving forward. Same delivery as the first one, Rohit swivels and guides the ball for a boundary towards the backward square-leg. This could inspire a promotion for Buttler to number three. In the end, India just trail by 13 runs and are dismissed for 274.
Pandya strikes, Eoin Morgan departs for 6 runs. The pitch at Trent Bridge bore a different look than 2014 when these two teams met here. Jason Roy is on fire. Virat Kohli's men secured a crushing victory in the first match at Trent Bridge before Eoin Morgan's team won by 86 runs at Lords. Rahul departs for a duck. England then managed to get the Indian top order dismissed and Liam Plunkett swooped down on the rest.
Jake ball strays on his pads and he is flicked by nonchalantly by the Indian skipper for a boundary. Chahal is underneath the ball but fails to grab it. Cook departs for 0 and that will also be the end of the day here. This was the third time in three innings that he was out to wrist spin, falling to googlies in the two T20Is he played. At the same time, however, it brings Shikhar Dhawan back into contention. It is the impact of the last defeat in swing-friendly conditions across just over six sessions that is still hurting the Indian camp.
He follows it with a slice over point for a maximum. Never has an injury invoked so much interest since Sachin Tendulkar's tennis elbow. Other bowlers--Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal only managed to take one wicket. Just prior to his dismissal, there was a pigeon near the pitch that distracted him and in the very next ball, he played on after the ball clipped his pads. Rohit Sharma welcomes Chris Jordan with a boundary through the off-side. Bairstow is off the mark in style. Buttler once again tries to clear mid off but this time too he fails to get the desired elevation.
Both Joe Root 24 and Eoin Morgan 18 are building up England's inning steadily after losing both openers in quick succession. England have 264 on the board for the loss of 6 wickets. Back of a length delivery from Jake Ball and Rahul pummels it for a maximum to start the sixth. First maximum of the match comes from the bat of Jonny Bairstow. Jason Roy whacks the ball between mid wicket and long on.