Rohit's century helps India clinch series against England

India got off to a winning start on their England tour

Rohit's century helps India clinch series against England

While Root excelled for England in their run to the final of the 2016 World Twenty20, there are concerns about his recent lack of T20 experience: he has only played seven T20 matches since September 2016.

India won the first T20 by eight wickets at Manchester before England leveled the series with a five-wicket win at Cardiff.

Winning the toss, England elected to bowl and managed to restrict India to 148/5.

The other opener Rohit Sharma was in good touch as he hit Liam Plunkett for two sixes and a four in the fourth over to build up the momentum of the Indian run chase. You can also follow our live blog for ball-by-ball updates and analysis on

- Sixth consecutive series win for India.

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The final T20I of the series in Bristol was a high-scoring affair, one that the fans were waiting for right through the series. However, preserving that impressive record will require India to find their best form against a resurgent England.

Sharma - man of the match and series - said conditions and size of the pitch were ideal for his assault on the England attack.

The key to India's success may well lie yet again with the wrist-spinners, especially Kuldeep Yadav.

The sides start a three-game one-day worldwide series on Thursday before playing five Tests. The character they showed is something we are really proud of. They did their homework on Kuldeep and they reaped the rewards.

'I think the comeback from the bowlers was outstanding, we thought they would get 225-230.

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Begins the play, takes corners and penalties and isn't afraid to get his hands dirty in his own half either. I was concentrating throughout the match, but after that penalty it came bursting out of me".

'We will continue to try different things in the batting order and the bowlers.

Two wickets fell in the next seven overs but the runs kept coming. Kumar has struggled of late and has just three scalps under his belt in his last five T20I innings.

"Teams like Pakistan, India, they have a big following and we're used to it. #ENGvIND" For the unversed, chasing a mammoth target of 199, Rohit Sharma gave India a blistering start before his fellow partner Shikhar Dhawan went back to the pavilion after being dismissed for five runs. All this after England had taken the decision to omit Joe Root, the Test captain, to accommodate Ben Stokes, returning after injury.

"He (Ben Stokes) comes into the squad for the next game and he is a fantastic player and it will be a hard decision to make. Feels great to have a series win at the start of the tour", Kohli said. Following this T20I, these two teams will meet soon in ODI. Jos Buttler, Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow also made valuable contributions. "There was a lot more clarity in the shots that we played". An innings like that gives him a pretty strong case for the next game.

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