India won the 4th T20 and leveled the series 2-2 after a thrilling contest till the end. Virat Kohli’s men beat England by 8 runs.
England won the toss and elected to bowl first. In the first innings, Indian batsmen did a pretty good job. Suryakumar Kumar Yadav played an excellent knock of 57 of 31 balls. They set a target of 186 runs for the visitors in the second innings.
However, Indian bowlers did a great job to restrict England within 177 runs. At a time, when Ben Stokes [46 of 23] was playing, it looks like it will be England’s game. But back to back two wickets from Indian youngster Shardul Thakur changed the completely.
After the game, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said, “Proper game against a top side. The wicket was better than any of the other games. 180-plus was something we were looking at. Special mention to Surya, he batted outstandingly well in his first game. Similar to Ishan. They are quite fearless having played in the IPL. We don’t have any T20Is after this so I want the guys to be confident and come out of it very strongly. With the ball, we were quite clinical. Shardul turned it around but our powerplay start kept England in check and under pressure.”
Surya Kumar Yadav was presented the ‘Man of the Match’ award for his excellent performance. However, it all belongs to the final game of the series which will decide the outcome of the series on Saturday.