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Team India defeated England by 8 runs in the fourth T20 match. This victory of India is the most special victory of this series. Particularly because the team batting first for the first time in the series wins. In this sense, India not only defeated England in this match but also defeated the toss and dew. Five reasons were the main reason behind all this. Let us know all the reasons. The fifth reason is the first and the most important is the first. So let’s start …
5. Good batting in the power play
Team India won the toss for the first time in this series and played well in the power-play, batting first. Earlier, when it came twice, India’s score was 22/3 and 24/3 in 6 overs of the power play. But, this did not happen in this match. Rohit Sharma hit a six off the first ball of the match. As a result, India scored 45/1 in the power play.
4. Sun rise after dusk
Surya Kumar Yadav was sent to bat at number three. He started the innings with a six off the first ball of his career. He proved to be the new sunrise for Indian batting. He scored 57 runs off 31 balls and showed what the Indian team wanted to do in the first three matches. That is, invasion from the beginning. His innings, with a strike rate of 183.87, gave wings to India’s innings, whose flight came to a halt at the score of 185/8 in 20 overs.
3. Shreyas Iyer’s fifth gear batting
If Suryakumar gave the Indian innings a flying start, Shreyas Iyer gave it the pace that shocked the England bowlers. Coming in at number-6, Iyer batted at a strike rate of 205.56 and this helped Team India rise above the average score of 150-160 to reach 185 runs. This eventually became one of the main reasons for India’s victory.
2. Shardul put on a miraculous 17th over of England’s innings
In response to the Indian team’s score of 185, England were in good condition for 16 overs. England’s score was 140 for 4 in 16 overs. That is, 46 runs were needed in the last 4 overs, which seemed to be a very easy challenge amidst heavy dew. But Shardul dismissed Ben Stokes on the first ball of the 17th over and English captain Eoin Morgan on the second ball and put the match almost in India’s favor.
1. Rohit’s cool captaincy in the last overs
In the last few overs of the match, captain Virat Kohli walked out due to mild injury and in a difficult situation, the team commanded the hands of five-time IPL champion captain Rohit Sharma. Rohit’s cool captaincy proved to be a big reason for India’s victory. Shardul Thakur came under pressure at one time in the last over. But, Rohit took over the situation. He told Shardul … trust the idea that is on your mind and bowling. If he wanted, he could impose his idea on Shardul. However, they did not do so.
Rohit knew that the bowler who made a comeback in the match would also win the match. His strategy was successful and Shardul won the match, bringing Team India to a 2–2 tie in the series.