Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was late in form with the ball and in the second T20I he was at his best swinging the ball around. He then took three wickets, two of which went into power play and this performance enabled India to defend 170 and win the second T20I by 49 runs. As a result, the team now has an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-game series. Bhuvneshwar removed Jason Roy and Jos Buttler in the power play, and this is the second time Bhuvneshwar has beaten Buttler in the series.
On the third ball of the third over. Bhuvneshwar pushed his height up a little and the delivery bent over Buttler. The batter appeared to play a drive, but he managed to edge it to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. The on-field umpire didn’t think so, but captain Rohit Sharma went for a review, and replays showed there was a spike, overturning the decision.
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Besides Roy and Buttler, Bhuvneshwar also fired Richard Gleeson and so he returned with a 3-15 spell.
After the match, Bhuvneshwar Kumar spoke to reporters at a post-match press conference and spoke about how the ball is swinging for him in the UK, his mentality and whether he is looking forward to playing Test Cricket for India.
“Honestly I don’t know. I’ve been to England many times and it hasn’t swayed for the last couple of series so yeah even I was a little surprised the ball swayed and it’s been swinging for a long time especially in T20 cricket and there’s also a bit more bounce in the wicket when the ball swings you enjoy it more honestly I don’t know if I’m swinging it it’s the condition or it’s the ball If the ball swings that’s my strength, so I then look for attacking options. In both games the ball swung and I attacked and that’s why I got the wickets,” said Bhuvneshwar.
India and England take on the 3rd T20I at Trent Bridge on Sunday evening.
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