England v India: third T20 international – live! | England v India 2022


Key events:

4th over: England 32-1 (Roy 10, Malan 0) Dawid Malan is the new batter, he tries a huge swipe at his first ball but only gets an inside edge into his big toe. Ouch. Khan bangs one in down the leg side for a wide. Another slower ball beats Malan and dribbles through to Pant.

WICKET! Buttler b Khan 18 (England 31-1)

Slower ball and Buttler drags it onto leg-stump! He looked in great knick too. Big wicket for India.

Buttler reacts as he walks back to the pavilion.
Buttler reacts as he walks back to the pavilion. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

3rd over: England 27-0 (Roy 10, Buttler 15) Ravi Bishnoi is coming on for a twirl. Roy looks a bit out of nick, especially next to the white-hot Buttler. Jadeja keeps him tied down with a sharp diving stop at backward point to a full-blooded cut shot. Roy then frees his shoulders of the last ball and launches it over mid-wicket for six. Maybe he is in form, what do I know!

2nd over: England 19-0 (Roy 3, Buttler 14) Buttler is off the mark with the first ball, a back foot punch through the covers for four. It was uppish but in the gap. Umran Malik is the bowler and he looks fast. He beats Buttler and then crunches one into his mid-riff with the next ball, the batters scamper a bye. Roy then tucks one into leg to get a single. SIX! The first of many you’d think and it is a beauty – Buttler rocks back and pulls a short ball over the rope with panache. A wide is then followed by a crunching drive through the covers for four. SEVENTEEN off the over.

1st over: England 2-0 (Roy 2, Buttler 0) Three dots to begin with for Khan who has come in for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Roy gets a couple with a flat-bat to mid-on before a wild swipe at the next. Just two off the first over.

Avesh Khan has the ball in hand. Jason Roy is on strike, Cap’n Buttler is at the other end. PLAY!

I can smell the runs already…

The players head out to the middle, England in their pink-ish hued kit and India in their customary deep blue.

Preamble

Hello and welcome to the OBO of the the third T20I between England and India at Trent Bridge. Jim here with the call on a scorching day, Jos Buttler has won the toss and England will bat first.

Buttler’s side are playing for pride after sliding to two comprehensive defeats in two games, England’s T20I side have lost seven out of their last nine games. Can they stop the rot here in front of a sell-out crowd on what looks to be a shirt-front wicket?

Here are the sides:

England: Roy, Buttler, Malan, Salt, Livingstone, Brook, Ali, Willey, Jordan, Topley, Gleeson

India: Sharma, Kohli, Suryakumar, Pant, Iyer, Karthik, Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, Bishnoi

The camera lingers on Virat Kohli eating bananas on toast in the changing room, he’ll be opening the batting later and is still in search of a first International century in any format since 2019.

Play will begin at 14:30pm.





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