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T20 World Cup in India could be won by the best Tosser jokes Michael Vaughan

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The third T20I between India and England saw the visitors win the match by 8 wickets after winning the toss and opting to bowl first in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • England (158/2) beat India (156/6) by 8 wickets to take a 2-1 series lead
  • All 3 matches in the T20I series so far have been won by the team batting 2nd
  • Ahmedabad hosts all five matches with the fourth Twenty20 International scheduled on Thursday

Former England captain Michael Vaughan reckons the upcoming T20 World Cup in India will be won by the team which wins the toss after yet another match ended with the chasing side coming out on top in Ahmedabad.

England beat India by 8 wickets in the third T20I on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. It was the third time in a row that the team batting second after winning the toss won the game.

"So it looks like the T20 World Cup in India could be won by the best Tosser," Vaughan joked in a tweet.

India, after being put into bat, rode on Virat Kohli’s late onslaught to reach 156 for 6 with the Indian captain smashing 77 off 46 balls with 8 fours and four sixes. Jos Buttler then counterpunched with a career-best 83 not out off 52 balls to anchor England to 158-2 with 10 balls to spare.

India captain Kohli however, refused to blame the toss for the defeat and instead pointed out how his team lacked intensity in the match.

"If you lose the toss, embrace what's been asked of you as a team. The England bowlers were absolutely brilliant with the new ball. In the first six overs, they hardly gave us anything and made our lives very difficult.

"We tried to come back as well as we could but I don't think our body language in the second half was acceptable in the field. Defending 160, you need intensity and energy and that was lacking tonight," Kohli said after the match.

Ahmedabad hosts all five matches with the fourth Twenty20 International scheduled on Thursday. The last three matches are being played behind closed doors following a rise in COVID-19 cases in the state of Gujarat.

 

Source: INDIA TODAY

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