IND vs ENG Live: Both Virat Kohli and Eoin Morgan will be hoping to lead their outfits to a win.© BCCI
Having levelled the five-match series in the 4th T20I on Friday, India face England in the 5th T20I, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Saturday. The hosts will be hoping to win the decider and end the series on a good note, ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli’s side entered the series in good form, but are up against a tough opposition in England, who are also currently the best T20I team in the world. Despite losing two matches already, India have found plenty of squad depth, with the likes of Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan shining with the bat. In the fourth T20I, Suryakumar slammed 57 runs off 31 balls, which helped India register a win by eight runs. Meanwhile, Kishan smashed a half-century (56 off 32 balls) on debut to help his side win the 2nd T20I by seven wickets. All-rounder Rahul Tewatia is yet to feature in the ongoing series and could make his debut on Saturday. England will be trying to build some consistency with the bat, and hope that their bowlers leak fewer runs. Jofra Archer and Mark Wood have been in good form for Eoin Morgan’s side, but haven’t been supported properly by Chris Jordan. (LIVE SCORECARD)
5th T20I Live Cricket Score Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
A very happy birthday to Madan Lal!
Former India all-rounder Madan Lal turned 70 on Saturday, and the BCCI took to Twitter to wish the 1983 World Cup winner on his birthday.
The BCCI tweeted, “Here’s wishing Madan Lal – a fine all-rounder & member of #TeamIndia’s historic 1983 World Cup triumph – a very happy birthday.”
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 20, 2021
T Natarajan “thrilled” to join Team India ahead of fifth T20I
T Natarajan missed the first four games of the T20I series due to a knee and shoulder injury, sustained in Australia. The bowler has now recovering after finishing his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy. Natarajan is back in the squad for the final T20I vs England, and will be aiming to help his side win the series, which is currently level at 2-2.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” – Thrilled to be back in blue with the boys @BCCI”.
— Natarajan (@Natarajan_91) March 19, 2021
India find squad depth!
Despite losing two fixtures in the five-match series, India have found plenty of squad depth with the likes of Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan shinning with the bat. Virat Kohli’s side look like they are in the right path to finalising their core for the T20 World Cup, and winning on Saturday will be an added incentive.
Good afternoon and welcome everyone!
Good afternoon and welcome everyone to our live coverage of the fifth and final T20I between India and England, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The hosts levelled the series in the fourth T20I, winning by eight runs in a tight encounter. Both sides will be aiming for a win and end the series on a winning note. With the T20 World Cup coming soon this year, a victory will be the best preparation for both teams today folks! STAY TUNED!
After a nail-biting finish in the 4th T20I and the series evenly poised, #TeamIndia will take on England in the final T20I.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 20, 2021
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