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India vs England, 3rd T20I Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore India vs England, 3rd T20I 21 Wednesday April 2021 012948000000 England won by 8 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 012948000000 IND - 156/6 (20) ENG - 158/2 (18.2) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 012948000000 CRR:  8.62 Player of the Match Jos Buttler Scorecard Refresh Commentary Pace - check; bounce - check; swing - check; spin - check. Buttler and Kohli showed their prowess with the bat too. No one's going to complain about today's pitch for sure. 'Win toss, opt to field, chase down the target.' That's been the tale of the series. Will that trend change? Tune in on Thursday for the fourth T20I. For now, it's goodbye from Abhinand, Rishi, Sagar and Mukesh. Jos Buttler | Player of the Match: It was nice to spend time in the middle. I always like being not out at the end. It was a great team performance. Anytime you take early wickets in the powerplay, really sets you up. We got some good partnerships to see us home. People don't expect me to attack spinners, so I tried to take it on. Chahal is a fantastic bowler and I have had some good battles against him. It was nice to chance my arm a bit today. The first six off Chahal got me off and running and gave me confidence. We managed to put a good powerplay. I tried to get across what a special achievement it is to play 100 matches and what he's (Morgan) done for English white ball cricket. Eoin's taken our white ball fortunes to a completely new place that we've never been before. Eoin Morgan | England captain: The carry we saw throughout the whole game, it was a bit of a surprise for us. Our guys don't find that too hard to adjust to. First half of our bowling was exceptional. When you look at the lines and lengths that we bowled, the plans that we had and taking early wickets as well ... it makes a huge difference in the game. The wicket stayed very similar. There is another challenge setting a total particularly when there's one short side, you just don't know what a good score is going to be. It's just the dynamics of T20 cricket. It just shows how strong every side in the world has to be. Jos is a world-class player, we are very lucky to have him. He competes with the best in the world when it comes to opening the batting. There's very little you have to say to Jos. He's a great leader within our group, been around for a long time. Obviously he's a huge influence in the dressing room. He's a great friend of mine. Playing 100 games is a proud moment for me. The words that he said really warmed my heart and I am very grateful for that. Virat Kohli | India captain: You don't want to play knocks which don't help the team in any way. It was a bit difficult to bat against the new ball. It was a bit tacky and the bowlers were getting a bit of assistance. Their pacers were hitting good areas. We got one little partnership and then towards the end with Hardik as well. It was important for me to bat deep into the innings because I knew that it would be easier for the set batsman to read the pace and bounce of the wicket. The case was to get set and try and get a decent total. I was going through a lean patch about two games ago. He (KL Rahul) has been a champion player. If you look at his stats in the lat 2-3 years, they are probably better than anyone in T20. He will continue to be one of our main batters along with Rohit at the top of the order. We don't have any concerns there. It's a matter of five-six balls in this format and suddenly you are back in that zone. 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. You need to figure out which other all-rounder can be featured into the XI. We want to give Hardik bit more responsibility with the ball because he's going to be a vital part of this team moving forward. With the ball, he is coming along nicely. Bhargav : "Three games between top two teams and all three one sided affairs! Doesn't matter which team wins, but we want a contest, at least!" Third time out of five games that Bhuvneshwar Kumar has gone wicketless against England in a T20I. 83* by Buttler - Highest score for an England batsman against India surpassing Eoin Morgan's 71 in Edgbaston in 2014. 22:33 Local Time, 17:03 GMT, 22:33 IST: A clinical win for England. The bowlers, Wood in particular, set it up with the ball in the first half. Despite Kohli's brilliant half-ton, they restricted the Indian batting line-up to a below-par score. In reply, Buttler needed just couple of overs to get his eye in. He used his feet well throughout his innings - moving forward, back, right and left to play a gem of an innings - his highest T20I score. He was involved in a couple of half-ton partnerships too with Malan and Bairstow. Washington Sundar was the last bowler introduced by Kohli and he did ignite some hopes in the Indian camp when he got Malan stumped, but the Buttler-Bairstow duo extinguished that in style. They rotated the strike well, ran plenty of twos and scored boundaries at regular intervals to hunt down the total with 10 balls to spare. Presentations coming up.. 18.2 Thakur to Bairstow, FOUR , Bairstow finishes it off in style! Short and wide outside off, Bairstow upper-cuts it over backward point and the ball dribbles away to the fence. England win by 8 wickets and go 2-1 up 18.1 Thakur to Bairstow, FOUR , shot! 141.4kph , Bairstow fetches this shortish ball from well outside off, stands tall and pulls it over mid-wicket with disdain Equation: 7 runs | 12 balls ENG: 150-2 after 18 overs 17.6 Bhuvneshwar to Buttler, no run, 126.2kph, off-pace short of length delivery on the stumps, Buttler reads it late and knocks it back to the bowler 17.5 Bhuvneshwar to Bairstow, 1 run, 133.8kph, back of a length delivery, Bairstow wristily tucks it to deep square leg 17.4 Bhuvneshwar to Buttler, 1 run, bit of width outside off, punched to sweeper cover 17.3 Bhuvneshwar to Bairstow, 1 run, short of length, bunted towards long-on 17.2 Bhuvneshwar to Bairstow, FOUR , wow! Off-pace length ball outside off, Bairstow walks across a long way, gets down on one leg and paddle-scoops it to fine leg. Loses his balance after making contact but he's got the required result 17.1 Bhuvneshwar to Bairstow, 2 runs, 114.4kph, off-speed back of a length delivery, Bairstow walks forward and across before tucking it through mid-wicket Bhuvneshwar Kumar [3.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack Equation: 16 runs | 18 balls ENG: 141-2 after 17 overs 16.6 Thakur to Bairstow, 1 run, 116.2kph, slower delivery outside off, cutter, Bairstow under-edges the cut to backward point and keeps the strike 16.5 Thakur to Bairstow, no run, width on offer and Bairstow dabs it to backward point, the batsmen rightly decide against the single Load More Commentary

India vs England, 3rd T20I

Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore India vs England, 3rd T20I 21 Wednesday April 2021 012948000000

England won by 8 wkts

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 012948000000

IND - 156/6 (20)
ENG - 158/2 (18.2)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 012948000000
CRR:  8.62

Player of the Match

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Pace - check; bounce - check; swing - check; spin - check. Buttler and Kohli showed their prowess with the bat too. No one's going to complain about today's pitch for sure. 'Win toss, opt to field, chase down the target.' That's been the tale of the series. Will that trend change? Tune in on Thursday for the fourth T20I. For now, it's goodbye from Abhinand, Rishi, Sagar and Mukesh.

Jos Buttler | Player of the Match: It was nice to spend time in the middle. I always like being not out at the end. It was a great team performance. Anytime you take early wickets in the powerplay, really sets you up. We got some good partnerships to see us home. People don't expect me to attack spinners, so I tried to take it on. Chahal is a fantastic bowler and I have had some good battles against him. It was nice to chance my arm a bit today. The first six off Chahal got me off and running and gave me confidence. We managed to put a good powerplay. I tried to get across what a special achievement it is to play 100 matches and what he's (Morgan) done for English white ball cricket. Eoin's taken our white ball fortunes to a completely new place that we've never been before.

Eoin Morgan | England captain: The carry we saw throughout the whole game, it was a bit of a surprise for us. Our guys don't find that too hard to adjust to. First half of our bowling was exceptional. When you look at the lines and lengths that we bowled, the plans that we had and taking early wickets as well ... it makes a huge difference in the game. The wicket stayed very similar. There is another challenge setting a total particularly when there's one short side, you just don't know what a good score is going to be. It's just the dynamics of T20 cricket. It just shows how strong every side in the world has to be. Jos is a world-class player, we are very lucky to have him. He competes with the best in the world when it comes to opening the batting. There's very little you have to say to Jos. He's a great leader within our group, been around for a long time. Obviously he's a huge influence in the dressing room. He's a great friend of mine. Playing 100 games is a proud moment for me. The words that he said really warmed my heart and I am very grateful for that.

Virat Kohli | India captain: You don't want to play knocks which don't help the team in any way. It was a bit difficult to bat against the new ball. It was a bit tacky and the bowlers were getting a bit of assistance. Their pacers were hitting good areas. We got one little partnership and then towards the end with Hardik as well. It was important for me to bat deep into the innings because I knew that it would be easier for the set batsman to read the pace and bounce of the wicket. The case was to get set and try and get a decent total. I was going through a lean patch about two games ago. He (KL Rahul) has been a champion player. If you look at his stats in the lat 2-3 years, they are probably better than anyone in T20. He will continue to be one of our main batters along with Rohit at the top of the order. We don't have any concerns there. It's a matter of five-six balls in this format and suddenly you are back in that zone. 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. You need to figure out which other all-rounder can be featured into the XI. We want to give Hardik bit more responsibility with the ball because he's going to be a vital part of this team moving forward. With the ball, he is coming along nicely.

Bhargav: "Three games between top two teams and all three one sided affairs! Doesn't matter which team wins, but we want a contest, at least!"

Third time out of five games that Bhuvneshwar Kumar has gone wicketless against England in a T20I.

83* by Buttler- Highest score for an England batsman against India surpassing Eoin Morgan's 71 in Edgbaston in 2014.

22:33 Local Time, 17:03 GMT, 22:33 IST: A clinical win for England. The bowlers, Wood in particular, set it up with the ball in the first half. Despite Kohli's brilliant half-ton, they restricted the Indian batting line-up to a below-par score. In reply, Buttler needed just couple of overs to get his eye in. He used his feet well throughout his innings - moving forward, back, right and left to play a gem of an innings - his highest T20I score. He was involved in a couple of half-ton partnerships too with Malan and Bairstow. Washington Sundar was the last bowler introduced by Kohli and he did ignite some hopes in the Indian camp when he got Malan stumped, but the Buttler-Bairstow duo extinguished that in style. They rotated the strike well, ran plenty of twos and scored boundaries at regular intervals to hunt down the total with 10 balls to spare. Presentations coming up..

18.2 Thakur to Bairstow, FOUR, Bairstow finishes it off in style! Short and wide outside off, Bairstow upper-cuts it over backward point and the ball dribbles away to the fence. England win by 8 wickets and go 2-1 up

18.1 Thakur to Bairstow, FOUR, shot! 141.4kph, Bairstow fetches this shortish ball from well outside off, stands tall and pulls it over mid-wicket with disdain

Equation: 7 runs | 12 balls

ENG: 150-2 after 18 overs

17.6 Bhuvneshwar to Buttler, no run, 126.2kph, off-pace short of length delivery on the stumps, Buttler reads it late and knocks it back to the bowler

17.5 Bhuvneshwar to Bairstow, 1 run, 133.8kph, back of a length delivery, Bairstow wristily tucks it to deep square leg

17.4 Bhuvneshwar to Buttler, 1 run, bit of width outside off, punched to sweeper cover

17.3 Bhuvneshwar to Bairstow, 1 run, short of length, bunted towards long-on

17.2 Bhuvneshwar to Bairstow, FOUR, wow! Off-pace length ball outside off, Bairstow walks across a long way, gets down on one leg and paddle-scoops it to fine leg. Loses his balance after making contact but he's got the required result

17.1 Bhuvneshwar to Bairstow, 2 runs, 114.4kph, off-speed back of a length delivery, Bairstow walks forward and across before tucking it through mid-wicket

Bhuvneshwar Kumar [3.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Equation: 16 runs | 18 balls

ENG: 141-2 after 17 overs

16.6 Thakur to Bairstow, 1 run, 116.2kph, slower delivery outside off, cutter, Bairstow under-edges the cut to backward point and keeps the strike

16.5 Thakur to Bairstow, no run, width on offer and Bairstow dabs it to backward point, the batsmen rightly decide against the single