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  • 11:14 PM IST

    So with this win, India level the three-match series 1-1 with one match remaining. The third T20I, which now becomes final, will be played at Bengaluru on Wednesday. Do join us that day, till then bye bye

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  • 11:12 PM IST

    Jasprit Bumrah is Man of the Match

  • 10:29 PM IST

    India win by 5 runs! What a superb over by Jasprit Bumrah. He gave away just two runs from final over; England needed seven to win. Bumrah picked two important wickets. He first removed Joe Root, who was victim of poor umpiring, an then picked Jos Buttler. Before the start of the over, England were favourites, but Bumrah swung it in favour of the hosts. Phew! What a finish to this match!!!!

  • 10:27 PM IST

    India vs England Live Cricket Score: OUT! Jasprit Bumrah strikes again, He now gets Jos Buttler. Bumrah has swung this in India’s favour. England need seven off two balls now. J Buttler b Bumrah 15(10)

  • 10:25 PM IST

    India vs England Live Cricket Score: OUT! Jasprit Bumrah strikes with first ball. Joe Root is trapped leg before wicket. Sadly there was a big inside edge, umpire did not pick it and unfortunately Root has to walk back. J Root lbw b Bumrah 38(38)

  • 10:22 PM IST

    India vs England Live Cricket Score: Jos Buttler comes to the party. 16 runs come from Ashish Nehra’s over. He smashes Nehra for a four and six and that swings the momentum back in England’s favour. England now need 8 from 6 balls | 137/4 after 19 overs

  • 10:16 PM IST

    India vs England Live Cricket Score: Excellent over this from Jasprit Bumrah. He gives away just three runs. Yes, just three runs from 18th over. The equation now reads 24 off two overs. England 121/4 after 18 overs.

  • 10:11 PM IST

    India vs England Live Cricket Score: OUT! Some life remaining in the contest? Ashish Nehra picks an important wicket of Ben Stokes. This rd wicket for Nehra. It was a slower one, Stokes goes for a big shot. He misses the line of the ball and all ends up. B Stokes lbw b Nehra 38(27)

  • 10:05 PM IST

    India vs England Live Cricket Score: England now need 32 from four overs. With seven wickets in hand one expects England to win this battle. But as they say, it is not over until it is over. The home side will have to push the envelope here. England 113/3 after 16 overs.

  • 9:59 PM IST

    India vs England Live Cricket Score: Another good over for England, 11 came off it. Ben Stokes is making his chance count. He is batting on 27 off 18 balls. Joe Root is on 31 off 30 balls. Visitors now need 41 off 31 balls. England 104/3 after 15 overs.

Hello and welcome to India.com’s live coverage of India vs. England 2nd T20I at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. For the first time on current Indian tour, England have a lead under their belt. The visitors won the opening T20I at Kanpur by seven wickets to take an early lead in the three-match series. With England snipping a lead the pressure is on the home side. It is a must-win match for Virat Kohli and his boys. It is a question of survival for them. India’s victory here in this fixture means the series is alive and the third T20I at Bengaluru becomes a virtual final. But for that to happen, the hosts will have to stop confident looking English side. Stay with us as we provide you the live score updates of this exciting game. Also Catch- India vs England 2nd T20 Live Streaming

Build-up: England did well to carry the winning momentum from third and final One-Day International (ODI) at Kolkata. The visiting side dished out an impressive performance to win a second consecutive match on this tour. It was England’s bowling department that laid the foundation stone of the win. Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills combined up front to tame the mighty Indian batting line-up.

Moeen Ali then chipped-in in middle overs to produce a match-winning spell. The spinner picked 2/21 in his quota of four overs as India were restricted to a modest total. On a flat wicket, it was England bowling that walked away with all the accolades.

Superb England bowling was then well complimented by Joe Root and Eoin Morgan partnership. The duo added 83 runs for the third wicket, and that made chase easy for the visitors. While captain Morgan fell on an individual score of 51 runs, Root finished unbeaten four short of his half-century. Also Catch- India vs England 2nd T20I Live Score & ball-by-ball commentary

All in all, it was a complete performance from England. The victory, needless to say, will have boosted them ahead of this encounter. The England camp will be positive and looking to clinch the series here tonight. Morgan and England think tank are unlikely to make any changes to the side. David Willey who missed out in the first T20I due to a niggle might well get an extended rest. And carrying a winning side makes sense.

Adil Rashid did not bowl in the first match, but on Nagpur surface, Morgan will need his services, and thus he is likely to retain his spot. Moeen will look to emulate his performance from the last match on a pitch that is expected to be spin friendly.

While England looks a settled unit, India might tinker with their playing XI. The three-spin attack, Yuzvendra Chahal, Parvez Rasool and Amit Mishra, is likely to be hosts’ first choice. Bhuvneshwar Kumar who was impressive in the preceding ODI series could well be back in the XI, and that means Ashish Nehra will have to sit out. The experienced campaigner was expensive in the last match, giving away over ten runs per over in his three overs. Also Read- India vs England, 2nd T20I Preview: Hosts eye revival against resurgent England

Changes are expected in the bowling department, but same cannot be said for the batting unit. Kohli has hinted that he will continue to open and that means Suresh Raina will be slotted at number three. India can also look to try explosive opener Rishabh Pant, but KL Rahul is likely to get an extended run. Right handed batsman Manish Pandey too is likely to retain his place.

With an aim to level the series, India will be under pressure, but they have the capability to bounce back and that too in style. On the flipside, it is a good opportunity for England to seal the deal here and not leave it for the last match.

There were reports that the boundaries for this match have been stretched and that means batsmen will have to run well between the wickets, giving bowlers a little advantage. Interestingly, India are yet to win a T20I match at this venue. The hosts have played two matches, one each against Sri Lanka and New Zealand, and have lost both of them.

Predictions: Though England start as favourites, but one expects the home side to be more competitive and eventually draw level in the series.