India and England have won one match each and the sides now play the final game of the series ahead of next week’s ODIs, this time in Bristol
India had a bad start to the second match in Cardiff, subsiding to 22-3 batting first and then struggling to only 148 from their 20 overs with a 50 partnership between Kohli and Raina the highlight.Three of the five English bowlers conceded less than 30 runs.
In reply England themselves fell to 44-3 before Hales and Morgan then Bairstow steadied the ship with Hales taking Elgnd to a five wicket win with an unbeaten 50.
India are a much stronger T20 team than their underdog price for the first match implied and for the second match they went off evens each of two. In a hot English summer their weaknesses on green pitches and the moving ball are not going to be exposed on firm pitches and a batting line up containing Rahul, Dhawan, Kohli, Sharma and Dhoni is complemented by the seam of Kumar and talented young spinners.
England of course have match winners too but priced at odds on for this series are not the value play, India are and that is likely to persist at Bristol, another potentially dry pitch in what should be a high scoring game
India once more are the play at 11/10 with Ladbrokes