India dished out a huge 36-run hammering to England to take their T20 series 3-2 and lay down a marker for the T20 World Cup
The home side put a giant 224-2 on the board that had seemed within England's grasp until the 14 th over of the chase when Eoin Morgan's side all but fell off a cliff.
On a beautiful batting surface the difference between the teams was seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and his 2-15 that both suffocated England and turned the game with the wicket of Jos Buttler.
Finally Dawid Malan found some form on the pitch most suited to his style of batting as he made 68 to end his series on a high note becoming the fastest man to 1000 T20 international runs in his 24th match.
And while he and Buttler were ticking along adding 130 in less than 13 overs, England were right in the game.
But from the moment Buttler was caught on the long off boundary for 52 off Kumar, and was given a send off by Virat Kohli who then remonstrated with the umpires, the game was up for England.
Their innings ground to a halt and when they failed to hit a boundary for 24 balls and then proceeded to lose three more wickets for two runs after Buttler. They never recovered.
Earlier India had piled on the runs and the quicker the ball arrived, the quicker it went as Rohit Sharma got the ball rolling with a brutal 64 before Kohli, Yadav and Hardik Pandya all picked up the cudgels to good effect.
Suryakumar Yadav also lit up the stage with more carefree strokeplay that started when his second ball disappeared for six.
It finished 32 entertaining runs later when he was comfortably held by a laughing Jason Roy at long on off the bowling of Adil Rashid.
Roy was laughing out of the jaw dropping ridiculousness of what he had just witnessed as Chris Jordan sprinted round the edge of the boundary to take a one handed leaping catch before tossing the ball to his team-mate for a far more simple catch.
As Jordan veered off over the rope with his momentum, the rest of the cricket world simply looked on in wonder at what was another example of the athleticism and ingenuity that has elevated fielding to artistic standards.
However it is to cricket's great shame that the record books will not reflect the efforts of Jordan, and surely it is high time catches like this were registered like a run out so it should read ct Jordan/Roy b Rashid.
Jordan has been pulling off spectacular catches all around the world for years and unquestionably has the safest pair of hands in this England side, but as good as this epic piece of fielding was, he had a stinker of a day with the ball.
On a belter of a pitch everything Jordan tried seemed to end up at or over the boundary as he conceded 57 runs from his four overs.
But he wasn't alone in having this problem as Mark Wood disappeared for 53 from his quartet of overs and even Jofra Archer had it rough with 43 coming from his four.
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