Bumrah masterclass keeps India in series
Jasprit Bumrah produced a sensational display of death bowling to earn India a tense five-run victory in the second Twenty20 international against England in Nagpur.
The seamer's final two overs went for just five runs and included the key wickets of Joe Root (38) and Jos Buttler (15), while a dot ball with his final delivery stopped Moeen Ali (1) getting the maximum needed to force a super over.
Bumrah (2-20) turned the game on its head by mixing up his length and pace on a dry, turning wicket to ensure KL Rahul's brilliant 71, which had led India to 144-8, was not in vain, the series now level at 1-1 ahead of the third and final match in Bangalore on Wednesday.
England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and sent India in to bat and things were looking positive for the tourists when Virat Kohli (21), who was fortunate not to fall lbw on seven, holed out at long on off Chris Jordan (3-22).
Suresh Raina (7) and Yuvraj Singh (4) soon followed, but England could do little to stop Rahul, who cut loose in the middle and bludgeoned a full toss from Adil Rashid (1-24) into the stands before bringing up his fifty with a single.
The tourists relied on Jordan heavily, Rahul failing to send his shorter delivery over Ben Stokes at deep midwicket before the England seamer played a role in three dismissals in the final over.
Jordan displayed quick thinking to run out Hardik Pandya (2) by pulling up the stumps after he drilled a shot into the uprights at the bowler's end, before combining with Moeen to remove Amit Mishra (0) and seeing MS Dhoni (5) send an inside edge onto the stumps off the final ball.
England's chase quickly hit a setback with Sam Billings (12) and Jason Roy (10) falling to successive Ashish Nehra (3-28) deliveries.
Root and Stokes (38) got England to within 27 runs of victory with three overs remaining, but Bumrah then came to the fore. His variety flummoxed the England duo and limited them to three runs in the 18th over.
In the final over his short delivery controversially saw Root given lbw despite a clear inside edge, while he sent one skidding beyond Buttler before completing the victory with his 14th dot.