New Delhi, Feb 2: Young leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal scripted a dramatic collapse with incredible figures of 6 for 25 as England lost the final T20 International against India by whopping 75 runs thereby surrendering the series at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
As a full-time captain, Kohli recorded series wins against England across all formats. Chahal's performance was the first-ever five-wicket haul in T20 International by an Indian.
Batting first, the former Chennai 'Super Kings' Suresh Raina (63, 45 balls) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (56, 35 balls) lit up the Garden City with half-centuries while Yuvraj Singh's final flourish 10-ball-27 enabled the hosts to reach a competitive 202 for 6.
In reply England were cruising along at 118 for 2 when they committed absolute hara-kiri with atrocious shot selection with wickets falling like nine pins as they were all out for 127 in 16.3 overs. (Chahal's 6 wickets seal series for India)
Chahal got good support from last match hero Jasprit Bumrah (3/14 in 2.3 overs) as England middle-order collapsed in a heap like a pack of cards.
A competent national level chess player during his school days, Chahal wouldn't have even in his dreams planned such perfect moves as the visitors with lousy shots made it tad easy.
Here are the statistical highlights:
Chahal's best figures as an Indian bowler in T20Is
Yuzvendra Chahal's performance was the first-ever five-wicket haul in T20 International by an Indian and the third best figures by any bowler with the first two slots being taken by Sri Lankan Ajantha Mendis.
Impressive turnaround by India
India are the first T20I side to win a 3-match series for the third time after losing the opening game. Australia have done it twice.
Another milestone by MS Dhoni
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni crossed 5,000 T20I runs.
Long wait comes to an end for Dhoni
Dhoni took 76 innings to score his maiden T20I fifty, which is the most by any batsman. The previous highest was 42 matches by Ireland's Gary Wilson.
Worst batting collapse for England
England lost their last 8 wickets in 8 runs in a gap of 19 deliveries. This is the second-worst 8-wicket collapse in history of International cricket. New Zealand had lost 8 wickets for 5 runs against Australia in a Test in 1946.
India come back in the game
England lost 3 wickets in a span of six deliveries, without getting any run. Eoin Morgan, Joe Root and Jos Buttler were the 3 batsmen to be dismissed between overs 13.3 and 14.2.
'Vintage' Raina hits a fifty after 7 years
Suresh Raina, who was the highest run scorer in 3rd T20I at Bengaluru, slammed his fifty after a gap of seven years. Last time when he scored his T20I fifty was way back in 2010. This was his first fifty in 38 innings.
Three Sixes in powerplays
Three India batsmen hit 3 or more sixes in the Powerplays in T20Is, including Raina. Virender Sehwag had hit 4 against New Zealand in 2009 and Rohit smashed 3 against West Indies in 2016.
Rishabh Pant becomes youngest T20I player for India
Rishabh Pant, who made his debut at 19 years, 120 days, became youngest to play for India in T20Is. Ishant Sharma (19 years, 152 days) was previous youngest.