India have the series in the bag but will still want to go into the Test series with another win. The last game before a test series is always important and both sides will be pressing hard to win. Yes, there is a warm up game before the test match, but that’s what it is – A Warm Up, which will not involve the ferocity and pace of the real thing.
India were fantastic in the 2nd T20. They looked in trouble in the last couple of overs but Hardik Pandya took them home with 3 to 4 ferocious hits in the last 2 overs. I feel a shout out also needs to go to Shreyas Iyer because he actually took the pressure off with a boundary and then a massive six of Zampa, which made the Indians believe again. Iyer is a player I have a lot of time for, and it was good to see him revel in the pressure.India was again stabilized by the new kid on the block – Natarajan. He is accurate and this accuracy seems to stand the heat of international cricket pressure. He needs to focus on his fielding though, and also needs to improve his throwing arm.