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India hold nerve to clinch 4th T20I, pull level in series vs England

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4th T20I

Ahmedabad: India beat England by eight runs in the 4th T20 International to level the five-match series 2-2 at Narendra Modi Stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad on Thursday.

Invited to bat first, India scored 185 for eight in the stipulated 20 overs, with Suryakumar Yadav (57) and Shreyas Iyer (37) doing the bulk of scoring.

Suryakumar’s 31-ball effort was his maiden half-century in international cricket and Iyer made his runs in just 18 balls, hitting five fours and a six, as India managed to put up a challenging total.

Suryakumar smashed three sixes and six fours during his stay in the middle.

In reply, England was stopped at 177 for eight in its full quota of overs.

All-rounder Ben Stokes top-scored for England with 46 off 23 balls while Jason Roy smashed a 27-ball 40 at the top of the order.

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