Pleased with the way I could stick to the plan in death overs: Jasprit Bumrah

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Jasprit Bumrah was pleased with way he could stick to his plan in the death overs during the second T20 against England at Nagpur played on 29th January. Needing 8 runs to win, Jasprit Bumrah gave away just 2 runs and picked 2 wickets helping India to register a 5 run win in this thrilling encounter to level the series at 1-1.

“I was trying to have a clear plan, stick to a basic plan that I have, trying to back my strengths because if you have double thoughts then it won’t work. I was just thinking that I would decide what ball I am going to bowl and I would be going to stick to that. I am very happy that I was able to stick to my plans. I backed my strength and I’m very happy that the result was in my favor,” Bumrah said in a post-match interaction with the bcci.tv.

India had scored 144 for the loss of 8 wickets. With 27 runs needed off 3 overs, Bumrah gave away just 3 runs in the 18th over which made life tough for England batsmen.

“We saw the wickets which were falling in the first innings. So, we saw that the wickets are on the slower side. So, we were trying to plan according to that like when we are going to bowl, at what length we are going to bowl, what variation of pace we are going to use. So, we are very happy that we leveled the series. The series is still alive and we will go to Bangalore and see how it goes,” the 23-year-old explained.

The final and deciding match is to be played at Bangalore today. It promises to be a mouthwatering contest as the pitch is expected to help the batsmen.

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