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Result: India thrash England to win Twenty20 series

India thrash England by seven wickets to win their final T20 contest and take the three-match series 2-1.

India have thrashed England by seven wickets to win their final Twenty20 contest and take the three-match series 2-1.

Rohit Sharma was the star of the show in Bristol as he hit an unbeaten century off just 56 balls, including five sixes and 11 fours.

India's Rohit Sharma celebrates on his way to 100 during the T20 match against England on July 8, 2018© Reuters

England set the tourists a target of 198 to win, and looked to be making good early progress when Jake Ball caught Shikhar Dhawan for five off the bowling of David Willey.

However, Sharma was a constant menace throughout and received good backup from Virat Kohli (43) in particular before Hardik Pandya scored the winning runs with a four, ending unbeaten on 33 off just 14 deliveries.

Jason Roy (67) was England's best performer with the bat, while Jos Buttler (33) and Alex Hales (30) both provided support, but they were the only England players to reach 30.

Pandya claimed four wickets as England finished on 198-9 following a collapse from the tail as they chased quick runs at the end of the match.

England and India will now contest a three-match ODI series, which begins on Thursday.

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