India and England are engaging in the fifth and final T20I of the series with it being leveled 2-2. England once again won the toss and Eoin Morgan chose to bowl first. India brought in T Natarajan for KL Rahul, while England went in unchanged.
For India, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma opened the innings in T20Is for the first time and the duo hammered the England bowling attack. They added 94 runs in 9 overs with Rohit Sharma slamming 64 in 34 balls with 4 fours and 5 sixes, while Kohli made 22 in 20 balls in the partnership.
It was the Rohit Sharma show as he hammered both Jofra Archer and Mark Wood, taking advantage of their pace and playing silky smooth pull shots. Virat Kohli also unleashed a pull of his own and a Pakistani journalist posted a video of the comparison of both pull shots side by side.
Rohit Sharma fell to Ben Stokes, playing onto his stumps on the last ball of the 9th over which ended a brilliant partnership and innings as well. The cricket experts were left amazed by the way both quality Indian batsmen went after the England bowlers and gave India a flying start.
Here are some tweets of experts expressing their elation on the Rohit-Virat partnership: