Aged 34, Gleeson is the oldest England debutant since Paul Nixon in 2007 and made a close to instantaneous influence after Rohit and Pant had propelled India to 49 with out loss within the fifth over.
Rohit was bounced out whereas Gleeson snared Kohli and Pant with successive deliveries, inducing edges as they regarded to assault, earlier than India went on to publish 170 for eight after being requested to bat first.
Richard Gleeson made a spectacular begin to his England profession with the princely wickets of India trio Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant within the second Twenty20 at Edgbaston.
Chris Jordan claimed 4 for 27 after the preliminary burst whereas Ravindra Jadeja top-scored for India with an unbeaten 46 from 29 balls, containing 5 fours.
The vacationers, who can transfer into an unassailable 2-0 lead earlier than Sunday’s ultimate match at Trent Bridge, introduced again Kohli, Pant, Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah, with the quartet rested for the 50-run win in Southampton following their Check duties in Birmingham earlier this week.
Nevertheless it was the inclusion of Gleeson – who changed Tymal Mills, with David Willey coming in for Reece Topley – who made the most important splash on a balmy Saturday afternoon after Rohit and Pant’s quick begin.
The expectation was Kohli would companion his successor as India captain nevertheless it was Pant who got here out with the skipper, an indication of the vacationers’ dedication to attacking the primary six overs.
Jason Roy grassed a comparatively easy probability low at backward level within the first over to reprieve Rohit, who threw warning to the wind thereafter with some fierce blows, with the drop off Willey compounded as he was pulled then hammered straight for sixes.
Pant blended energy with innovation, together with an audacious whipped pull, as Willey after which Moeen Ali had been milked however Gleeson’s fifth ball in worldwide cricket hurried Rohit, who departed for 31 off 20 balls when a top-edge ballooned gently for Jos Buttler to take a diving catch over his shoulder.
Extra was to comply with as Gleeson’s seventh and eighth deliveries accounted for Kohli and Pant. Kohli regarded to go excessive however a fuller supply caught the skin edge, with Dawid Malan working from backward level to finish a catch whereas Pant charged Gleeson however received a skinny tickle by way of to Buttler.
From 49 with out loss India had slipped to 61 for 3, because of Gleeson, who not way back was considering retirement after a stress fracture in his again. However the quick bowler has had a season to recollect within the Vitality Blast, combining taking part in for Lancashire with a educating job.
Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya consolidated however perished off successive Jordan deliveries, the previous top-edging within the deep whereas the latter slapped to backward level.
Jordan collected the wickets of Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for his finest T20 worldwide figures since March 2019 however Jadeja ensured there could be no full collapse, to assist India to what appears a aggressive complete on a pitch that was used for a T20 Blast quarter-final earlier this week.