Combination wise, the bigger worry belongs to England. Pandya was not done yet, as he had Alex Hales (30) caught behind too.
"He comes into the squad for the next game and he is a fantastic player and it will be a hard decision to make", Morgan told reporters after the Cardiff win.
"We've made calls like this in the past, but we hope we'll make it for the betterment of the team - and put out our strongest XI". He has played a lot of T20 for us and he is a very experienced campaigner. This was the right-hander's third century in the game's shortest format, making him just the second player to make three tons. This means the big decision might involve relegating Joe Root to the bench, if they believe Stokes is a must-have.
The Indian captain began to gain in confidence as he hit another six off Plunkett before he fell victim of Jordan in the 15th over, caught and bowled by the bowler in a soft dismissal. India were probably on top of their game today, and we weren't.
Kuldeep Yadav was expertly kept at bay - and wicketless in the second game.
Stokes rejoins the squad in Cardiff on Saturday after coming through an innings of 90 in 68 balls playing for Durham on Thursday.
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In the bowling department, Jake Ball should hold onto his place, even after a 22-run final over sullied his otherwise fantastic T20I debut.
With India winning the first match and England returning the favour in the next, this game will decide who bags the series.
Fifth-placed Pakistan will have to win the series against Zimbabwe by a margin of 4-1 in order to ensure they do not slip behind sixth-placed Australia, while 10th-ranked Zimbabwe will have to pull off a 4-1 win over Pakistan in order to leapfrog Afghanistan and move up one spot in the rankings table.
Rohit Sharma also became the fifth global player to amass 2000 runs in T20I cricket. Here's the report card of how players performed in three matches. We played better than we did at Old Trafford. "And I don't think we've found it yet".
England captain Eoin Morgan shuffled his bowlers but saw David Willey hoisted over long-off for six by Rohit, before Pandya angled the same bowler for back-to-back fours in the 18th over.
"This [Cardiff game] was only his third match since 2012 but you can see the maturity level in the way he is bowling at the start and at the death".
Jos Buttler led the way, striking seven fours on his way to a 21-ball 34, but by the time he was bowled by Siddarth Kaul (2-35), Roy had overtaken him.