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. England also started badly and lost Jason Roy (15), the in-form Jos Buttler (14) and Joe Root (nine) as they struggled to 44 for three. Pandya who had gone for 20 runs in the first four balls, came back strongly to concede just 16 runs in the next three overs while picking up four wickets as well.
India made two changes with Deepak Chahar, who is making his worldwide debut, and Sidharth Kaul replacing an injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav.
Jason Roy and Jos Butler opened the batting for England and smashed the ball all over for boundaries.
Speaking at the post-match presentation, Rohit said: "That's the style of my play". Hales hit three sixes and four fours in his 41-ball knock to lead England home, and the teams head into the final match of the series in Bristol on Sunday all square.
However, India slowly brought themselves back into the match.
Earlier Jordan had taken a stunning running and diving catch to dismiss KL Rahul in the deep to add to a stunning effort from Jake Ball at backward square leg that removed Shikhar Darwan.
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni made history in the Twenty20 worldwide against England in Bristol on Sunday becoming the first wicket-keeper to pocket five catches in a T20I.
The breakthrough came just as India were starting to wonder where to bowl to the opening duo.
At the halfway stage, England were 111/2 but Pandya then dented England's surge as Morgan top-edged a back of a length delivery which Dhoni smothered, clattering the stumps in his follow through, and Hales was caught behind. In the first Test in South Africa in Cape Town, he chanced his arm to score 93 and took India from a precarious 76 for 5 to 209.
"That total isn't defendable when a guy comes out and plays like that on a small ground. We are just playing our best cricket, and when you do that you end up doing well".
However, at the other end, Rohit was making the most of the short boundaries and Virat Kohli appeared in ominously good touch as he caressed the ball to the midwicket boundary to get off the mark. In shorter formats, when I bowl I think as a batsman. We backed up something and the guys produced the goods for us. "That was the call we made".
India started well as Rohit Sharma shied with the bat right from the start, Dhawan, however, had to face an early exit.
He said: "I still remember, after getting hit for 22, I was still normal".