Team India was dumbfounded at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. They failed in both batting and bowling, Team India suffered a crushing defeat in the first T20I against England. England played aggressively in the target chase, losing 2 wickets in just 15 overs for a solid victory. England won the first T20 by 8 wickets.
England opener Johnson Roy scored 49 (32 balls, 4 fours, 3 sixes), He was out in Washington Sundar over as LBW in the 12th over. Another opener Joss Butler made 28 (24 balls, 2 fours, 1 six) before Chahal sent him to Pavillion in the 8th over. Malone was batting next and scored 18 (19 balls, 2 fours) and Bairstow 25 (16 balls, 1 four, 2 sixes) to lead England to victory. Among the Indian bowlers, Chahal took 1 wicket and Washington’s Sundar took 1 wicket. The rest of the bowlers failed to take wickets.
Batting first, Team India scored 124 for 7 in 20 overs. The Kohli team was washed-out by the attack of the English pacers. Shreyas Iyer (67; 8 × 4, 1 × 6 off 48 balls) was the only batsman to score a half-century. Rishabh Pant (21; 2 × 4, 1 × 6 off 23 balls) entertained with batting for a while. Panth hit a six in Archer’s bowling with a reverse sweep. Hardik Pandya (19; 1 × 4, 1 × 6 off 21 balls) also stood by Iyer for some time. The rest of the players were disappointed. England has five pacers and one spinner. Archer took 3 wickets.
Finally, England won the match and ahead in the 5 match series with 1-0.
The rest of the T20 matches are to be hosted by the same venue: Narendra Modi Stadium.
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