Eoin Morgan-led England thumped India by eight wickets within the first T20I at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium to take a 1-0 lead within the five-match T20 sequence.
Skipper Eion Morgan’s choice to area first after successful the toss proved to be proper as English bowlers took benefit of the unpredictable Motera pitch to limit India to 124/7 after which chase down the goal simply in simply 15.3 overs.
India had a really poor begin to their innings. Rohit Sharma was rested for the series-opener. In his absence, Shikhar Dhawan opened the innings with KL Rahul.
India misplaced its first wicket for simply two runs when KL Rahul acquired out for simply 1 run. Captain Virat Kohli, who got here down at quantity 3, was dismissed for a duck.
After this, Shikhar Dhawan (4) additionally acquired out in a short while. India’s high order collapsed in entrance of English bowler Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer and Mark Wooden.
Flamboyant Rishabh Pant, in style among the many followers for his unorthodox batting model, was the subsequent man in.
Pant left Archer bemused by enjoying a reverse-flick off the English all-rounders’ supply for a six.
After Pant’s fashionable stroke, the commentator was heard saying that James Anderson will certainly breathe a sigh of aid as Pant had hit the same type of a shot towards James Anderson in the course of the Take a look at sequence.
Jason Roy (32-ball 49) top-scored with the bat for guests and Jofra Archer (3/23) was awarded the Man of the Match for his outstanding bowling efficiency.