Jason Roy and Jos Buttler got here out all weapons blazing towards the Indian bowling assault to energy England to a 8-wicket win towards the hosts and take 1-0 lead within the five-match T20 sequence on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday.
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 exceptional bowling efficiency.
Earlier, England had received the toss and opted to subject first. A priceless 36-ball fifty from Shreyas Iyer (48-ball 67) propelled workforce India to 124/7 towards England of their 20 overs.
India had been utterly rattled by the England bowlers who dismissed India’s top-four batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan (4), Kl Rahul (1), Virat Kohli (0), Rishabh Pant (21) – inside the first 10 overs.
Other than Jason Roy, Jos Buttler contributed with 28 runs. David Malan remained unbeaten on 24 and Johnny Bairstow made 26 runs. David Malan hammered an enormous six to assist his workforce chase down the goal in simply the fifteenth over. For India, Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar bagged one wicket every.
India had a really poor begin to their innings. India misplaced the wickets of their three main batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli on a rating of simply 20. Skipper Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion for a duck after going through 5 balls.
After this, Rishabh Pant tried to regular India’s innings with Shreyas Iyer. Pant, nevertheless, was dismissed after scoring 21 runs off 22 balls. India misplaced 4 wickets for simply 48 runs in 10 overs. Shreyas Iyer performed a hard-fought 67-run innings to propel India to 124 runs.
With this win, England have taken a 1-0 lead within the five-match T20 sequence. The second T20 match between India and England shall be performed on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 14 March.