India vs England, 1st T20I Highlights: Clinical England Thrash India By 8 Wickets To Lead Series 1-0


IND vs ENG, 1st T20I Highlights: Clinical England Thrash India By 8 Wickets To Lead Series 1-0

IND vs ENG: England celebrate a wicket against India during the first T20I.© BCCI




England defeated India by eight wickets in the first T20I of their five-match series, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In response to a target of 125 runs, the visitors scored 130 for two in 15.3 overs, with Dawid Malan hitting the winning six. The visitors put in a good start to the chase, with Jason Roy narrowly missing out on a half-century. He slammed 49 runs off 32 deliveries, packed with four fours and three sixes. Meanwhile, Jos Buttler also made a noteworthy contribution, adding 28 runs to the scoreboard. Malan (24) and Jonny Bairstow (26) remained unbeaten for England, taking them past the finishing line. Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar were the only bowlers to take a wicket each for India, in an otherwise bad day for Indian bowlers. Initially, the hosts had scored 124 for seven in 20 overs, with Shreyas Iyer registering a half-century (67 off 48 balls. For England, Jofra Archer took three wickets. Meanwhile, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan and Ben Stokes registered a wicket each. England have taken a 1-0 lead in the T20I series, and both sides will meet again in the next fixture on March 14. (SCORECARD)

1st T20I Highlights Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad







  • 22:12 (IST)

    SIX!! ENGLAND WIN BY EIGHT WICKETS!

    A poor delivery by Sundar, as Malan gets to the pitch of the ball, and makes room to launch it over long-off for a winning six!

    ENGLAND WIN BY EIGHT WICKETS AND TAKE A 1-0 LEAD IN THE FIVE-MATCH T20I SERIES

  • 22:08 (IST)

    One run

    Thakur delivers a slow ball, outside off. Bairstow inside edges it backward of square for a single.

  • 22:01 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A poor delivery by Sundar, and Bairstow smacks it through long-on for a four!

  • 21:59 (IST)

    SIX!

    Chahal tosses it up wide, and Bairstow goes down on his back knee, to launch it for a six down the ground.

  • 21:57 (IST)

    SIX!

    Chahal tosses it up, and Bairstow miscues his shot. He lofts it but has enough power in it, to clear Pandya at long-on for a six!

  • 21:54 (IST)

    One run

    A flat offbreak delivery by Sundar, wide of the stumps. Bairstow cuts it to deep backward point for a single.

  • 21:52 (IST)

    OUT! Jason Roy lbw b Washington Sundar 49 (32)

    ROY MISSES HIS HALF-CENTURY!

    Sundar tosses a good delivery and its straight. The lack of spin makes Roy miss the ball, and it hits his pad. Umpire judges it as lbw, but Roy reviews it. Ultra-edge shows no bat was involved, and ball-tracker shows it would hit the stumps.

    In comes, Jonny Bairstow.

  • 21:47 (IST)

    One run

    A short delivery by Pandya and Malan hits it down to third man for a single. Dhawan put in a dive to stop the ball.

  • 21:45 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A slow bouncer by Pandya, and Malan waits for it to smack it fine for a four!

  • 21:42 (IST)

    One run

    Chahal tosses it up, around off stump. Malan guides it to deep midwicket for a single.

  • 21:37 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A short delivery by Pandya, on leg side. Malan glances this bouncer to the fine leg boundary for a four!

  • 21:35 (IST)

    One run

    A short delivery by Pandya, outside off. Roy pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

  • 21:33 (IST)

    OUT! Jos Buttler lbw b Yuzvendra Chahal 28 (24), ENG: 72/1

    THE PARTNERSHIP HAS BEEN BROKEN!

    Chahal tosses it on middle, and it straghtens. Buttler goes forward and it goes past his inside edge, to hit in right in front of the stumps.

    In walks, Dawid Malan.

  • 21:30 (IST)

    SIX!

    Chahal tosses it up, on leg stump. Roy goes low and slog sweeps it into the stands near deep midwicket for a six!

  • 21:29 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Chahal tosses it short, and Roy pulls this wrong’un in front of square, off the backfoot. It goes right between deep midwicket and long-on for a four!

  • 21:26 (IST)

    SIX!

    Axar tosses it full, in the slot for Roy. There is no spin, and Roy slog-sweeps it over deep midwicket for a six!

  • 21:24 (IST)

    FOUR! ENGLAND REACH 50 RUNS!

    Bhuvneshwar sends a fuller delivery, into middle. Buttler drives it to the right of mid-on for a four!

  • 21:19 (IST)

    SIX!

    Axar tosses it into middle, and Buttler goes down the track to launch it over midwicket for a massive six!

  • 21:18 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A short delivery by Axar, outside off. Buttler swings his bat and sends it wide of long-off for a four!

  • 21:17 (IST)

    Two runs

    AMAZING FIELDING!

    A poor delivery by Axar, and Buttler smacks it towards the long-off boundary. Rahul leans back, catches the ball, and then tosses it back into play, before falling into the ropes. Two runs.

  • 21:15 (IST)

    FOUR! ENG: 29/0

    A short delivery by Thakur, outside off. Rou goes for it, and flat hits it away to the right of mid-off for a four!

    England are 29 for no loss, in four overs.

  • 21:08 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Chahal tosses it short, outside off. Rou goes back and cuts it to backward point. Thakur lets the ball go through his legs for a four! POOR FIELDING!

  • 21:06 (IST)

    SIX!

    Chahal tosses it flat and quick, in at off. Roy launches it over the midwicket fence for a six!

  • 21:02 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A length delivery, into the pads, by Bhuvneshwar. Roy smacks it over deep square leg for a four!

  • 21:01 (IST)

    Two runs

    A length ball, outside off. Roy mis-hits it wide of the cover fielder for two runs.

  • 20:59 (IST)

    Two runs

    Axar tosses it into the leg stump. Buttler times his shot well to hit it left of deep midwicket for two runs.

  • 20:57 (IST)

    One run

    Axar tosses it short, into the pads. Roy guides it straight of midwicket for a single.

  • 20:57 (IST)

    The action resumes!

    Jason Roy and Jos Buttler to begin the chase for England. Axar Patel has been entrusted with the new ball for India.

  • 20:45 (IST)

    One run, IND: 124/7 | TARGET: 125

    A full toss by Jordan, and Axar hits it low towards mid-off for a single.

    After 20 overs, India are 124 for seven, and have set a target of 125 runs.

  • 20:43 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A short delivery by Jordan, and Axar uses the pace to send it over short third man for a four!

  • 20:42 (IST)

    OUT! Shreyas Iyer c Dawid Malan b Chris Jordan 67 (48)

    STUNNING CATCH BY MALAN! SUPERB!

    A short delivery by Jordan, outside off. Iyer smacks it leg side, and Malan puts in a terrific effort to catch it at deep backward square.

    In walks, Axar Patel.

  • 20:37 (IST)

    One run, IND: 114/6

    A short delivery by Curran, and Iyer sweeps it through the leg side for a single.

    India are 114 for six after 19 overs.

  • 20:36 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A short delivery by Curran and Iyer pulls it into the gap wide of long-on for a four!

  • 20:33 (IST)

    Two runs

    A length delivery by Curran, on the body of Iyer. He guides it into the leg side for two runs.

  • 20:30 (IST)

    OUT! Shardul Thakur c Dawid Malan b Jofra Archer 0 (1)

    A SCORCHER BY ARCHER! GOLDEN DUCK!

    A short delivery by Archer, and Thakur went for it, pulling int. But it went straight to Malan at deep backward square leg for a catch.

    In walks, Washington Sundar.

  • 20:28 (IST)

    OUT! Hardik Pandya c Chris Jordan b Jofra Archer 19 (21)

    A short delivery by Archer, and Pandya flat hits it towards mid-off. It was low, but Jordan caught it with ease.

    In walks, Shardul Thakur.

  • 20:25 (IST)

    SIX! IND: 102/4

    A short delivery by Jordan. Iyer cuts it hard, for a flat six over backward point.

    After 17 overs, India are 102 for four.

  • 20:22 (IST)

    One run, Shreyas Iyer reaches his half-century!

    Jordan delivers a fuller delivery, and Iyer drives it through the covers to the sweeper for his half-century off 36 balls.

  • 20:17 (IST)

    FOUR! BRILLIANT!

    Archer sent a length delivery, wide outside off. Iyer smacks it backward of square on the off-side for a four!

  • 20:16 (IST)

    FOUR! GLORIOUS SHOT!

    PERFECTLY TIMED BY IYER!

    A length delivery by Archer, straight to Iyer. He uses his wrists to time it through square for a four!

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