Team India led by Rohit Sharma defeated England by 50 runs in the first T20 match. Chasing the target of 199 runs, the English team could only manage 148 runs in 19.3 overs. The hero of the Indian team’s victory was Hardik Pandya, who performed well with the ball and bat. Now the second T20 match between the two teams will be played at Edgbaston on 9 July (Saturday).
England innings – 19.3 overs (148/10)
Chasing the target, England’s team kept losing wickets from the beginning and it became very difficult to reach its target. Moeen Ali top scored with 36 and Harry Brooke scored 28 runs. While Chris Jordan remained unbeaten on 26 runs. Hardik Pandya bowled brilliantly for India, taking four wickets for 33 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal and Arshdeep Singh got two successes each.
1st wicket – Jos Buttler 0 runs, 0.5 overs (1/1)
2nd wicket – David Malan 21 runs, 4.2 overs (27/2)
3rd wicket – Liam Livingstone 0 runs, 4.6 overs (29/2)
4th wicket – Jason Roy 4 runs, 6.1 overs (33/1)
Fifth wicket – Harry Brooke 28 runs, 12.1 overs (94/5)
6th wicket – Moeen Ali 36 runs, 12.5 overs (100/6)
Seventh wicket – Sam Curran, 4 runs, 13.5 overs (106/7)
Eighth wicket – Tymal Mills 7 runs, 15.6 overs (120/8)
9th wicket – Reece Topley, 9 runs, 17.6 overs (135/9)
10th wicket – Matthew Parkinson 0 runs, 19.3 overs (148/10)
Indian innings – 20 overs (198/8)
After winning the toss, opting to bat first, captain Rohit Sharma gave a quick start to the Indian team. Rohit scored 24 runs in just 14 balls, which included five fours. The Indian captain was dismissed by Moeen Ali in the third over of the innings. However, Rohit’s fellow opener Ishan Kishan appeared to be struggling and he could score just eight runs in 10 balls. After Rohit’s dismissal, Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Hooda batted vigorously to keep the run-rate above 10 runs. Suryakumar Yadav scored 39 runs in 19 balls and Deepak Hooda scored 33 runs in 17 balls.
After this, Hardik Pandya, spreading the magic of his batting, scored the first half-century of his T20 International. Hardik scored 51 runs in 33 balls, which included six fours and a six. At one time the Indian team was seen reaching above 200 easily, but due to the continuous fall of wickets, it could not do so. India could score just 41 runs in the last five overs. Chris Jordan and Moeen Ali took two wickets each for England.
1st wicket – Rohit Sharma 24 runs, 2.5 overs (29/1)
2nd wicket – Ishan Kishan 8 runs, 4.5 overs (46/2)
Third wicket – Deepak Hooda 33 runs, 8.4 overs (89/3)
Fourth wicket- Suryakumar Yadav 39 runs, 11.4 overs (126/4)
Fifth wicket – Axar Patel 17 runs, 16.4 overs (171/5)
6th wicket – Hardik Pandya 51 runs, 17.4 overs (180/6)
Seventh wicket – Dinesh Karthik 11 runs, 19.3 overs (195/7)
Eighth wicket – Harshal Patel 3 runs, 19.4 overs (195/8)
Fast bowler Arshdeep Singh also participated in this first T20 match, whose first international match was. Cap captain Rohit Sharma presented Arshdeep Singh.
The names of Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh were not included in the Indian team selected for the first T20. All these players will join the team through the second T20. Players like Captain Jos Buttle, Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone are present in the England team.
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (w/c), David Malan, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brooke, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Reece Topley, Matthew Parkinson.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal.