India beat England by 50 runs in First T20

Hardik Pandya shines with both bat and ball in First T20 against England (Image credit:- Twitter/BCCI)

India beat England by 50 runs in first T20 and goes 1-0 up in the series. Batted first India scored 198/8 in 20 overs and bowled England out for 148 in 19.3 overs. Hardik Pandya ( 51(33) & 4/33) who shines with both bat and ball named player of the match.

Indian captain Rohit Sharma who was back in to the side won the toss and elected to bat first. Rohit scores 24 off 14 balls with 5 fours before dismissied by Moeen Ali. Deepak Hooda who was in great form scores 33(17) and Suryakumar Yadhav scores 39(19). Hardik Pandya scores his first T20I fifty in his 62nd match for India. He scores 51(33) balls.

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England bowlers bowled well in last 5 overs to restrict India to 198/8. They given only 41 runs in last five and picked 4 wickets. In 18th and 19th over India was able to score only 4 and 5 runs. Chris Jordan bowled well for England by picking 2 wickets and given only 23 runs in 4 overs.

England lost their captain Buttler 0(1) in the first over of their innings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled him with his beautiful swing with the new ball. England lost David Malan 21(14) , Liam Livingstone 0(3) in first over of Hardik Pandya and Jason Roy 4(16) in his first ball of second over. England were 33/4 at this stage. Moeen Ali and Harry Brook added 61 runs in 36 balls for the 5th wicket before Brook dismissed by Chahal for 28. England then lost wickets at regular intervals and bowled out for 148.

Arshdeep Singh deputs for India in first T20 against England (Image Credit:- Twitter/BCCI)

Arshdeep Singh who debuts for India in this match bowls 3.3 overs and picked two wickets for giving just 18 runs. Hardik Pandya (4/33) , Yuzvendra Chahal (2/32) , Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/10) and Harshal Patel (1/24) are the other wicket takers for India.

Rohit Sharma became the first captain to win 13 successive matches in T20I

Next match will be played on 9th July at Birmingham, 7:00pm (IST).

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