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 collection.
Skipper Eion Morgan’s choice to discipline 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.
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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 received 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 received out in a short while. India’s prime order collapsed in entrance of English bowler Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood.
Flamboyant Rishabh Pant, fashionable 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 trendy stroke, the commentator was heard saying that James Anderson will certainly breathe a sigh of reduction as Pant had hit an identical form of a shot towards James Anderson in the course of the Test collection.
Jason Roy (32-ball 49) top-scored with the bat for visitors and Jofra Archer (3/23) was awarded the Man of the Match for his remarkable bowling performance.