India England First T20I News: Visitors Thrash India in the First Match

India lost the first T20I to England by 8 wickets.
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Last updated on 12th March 2021

Published: 12/03/2021

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The first T20 international between India and England in Ahmedabad ended in an 8-wicket defeat for the hosts.

With that win, England are up 1-0 in the 5-match T20I series.

A night to forget for India in an almost-packed stadium

It was an eventful evening in the Narendra Modi Stadium as fans flocked to the stands in numbers to watch the match.

Hoping for an entertaining display of cricket by India, the fans were in store for disappointment instead.

England won the toss and chose to bowl.

India came on to bat on the same surface where they beat England to take the test series 3-1 a week ago.

This time, however, England were in the mood for serious revenge.

England bowlers, namely Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, and Adil Rashid got early wickets of Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli.

The opening trio went quite cheaply scoring less than 5 runs.

By the end of the fifth over, India were down 3 wickets with just 20 runs on the board.

Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant put up some resistance in the middle order with Iyer scoring a brilliant 67 off 48 deliveries.

That innings by Iyer added more runs on the board than the rest of the players who came on to bat.

Ultimately, India set a target of 125 runs.

England, proving why they are the #1 T20I team

England came on to bat and hit 130 runs in 15.3 overs, losing just 2 wickets in the process.

Jason Roy scored 49 off 32 balls before falling to a tricky delivery by Washington Sundar.

Yuzvendra Chahal got out the second opener Jos Butler for 28 but by that point, the visitors were in good control.

Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow sealed the deal with their 52-run partnership.

Off to a good start, England will be hoping to continue this momentum in the next match too.

The 2nd T20I will be played on Sunday in Ahmedabad at 7:00 pm IST.