AHMEDABAD: England’s bowlers did the spadework prior to opener Jason Roy explosive 49 helped safeguard a detailed eight-wicket success versus India in the first Twenty20 International in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Choosing to field, Eoin Morgan as well as his guys denied India a solid begin as well as at some point limited them to a below-par 124-7 in spite of Shreyas Iyer’s windy 67.
Roy shattered 3 sixes and four borders in his 32-ball strike and also England wrapped up triumph with 4.3 overs to save with Dawid Malan, that made 24 not out, sealing the win with a 6.
After Morgan had actually won the toss and put India in, the tourists suppressed the house team’s vaunted batting lineup with disciplined bowling supported by sharp fielding.
India were reeling at 22-3 after the six powerplay overs, with Rishabh Pant contributing 16 of those runs.
Amongst the early arches to tumble was residence captain Virat Kohli who fell for a duck trying to hit Adil Rashid over the ring on the off-side.
Pant made 21, striking a 6 off Jofra Archer (3-23) with an audacious reverse-scoop prior to Ben Stokes rejected him.
Archer got rid of the big-hitting Hardik Pandya to reject India a late assault and the hosts barely went above run-a-ball in their 20-overs in spite of Iyer’s fluent fifty.
Roy and Jos Buttler properly exterminated the competition with their 72-run opening collaboration.
Yuzvendra Chahal disregarded Buttler for 28 as well as Washington Sundar refuted Roy his fifty but Jonny Bairstow, that made 26 not out, as well as Malan finished the win for the travelers that were defeated 3-1 in the preceding test series.
The collection thinks more significance for both teams as India will host the Twenty20 Globe Mug in October-November.
Ahmedabad hosts all 5 matches in the collection with the second match scheduled for Sunday.
S. Dhawan b Wood 4
K.L. Rahul b Archer 1
V. Kohli c Jordan b Rashid 0
R. Pant c Bairstow b Stokes 21
S. Iyer c Malan b Jordan 67
H. Pandya c Jordan b Archer 19
S. Thakur c Malan b Archer 0
W. Sundar not out 3
A. Patel not out 7
EXTRAS (W-2) 2
TOTAL (for seven wkts, 20 overs) 124
FALL OF WKTS 1-2, 2-3, 3-20, 4-48, 5-102, 6-102, 7-117.
DID NOT BAT: B. Kumar, Y. Chahal.
BOWLING: Rashid 3-0-14-1, Archer 4-1-23-3 (1w), Wood 4-0-20-1, Jordan 4-0-27-1 (1w), Stokes 3-0-25-1, Curran 2-0-15-0.
J. Roy lbw Sundar 49
J. Buttler lbw Chahal 28
D. Malan not out 24
J. Bairstow not out 26
EXTRAS (W-3) 3
TOTAL (for two wkts, 15.3 overs) 130
FALL OF WKTS: 1-72, 2-89.
DID NOT BAT: E. Morgan, B. Stokes, S. Curran, J. Archer, C. Jordan, Adil Rashid, M. Wood.
BOWLING: Patel 3-0-24-0, Kumar 2-0-15-0, Chahal 4-0-44-1, Thakur 2-0-16-0 (3w), Pandya 2-0-13-0, Sundar 2.3-0-18-1.
RESULT: England won by eight wickets.
UMPIRES: K.N. Ananthapadmanabhan, Nitin Menon (both India).
TV UMPIRE: Virender Sharma (India).
MATCH REFEREE: Javagal Srinath (India).