Team India defeated England by 8 wickets thanks to the magnificent bowling of Kuldeep Yadav and KL Rahul in the first T20 match between India and England.
Team India has given a fantastic start to the England tour by dismissing all speculation. After the humiliating turn of Lokesh Rahul (101 not out) after Kuldeep Yadav, India defeated hosts England by eight wickets in the first match of the three T-20 matches played at Old Trafford Stadium on Tuesday night. England, batting first, put 160 runs in front of India. On Rahul’s finest innings, India achieved this target by losing two wickets in 18.2 overs.
Rahul scored a century in 54 balls with 10 fours and five sixes. This is his second century in T20. He has become the second batsman in India to score two hundreds in T20 Before that Rohit has scored two centuries in T20. Rohit scored 32 runs in this match and shared a 123-run partnership with Rahul for the second wicket.
This partnership between Rahul and Rohit came when openers Shikhar Dhawan (4) hit the fifth ball of the first over on David Willey on the fifth ball of the first over. Rohit rotated the strike from the other end to give Rahul a chance and Rahul washed the England bowlers furiously. This partnership got the leg-spinner Adil Rashid caught by Rohit at the hands of Ian Morgan. Rohit was out on 130.
After Rohit’s departure, however, Captain Virat Kohli got out on the field and took 33 runs for the third wicket with Rahul to win his team. Kohli scored an unbeaten 20 in this match. With this he completed his 2000 runs in T20.
He has become the fastest batsman to complete 2000 runs in T20. Kohli secured this position in 56 innings of 60 matches for this. He is also the fourth batsman to score 2000 runs in T20 Before that, New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptill and Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik have made more than 2000 runs in the smallest format of the game. Earlier, Kuldeep kept England out of the big score. After a good start, England were heading towards big scores, but Kuldeep, taking three wickets in the 14th over, restricted them to 159 for eight wickets in 20 overs.
Kuldeep, who scored just 24 runs in four overs, made it difficult for England’s batsmen – Eoin Morgan (7), Johnny Bearsto (0) and Joey Root (0) to send a pavilion to the big score in the 14th over. It is also Kuldeep’s best performance. With this, Kuldeep became the first Chinaman bowler to take 5 wickets in T20. At the same time, he has become the third bowler of India to take five or more wickets in this small format of the game. Before them Bhubaneswar Kumar and Yuviwendra Chahal have achieved this feat. Both have played in this match but could not take a single wicket.
Although Jos Buttler’s 46 balls with eight fours and two sixes, the 69-run innings helped in the end, in the end, David Wiley’s unbeaten 28 runs in 15 balls made England a respectable score. Jason Roy (30) and Butler gave the hosts a strong start. Both of them reached the team score of 50 in five overs Was there. Roy on the last ball of the over bowled on Umesh’s ball. Alex Hales came to the ground but kept quiet ahead of Butler. He is a 45-run partnership with Butler in which his contribution was only eight runs. Kuldeep bounced his account and opened his account.
Kuldeep paused on the flood of England’s runs
England was moving towards a strong score, but then Kuldeep started his magic and broke the back of the hosts by taking three wickets in the 14th over. In this over, Kuldeep sent the pavilion cheaply to England’s middle order. Chinaman made his first victim, Captain Morgan. Morgan 106 was caught on the score of Virat Kohli. A ball later did not catch Berserto, Kuldeep, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni stumped him.
Joe Root also did not know Kuldeep’s googly and he got stumped in the hands of Dhoni. England’s score was five for 107 runs. After 10 runs, Hardik Pandya hit Moeen Ali (6) Suresh Raina to give England a sixth blow. Butler was expected to play some big shot at the end. They played, but they were trapped in the hands of Kohli near the boundary line on the fourth ball of the 18th over, thrown by Kuldeep.
In the end, Ville provided some runs to England with a score of 159. Other than Kuldeep, Umesh Yadav took two wickets and Hardik Pandya took one wicket.