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England Beat India By 8 Wickets In 1st T20I, Lead Series 1-0

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
March 13, 2021 • 09:33 AM View: 2595

England thrashed India by eight wickets in the first T20 International here at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday.

India 124/7 in 20 overs (S Iyer 67, J Archer 3/23, A Rashid 1/14, M Wood 1/20) lost to England 130/2 in 15.3 overs (J Roy 49, J Bairstow 26 not out, J Buttler 28).


India vs England 1st T20I Match Report

England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss, fielded first and India slipped to 48-4. The visitors opened the bowling with leg-spinner Adil Rashid (1/14 in 3 overs) who picked the wicket of skipper Virat Kohli in only his second over.

Jofra Archer claimed KL Rahul who hit an inside edge on to the stumps. Fellow quick Mark Wood rattled Shikhar Dhawan's stumps.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant reverse hit Archer for a six behind the stumps, but he fell to Ben Stokes for 21.

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