ENG vs IND, 1st T20I: Rohit Sharma’s India, on Thursday, defeated England by 50 runs on the Rose Bowl in Southampton and took an important 1-0 lead within the three-match collection.

Hardik Pandya scored 51 runs and picked up 4 wickets. Courtesy: AP


  • India defeated England by 50 runs within the 1st T20I at Southampton on Thursday
  • Hardik Pandya starred for India with 51 and 4 for 33
  • Chasing 199, England managed to attain solely 148 off 19.3 overs

Hardik Pandya put forth an all-round present as India defeated England by 50 runs within the first T20I on Thursday, July 7 on the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

Pandya turned the Participant of the Match after he scored his maiden T20I half-century and picked up 4 essential wickets throughout England’s run-chase.

Earlier, after successful the toss and opting to bat first, India racked up an enormous rating of 198 for the lack of eight. The Males in Blue have been destined to get a rating over the 200-run mark, however the lack of wickets at common intervals within the dying stage of their innings pushed them again a wee bit.

Deepak Hooda and Suryakumar Yadav scored 33 and 39 respectively however perished to Chris Jordan, who toppled Adil Rashid and have become England’s main wicket-taker in T20Is.

Rohit Sharma scored 24 runs on the high and likewise turned the third Indian after MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli to attain 1000 runs because the skipper of the nationwide crew. After Rohit and Ishan Kishan gave India a brisk begin, Moeen Ali dismissed each batters to get the Three Lions again into the competition.

From there on, Pandya took cost and smashed a fifty off 30 balls. Dinesh Karthik and Axar Patel additionally chipped in with quick, however helpful cameos for the visiting crew. Tymal Mills, Reece Topley, and Matthew Parkinson picked up one wicket apiece.

England might by no means get going of their run-chase and have been bowled out for 148 in 19.3 overs. As soon as Jos Buttler perished to Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a golden duck, the Three Lions did not get well. Jason Roy labored his method to a 16-ball 4 earlier than Hardik ended his distress.

Hardik picked up two wickets, together with these of Dawid Malan and Liam Livingstone, and pushed England additional on the backfoot. He additionally accounted for the wicket of Sam Curran. Moeen Ali (36) and Harry Brook (28) stitched collectively a partnership of 51 runs for the fifth wicket to maintain England’s hopes alive.

However as soon as they perished, the writing was just about on the partitions for the house crew. Jordan scored a quick-fire 17-ball 26, however his efforts have been by no means going to be sufficient for the house crew to win. Yuzvendra Chahal additionally picked up two wickets.

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