India have started the T20I series against England on a positive note as they won the first match of the series by 50 runs taking a 1-0 lead. Hardik Pandya made a vital contribution scoring a half-century and taking four wickets with the balls while Yuzvendra Chahal picked a couple of wickets.
Shrugging off their disappointment after the defeat in the one-off Test against England, India have made a winning start to the three-match T20I series with a 50-run victory in the first game. India chose to bat first after winning the toss and played with an attacking mindset from the start. Hardik Pandya scored a half-century playing a knock of 51 runs from 33 balls. Suryakumar Yadav also made a key contribution of 39 runs from 19 balls.
Defending the target, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh bowled a remarkable opening spell with an excellent demonstration of swing bowling. Bhuvneshwar provided an important breakthrough of Jos Buttler to the team. Hardik Pandya showed his all-round skills and shined with the ball. He picked four wickets for 33 runs playing a pivotal role in India’s victory. Yuzvendra Chahal picked a couple of wickets for 32 runs and helped India wrap up the opposition on 148. The fielding was sloppy by the visitors but that didn’t affect the game as bowlers kept on bowling in tight lines and lengths throughout the match.
Oh no! Oh no! Oh no no no no!
Kabir Singh ft: You kept a count on it?
How many more catches are India gonna drop FFS? 😐— Rohan Sengupta (@GarryDevilDada) July 7, 2022
5 drop catches so far from india— Sarb (@ChandlerStinso1) July 7, 2022
1× Sky, Yuzi, Hooda#ENGvIND
This is ROHIT SHARMA for you!
India's record since Rohit Sharma took over captaincy last year ⬇️— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) July 7, 2022
Great team work! Hardik specially🥳🥳
Hahaha! Attuntadhi manthoni xD xD
Massive win against English!
This should continue!