England vs India 1st T20, The Rose Bowl Southampton: In the first T20 played at The Rose Bowl, Southampton, India defeated England by 50 runs. With this, Team India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Hardik Pandya was the hero of this blazing victory of Team India. He performed brilliantly with both the ball and the bat. First Hardik played a stormy innings of 51 runs in just 33 balls and then took four important wickets for 33 runs. This is Hardik’s best performance in T20 Internationals in bowling. Due to this brilliant performance of Hardik, he got the title of ‘Player of the Match’.
Bad start for England
Chasing the target of 199 runs, England got off to a very poor start. In the very first over, captain Jos Buttler was dismissed without opening the account. After this David Malan also went on after scoring 21 runs. Liam Livingstone was also dismissed for zero on the total score of 29 runs and then Jason Roy went on after scoring just four runs in 16 balls.
The England team was struggling after losing four wickets for 33 runs in the 7th over. However, after this Moeen Ali and Harry Brook batted brilliantly and got the team back. Ali scored 40 runs in 20 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes. At the same time, Brook played an innings of 28 runs in 23 balls with the help of 2 fours and a six. The partnership of 61 runs for the fifth wicket between the two.
Team India’s victory was ensured as soon as these two were dismissed. However, in the end, Chris Jordan reduced the margin of defeat by playing an innings of 29 runs in 18 balls. Two fours and a six came off his bat.
Hardik Pandya bowled amazingly for India. Hardik took four wickets for just 33 runs in his four overs. This is Hardik’s best performance in T20 Internationals in bowling. Earlier, in batting, Hardik scored an unbeaten 51 runs. Debutman Arshdeep Singh took two wickets.
Such was the Indian innings, Hardik had studded a stormy fifty
After losing the toss, opting to bat first, the start of Team India was not good. Captain Rohit Sharma got out on 24 and Ishan Kishan scored 08 runs. However, after this Deepak Hooda and Suryakumar Yadav counter-attacked the English bowlers.
Deepak scored 33 runs in 17 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes. At the same time, Suryakumar played an innings of 39 runs in 19 balls. His bat hit 4 fours and 2 sixes.
After this, Hardik Pandya, who came to bat at number five, showed an explosive game from the beginning. Hardik played a blistering innings of 51 runs in 33 balls. During this, Pandya hit 6 fours and a six. At the same time, Axar Patel scored 17 runs in 12 balls with the help of three fours. On the other hand, Dinesh Karthik scored 11 runs in seven balls with the help of two fours. In the end Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned unbeaten on 01 and Arshdeep Singh on 02.