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India 124/7 (20 ov)
England 130/2 (15.3 ov)
England won by 8 wickets
Player of the match: Jofra Archer
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England win by 8 wickets!

That brings us to the end of our coverage of the 1st T20 International between India and England from the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. These two teams will do battle once again on Sunday at the same ground in the second match of this 5-match T20 International series. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the latest scores and updates in the world of sports. This is Abhinav Kumar and alongside me, my colleague Shashwat Kumar signing off for now! Good night & stay safe folks! 
Post-Match Comments: -

Jason Roy, England batsman: Happy to start with a win. I'll take 49 and a comfortable victory for the team any day. The way we fielded was pleasing - I have fallen to a few bowlers of various types (be it fast-medium, leg-spin or slow left-arm orthodox), but have batted against Adil Rashid in the nets. That did help me. You learn every time you play a game, with the number of games we're playing, it should help me. He was striking the ball beautifully, looked in great shape (on Buttler). Have enough runs on the board. It is part of a journey of international cricket. You will have your ups and down but you have to back your game. For me, it is about going out there and be positive. We take a lot of pride in playing good white-ball cricket, we have won the previous series and the series before that. We just have these five games before the T20 World Cup, so we need to experiment but having said that, we have to ensure we don't take things lightly.

Virat Kohli, India Captain: We just weren't aware enough of what to do on that kind of pitch. Lack of execution of some of the shots. We have to come back with much more intent and clarity of plan. The wicket did not allow you to play the kind of shots you wanted to. It was a below par batting performance and England made us pay. We looked to try few things but as a batting side you have to accept that we didn't bat well. Shreyas batted well but we did not have enough runs on the board. It is part of a journey of international cricket. You will have your ups and down but you have to back your game. For me it is about going out there and be positive. We take a lot of pride in playing good white-ball cricket, we have won the previous series and the series before that. We just have these five games before the T20 World Cup, so we need to experiment but having said that, we have to ensure we don't take things lightly.

Eoin Morgan, England Captain: That was certainly the intention. Jofra can bowl fast but Mark Wood can bowl super fast. The wicket was as expected. The plans were very basic - to bowl on a length and straight. There is a huge amount of competition within side and it is a huge boost for anyone scoring runs. It is a completely different format of the game. We have been on tours, where the white-ball guys have played first and not played well and likewise. He (Wood) is excellent, like our batting unit our bowling unit has competition for places. We will be up against it a lot of times and it is important to produce your best.

Jofra Archer, Man of the Match: When the competition is tough you step up and competition brings out the best in me. In the England set up there are world class bowlers. I rather go for dot balls than wickets in the powerplay and if I get wickets it is a bonus. Usually for a new batter or you have the bigger side you bowl the short ball. Everything has been very good.
A thumping win for England, who've made very short work of this run-chase and take a 1-0 lead in this 5-match series. The scene was set by a bruising 72-run opening-wicket partnership between Jason Roy & Jos Buttler and they batted really quickly, with those 72 runs coming in just 8 overs, before Buttler was dismissed for a 24-ball 28, but Roy went onwards to score 49 runs from just 32 balls and his aggression meant that Dawid Malan & then Jonny Bairstow could end the game in a hurry, with Malan unbeaten on 24 from 20 balls, while Bairstow showed the promise of his returning form, with a quick 26* from just 17 balls, as England ended up with 130/2 in 15.3 overs and picked up an 8-wicket win with 27 balls to spare.

For India, the most successful bowler today was Washington Sundar, who came into the attack as late as the 11th over and had figures of 1/18 in his 2.3 overs, with Yuzvendra Chahal being the only other wicket-taker in the innings, but was taken to the cleaners by Jason Roy & ended up with 1/44 in his 4 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar ended up with 0/15 in 2 overs in his return to international cricket for the first time since December 2019, while Axar Patel had 0/24 in his 3 overs, Shardul Thakur also got 2 overs, from which he conceded 16 runs and even Hardik Pandya got a couple of overs, from which he conceded 13 runs. The captaincy of Virat Kohli in T20 cricket is once again under the scanner, as he shuffled his bowlers way too quickly, depriving them of being able to string up a spell & being a little too reactive, which didn't help matters for him either.

Ultimately, a poor display of batting from India has cost them the game, especially on seeing the manner in which England went about the run-chase, as if they batted on a different pitch altogether. Stay tuned for the post-match presentation!
15.3 Washington Sundar to Dawid Malan, SIX! MALAN FINISHES IT OFF IN STYLE! Length delivery just outside off stump. Malan dances down the track and batters that one way over the bowler's head for a maximum! England go 1-0 up in the series and one feels that England have probably arrived on their tour to India!
15.2 Washington Sundar to Jonny Bairstow, length delivery on middle and leg stump. Bairstow comes forward and tucks the ball off his pads towards short fine leg for a single
15.1 Washington Sundar to Dawid Malan, length delivery on middle and off stump. Malan gives himself a bit of room and pushes the ball down the ground towards long off for one
Mere formalities remain with England now 122/2 after 15 overs after getting 8 runs from the previous over and they need only 3 runs from the last 5 overs.

Washington Sundar continues for this 3rd over.
Over: 15 | Summary: 0 1 1 1 1w 2w 1 1 Bowler: Shardul Thakur Score: 122/2
14.6 Shardul Thakur to Dawid Malan, slower delivery on a length on middle and leg stump. Malan gets onto the front foot and nudges the ball into the leg side towards deep square leg for one
14.5 Shardul Thakur to Jonny Bairstow, very full delivery outside off stump. Bairstow jams his bat down on it and digs the ball into the off side towards extra cover for a single
14.5 Shardul Thakur to Dawid Malan, length delivery down the leg side. Malan looks to tickle that one fine but fails to get any bat on it. A fumble by Pant allows an extra run as well!
14.5 Shardul Thakur to Dawid Malan, slower delivery that is dug into the track down the leg side. Malan gauges the line and the length and ducks underneath it. Called a wide too!
14.4 Shardul Thakur to Jonny Bairstow, slower delivery on a length outside off stump. Bairstow has another massive mow at that one and squirts the ball off the inside edge for another single
14.3 Shardul Thakur to Dawid Malan, back of a length delivery outside off stump. Malan gets onto the back foot and chops that one towards leg stump. He is then called through for a single and makes it just because Thakur misses the mark
14.2 Shardul Thakur to Jonny Bairstow, full delivery outside off stump. Bairstow lays back in his crease and thwacks the ball down the ground towards long off for another single
14.1 Shardul Thakur to Jonny Bairstow, length delivery outside off stump. Bairstow throws his bat at it and chunks the ball straight back to the keeper via the inside edge of the bat
It's kicking off here between Bairstow and Sundar, who exchanged more than a few heated words with each other, with Sundar feeling that Bairstow blocked him from taking a possible return catch, but umpire Nitin Menon cools them down & gets the matters under control. 14 overs gone and England are 114/2 and need just 11 runs in 36 balls.

Shardul Thakur returns to the attack now, with Chahal wrapping up his spell.
Over: 14 | Summary: 4 0 1 1 1 0 Bowler: Washington Sundar Score: 114/2
13.6 Washington Sundar to Dawid Malan, length delivery on middle and leg stump. Malan gets forward and pokes that one aerially towards the bowler, who clashes into the non striker and fails to hold onto the catch. A few words between Bairstow and Sundar too!
13.5 Washington Sundar to Jonny Bairstow, full delivery on leg stump. Bairstow gets his front foot out of the way and drills that one down the ground towards long on for another run
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