Kuldeep Yadav’s spinning balls and Kamal and Lokesh Rahul’s unbeaten century, on the basis of an unbeaten century, the Indian cricket team started their England tour on Tuesday with the win.
India beat England by eight wickets in the first match of the three-match Twenty20 series in Manchester. India achieved the 160-run target for victory with 10 balls remaining.
Lokesh Rahul scored 101 not out in 54 balls. He added 123 runs in partnership with Rohit Sharma for the second wicket. Captain Virat Kohli, who scored an unbeaten 20, hit six to win the win.
Another hero, Kuldeep Yadav, got only five wickets with 24 runs. With this victory, India has made a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
From England, Butler scored the highest score of 69 runs.
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Jos Buttler and Jason Roy’s opening pair gave England a good start and in the fifth over, they reached the team score of 50 runs.
Roy scored 30 runs in 20 balls and was out on Umesh Yadav’s ball but Butler remained frozen and retained the dominance of England. England scored 95 runs on one wicket for 11th over.
The power of Kuldeep
Spinner Kuldeep Yadav snatched the driving seat from England with his second over. He made Alex Hales bold in his second over. He could only make eight runs.
Kuldeep Yadav took three wickets in his third over. In this over, he took the wickets of Eoin Morgan, Johnny Barrysto and Joe Root. Can not open Barrosto and Root account too.
In his fourth and final over, Kuldeep Yadav took Butler’s wicket. He scored 69 runs. Kuldeep got five wickets for the first time in Twenty20.
The England team lost seven wickets between the 12 to 20 overs and added 64 runs. In 20 overs, England scored 159 for eight wickets.
For India Umesh Yadav got two wickets and Hardik Pandya took one wicket.
The Indian team, with a target of 160 runs, did not start well for the win. Shikhar Dhawan returned to the pavilion by making just five runs.
But Lokesh Rahul did not let the English bowlers get the lead for batting at number three. From the other end, Rohit Sharma was also batting on a regular basis.
Rahul, who looked aggressive from the start, completed 50 runs in 27 balls.
He completed a partnership of 100 runs with Rohit Sharma in 57 balls. Rohit became the victim of Adil Rashid by scoring 32 runs.
But Lokesh Rahul remained frozen. He completed a century on 53 balls. This is his second hundred in international Twenty20.
Rahul made ten fours and five sixes.
The second match of the Twenty20 series will be played on Cardiff on July 6.