India v England 2017, T20I Series: Kanpur T20I Scorecard, 26 Jan 2017

The shorter the format the more dangerous England were going to become with their long batting line-up replete with power hitters and stroke-makers. So, the three-T20I series against Virat Kohli’s India, was England’s best chance of winning a trophy before returning home from their 2016-17 tour of India. The first match of any three-match series is always crucial, from which viewpoint England would have wanted to win the 1st T20 and put pressure on India, like the Men in Blue had done by winning the Pune ODI.

Match facts
India vs. England 2017 T20I Series, 1st T20I
Date and time: 26th January 2017, 4:30 PM
Venue: Green Park, Kanpur

India vs. England, 1st T20 in Kanpur Scorecard

Toss: won by Eoin Morgan, who chose to field first

Playing XIs: India (Virat Kohli*, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Parvez Rasool, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Ashish Nehra) and England (Eoin Morgan*, Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Tymal Mills, and Adil Rashid)


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1st T20 scores: India 147/7 (20 overs); England 148/3 (18.1 overs)

Match result: England won the 1st T20I in Kanpur by seven wickets, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-T20I series. Moeen Ali was awarded the man-of-the-match for his spell of 21/2 in four overs.

Indian Innings
Batsmen and dismissal Runs scored No. of 4s No. of 6s Strike rate
Virat Kohli

caught Morgan, bowled Ali

29 (26) 4 0 111.53
KL Rahul

caught Rashid, bowled Jordan

8 (9) 1 0 88.88
Suresh Raina

bowled Stokes

34 (23) 4 1 147.82
Yuvraj Singh

caught Rashid,
bowled Plunkett

12 (13) 1 0 92.30
MS Dhoni

not out

36 (27) 3 0 133.33
Manish Pandey

leg before wicket Ali

3 (5) 0 0 60.00
Hardik Pandya

caught Billings, bowled Mills

9 (12) 0 0 75.00
Parvez Rasool

run out Morgan

5 (6) 0 0 83.33
Jasprit Bumrah
not out
0 (0) 0 0 0.00
Didn’t bat Ashish Nehra and Yuzvendra Chahal
Extras 11 (7 wides, 1 no ball and 3 leg byes)
India’s total 147 for the fall of 7 wickets in 20 overs
India’s fall of wickets 34/1 (Rahul, 4.3), 55/2 (Kohli, 7.1), 75/3 (Yuvraj, 10.1), 95/4 (Raina, 12.3), 98/5 (Pandey, 13.2), 118/6 (Pandya, 16.2), and
145/7 (Rasool, 19.4)
England bowling
Bowlers Overs Dots bowled Runs conceded Wickets
Economy rate
Tymal Mills 4 6 27 1 6.75
Chris Jordan 4 11 27 1 6.75
Liam Plunkett 4 8 32 1 8.00
Ben Stokes 4 7 37 1 9.25
Moeen Ali 4 9 21 2 5.25
England batting (target: 148)
Batsmen and dismissal Runs scored No. of 4s No. of 6s Strike rate
Jason Roy

bowled Chahal

19 (11) 0 2 172.72
Sam Billings

bowled Chahal

22 (10) 3 1 220.00
Joe Root

not out

46* (46) 4 0 100.00
Eoin Morgan

caught Raina, bowled Rasool

51 (38) 1 4 134.21
Ben Stokes

not out

2 (5) 0 0 40.00
Didn’t bat Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Tymal Mills, Moeen Ali, and Adil Rashid
Extras 8 (4 wides, 1 no ball, 2 leg byes, and 1 bye)
England’s fall of wickets 42/1 (Roy, 3.2),
43/1 (Billings, 3.5) and
126-3 (Morgan, 15.2)
Indian bowling
Bowlers Overs Dots bowled Runs conceded Wickets
Economy rate
Ashish Nehra 3 5 31 0 10.33
Jasprit Bumrah 3.1 9 26 0 8.21
Yuzvendra Chahal 4 11 27 2 6.75
Parvez Rasool 4 6 32 1 8.00
Suresh Raina 2 1 17 0 8.50
Hardik Pandya 2 4 12 0 6.00

India v England 1st T20I Match report

After being unable to register a win in seven matches on their tour of India, England put together two wins on the trot, winning the final ODI in Kolkata and following it up with a comprehensive seven-wicket win in the Kanpur T20I. Losing the 1st T20I also meant that Kohli began his stint as India’s T20I captain with a defeat.

A half-century from Eoin Morgan (51) and an unbeaten 46 from Joe Root handed England an utterly comprehensive win in 18.1 overs in the 1st T20. Chasing 148 for victory, Jason Roy and Sam Billings provided the visitors a blazing start, putting on 42 runs for the first wicket in just 3.1 overs before being dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal in the fourth over of the innings.

This double strike provided India a way back into the game and, for a brief period, the hosts, with the spinners at their disposal—India had included two spinners, Chahal and Parvez Rasool, while Raina and Yuvraj were good options to have on a pitch that was a bit up and down—looked like they could gain a stranglehold. Unfortunately for Kohli, the bowlers collectively failed and the England captain and Root showed good composure and nous to dig in first and take the game away from India later.

Morgan holed out to mid-off off Rasool straight after reaching his eighth T20I half-century, but Root and Stokes ensured that no further wickets were lost.

Having been put into bat, India neither had an ideal start to a T20 innings nor did they finish with a flourish. The English bowlers kept picking wickets at regular intervals to restrict the visitors to a significantly lesser total than what they would have wanted at the start. The Indian innings had only three 20-plus scores, with Kohli, opening the innings, scoring 29, Raina making 34 and MS Dhoni, batting at No. 5, scoring 36*, and this was critical to England restricting India to a total less than 150.

Kohli, as was expected, opened the innings with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team-mate, Lokesh Rahul, who continued his poor run in the limited-overs series vs. England. In the bowling department, Jasprit Bumrah endured another tough, expensive outing with the ball.

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