India land first blow in three-format tour

Brief scores: England 159/8 (Jos Buttler 69, David Willey 29; Kuldeep Yadav 5/24, Umesh Yadav 2/21) lost to India 163/2 (Lokesh Rahul 101*, Rohit Sharma 32, Virat Kohli 20*; Adil Rashid 1/25) by 8 wickets

Statistical highlights

  • India recorded their first-ever T20I win against England in England by winning the 1st T20 of the three-match series by eight wickets
  • Kuldeep Yadav helped India restrict England to 159/8, after they had got off to a blazing start (50/1 in five overs), with his career-best T20I figures of 5/24; Kuldeep won the man of the match for the same
  • Jos Buttler was England’s top-scorer with a 46-ball 69 (8×4, 2×6), his seventh T20I half-century
  • Chasing only 160 for a victory on a reasonably good pitch for batting, India reached the target (160) with 10 balls to spare, Lokesh Rahul scoring a whopping 61.96 per cent of India’s runs (163)
  • Rahul scored his second T20I hundred, finishing with an unbeaten 101 off 54 balls, an innings punctuated by 10 fours and five sixes. Rahul has joined Rohit Sharma as the Indian batsmen who have the most T20I hundreds
  • Captaining India for the 15th time in a Twenty20 International, Virat Kohli recorded his 10th victory as captain

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