Thursday, 26 January 2017

India vs England - 1st T20 Cricket

26 Jan 2017

India vs England - 1st T20 Cricket at Kanpur

England cruise to 1-0 series lead

India vs England
147/7 (20) 148/3 (18.1)
England won by 7 wickets
Photo © BCCI

They waited, and waited, and waited, and finally England's bowlers had the chance to spearhead a victory on this tour. True, none of them picked up more than two wickets, but that only established how good they were as a unit. India were kept to a measly 147 on a pitch that wasn't in any way untoward and as icing on the cake Eoin Morgan shellacked a half-century to make sure his team took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Tymal Mills, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett and Ben Stokes were given a brief to bowl length and just short of it, while ensuring the batsmen do not have room to use their pace to relieve the pressure. Moeen Ali was at his restrictive best, picking up 2 for 21 in four overs, targeting the stumps with flat darts and in the end the services of their specialist spinner Adil Rashid was not even needed.

England cruise to 1-0 series lead (espncricinfo):
Photo © BCCI

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