Followed by a splendid performance of India against the Irish in T20I series, Indians got no chill as they booked significant win against England by 8 wickets in the opener. They took a tough job for a grueling and long journey ahead of them. The two sides have locked horns in shortest format of the game.
After winning the toss, Indian skipper Virat Kohli chose to bowl first and chased the target. India lost a major wicket of Shikhar Dhawan too early to chase the easy target of 160 on batting side. But it was Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul who held the sinking ship to lead their cruise to victory. Skipper Virat Kohli came to finish the job. Well there are more incidents which gone unnoticed in first ODI.
Jos Buttler got a life by Yuzvendra Chahal
The in-form Jos Buttler is known for great shots and different thinking to keep his rivals on toes. The England wicket-keeper batsman got another life when Umesh Yadav bowled short to confuse him. He top-edged the ball but landed safely ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal. He couldn’t make enough and gave Buttler full chance in the innings.
MS Dhoni recorded most T20I stumpings – 33
It was tremendous bowling from the likes of Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav so India could limit the hosts under a manageable score. Another feather on Dhoni’s cap is his feat of most stumpings in T20 Internationals. He inflicted two stumpings due to great deliveries from Kuldeep Yadav. He sent Root and Bairstow back to pavilion. He broke the record of Kamran Akmal who had 32 stumpings.
Kuldeep Yadav – First Chinaman with 5-wicket haul in T20 Internationals
In the most-awaited faceoff between India and England, the presence of two best spinners edged India ahead of English side. It goes without saying that players cannot pick spinners so easily and visitors knew the advantage of spinners. England batsmen failed to get going against wrist spinners, especially Kuldeep Yadav. The Chinaman bowler is known for his variations. He bowled great length to beat the opponents.
Virat Kohli – First Indian to record 2000 runs in T20Is
Virat Kohli is definitely the best batsman in the world in all formats. The Indian skipper is known for his ability to win matches for his team. He is truly a match winner in all sorts. He is known to break most of the records and he is not stopping soon to set new benchmarks in international matches. He has become the first Indian cricketer to record 2000 runs in T20I. He was only 8 runs behind to achieve this feat to enter the club of players who recorded over 2000 T20I runs.
Jos Buttler scores third 50 in a row as a T20I opener
The England wicketkeeper batsman has smashed third 50+ score in a row in his third innings as opener. He is the only second player after Mahela Jayawardene. It was the second-best tally for Jos Buttler as an opener after his last best of 73* in 2016 against Sri Lanka.