India Vs England, 1st T20 2018
The India vs England series is the most awaited battle of this year. The India vs England, 1st T20 2018 was payed in old trafford. The Indian team management and selectors given opportunity to some new players like Krunal Pandya and Deepak Chahar. As Siddarth Kaul is 1 match senior than these 2 players. Kaul played his first T20 match against Ireland. Although it was quite shocking that Jaspreet Bumrah wasn’t selected for England tour.
In the 1st match of India Vs England, 1st T20 2018 series, K.L played a magnificent knock of unbeaten 101 runs. He only took 54 balls which include 10 fours and 5 sixes. This was his 2nd T20 century. He is consistently playing well from this IPL season. However Kuldeep Yadav showed a magic with the ball and grabbed 5fier in thi match. He just wasted 24 runs in his 4 over spell. These 2 players help India to win their 1st T20 match and gaining a lead (1-0) in 3 T20 match series.
After loosing the toss, England came to bat first. In the first over itself, opener Jason Roy smashed 2 fours and 1 six. Jason scored 30 in 20 balls. With him Jos Buttler was also playing brilliantly and he scored 69 off 46 balls. In his last 7 innings Buttler scored 6 half centuries with 95(60)* is his highest. Despite, getting the good start england only manages to make 159. In the middle order only David Willey scored 29 runs and no other batsman can go upto double digit.
Chasing a total of 160, team India was never out of the game. As this was the good surface to bat on, India looses Shikhar Dhawan early. He manages to make only 4 runs. After that K.L Rahul comes to the crease and whacked all the english bowlers all over the ground. Hence from the other end Rohit Sharma supported him and make 32 off 30 balls. English bowlers were clueless how to send them back to pavilion. Therefore, in the final overs skipper Virat Kohli comes and lead the team to victory with K.L. Adil Rashid was the successful bowler for England. He picket 1 wicket for 25 runs in his 4 over spell.
As a result, India won the match with 1o balls to spare and Virat Kohli became fastest batsman to reach 2000 runs landmark.