India vs England - 1st T20I

On Thursday evening, England beat India in the first T20I of three-match T20I series at Kanpur. England elected to field first after winning the toss. England restricted hosts India for 147/7 at the end of 20 overs.

In reply, England comfortably chased that target in 18.1 overs after losing just 3 wickets.

With this victory, England takes a 1-0 lead in three-match T20I series.

Brief Scores: India – 147/7 in 20 overs (MS Dhoni 36*, Suresh Raina 34, Moeen Ali 2/21)

England – 148/3 in 18.1 overs (Eoin Morgan 51, Joe Root 46*, Yuzvendra Chahal 2/27)

Results – England won by 7 wickets

Some of the statistical highlights of the match are given below:

  1. India managed to score 147/7 at the end of 20 overs. It is the 2nd lowest T20I total for India against England. India’s lowest T20I total against England was 120/9 (20 overs) in Kolkata on 29th December 2011.


  1. An unbeaten 36-run innings of MS Dhoni was the highest score in Indian innings. It is the 5th lowest ‘highest innings score’ for India in a T20I match on the Indian soil.


  1. During this match, England batsman Eoin Morgan completed 1,500 runs in his T20I career. Morgan became 1st English batsman and 12th overall batsman to complete 1,500 runs in a T20I career.


  1. England skipper Eoin Morgan scored 51 runs before getting out. Chasing down a T20I total against India on the Indian soil, it was the 3rd half-century by a skipper. Before this, Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez had hit two half-centuries (61 at Bangalore on 25th December 2012 and 55 at Ahmedabad on 28th December 2012) in the same situation.


  1. England won this T20I by 7 wickets. It is the largest T20I victory (by wickets) for England against India. In the previous T20I encounters, England thrice beat India chasing the targets and every time England beat India by 6 wickets.


  1. It was Virat Kohli’s (India) first T20I match as skipper and in the very first game, he suffered a defeat. Kohli had also suffered defeats in his first Test and ODI as captain. Kohli became the 7th captain to lose their first international match as captain in all the 3 formats. The other 6 skippers are Stephen Fleming (New Zealand), Shaun Pollock (South Africa), Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka), Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Hamilton Masakadza (Zimbabwe) and Graeme Cremer (Zimbabwe).


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