Player of the Match
Player of the Match
993dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

England bowl, Rasool debuts for India

On a pitch both captains thought would be good for batting, and would stay the same through the game, England won the toss and opted to bowl

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

EJG Morgan
EJG Morgan
51(38) 1x4 - 4x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 2 1 2 31 5 4 6
JE Root
JE Root
46(46) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 0 4 2 13 1 7 16

Best performances - Bowlers

MM Ali
MM Ali
O4
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YS Chahal
YS Chahal
O4
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Binoy | Commentator: Andrew Miller

8pm So, that's the end of that. A fine performance from England, who need one more victory in their remaining two matches to emerge from India with a precious piece of silverware. Can India battle back? Join us in Nagpur on Sunday to find out. Cheerio.

7.52pm Right, time for some presentations. Eoin Morgan is the "bankable player of the match", which isn't quite the man of the match... But in the meantime, here's Virat Kohli.

"England played better cricket than us today, and they are deserving winners. Credit to their bowlers, they bowled good hard lengths with extra pace and bounce. We would have liked to execute that as well, but we were about 30-35 runs short on that wicket."

On Chahal: "I have a lot of confidence in him, he plays with me at RCB, and he's a youngster showing character."

Here's Eoin Morgan for a chat: "Our bowlers were outstanding tonight, Moeen Ali in particular showed great resolve. We showed a lot of experience, and Tymal Mills and Chris Jordan put their hands up in very important roles. They made it very hard for the Indian batsmen on a small ground. Sam Billings and Jason Roy did outstandingly well, Sam has taken his two chances when he's had the opportunity."

And finally, the Man of the Match is Moeen Ali for his figures of 2 for 21. Well done him. "As a bowling unit we were fantastic, Pleased to be 1-0 up with two big games to go. I took a bit of confidence from the ODIs, but just tried to bowl a length." it's a simple game when it goes well.

7.45pm Hypocaust: "Among players who've batted 5+ innings, Root has the 3rd highest average (73.50) in T20I run chases behind Hayden (133.00) and Kohli (84.90)."

Ashish Kumar: "Worst performance from Team India in long time. Can't see where this team is going? In T20 you must have young blood. Can't keep players who want to secure their place by playing a moderate innings. You must go with all guns blazing on this kind of flat track." Oh well, there's a long time yet til the next World T20. They'll get over it

7.39pm Well, that was emphatic. England have been on the wrong end of some serious beatings this winter, but pound for pound, that was as comprehensive as it gets. England take the lead in a series for the first time on their tour of India, and in doing so, they tapped back into the confidence that carried them to the World T20 final on their last 20-over campaign in the country

"It wasn't the prettiest, especially me, but we got the job done," says Joe Root. And that rather sums it up

18.1
1
Bumrah to Root, 1 run, pushed firmly into the leg side, and that is the end of that!

END OF OVER:
18 | 15 Runs | ENG: 147/3 (1 run required from 12 balls, RR: 8.16, RRR: 0.50)

  • Joe Root45 (45b)
  • Ben Stokes2 (5b)
  • Ashish Nehra3-0-31-0
  • Jasprit Bumrah3-0-25-0

Vipin: "First time root didn't make 50 in a match on this tour " Gosh, good spot! A six needed to complete the run of form ...

17.6
1
Nehra to Root, 1 run, worked into the leg side. Scores level
17.5
4
Nehra to Root, FOUR runs, low full toss, and fetched through midwicket once again! Just two needed to seal a crushing win
17.4
4
Nehra to Root, FOUR runs, tonked. In the slot, and hoisted over midwicket. That'll do

Rob Stow: "3 overs for 25 is a decent return so far by Bumrah given he went for 20 off his first over." Valid

17.3
0
Nehra to Root, no run, round the wicket, and this one ghosts through to the keeper
17.2
2
Nehra to Root, 2 runs, better timing this time, a hoisted pull through deep midwicket, a half-save on the boundary's edge, and just about clawed back at the second attempt

Defending woes

2-9

India's win-loss record when defending targets of 150 or less. Their ratio of 0.22 is the worst among all full-member teams.

Mogan's milestone

1500+

Runs for Eoin Morgan in T20Is. He is the first England player and 12th overall to reach the mark.

Evenly staged

76/2

England's score at end of 10 overs. India were 75/2 at the same stage.

Spinners control

26

Runs conceded by India spinners in 5 overs (4th to 8th), after the fast bowlers gave 36 runs in the first 3 overs.

Chahal applies breaks

12

England's run rate in the first 3 overs, without losing any wicket. Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed both the openers in the 4th over.

Can the hosts defend?

2-7

India's win-loss record when defending targets of less than 150 in T20Is, in the previous 10 instances; 1 was tied. They are defending 148 today.

Where are the boundaries?

22

Runs that came in boundaries in India's last 10 overs (4 fours & 1 six) - their second-lowest when batting all 10 overs in 1st inns in T20Is.

Moeen's best

2/21

Moeen Ali's figures in this match, his best in T20Is. This is the third time he took 2 wickets in a T20I in 17 innings he bowled.

Raina at home

53*,58

Raina's scores in the two T20s at Green Park, before this, for Gujarat Lions in IPL 2016. He scored 34 today.

Kohli as opener

2

No. of times Kohli has opened in T20Is, before today. Last he opened was vs NZ in 2012 (scored 70). In IPL 2016, he scored 921 runs in 15 inns as opener.

England favourites?

5-3

England's win-loss record against India in T20Is, before this match. Their 5 wins are the joint-most by any team against India, with NZ.

Kanpur's debut

0

No. of T20Is hosted by Kanpur, before this. It has hosted only 2 T20s, in IPL 2016 and both those games were won by the chasing side. England will be chasing today.