England went 1-0 up in the five-match T20I series against India after beating them by 8 wickets in the first match in Ahmedabad.
England chased down a target of 125 runs in 153 overs. Earlier, India managed to score 124/7 in 20 overs. Shreyas Iyer top-scored with a 48-ball 67.
WHO SAID WHAT?
Virat Kohli | India captain: We just weren’t aware enough of what to do on that kind of pitch. Lack of execution of some of the shots. We have to come back with much more intent and clarity of plan. The wicket did not allow you to play the kind of shots you wanted to. It was a below par batting performance and England made us pay. We looked to try few things but as a batting side you have to accept that we didn’t bat well. Shreyas batted well but we did not have enough runs on the board. It is part of a journey of international cricket. You will have your ups and down but you have to back your game. For me it is about going out there and be positive. We take a lot of pride in playing good white-ball cricket, we have won the previous series and the series before that. We just have these five games before the T20 World Cup, so we need to experiment but having said that, we have to ensure we don’t take things lightly.
Jason Roy: Happy to start with a win. I’ll take 49 and a comfortable victory for the team any day. The way we fielded was pleasing – I have fallen to a few bowlers of various types (be it fast-medium, leg-spin or slow left-arm othodox), but have batted against Adil Rashid in the nets. That did help me. You learn every time you play a game, with the number of games we’re playing, it should help me. He was striking the ball beautifully, looked in great shape (on Buttler).