India vs England: Team India, which performed in the Test series, has a very disappointing start in the T20 series. In the first T20 match played at Motera’s Narendra Modi Stadium, Virat Sena had to face a crushing defeat by eight wickets. After winning the toss, England, bowling first, restricted Host India to just 124 runs in 20 overs and then chased down the target easily at the loss of 2 wickets in just 15.3 overs.
Fast bowler Jofra Archer was the hero of this stunning victory of England. He took three crucial wickets for just 23 runs with a maiden in his four overs. In view of his performance, he was also awarded the Man of the Match. At the same time, Jason Roy scored the highest 49 runs for England in batting. Apart from this, Jos Buttler contributed 28, David Malan scored 24 not out and Jani Bairstow contributed 26 not out.
Indian captain Virat Kohli is very disappointed with this kind of defeat against England. After the match, he said that his team did not know what to do on this pitch. Kohli blamed the pitch for the defeat and said that the pitch did not allow his team to play openly.
The pitch did not let us play the shots we wanted to play- Kohli
After the match, captain Kohli said, “What we had to do on this pitch, we did not know about it. The kind of shots we played were not right. We have to improve on that further. The pitch did not allow us to play those shots. We wanted to play. Our batting was very bad. We wanted to try some things, but we have to accept that we did not bat well. Shreyas Iyer played a great innings, but we failed to score big. are.”
In this match, Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion without opening an account. Adil Rashid made him his victim. Earlier, Kohli was dismissed for zero in the fourth Test against England itself. In this way, he was out for zero for the first time in his career twice.
On his poor performance, Kohli said, “This is a part of international cricket. There are ups and downs in it. You score big when you have your day, but sometimes it does not happen. We have to trust ourselves Will happen.”