IND vs ENG: Team India, which performed in the Test series, has a very disappointing start in the T20 series. In the first T20 match played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Virat Sena had to face a crushing defeat by eight wickets. India had decided to go with three spinners in this match, which proved to be completely wrong. At the same time, England included only one spinner in their playing XI and their fast bowlers won the match.
India included Washington Sundar, Akshar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal in the playing XI in this match. But this decision of captain Virat Kohli proved to be wrong and the pitch proved to be helpful for fast bowlers. On this pitch, Indian batsmen could not play Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan and Mark Wood and as a result India had to face defeat in the first T20.
After the match was over, Team India’s middle order batsman Shreyas Iyer admitted that spin bowling is the strength of Team India and that is why he decided to go with three spinners.
After India’s defeat, Iyer said, “We practiced on this pitch before the match. Here the spinners were getting turn. Spin bowling is our strength and that’s why we decided to go with three spinners.”
The pitch did not let us play the shots we wanted to play- Kohli
At the same time, after the defeat of India, the captain was responsible for the pitch by captain Virat Kohli. He 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 further. The pitch did not let us play the shots that we played Wanted. Our batting was very poor. 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. ”
This is how India was defeated
After losing the toss in this match, India batted first and scored 124 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. In response, England easily chased down the target at the loss of 2 wickets in 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.