England vs India 1st T20 Highlights

England vs India 1st T20 2022 Highlights: India won their first T20 match in this series against England by 50 runs, leading the T20 series by 1-0. Winning the toss and choosing to bat first, India scored 198-8 in 20 overs, thereby giving a tough challenge to the hosts.

England vs India 1st T20 Highlights

India scored more than the average expected score at this venue played in Southampton which made England Batsmen stumble while chasing a high score target. Hardik Pandya’s all-round performance both with the bat and ball helped India grab a comfortable win against England.

England vs India 1st T20 2022 Highlights: India’s Batting performance

Batting first at this venue, Indian Batsmen did not have a good start as the opening Batsman and Indian skipper Rohit Sharma had to depart early at 29-1 in 2.5 overs scoring a quick 24 runs from 14 balls(including 5 fours).

England vs India 1st T20 Highlights Rohit Sharma
-Indian Skipper and opening Batsman Rohit Sharma

Ishan Kishan was not in his best form scoring only 8 runs. India was able to score 66-2 in the powerplay of the first six overs of the match.

The middle-order batsmen Deepak Hooda (33 runs from 17 balls- including 3 fours and 2 sixes) and Surya Kumar Yadav (39 runs from 19 balls – including 4 fours and 2 sixes) helped India rebuild their innings.

Ultimately, it was Hardik Pandya’s brilliant performance with his 51 runs from 33 balls(including 6 fours and 1 six) that helped India reach a total of 198-8 in 20 overs. If Hardik Pandya would have continued to bat till the end of 20 overs, India would have definitely reached a total of above 200 runs.

England vs India 1st T20 Highlights Hardik Pandya

India scored 105-3 in the first 10 overs of the match and scored the remaining 93-5 in the last 10 overs of the match. But still, the score of 199 runs to chase at this venue seemed challenging for the England batsmen.

England vs India 1st T20 2022 Highlights: England’s Batting performance

England’s 2nd innings with the bat did not start well as the Indian bowlers and fielders completely dominated with their performance by ensuring to grab quick wickets of the top-scoring batsmen.

Hardik Pandya played a crucial role in the 2nd innings with his excellent bowling performance conceding 33 runs by taking 4 important wickets of England Batsmen, thereby restricting England below the target score.

England vs India 1st T20 Highlights Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya

Moeen Ali was the top scorer England batsman scoring 36 runs from 20 balls (including 4 fours and 2 sixes).

England was bowled out for 148 in 19.3 overs and India finally won the match by 50 runs.

Overall Facts About England vs India 1st T20 2022 Highlights

India leads the T20 series by 1-0 against England after winning this match. Hardik Pandya was awarded Man of The Match with his excellent batting and bowling performance.

According to the reports, most of the teams batting first at this venue have won the match. The average score at this venue is around 165-170 but India scored more runs than the estimated average score.

Rohit Sharma as a captain is performing very well in T20 matches. Also, in absence of main players in this 1st T20 match like Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, and Jasprit Bumrah, there was a question among many cricket fans that how India would perform in this match. But the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma led his team to a comfortable 50 runs win against England.

The 2nd T20 match will be played on 9th June 2022 at 7:00 pm IST in Birmingham. Also, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah will be joining the Indian team playing XI from the 2nd T20 match onwards.

Rohit Sharma’s captaincy creates hopes for the Indian cricket team and all Indian cricket fans that he can lead his team to the winning title for the upcoming big tournaments like Asia Cup 2022 and T20 World Cup 2022.

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