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India vs England, 1st T20I Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore India vs England, 1st T20I 21 Wednesday April 2021 021600000000 England won by 8 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 021600000000 IND - 124/7 (20) ENG - 130/2 (15.3) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 021600000000 CRR:  8.39 Player of the Match Jofra Archer Scorecard Refresh Commentary A bad day in the office for the Indian team. Nothing went their way and certainly not the new style of showing aggression from ball one. Some of the players looked rusty and only Shreyas Iyer looked in any sort of comfort with the bat. However, they have made it a habit of coming from behind and winning the series, whether they can do it against a strong England white-ball unit needs to be seen. The second T20I is on Sunday at the same venue. Do join us for that. Time to wrap things up here. This is Akshay Maanay signing off on behalf of my team mates Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Hariprasad Sadanandan and Siva . Goodbye! Jofra Archer | Player of the Match: When the competition is tough you step up and competition brings out the best in me. Probably in the IPL (I see myself as the leader of the attack) but not in the England set up there are many world class bowlers. I rather go for dot balls than wickets in the powerplay and if I get wickets it is a bonus. Usually for a new batter or you have the bigger side of the boundary you bowl the short ball. Everything has been very good. Eoin Morgan | England captain: That was certainly the intention (to go with pace). Jofra's strength is that he can bowl really fast among others but certainly Mark Wood's super strength is that he can bowl super fast. It is hard to do all the time but when he bowls like tonight it is very good entertainment. (Couldn't ask for more) Particularly in the bowling department. The wicket was as expected. The plans were very basic - to bowl on a length and straight. There is a huge amount of competition within side and it is a huge boost for anyone scoring runs. When Jason scores runs and does well, in the fashion that he plays it is a good sign. It is a completely different format of the game. We have been on tours, where the white-ball guys have played first and not played well and likewise it has not lingered into the Test matches. He (Archer) is excellent, like our batting unit our bowling unit has competition for places. We will be up against it a lot of times in the series and it is important to produce your best. 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 and something we have to address as batsmen. It wasn't an ideal day on the park. You have to accept your faults and come back in the next game with much more intent and clarity of plan. The wicket probably did not allow you to hit the kind of shots you wanted to, Shreyas' innings was an example on how you can use the depth of the crease and ride the bounce. 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 the conditions in front of you, if the pitch allows you to play such kind of shots then yes. We did not give ourselves enough time to assess the conditions, Shreyas did that but there were too many wickets down to get past 150-160. It is part of the whole journey of international cricket. When you have played for that long you will have your ups and down, you have to accept that as a batsman. On your day you will probably much more for the team. At the end of the day you have to keep true to your intent and plan as a batsman, understand sometimes the bowling team will come out and execute their plans better. For me it is about going out there and trying to be positive as I can. It is not tough (changing formats), we have done it in the past. 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 WC, so we need to experiment but having said that, we have to ensure we don't take things lightly and especially against a team like England. Sameer : England played their both fast bowler. Looking at that, India should have to play Kuldeep and Chahal together. 'Kuldeep isn't even there in the 19-man squad' Varun : You know where India lost the match - Look at the runs scored by India's top 3. You cannot blame toss for this loss. 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). 22:11 Local Time, 16:41 GMT: A comprehensive win for England. It was never a contest right from the toss. Generally the powerplay decides in which direction a T20 game would go; England with bat - 50/0 and with ball - 22/3. That's game, set and match right there. India did not have enough runs on the board and the bowlers had their task cut out against a strong England batting line-up. Roy and Buttler started in typical fashion and took the game away inside the first six overs. They were positive and in control of their gameplay even against the spinners, something which was missing in the Tests, and though they departed, the pair had done enough to put the visitors on course. Malan and Bairstow ensured that there were no more hiccups as they crossed the victory line. Presentations coming up.. 15.3 Washington Sundar to Malan, SIX , England win by 8 wickets. Malan finishes it off in style. He decides to use his feet, gets to the pitch of the ball whilst giving himself room and then lofts it handsomely with the spin over long-off 15.2 Washington Sundar to Bairstow, 1 run, turning into the right hander, Bairstow nurdles it backward of square leg 15.1 Washington Sundar to Malan, 1 run, slower and around off, Malan pushes it uppishly down to long-off ENG: 122-2 after 15 overs 14.6 Thakur to Malan, 1 run, 115ks knuckle ball and Malan is early into the shot, drags it off the inner half to deep square leg 14.5 Thakur to Bairstow, 1 run, spears it full and in the blockhole, Bairstow digs it out to extra cover 14.5 Thakur to Malan, 2 wides , 137.1ks fullish delivery down leg, Malan misses the flick and Pant dives across to parry it to short fine, the pair cross over and steal the extra run. One hit away now.. 14.5 Thakur to Malan, wide , slower bouncer but the direction is wrong, Malan ducks under it and the umpire calls it a wide for line, it was down leg 14.4 Thakur to Bairstow, 1 run, another mishit. Slower delivery outside off, Bairstow tries to hack it across the line and the inside edge rolls backward of square Sanjeev Sahu : Chahal is that kind of bowler who gets wickets because batsmen always try to him out of the park and not because batsmen can't understand his spin. He'll get wickets but he'll also go for runs. Kuldeep should've been picked. English batters just can't read him. 'Let's say the bowlers didn't have a chance at defending 124' 14.3 Thakur to Malan, 1 run, direct hit and Malan was gone. Thakur did everything right apart from hitting the stumps. Angled across the left hander and Malan chops it adjacent to the wicket on the leg-side, Bairstow calls him for a quick single and Thakur is quick to get there, he picks the ball and fires a throw at the non-striker's end, missing and allowing Malan to scramble in 14.2 Thakur to Bairstow, 1 run, this time he drills it off the middle and picks out the long-off fielder, just a single 14.1 Thakur to Bairstow, no run, full and outside off, Bairstow goes hard on the drive and ekes out an inside edge back towards Pant Shardul Thakur [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack Koustav : After the T20 world cup this year, the team management must start thinking about Kohli's workload to ensure he can keep on contributing at the highest level. ENG: 114-2 after 14 overs 13.6 Washington Sundar to Malan, no run, in the air and safe. Sundar is not happy and he is having a go at Bairstow. Umpire Nitin Menon has to intervene to diffuse to the sitiuation. Malan chipped it to the left of the bowler and Bairstow did not change his path, he turned his back and got back into the crease, which in process did not give space for Sundar to take the catch. In fact the ball hit Bairstow on the helmet as he was turning to get back in the crease 13.5 Washington Sundar to Bairstow, 1 run, fired it almost in the blockhole, Bairstow drives it to long-on Load More Commentary

India vs England, 1st T20I

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England won by 8 wkts

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 021600000000

IND - 124/7 (20)
ENG - 130/2 (15.3)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 021600000000
CRR:  8.39

Player of the Match

Commentary

A bad day in the office for the Indian team. Nothing went their way and certainly not the new style of showing aggression from ball one. Some of the players looked rusty and only Shreyas Iyer looked in any sort of comfort with the bat. However, they have made it a habit of coming from behind and winning the series, whether they can do it against a strong England white-ball unit needs to be seen. The second T20I is on Sunday at the same venue. Do join us for that. Time to wrap things up here. This is Akshay Maanay signing off on behalf of my team mates Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Hariprasad Sadanandan and Siva. Goodbye!

Jofra Archer | Player of the Match: When the competition is tough you step up and competition brings out the best in me. Probably in the IPL (I see myself as the leader of the attack) but not in the England set up there are many world class bowlers. I rather go for dot balls than wickets in the powerplay and if I get wickets it is a bonus. Usually for a new batter or you have the bigger side of the boundary you bowl the short ball. Everything has been very good.

Eoin Morgan | England captain: That was certainly the intention (to go with pace). Jofra's strength is that he can bowl really fast among others but certainly Mark Wood's super strength is that he can bowl super fast. It is hard to do all the time but when he bowls like tonight it is very good entertainment. (Couldn't ask for more) Particularly in the bowling department. The wicket was as expected. The plans were very basic - to bowl on a length and straight. There is a huge amount of competition within side and it is a huge boost for anyone scoring runs. When Jason scores runs and does well, in the fashion that he plays it is a good sign. It is a completely different format of the game. We have been on tours, where the white-ball guys have played first and not played well and likewise it has not lingered into the Test matches. He (Archer) is excellent, like our batting unit our bowling unit has competition for places. We will be up against it a lot of times in the series and it is important to produce your best.

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 and something we have to address as batsmen. It wasn't an ideal day on the park. You have to accept your faults and come back in the next game with much more intent and clarity of plan. The wicket probably did not allow you to hit the kind of shots you wanted to, Shreyas' innings was an example on how you can use the depth of the crease and ride the bounce. 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 the conditions in front of you, if the pitch allows you to play such kind of shots then yes. We did not give ourselves enough time to assess the conditions, Shreyas did that but there were too many wickets down to get past 150-160. It is part of the whole journey of international cricket. When you have played for that long you will have your ups and down, you have to accept that as a batsman. On your day you will probably much more for the team. At the end of the day you have to keep true to your intent and plan as a batsman, understand sometimes the bowling team will come out and execute their plans better. For me it is about going out there and trying to be positive as I can. It is not tough (changing formats), we have done it in the past. 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 WC, so we need to experiment but having said that, we have to ensure we don't take things lightly and especially against a team like England.

Sameer: England played their both fast bowler. Looking at that, India should have to play Kuldeep and Chahal together. 'Kuldeep isn't even there in the 19-man squad'

Varun: You know where India lost the match - Look at the runs scored by India's top 3. You cannot blame toss for this loss.

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).

22:11 Local Time, 16:41 GMT: A comprehensive win for England. It was never a contest right from the toss. Generally the powerplay decides in which direction a T20 game would go; England with bat - 50/0 and with ball - 22/3. That's game, set and match right there. India did not have enough runs on the board and the bowlers had their task cut out against a strong England batting line-up. Roy and Buttler started in typical fashion and took the game away inside the first six overs. They were positive and in control of their gameplay even against the spinners, something which was missing in the Tests, and though they departed, the pair had done enough to put the visitors on course. Malan and Bairstow ensured that there were no more hiccups as they crossed the victory line. Presentations coming up..

15.3 Washington Sundar to Malan, SIX, England win by 8 wickets. Malan finishes it off in style. He decides to use his feet, gets to the pitch of the ball whilst giving himself room and then lofts it handsomely with the spin over long-off

15.2 Washington Sundar to Bairstow, 1 run, turning into the right hander, Bairstow nurdles it backward of square leg

15.1 Washington Sundar to Malan, 1 run, slower and around off, Malan pushes it uppishly down to long-off

ENG: 122-2 after 15 overs

14.6 Thakur to Malan, 1 run, 115ks knuckle ball and Malan is early into the shot, drags it off the inner half to deep square leg

14.5 Thakur to Bairstow, 1 run, spears it full and in the blockhole, Bairstow digs it out to extra cover

14.5 Thakur to Malan, 2 wides, 137.1ks fullish delivery down leg, Malan misses the flick and Pant dives across to parry it to short fine, the pair cross over and steal the extra run. One hit away now..

14.5 Thakur to Malan, wide, slower bouncer but the direction is wrong, Malan ducks under it and the umpire calls it a wide for line, it was down leg

14.4 Thakur to Bairstow, 1 run, another mishit. Slower delivery outside off, Bairstow tries to hack it across the line and the inside edge rolls backward of square

Sanjeev Sahu: Chahal is that kind of bowler who gets wickets because batsmen always try to him out of the park and not because batsmen can't understand his spin. He'll get wickets but he'll also go for runs. Kuldeep should've been picked. English batters just can't read him. 'Let's say the bowlers didn't have a chance at defending 124'

14.3 Thakur to Malan, 1 run, direct hit and Malan was gone. Thakur did everything right apart from hitting the stumps. Angled across the left hander and Malan chops it adjacent to the wicket on the leg-side, Bairstow calls him for a quick single and Thakur is quick to get there, he picks the ball and fires a throw at the non-striker's end, missing and allowing Malan to scramble in

14.2 Thakur to Bairstow, 1 run, this time he drills it off the middle and picks out the long-off fielder, just a single

14.1 Thakur to Bairstow, no run, full and outside off, Bairstow goes hard on the drive and ekes out an inside edge back towards Pant

Shardul Thakur [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

Koustav: After the T20 world cup this year, the team management must start thinking about Kohli's workload to ensure he can keep on contributing at the highest level.

ENG: 114-2 after 14 overs

13.6 Washington Sundar to Malan, no run, in the air and safe. Sundar is not happy and he is having a go at Bairstow. Umpire Nitin Menon has to intervene to diffuse to the sitiuation. Malan chipped it to the left of the bowler and Bairstow did not change his path, he turned his back and got back into the crease, which in process did not give space for Sundar to take the catch. In fact the ball hit Bairstow on the helmet as he was turning to get back in the crease

13.5 Washington Sundar to Bairstow, 1 run, fired it almost in the blockhole, Bairstow drives it to long-on