England Wins 1st T20 In Style
Kanpur: England has beaten India in the first T20 match played here on Thursday by seven wickets. The touring team could reach the humble target without any difficulty. Eoin Morgan was the highest scorer for England with 51 runs. He made half century in 38 balls. Morgan showed absolute aggression treating the Indian bowlers with scant respect. The second highest scorer for the winning team was Joe Root who hit 36 runs in as many balls.
Earlier, India lost early wickets cheaply. Captain Virat Kohli has made29 runs for 26 runs. Lokesh Rahul and Yuvaraj lost their wickets due to indiscretion. While Suresh Raina made 34 runs former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni remained unbeaten with 36 runs when India lost its seventh wicket at a total of 147 runs. Moeen Ali took two wickets and Tymall Mills, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett and Ben Stokes took one apiece. England made 148 for 3 wickets to hoist its win.