England produced a fine all-round display to thrash India by 8 wickets a in the first T20 at Narendra Modi stadium Motera, Ahmedabad. England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided to bowl first. And his bowlers and fielders rose to the occasion superbly to put on a clinical performance .
Morgan unleashed the pace duo Of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood at the Indian batsmen and they were lethal and aggressive . Indian batting wilted under sheer pace KL Rahul ( 1), Shikhar Dhawan ( 4) and skipper Virat Kohli ( 0) , Rishabh Pant (21) . Had it not for for a fighting 67 by Shreyas Iyer , Indian innings would have been in tatters. Hardik Pandya managed only 19 as wily England bowlers backed by astute field placing by Morgan restricted India to to mere 124/ 7 in 20 overs .
England bowlers were on top . Jofra Archer was brilliant with 3/23. And he bowled with pace. Mark Wood was brute force with his spell making batsmen hop on the crease with 1/20 ( 4 overs) . Others too came to the party . Ben Stokes 1/25 ( 3 overs), Chris Jordan 1/27 ( 4 overs) , Adil Rashid 1/ 14 (3 overs)
Bowling to Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley in Tests and Jason Roy and Joss Buttler is totally different. This is what the Indian bowlers found out . This is what the English batsmen did while making the run chase . They did it with ease and utter disdain. Indian bowlers were smashed all over the ground .
Jason Roy and Joss Buttler put on 72 in just 8 overs . Roy (49) 32 balls 4 fours , 3 sixes . Buttler (28) 24 balls 2 fours 1 six were the only batsmen out . As David Malan ( 24 ) and Jonny Bairstow ( 26 ) remianed unbeaten to see England home by 27 balls to spare and reach 130/ 2 in 15. 3 overs to complete a emphatic win.
Hero in the Test Axar Patel went wicketless 0/24 ( 3 overs). Yuzvendra Chahal 1/44 ( 4 overs) , Washington Sundar 1 /18 ( 2.3 overs) were the only wicket-takers