India vs England 1st T20I Highlights: England drew first blood in the five-match T20I series against India by winning the first T20I by eight wickets at the newly-named Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Invited to bat, India posted 124/7, rescued by Shreyas Iyer’s 48-ball 67-run knock. Jason Roy then smashed 49 off 32 balls as England overhauled the target with 27 balls to spare.
A series win for either team will be a boost for their confidence ahead of this year’s ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in India. England are the current occupants of the ICC’s No.1 ranking in T20I cricket with India sitting just below. A 4-1 series win or better for India will see them rise to the top spot on the ladder, with England slipping down.
1st T20I, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, 12 Mar, 2021