IND 124/7 (20 OVERS)
SHREYAS IYER 67(48)
RISHABH PANT 21(23)
JOFRA ARCHER 3/23
ADIL RASHID 1/14
ENG 130/2 (15.3 OVERS)
JASON ROY 49(32)
JOSH BUTTLER 28(24)
wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal added another feather to his already decorated cap as he became India’s leading wicket-taker in the shortest format of the game during the first T20I match of the series against England in Ahmedabad, Friday. Yuzvendra Chahal surpassed India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah to take the top spot in the India wicket-takers list in the T20I format.
Chahal, 30, scalped his 60th wicket in the 8th over of England’s innings when he got rid of Jos Buttler for 28, trapping him right in front of the stumps. England were off to a flying start as Buttler added 72 runs for the opening wicket with Jason Roy after India posted a below-average total of 124 for 7 after being put in to bat in the opening match of the series.
Chahal was tied on 59 wickets with Bumrah at the top spot in the elite list before the start of this match. Chahal, who also completed his 100th international match for India today, has now taken 60 wickets from 46 T20Is at 24.75 while Bumrah has scalped 59 from 50 T20Is at 20.2.
England openers scored more than half the runs required as both Jason Roy and Jos Buttler came out all guns blazing to help the visitors register an emphatic eight wicket win in the first match.
Earlier, Virat Kohli-led India were restricted to 124 for 7 against England despite Shreyas Iyer posting his career-best T20I score (67 off 48 balls) in the first T20I. India never got the momentum going in the series-opener as England’s pace-heavy attack, led by Jofra Archer, used the extra bounce effectively to trouble them.