After 14 overs,India 89/4 ( Virat Kohli (C) 32 , MS Dhoni (W) 7)
Sure the boundaries will come with these two in the middle, but the highlight of both these pros is running between the wickets. Always high quality. That brace by Virat to which MS Dhoni responded was simply wonderful. Seven runs off Plunkett’s final over. Completes his quota giving just 17 runs along with the wicket of KL Rahul.
OUT! Gone! Raina charged down the wicket having little clue about the trajectory of the delivery. Rashid slips in the one that goes the other way, making look the left-hander very stupid. Raina didn’t read it and Buttler completes the stumping. Smart bowling by Rashid.
st Buttler b Rashid S Raina 27 (20)
After 6 overs, India 31/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 1 , Suresh Raina 8)
OUT! Double blow for India in a single over. Liam Plunkett has cleaned up the in form KL Rahul. Rahul was eyeing to go over the covers, missed it completely. Plunkett is pumped.
KL Rahul b Plunkett 6 (8)
OUT! That was unfortunate! Bizarre dismissal as Dhawan fails to make his ground after getting hit on his arm. IND 22-2 after 4.2 over.
OUT! Rohit Sharma is out after scoring 5 runs. Mistimes a pull shot and the ball is comfortably caught by wicket-keeper Jos Buttler. First T20I wicket for debutant Jake Ball. IND 7-1 after 2 over.
Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are out at the centre for India. David Willey will start the proceedings for England.
Virat Kohli and co after winning the opening encounter comfortably will look to continue their winning run against England in the second T20I on Friday. The two teams will lock horns at the Sofia Gardens in Cardiff with the three-match series on the line. The visitors have been in tremendous form and saw the likes of Kuldeep Yadav and KL Rahul deliver spectacularly, a win would see them take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball