Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

KL Rahul
101(54) 10x4 - 5x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 20 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
9 14 19 8 19 2 20 10
JC Buttler
69(46) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
1 5 10 4 11 8 15 15

Best performances - Bowlers

Kuldeep Yadav
O4
M0
R24
W5
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
UT Yadav
O4
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentator: Varun Shetty

9:25pm And that is all! Thanks for joining us and - if you're still around - hanging on for the presentation. We'll meet you next at the Cardiff game. Have a good night!

Kuldeep: My first tour in England, things are going very well. Perfect conditions. It felt like home conditions. The wicket was dry, good to bat on. When I bowled my first over, I felt like it would turn. It's important if you're bowling the wrong'un, it should be in the perfect area. We've got two legends (Virat and MS) and they're very supportive. It's just the start of my first tour in England. Hopefully in the next match we'll do the same thing.

Kohli: I think just looking at all three skillsets, it gave me a lot of pleasure to watch how we did. We wanted to try out new guys, that's why KL went 3 and I went 4. To bring the game back from their flier was all because of Kuldeep's one over. He is a wristspinner, he's going to be effective on any surface. When you have variations to turn it away from your or into you. his wrong'un hasn't been easy to pick so far. I hope he can work on that skill and keep the batsmen guessing.

I felt that we very quite lucky and got away with England getting 30-40 runs short. It was always going to be in our favour after that. unbelievable innings. He's come a long way - so clean and so crisp. We want guys like him to step up to make the batting even stronger so we have flexibility for the others. He's got a great shape, great technique, great temparament. He's bery hungry. Today was empoitonal: his last hundred was against England in Chennai in a Test.

We haven't changed much. I dropped to 4, one spot. It allows me to control the middle. To have KL to play freely in the Powerplay knowing there are seniors in the middle, that's the kinf of freedom we want to give these guys.

Morgan: Thouroughly deserved for India. The conditions were pretty good. They fought back really well. Taking three wickets in an over really set us back. Probably cost us 30-40 runs. [Kuldeep]'s a very good bowler, he's obviously going to be a big threat. Everything seemed to happen very quickly. Something we'll assess between games.

When the wicket is that good, you've got to take positive options. When the boundary is short and the wind is blowing into it, we've got to do better. If we'd taken the half chance, we'd have been in the game. I think today was a game of margins for our spinners. KL chipped one over the boundary and Jordan couldn't take it. If he had, that might have put the pressure on them.

9:12pm A presentation has happened, the broadcaster hasn't showed it yet. But we have learnt that Kuldeep Yadav is the Man of the Match.

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8:53pm A big hug for KL Rahul from his captain. A stunning start to his time in England. It's his first time in the country with the senior team. He won't forget this. He's been carrying this form for three months now, and he batted today like he'd been in there for three months. Flawless. That was what it was.

It all came on the back of another world-class performance earlier - a five-for for Kuldeep Yadav to catch England at least 30 runs short of after the start Jos Buttler had given them. India have first blood.

18.2
6
Ali to Kohli, SIX runs, bam. That's the end. Kohli jumps down to cut out the turn and uses his wrists to slog this wide of long-on, flat. A thumping win sealed with disdain
18.1
1
Ali to Rahul, 1 run, length ball on off stump, leans in and taps to long-on

END OF OVER:
18 | 10 Runs | INDIA: 156/2 (4 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.66, RRR: 2.00)

  • KL Rahul100 (53b)
  • V Kohli14 (21b)
  • DJ Willey4-0-30-1
  • LE Plunkett4-0-42-0
17.6
1
Willey to Rahul, 1 run, second T20I hundred for KL Rahul! A sensational innings. Top class strokeplay, clean, confident hitting. Brought up at his own pace too in the end. A short ball at the hips, caressed into the leg side with a flat bat
17.5
1
Willey to Kohli, 1 run, full outside off stump, allows it to come on and jabs it past point
17.4
2
Willey to Kohli, 2 runs, short ball outside off, pulled to deep square's left
17.3
1
Willey to Rahul, 1 run, short ball on the hips, pulls to fine leg

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd123RG SharmaKL Rahul
3rd33V KohliKL Rahul