KL Rahul scored a scintillating 101 off 54 balls powering India to an 8-wicket win against England in the first T20I at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Scoring his second T20I hundred, Rahul whacked the English bowlers all over the park hitting 10 boundaries and 5 sixes. Chasing a target of 160 on a batting surface, India lost Shikhar Dhawan early. Rahul came in to bat at number three position and was middling the ball from the word go. Rahul clobbered all England bowlers to every corner of theground. Rohit Sharma (32 off 30 balls) provided brilliant support from the other end. No England bowler seemed troubling the batting duo. Adil Rashid was the most successful picking 1 wicket for 25 runs. Virat Kohli also became the fastest batsman to reach 2000 runs in T20I format in the match. At the end India achieved the target with 10 balls to spare. (Highlights: India vs England)
Highlights between India vs England 1st T20, straight from Old Trafford in Manchester
01:30 IST: Thank you for joining us on our coverage of the first T20I between England and India.
India beat England by 8 wickets with 10 balls remaining. Go 1-0 up in 3-match T20I series.
01:22 IST: SIX and it's OVER! Virat finishes off the game in style.
01:18 IST: 100 for KL Rahul! What a performance from the youngster. Flick down the leg side for a single and gets his second T20I hundred in 53 balls. IND 156-2 after 18 overs. Require another 4 runs with 12 balls remaining.
01:04 IST: India are in no hurry! They are doing it with ease at the moment. 16 overs gone India are 142 for 2. Require another 18 runs with 24 ball remaining.
01:04 IST: Adil Rashid's last over produces 3 runs. He finishes with figures of 1 for 25. India require another 23 runs to win with 30 balls remaining. IND 137-2 after 15 overs.
00:56 IST: OUT! Rohit Sharma hits the ball straight to short extra-cover fielder. Rashid picks up his first wicket, Morgan with a sharp catch. India are 2 down down. Rohit departs for 32 off 30 balls. IND 130-2 after 12.4 overs.
00:47 IST: SIX! FOUR! FOUR! Dot! SIX! Rahul is breathing Fire at the moment. Taking apart Liam Plunkett. His over produces 20 runs. IND 123-1 after 11 overs. Rahul is batting on 85 off 37 balls.
0:40 IST: SIX and 100 up for India! What a way to reach the landmark. Rahul steps out to Moeen Ali and whacks him over long-on boundary for the maximum. India cruising along at the moment. IND 102-1 after 9.5 overs
00:40 IST: FOUR! Fifty for KL Rahul! What a player. Reaches his fifty in 27 balls. IND 89-1 after 9 overs.
00:35 IST: FOUR! SIX! First two balls from Moeen Ali produce 10 runs. Rahul is playing with class at the moment. IND 70-1 after 7.2 overs
00:33 IST: First over from Adil rashid produces 6 runs. IND 60-1 after 7 overs
00:28 IST: 50 up for India with a boundary! At the moment India are 52-1 in 5.4 overs. Rohit Sharma(12) is batting along with KL Rahul who is on 31 off 18 balls. IND
00:23 IST: FOUR! on the final ball of the fifth over from Chris Jordan. Rohit Sharma times it to perfection through mid-off for four runs. IND 48-1 after 5 overs
00:20 IST: FOUR! FOUR! from Rahul to finish off the fourth over. Liam Plunkett gives away 12 runs in his first over. IND 38-1 after 4 overs
00:16 IST: FOUR! Rahul is in red-hot form. Effortlessly creams David Willey through covers boundary for a four. IND 26-1 after 2.5 overs
00:07 IST: SIX! First one for Rahul and India. That was effortless and from the bat of a man in prime form. Hits Chris Jordan over covers for a glorious six. IND 14-1 after 1.2 overs
00:04 IST: OUT! Clean bowled! Dhawan goes for a big heave but misses, inside edge and the ball crashes on to the stumps. Willey draws the first blood. IND 7-1 after 0.5 overs. KL Rahul comes in at number 3 position.
00:00 IST: FOUR! Ideal start for India. Edge from Shikhar Dhawan and the ball races down the third man boundary for four. IND 4-0 after 0.1 overs
11:57 IST: Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are at the centre to start the chase for India. David Willy will start the proceedings for India.
England post 159-8 in 20 overs.
Take a bow, Kuldeep Yadav! The young spinner recorded magnificent figures of 5/24 as England are restricted to 159/8 despite Jos Buttler's excellent 69. Don't miss the second half of this game! #ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/19gUSbDEHh pic.twitter.com/pMaLf9qsNt— ICC (@ICC) July 3, 2018
23:39 IST: Excellent finish! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gives 8 runs in the final over.
23:33 IST: OUT! That was a simple caught and bowled for Umesh Yadav. Chris Jordan departs without troubling the scorers. ENG 149-8 after 18.3 overs.
Kuldeep Yadav becomes the first left arm spinner to take 5 wickets in T20I match.
23:25 IST: OUT! Maiden 5 wicket haul for Kuldeep Yadav! The Chinaman has taken apart the England batting line-up. Dangerous Jos Buttler departs after scoring 69 off 46 balls. ENG 141-7 after 17.3 overs.
23:23 IST: Relief for England! That was a big over for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. 20 runs from it. ENG 137-6 after 17 overs.
23:16 IST: OUT! England are falling apart! Moeen Ali (6) is out. Pandya gets his first wicket. ENG 117-6 after 15.4 overs.
23:07 IST: Excellent Kuldeep Yadav over comes to an end. 3 wickets and 3 runs in the over. ENG 109-5 after 14 overs.
Kuldeep Yadav is causing absolutely chaos ....... The Indians are a little bit better than the Aussies ....... #ENGvIND— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 3, 2018
23:06 IST: OUT! dot! OUT! Kuldeep is on fire, running through England's middle order! Jonny Bairstow had no idea about that one. Walks back after a first ball duck. Joe Root (0) too looked clueless and is stumped with ease by Dhoni. ENG 107-5 after 13.4 overs.
23:02 IST: OUT! Kuldeep strikes again! Morgan goes for the big one. Mistimes and a simple catch to Virat Kohli. England captain is out after scoring 7 runs. ENG 106-3 after 13.1 overs.
22:51 IST: OUT! Wrong-un from Kuldeep and Alex Hales misses it completely. Ball crashes straight onto stumps. Hales departs cheaply for 8 runs. ENG 95-2 after 11.3 overs.
Second over from @imkuldeep18 and he gets the wicket of Hales who goes for the big sweep, but the wrong un beats the bat and dismantles the bails.— BCCI (@BCCI) July 3, 2018
England 100/2 in 12 overs #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/gy52A7pbbc
22:51 IST: 18 runs from the over! After bowling 2 overs brilliantly, Pandya leaks 18 runs in his third. ENG 95-1 after 11 overs.
22:48 IST: SIX! 50 for Buttler! What a way to reach his half-century. Pulls Pandya for a six. ENG 87-1 after 10.2 overs.
22:46 IST: 10 overs are up! Excellent finish from Kuldeep! Just 1 run in the last five balls. ENG 77-1 after 10 overs.
22:43 IST: FOUR! Kuldeep Yadav comes in for the first time and Buttler welcomes him with a boundary. A couple of steps down and Buttler times it to perfection towards mid-wicket boundary. ENG 76-1 after 9.1 overs.
22:38 IST: FOUR! Brilliant over from Pandya unfortunately ends with a boundary. Slower ball from Pandya and Buttler puts the ball behind square boundary for four. ENG 66-1 after 8 overs.
22:35 IST: After leaking 16 runs in his first over, Chahal ends his second over giving away 7 runs. ENG 59-1 after 7 overs.
22:30 IST: Quiet first over from Hardik Pandya. Just 3 from it. POWER PLAY done. ENG 53-1 after 6 overs
22:23 IST: OUT! Umesh Yadav strikes! Bottom edge and the ball crashes on to stumps. Roy walks back after scoring 30 off 20 balls. ENG 50-1 after 5 overs.
22:22 IST: Flying start! 50 up for England after 4.5 overs.
22:18 IST: FOUR! Boundary to end the fourth over. Both England openers are dealing in boundaries at the moment. ENG 44-0 after 4 overs.
22:17 IST: SIX! First of the match. Confident Buttler steps out to Chahal and the ball sails over long-on boundary. ENG 40-0 after 3.5 overs.
22:13 IST: 8 runs of second over from Bhuvneshwar. ENG 28-0 after 3 overs. Virat brings Yuzvendra Chahal in the fourth over.
22:09 IST: FOUR! Boundary to fend the second over. Jos Buttler opens his account with a cheeky ramp shot. ENG 20-0 after 2 overs
22:06 IST: FOUR! Jason Roy stands tall and punches Umesh Yadav through covers for four. ENG 15-0 after 1.1 overs. Virat Kohli quickly moves on to defensive mode.
22:05 IST: Expensive first over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to an end. ENG 11-0 after 1 over.
22:04 IST: FOUR! FOUR Consecutive boundaries for Jason Roy. ENG 10-0 after 0.5 overs.
22:02 IST: 2 runs! Roy and England open their account. Second ball from Bhuvneshwar darts in and Roy guides it to third man for 2 runs. ENG 2-0 after 0.2 overs.
22:00 IST: Jason Roy and Jos Buttler are at the centre to open for England. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India. First ball!
21:51 IST: Just under 10 minutes to go! We are all set.
21:33 IST: England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett
21:33 IST: India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.
So both Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are in the playing XI for India. Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar and Siddarth Kaul sit out..
21:32 IST: Virat Kohli has won the toss and opted to bowl in the first T20I.
21:30 IST: Rohit or Rahul in the playing XI? May be both. We are just minutes away from the toss.
21:20 IST: Pitch Report - Belter of a track with long boundaries here at the Old Trafford. Will be a high scoring game. Bat first or second it won't matter much says Sanjay Manjrekar.
21:02 IST: Warm up mode on!
20:45 IST: Here's the pitch for today's match.
20:25 IST: Team India heads to the Old Trafford in team bus.
20:15 IST: Here are Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav prepping up ahead of the first T20I encounter.
20:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live updates of the first T20I match between India and England.
Although one of India's best death-over bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out for the T20I series on Saturday but still the bowling unit seems to be the best in recent years spearheaded by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The wrist spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will also play a key role in India's bid against the England. England, on the other hand, are in red-hot form and seem unbeatable after routing Australia 5-0 in the ODI series. The likes of Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy and skipper Eoin Morgan are in form of their life.
India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.
England: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Dawid Malan.