India's misery against England continues in T20
England registered a relatively comfortable win over India after yet another batting collapse.
The format changed but the story of the Indian cricket team in England did not. India lost to England in the one-off T20 international by 6 wickets after putting up a score of 165 runs in the first innings. (AP Photo)
After losing Parthiv Patel early, the batting scorecard of India was about two debutants; one was 23 year old promising youngster in the shape of Ajinka Rahane, the other was the well-proven Rahul Dravid. (AP Photo)
Patel was dismissed by Jade Dernbach for 10 runs. (AP Photo)
Rahane scored 61 runs to become the first batsman to score a fifty on debut. (AFP Photo)
But as soon the two fell, England staged yet another collapse; picking four key batsmen for just 13 runs.
Jade Dernbach, who was only playing his second T20 match, picked up four crucial wickets.
England would have been happy with the eventual score of India as they were all out at 165.
The England batting did not start well as they lost opener Alex Hales on the second delivery of their innings. Kevin Pietersen and Craig Kieswetter scored briskly and held the innings together but two quick wickets brought India back into the game.
Morgan came into the act and got England into a comfortable position with a 27-ball 49-run innings. (AFP Photo)
England were close to a run-a-ball situation with five overs remaining and with 6 wickets remaining, the task never looked challenging.
Samit Patel and Ravi Bopara carried the English ship home as England registered a win comfortable by T20 standards.