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Jos Buttler out for golden duck as England slump to 148 all out chasing 199 to beat India; Hardik Pandya with four wickets for India after blazing 51 from 33 balls – watch the second T20l live on Sky Sports Cricket on Saturday (on air 2pm, first ball 2.30pm)

Last Updated: 08/07/22 12:35am


Highlights from India’s 50-run win over England in the first T20 international at The Ageas Bowl

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Highlights from India’s 50-run win over England in the first T20 international at The Ageas Bowl

Highlights from India’s 50-run win over England in the first T20 international at The Ageas Bowl

Jos Buttler’s tenure as England’s official white-ball captain began with a first-ball duck and a 50-run defeat as his side were thumped by a Hardik Pandya-inspired India in the first T20 international at The Ageas Bowl.

Buttler was cleaned up by a swinging delivery from Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the first over amid England tumbling to 33-4 in 6.1 overs and being dismissed for 148 in 19.3 as they set about trying to top India’s 198-8.

Pandya followed a 33-ball 51 in India’s knock with four wickets in England’s, removing Dawid Malan (21 off 14), Liam Livingstone (0) and Jason Roy (4 off 16) in the early collapse as the hosts toiled against the moving ball.

England captain Jos Buttler was bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a golden duck during England's defeat in Southampton

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England captain Jos Buttler was bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a golden duck during England’s defeat in Southampton

England captain Jos Buttler was bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a golden duck during England’s defeat in Southampton

Moeen Ali (36 off 20) and Harry Brook (28 off 23) rallied England with a fifth-wicket stand of 61 from 36 balls but both then fell in the same Yuzvendra Chahal over, while Hardik picked up his fourth wicket when he had Sam Curran (4) caught behind by wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik.

India were sloppy in the field – Karthik dropping at least two chances – but that did not cost the tourists, who can now wrap up a series victory at Edgbaston on Saturday before the final game at Trent Bridge on Sunday.

India will have Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja available for this weekend’s matches in the Midlands, with that quintet having sat out the opening T20 in Southampton after playing in this week’s Test defeat to England at Edgbaston.

Early wickets key as India storm to victory

Pandya dismissed Dawid Malan and Liam Livingstone in the same over and Jason Roy in his next as England tumbled to 33-4 early in the run chase

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Pandya dismissed Dawid Malan and Liam Livingstone in the same over and Jason Roy in his next as England tumbled to 33-4 early in the run chase

Pandya dismissed Dawid Malan and Liam Livingstone in the same over and Jason Roy in his next as England tumbled to 33-4 early in the run chase

Buttler – who has succeeded Eoin Morgan as limited-overs captain – was castled from the fifth ball of the chase as Bhuvneshwar bowled a devilish in-swinger before Pandya accounted for Malan, Livingstone and Roy.

Hardik bowled Malan off an inside edge and had Livingstone caught behind on the scoop in the fifth over before an out-of-sorts Roy slashed the seamer to Harshal Patel at third man in the seventh.

Moeen and Brook’s quick-fire fifty stand gave England hope but leg-spinner Chahal then removed them both in the space of five balls – Brook caught in the deep and Moeen stumped in ungainly fashion by Karthik – and when Pandya ousted Curran, England’s chances were all but over.

England captain Jos Buttler speaks to Sky Sports after his side's defeat to India in Southampton

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England captain Jos Buttler speaks to Sky Sports after his side’s defeat to India in Southampton

England captain Jos Buttler speaks to Sky Sports after his side’s defeat to India in Southampton

There was still time for India debutant Arshdeep Singh to take two wickets, the seamer removing tailenders Reece Topley (9) and Matt Parkinson (0) as Rohit Sharma’s charges clinched a comprehensive win.

That left Chris Jordan stranded on an unbeaten 26 from 17 balls – Jordan hit two fours and a six having earlier been the pick of the England bowling attack with 2-23 from four overs.

India power their way just short of 200

India had raced to 86-2 in eight overs after Rohit – back in the side after missing the Test match in Birmingham with Covid-19 – elected to bat.

Chris Jordan was the pick of the England bowlers, taking 2-23 from his four overs

Chris Jordan was the pick of the England bowlers, taking 2-23 from his four overs

Moeen (2-26) picked up the first two wickets, nicking off Rohit (24 off 14) in the third over after his previous two balls had been swept for four, and then forcing Ishan Kishan (8) to top-edge a sweep to short fine leg in a fifth over in which the spinner had been crunched for successive sixes over wide long-on by Deepak Hooda (33 off 17).

Hooda and Suryakumar Yadav (39 off 19) also pummelled leg-spinner Parkinson (1-44) and left-arm seamers Topley (1-34) and Tymal Mills (1-35) – only for Jordan to snap the third-wicket stand when Hooda hauled a short off-cutter to Mills at short backward square.

Jordan also dismissed Suryakumar – the batter shown to have gloved a bumper behind to Buttler after a successful England review – but Hardik kept the scoreboard motoring, with Livingstone (1-15) and Curran (0-18) among the bowlers he dispatched.

England took two wickets in the final over as India made 198-8 after electing to bat

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England took two wickets in the final over as India made 198-8 after electing to bat

England took two wickets in the final over as India made 198-8 after electing to bat

Hardik, who would have been stumped on 35, off Parkinson, had Buttler been able to gather the ball cleanly behind the stumps, propelled India to 178-5 after 17 overs.

However, the tourists could only muster 20 runs from the final three overs, bowled by Topley, Jordan and Mills, during which time Hardik clothed Topley to deep point, Karthik (11) fell to Mills after a superb diving catch from Curran, and Harshal (3) was run out via a direct hit from Buttler.

That did not matter for India in the end, with Buttler soon trudging off for a golden duck and the visitors subsequently storming into a 1-0 series lead.

What’s next?

England vs India

July 9, 2022, 2:00pm

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England vs India

July 10, 2022, 2:00pm

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The T20 international series concludes with matches in the Midlands over the weekend. The sides will first square off at Edgbaston on Saturday and then again at Trent Bridge on Sunday. Both matches start at 2.30pm with build-up beginning on Sky Sports Cricket at 2pm each day.

England will then host India for three one-day internationals next week, at The Kia Oval (Tuesday, July 12), Lord’s (Thursday, July 14) and then Emirates Old Trafford (Sunday, July 17). Again, all games are live on Sky Sports.

Watch the second T20 international between England and India, from Edgbaston, live on Sky Sports Cricket on Saturday afternoon. Coverage begins at 2pm with the first ball at 2.30pm.



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