In Cricket, England beat India by eight wickets in the first T-20 match at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad last night. Put into bat first, India scored 124 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the stipulated 20 overs with the help of Shreyas Aiyyar’s 67 runs off 48 balls. Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya were the other two notable contributors to the Indian team, scoring 21 and 19 runs respectively.
For England, Pacer Jofra Archer registered three wickets while Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan and Ben Stokes took a wicket each. In reply, England chased down the target of 125 in 15.3 overs riding on Jason Roy’s 49, Jos Buttler’s 28 and Jonny Bairstow’s 26 not out. For India, Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal took a wicket each. England now leads five match series 1-0. The second T-20 will be played tomorrow at the same venue.