England defeated India by seven wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series at Green Park, Kanpur on Thursday.
Eoin Morgan won the toss and put India into bat first on a pitch where a run feast was expected. But a disciplined bowling effort from the visitors saw India restricted to just 147/7 in their 20 overs.
The returning Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni made 34 and 36* respectively, but the Indian batsmen were never in command during their time in the middle.Moeen Ali was the most impressive of the English bowlers, picking up figures of 2/21 from his four overs. In reply, England were in control for most of the chase despite leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal picking up two wickets in an over during the powerplay.
England's bowlers won it for them. Ensured batsmen didn't have much to do.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 26, 2017