After winning the toss Indian skipper Virat Kohli opted to bowl. England raced to 51/2 by the end of the Powerplay due to blistering knocks from Jos Buttler (18) and Jason Roy (17). Both of them were dismissed by India pacer Mohammed Shami.
The twin blow did not affect World's No.1 T20I batsman Dawid Malan as he and Jony Bairstow, continued their side's onslaught. Later, he was undone by a googly from Rahul Chahar on 18.
The fall of wickets didn't matter as Liam Livingstone (30) and Bairstow put on 52 runs stand and England reached 130/4 after 15 overs. In the end, courtesy of a late flourish from Moeen Ali (43* off 20 balls) powered England to 188/5 in 20 overs. Shami was the shining star with the ball along with Bumrah and Ashwin's economic spell.
In chase of 189, India started with flurry of boundaries from Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul took India to 73/0 after 7 overs.
Rahul got to his 50 off 23 balls but was dismissed off by Mark Wood. However, Kishan continued on his style and brought up his 50 to set Indian on course to victory.
Skipper Virat Kohli could only score 12. Rishabh Pant remained not-out on 29 and took India over the line for a 7-wicket win. For more updates, please follow us on Isports247.net!