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    19:52 England overpower India to take series lead:
    England: 148-3 (18.1 ovs) vs Ind: 147-7 (20 ovs) | Scorecard

    Root pushes Bumrah to the leg side to record win. England reach the target with 11 balls to spare.

    Root rocks back to hit the Nehra delivery for a couple. Chahal does well to stop the ball on the boundary. England need 10 from 15.

    Root finds the boundary and hits it over mid-wicket. He does it again and now England need just 2 runs.

    England pick 15 off the 18th over.







    19:34 Root bowled again:
    England: 132-3 (17 ovs) vs Ind: 147-7 (20 ovs) | Scorecard

    Root trying to play a scoop shot off the free-hit delivery but gets bowled.

    He plays the next ball safely to the on side.

    16 from 18 needed for a win.




    19:27 Rasool gets first T20I wicket:
    England: 129-3 (16 ovs) vs Ind: 147-7 (20 ovs) | Scorecard

    Morgan falls for 51 after hoisting Rasool for a big six the previous delivery.

    Stokes replaces Morgan,

    England need 19 off the last 4 overs for a win.


    19:19 Rasool hammered :
    England: 114-2 (14 ovs) vs Ind: 147-7 (20 ovs) | Scorecard

    Rasool brought back into the attack but he gives 11 runs off his new spell.

    England coasting here.


    19:16 Morgan, Root stitching good partnership:
    England: 103-2 (13 ovs) vs Ind: 147-7 (20 ovs) | Scorecard

    India still not able to make another breakthrough with Root and Morgan milking the Indian bowling.

    Mixing the odd boundary with singles and twos, England are slowly but surely closing in on the target.

    England need 45 off 48.


    19:10 Raina gives away 12 runs:
    England: 94-2 (12 ovs) vs Ind: 147-7 (20 ovs) | Scorecard

    Raina drops in a short on but is dislodged by Morgan on the on side for a six.

    12 runs off the over.

    England need 53 off 48 balls.


    19:07 England on course:
    England: 82-2 (11 ovs) vs Ind: 147-7 (20 ovs) | Scorecard

    England going slowly and nicely here. The big runs have stopped coming but Root and Morgan are taking those ones and twos with ease.

    Hardik Pandya brought in. He is not giving the England batsmen any room to go big but Root and Morgan happy to just run the ball around.


    18:57 Bumrah makes good comeback:
    England: 64-2 (9 ovs) vs Ind: 147-7 (20 ovs) | Scorecard

    Virat Kohli gives Bumrah the ball again. He gives just 2 off the over in this second spell.




    18:55 Root and Morgan in for England:
    England: 62-2 (8 ovs) vs Ind: 147-7 (20 ovs)

    Suresh Raina gets the ball. He gives just five runs in the over.

    But England keep the ball on the ground and happy to knock it around for singles and 2s.

    Root and Morgan going steady


    18:45 Spin from both ends now:
    England: 46-2 (5 ovs) vs Ind: 147-7 (20 ovs) | Scorecard

    India introduce spin from both ends.

    Rasool makes tidy start giving away just 3 runs in his opening over.


    18:39 Roy, Billings gone!:
    England: 43-2 (4 ov) vs Ind: 147-7 (20 ovs) | Scorecard
    Kohli makes first bowling change and what a decision.

    Yuzvendra Chahal is hammered for a six in his first ball but gets his revenge in the very next delivery.

    Roy hits the ball on to his stumps. India make first breakthrough

    Billings playing across the line, yorks himself to be bowled.


    18:33
    England: 36-0 (3 ov) vs Ind: 147-7 (20 ovs) | Scorecard


    Nehra gets the same treatment from Roy. The England opener goes over long off and dispatches the ball for a smooth six!

    Change of balls now.

    Ball stays low, challenges MS Dhoni behind the wickets.

    Nehra bowls one wide, not doing any good for India.

    Batsmen take easy runs. 12 off the over.



    18:26 Bumrah goes for 20 runs:
    England: 24-0 (2 ov) vs Ind: 147-7 (20 ovs) | Scorecard

    Sam Billings welcomes Jasprit Bumrah with consecutive fours on either side of the wicket.

    Bumrah's length is a little off here, he needs to bowl a little short.

    Billings hits a six down to fine leg. Innovative shot that.


    18:21 England need 148 for win:
    England: 4-0 (1 ov) vs Ind: 147-7 (20 ovs) | Scorecard

    Ashish Nehra opens bowling for India.

    Kohli takes eyes off the ball, does a mis-field and allows 2 runs to England.

    Roy guides the ball down to third man for a single.

    Nehra makes good start.


    18:11 Dhoni fires late with 36 off 27 balls:
    Ind: 147-7 (20 ovs) | Scorecard

    MS Dhoni strikes the ball past the bowler for 4! It's power personified.

    Jordan hit for another boundary on the off side.


    Rasool goes for 5 after being run-out.

    Dhoni fails to clear the field.

    Jordan to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dhoni and Bumrah run a tight run.

    So, some late rallying by Dhoni propels India to 147-7.


    18:03 India restricted:
    Ind: 135-6 (19 ovs) | Scorecard

    England have done exceptionally to restrict India here.

    India have not hit a boundary in the last 21 balls.

    Mills gives just 7 runs in that over.


    17:56 Can MS Dhoni turn on the heat here?:
    Ind: 128-6 (18 ovs) | Scorecard

    Three overs left, Can MS Dhoni turn on the heat here?

    Dhoni and Parvez Rasool running hard between wickets.

    Jordan bowling good line here, bowling full and giving no room to the batsmen to swing their arms.

    Only 6 off that over!


    17:50 Mills gets first international wicket:
    Ind: 122-6 (17 ovs) | Scorecard

    Tymal Mills comes back for his second spell and almost immediately makes impact.

    He bowls in a short delivery, Pandya goes high only to be caught by Sam Billings in the deep.

    India in trouble here.


    17:45 Dhoni takes charge of India's innings:
    Ind: 117-5 (16 ovs) | Scorecard


    MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya at the crease now. Dhoni fires a Stokes's delivery to the boundary through the covers.

    Stokes follows it up with a wide.

    Dhoni going well nicely, striking the ball around and stealing the quick singles.

    Pandya looking to go big but fails to connect. Stokes bowls another wide.

    Liam Plunkett gets a second spell and gives just three runs in that over.

    Some astounding fielding by Ben Stokes at the boundary ensures India get no more than a couple of runs.

    England in the drivers' seat here.


    17:36 Raina and Pandey sent back:
    Ind: 103-5 (14 ovs) | Scorecard

    Moeen Ali sends back Manish Pandey, trapping him plumb in front of the stumps.

    Just when India were picking the pace of runs, England's Ben Stokes made a lovely comeback and gets his revenge, bowls Raina out for 34.

    The ball before, Raina sent Stokes's delivery over the boundary for the first six of the innings.


    17:20 Ali picks 2nd wicket:
    Ind: 75-3 (10.1 ovs) | Scorecard

    Raina and Yuvraj Singh looking to build the innings.

    But Yuvraj Singh goes for a heave is caught in the deep by Rashid off the bowling of Moeen Ali.

    Yuvi's little tentative innings ends, he is out for 12 off 13 deliveries.


    17:09 India lose 2nd wicket:
    Ind: 58-2 (8 ovs) | Scorecard
    Moeen Ali strikes with first delivery. Kohli slams ball hard. Morgan holds on to a good catch at midwicket. Kolhi goes for 29 off 26.

    Ali gives just 3 runs in that over.




    17:04 Raina looking in good touch:
    Ind: 55-1 (7 ovs) | Scorecard

    Morgan makes a bowling change.

    Ben Stokes comes in for Jordan. He bowls a wide but Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli picking the runs with ease.

    The singles and twos coming nicely here for the hosts.


    16:59 11 runs off the over:
    Ind: 48-1 (6 ovs) | Scorecard

    Suresh Raina coming back to the squad, walks in at No 3 and straightaway goes after Plunkett.

    He comes down the wicket and hits him for a big boundary on the off-side.

    Raina gets his second boundary in similar fashion.


    16:55 Raina comes in at No 3:
    Ind: 36-1 (5 ovs) | Scorecard

    Kohli flicks Jordan on the on side for a single.

    Jordan bowling from the other end now. He was stingy in his opening over, giving away just 6 runs.

    Jordan dismisses KL Rahul for 8.

    Rahul's misjudged the ball and bouce, goes for the pull shot only to give it in the hands of Adil Rashid.


    16:49 Plunkett replaces Jordan:
    Ind: 33-0 (4 ovs) | Scorecard

    Kohli takes aerial route against Liam Plunkett, hits 2 fours on the off side off the first two deliveries.

    Plumkett comes back strongly, ball bounces to hit Kohli in the hand.

    11 runs coming off that over!


    16:44 Jordan bowls 2 wides:
    Ind: 16-0 (2 ovs) | Scorecard
    Chris Jordan mixed up his deliveries well, giving 2 wides in that over.

    Kohli plays and misses. He then goes over the in-field for a big boundary on the on side.

    India pick 7 runs off Jordan.



    16:38 India will look to start strong:
    Ind: 10-1 (1.2 ovs) | Scorecard

    So, captain Virat Kohli opens the batting with KL Rahul.

    England's tearaway pacer Tymal Mills opens bowling for England -- he starts with a 90mph delivery. He is also known as a T20 specialist.

    And a boundary for Kohli! India open their account with a 4.

    The ball races through the off side on a lightening quick outfield.

    9 runs off the first over! India off to a good start!



    16:26 India put into bat by England.:
    The first of the three T20Is between India and England is set to underway at the Green Park Stadium.

    But will Kohli open the batting with KL Rahul?

    Kohli has padded up for the national anthems, so that looks like a possibility.

    The cool climes of Kanpur will see the players enjoy the match more.

    India Squad: Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Y Chahal, MS Dhoni, Buvneshar Kumar, Mandeep Singh, Amit Mishra, Ashish Nehra, Manish Pandey, Harish Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Parvez Rasool, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh



    England Squad:Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, J Ball, Sam Billings, Joss ****ler, L Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Liam Plunkett, Abdul Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey


    16:12 Morgan invites India to bat:
    So the coin is tossed and England captain Eoin Morgan has called right.

    England will field first.

    The surface is deemed good for batting but England will look to make early inroads and put the hosts on the backfoot.

    It's a big day for Kanpur as the Green Park stadium will be hosting it's first T20 international.

    India Squad: Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Y Chahal, MS Dhoni, Buvneshar Kumar, Mandeep Singh, Amit Mishra, Ashish Nehra, Manish Pandey, Harish Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Parvez Rasool, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh


    England Squad: Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, J Ball, Sam Billings, Joss ****ler, L Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Liam Plunkett, Abdul Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey



    15:58 Raina also returns:
    Welcome one and all to the updates of the 1st T20 international between India and England in Kanpur.
    If the pitch report is to be believed the wicket looks batsmen friendly despite a little grass and a few cracks on the 22-yard strip.

    Only time will tell us what happens in the few hours.

    Meanwhile, Parvez Rasool gets his T20I cap. Let's see how he goes in the match.


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