Ind vs Eng Kanpur T20 Result : England defeated India by seven wickets in a modest scoring Ind vs Eng Kanpur T20 at the Green Park stadium of the 3-match Ind vs Eng T20 series 2017 to take a 1-0 lead.
Asking India to bat first after winning the toss, England restricted India to a modest total of 147 for 7 in the allotted 20 overs.
Off-spinner Moeen Ali strangled the Indians with figures of 2 for 21 in his four overs while all other English bowlers took a wicket each as the visitors came up a fantastic all-round display in the Ind vs Eng Kanpur T20 match.
England captain Eoin Morgan and Joe Root later brought their experience to good, scoring significant knocks to stun the spectators at Green Park stadium on the occasion of the 68th Indian Republic Day.
As was largely anticipated in the preview of the Ind vs Eng Kanpur T20 match, Indian skipper Virat Kohli opened the batting with Lokesh Rahul. The pair put up 34 for the opening wicket, but KL Rahul once again faltered early, dismissed by Chris Jordan for 8.
There was plenty of responsibility on India’s new T20 skipper Virat Kohli to take the innings forward, having got off to a start, but he too failed, scoring 29 from 26 balls, just as he was looking to flourish in the eighth over.
Another massive blow to India came from Liam Plunkett as the fast bowler dismissed the in-form Yuvraj Singh for 12 in the 11th over, with India at 75 for 3. Coming in at number three in the Ind vs Eng Kanpur T20 match, Suresh Raina chipped in with 34 from 23 balls before the left hander was bowled by England all-rounder Ben Stokes.
Former India skipper MS Dhoni stayed around till the end to score an unbeaten 36 from 27 balls. But, MS Dhoni could only stretch India to 147, as the hosts failed to gather any sort of momentum with wickets falling down at the other end.
The visitors chasing 148 got off to a splendid start in their run chase of the Ind vs Eng Kanpur T20 match with opening batsmen Jason Roy and Sam Billings firing on all cylinders.
England were 42 on the board already when they lost their first wicket in the fourth over with Jason Roy bowled by leggie Yuzvendra Chahal for a 11-ball 19.
Sam Billings soon got out in a similar fashion having done slightly better than Jason Roy with 22 from 10 balls. The remainder of the task was easy for Eoin Morgan and Joe Root from thereafter. The duo piled up 83 for the third wicket to seal the match.
Eoin Morgan helped himself to 51 from 38 balls prior to being dismissed by debutant off spinner Parvez Rasool while Joe Root stayed unbeaten on 46 from as many balls.