Alex Hales helps to England beat India by 5 wickets: England won the toss and elected to field first. India team has not started well and just scored 148/5 in 20 overs . England need 149 runs to win off 120 balls, Jason Roy and Jos Buttler to open, Jason Roy started aggressive 14 runs in the first over of U Yadav. In the third over India team got he first wicket as Jason Roy.
Skipper Virat Kohli was the top scorer for India with 47 runs as they reached to 148/5 in 20 overs. England stumbled chase but Alex Hales magnificent 58 runs helped the hosts win by 5 wickets and level the game of three Match series. Unbeaten 58 runs England beat India by 5 wickets.
India take on England in the second T20I Sophia Garden , Cardiff on Friday. As records says head to heat in the T20I between both the sides is tried at 6-6.
India opening combination of R Sharma and Dhawan failed to giving India a great start, and struggling from the starting . India lost three wickets within 5 overs. With Raina and Kohli steering the partnership, had more than 50 runs.
Alex Hales held his nerves till the end of match and take England to a hard fought 5 wicket win over India at Cardiff. Alex Hales led the chase exemplary well to score a 41 balls form 58 and hold his nerve to get his side over the line. From India Umesh Yadav got the visitor off to a great start but the bowlers failed to capitalize as Hales held his foot strong and continued to won the match.
The hosts scored 152/5 in 19.4 overs to overcome India’s sub-par total of 148 for five on a Sophia Gardens.