India win T20I series opener against England by a fat margin

Hardik

Aryan Surana

Hardik Pandya put on a fine all-round show on Thursday to give India the early honors in the three-match T20I series against England. Hardik first hit a fifty to help India post a formidable 200 on the board in the first T20I in Southampton before returning four wickets to dent the hosts in the chase as the visitors won comprehensively in the end by 50 runs. None of the English batters save for Moeen put up a fight as Arshdeep Singh capped off a brilliant debut by picking up two wicket at the end.

Brief scores: India 198/8 in 20 overs (Hardik Pandya 51, Suryakumar Yadav 39; Chris Jordan 2/23) beat England148 in 19.3 overs (Moeen Ali 36; Hardik Pandya 4/33) by 50 runs