Shikhar Dhawan © Getty Images (File photo)
Shikhar Dhawan © Getty Images (File photo)

Sep 7, 2014

Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli are trying to help India get off to a good start after they lost an early wicket in the lone T20 International against England at Edgbaston. India are chasing 181 to win and it is not going to be easy. It is important for these batsmen to now help India recover. India are 18 for one in three overs.

Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed early. He had hit Moeen Ali for a six by hitting him for a six over square-leg. And then, he tried another six and was bowled around the legs. Virat Kohli then walked out to bat and is currently trying to get India to a decent start. In the third over, he flicked Harry Gurney over mid-wicket for a four. It was picked quite beautifully with his wrists and smacked for a four.

Earlier, England won the toss and chose to bat first. Jason Roy made his debut for England. For India, Ambati Rayudu and Karn Sharma made their T20 International debuts. The captains, MS Dhoni and Eoin Morgan are playing their respective 50th T20 Internationals. Morgan has played a few for Ireland though. Dhoni has played 49 of those as captain. Morgan celebrated the occasion with a brilliant 71 run off 31 balls. That innings helped take England to 180 runs. England smashed 81 runs off the last 10 overs.

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