It was not Eden Garden, but the result is same. In Greenpark India lost their first t20 match against England. Thursday was the national holiday in India, so cricket fans of India made the gallery full fill. But they had to go with some bad memories because their home team lost the match. The Indian player’s body language was not that good. They just gave up. How England played in the World Cup last year, they just show that rhythm and power once again against the home team in Green Park, Kanpur.
English players gave a little warning to team India that they didn’t lose their hope after losing in test and one-day series. In Kanpur, it was a significant fact to win the toss, and England won that. That was just a starting after that bowlers showed their confidence and commitment to get a victory against a team like India in their home ground. After winning the toss, they sent India to bat first. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul opened the match. But they failed to build up a partnership.
Chris Jordan started breaking wickets of Indian batsmen. KL Rahul’s wicket was just the starting. He scored only eight runs from 9 balls. Wich was unexpected from a player like Rahul. After that Suresh Rayna joined with Virat Kohli and was trying his best to rebuild the partnership but this time Virat Was the victim.
Moeen Ali made Captain Virat fool. He gave a simple catch to Morgan. And Morgan didn’t miss that opportunity to send India captain to pavilion. Suresh Rayna and Yuvraj tried their best to increase the score. England bowlers were too much unpredictable to play. Their line and length were so much accurate that every batsman had to give a second thought before playing any shot.
Plunkett picked up the wicket of Yuvraj Singh. Then former captain MS Dhoni and Suresh Rayna helped India to put a challenging target in front of England. But that score was not enough for English batsmen. Captain Eoin Morgan’s extraordinary innings helped England to defeat India easily. England won the match by seven wickets after playing 109 balls.