England defeated India convincingly by a margin of 8 wickets in the 1st T20I. England after winning the toss and opting to bowl first, restricted India to 124/7, thanks to a brilliant bowling display from English bowlers. Jofra Archer was pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets. Jason Roy was the top scorer with the bat for the visitors as his quickfire 49 kept the Indian bowlers at bay.
Let us look at some of the numbers and stats that were achieved in the game:
4 – England has defeated India in their own soil for the 4th time. No team has defeated India more times in T20Is than the England side.
Most wins in T20Is vs India in India
England – 4*
Aus / NZ / SA – 3
SL / WI -2
15.3 – England has chased down the target in just 15.3 overs, the 3rd fastest for any team against India.
Fastest T20I chase vs India
Aus – 11.2 overs in 2008
Aus – 14.5 overs in 2012
Eng – 15.3 overs in 2021*
Aus – 15.3 overs in 2017
3 – Jofra Archer is only the 3rd bowler to bowl a maiden over vs India in T20Is. Other two bowlers were Tim Bresnan and Ravi Bopara in 2011 at Kolkata.
67 – Shreyas Iyer’s 67 is 3rd highest individual score in T20Is for an Indian playing at number 5 position.
6 – 124/7 by India is the 6th lowest total vs England for a team batting first in a T20I.
Lowest 1st inns total vs Eng in T20Is
WI – 71 in 2019
Pak – 89 in 2010
WI – 113/5 in 2011
Ind – 120/9 in 2011
NZ – 123/9 in 2008
Ind – 124/7 in 2021*
14 – Virat Kohli has registered most international ducks for an Indian captain in international cricket, surpassing Sourav Ganguly, who had 13 ducks in international cricket.
Most ducks as Indian captain in international cricket
Ganguly – 13
Dhoni – 11
Kapil Dev – 10
22 – India were 22/3 after 6 overs in today’s game. This was India’s second lowest powerplay score in T20Is.
[Lowest :- 21/3 vs Pak, 2016]