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SOUTHAMPTON (United Kingdom): Hardik Pandya blasted his maiden Twenty20 worldwide half-century and took 4 wickets as India beat England by 50 runs in Southampton on Thursday.
Within the opening sport of the three-match collection, Pandya powered to his 50 off 30 balls as India scored 198-8.
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The 28-year-old hit six fours and one towering six, off Matt Parkinson, earlier than being dismissed for 51.
Pandya’s fireworks got here after Suryakumar Yadav (39) and Deepak Hooda (33) had set the tone with some flamboyant pictures.
Pandya tormented England with the ball as nicely, taking 4-33 from his 4 overs because the hosts may solely handle 148 of their limp run-chase.


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India captain Rohit Sharma, again within the aspect after recovering from Covid-19, was rewarded for his choice to bat first because the vacationers gained a small measure of revenge for his or her beautiful Check loss to England earlier this week.
England had routed India by seven wickets within the fifth Check as Ben Stokes’ aspect authored the best Check run chase of their historical past.
That victory was England’s fourth in a row beneath Stokes and new red-ball coach Brendon McCullum, with their astonishingly profitable begin impressed by a daring dedication to aggressive strokeplay.
With the Check staff on a well-earned break, Jos Buttler took cost of England for the primary time since changing Eoin Morgan because the nation’s restricted overs skipper.

Insisting England can be “actually aggressive and never afraid of failure”, Buttler is following the template laid out by Stokes and McCullum as he prepares for the T20 World Cup in October.
However Buttler perished for a golden duck, simply 5 balls into England’s chase, when he was bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar‘s inswinger.
Dawid Malan’s 21 from 14 balls featured 4 boundaries however Pandya bowled him after which dismissed Liam Livingstone to go away England wobbling on 29-3.
India’s swing bowling was an excessive amount of for England and Jason Roy had made solely 4 from 16 balls when he was eliminated by Pandya.
Harry Brook (28) and Moeen Ali, 36 from 20 balls, hammered their share of boundaries to briefly give England renewed hope.
India dropped six catches, however Yuzvendra Chahal delivered the knockout blows because the spinner dismissed each batsmen to place his aspect on the point of victory.
India’s T20 debutant Arshdeep Singh claimed his maiden worldwide wickets. The 23-year-old tempo bowler eliminated Reece Topley and Parkinson to place the seal on the guests’ dominant show.
India had seized the initiative from the beginning, with Rohit making a speedy 24 earlier than Hooda blasted two consecutive sixes off Moeen.
On 33 from 17 balls, Hooda was threatening to place India in full management, however Chris Jordan’s slower ball dismissed him earlier than he may trigger any extra harm.
Yadav’s 19-ball onslaught, that includes 4 boundaries and two sixes, ensured India’s run-rate raced previous 10 an over earlier than he fell caught behind off Jordan after a assessment.
Having lastly reached 50 in his 62nd match and forty third innings, Pandya holed out on the boundary off Topley.


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