England vs India - Highlights & Stats

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"Looking at the World Cup, we will try a lot of players in the shorter formats", Kohli said.

Talking about the England side led by Eoin Morgan, Kohli was all praise for Jos Buttler, who has been in tremendous form ever since the IPL this year.

That supremacy was epitomised by Rahul, who showed tremendous touch and timing when driving through the off-side, complemented by brutal power to hit five sixes in his second T20 worldwide century.

After pummelling Australia 6-0 across the one-day worldwide series and lone Twenty20 game, now England have a more onerous foe: India, essentially the Indian Premier League All-Stars.

About the takeaways from a long England tour, Kohli said: "The focus obviously will be on the way we play our cricket and the attitude we carry on throughout the tour". Save Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav - the others have not played a full-fledged series in England and that may be of great hindrance against England who bat deep.

KL Rahul of India celebrates reaching his century. He made them dance to his tunes and returned with exceptional figures of 5/24 in his allotted four overs.

India vs England 1st T20I match will take place on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.




They celebrated even more wildly three balls later when Yadav captured Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root without scoring in successive deliveries. None of England's bowlers, and particularly Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, had the same potency.

Nine days after his astonishing century here sealed a 5-0 one-day whitewash against Australia, Buttler motored his way to a 29-ball half-century, his seventh score of 50 or more in his last nine global innings. "It doesn't matter if I get runs or I don't get runs, what I want is the team to play well and the team to win", he insisted.

"If you're facing a guy who turns it both ways, and disguises it well, it's very hard to replicate - because there is nobody else who bowls like that".

Not for the first time, Kohli brushed aside a query relating to personal and team goals by saying, "Funnily enough, I don't think from the public or the outside point of view". They said it's a great thing to be a part of and a great time to be here.

"The more time at the crease, the better you see the ball", said Morgan, alluding to perhaps a more cautious approach in the next two matches. He is a genuine middle order player as well as adding another left-handed option into England's top six.

Rahul started the onslaught right from the word go before meting out some special treatment to off-spinner Moeen Ali, whom he welcomed with a superb reverse sweep that yielded a boundary and followed up with a massive six over long on. You have a clear plan and stick to it. If they don't, India's spinners could have a field day in this series.

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