IND vs ENG: India Skipper Rohit Sharma Credits Batters For Showing ‘Intent’ In 1st T20I Against England

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The batsmen’s “intent” was lauded by India captain Rohit Sharma after their effort helped Team India overcome England in the first T201.

Team India defeated England by 50 runs in the first T201 of the three-match series on Thursday at Southampton because to an all-around effort from Hardik Pandya. 

Rohit Sharma Image Source: Twitter

The Guys Were Spot On Today: Rohit Sharma

“Great performance from ball one. All batters showed intent. Although the pitch was good, we played good shots and never got ahead of the game. You got to make use of those six overs in the powerplay,” said Rohit in a post-match presentation. 

IND vs ENG: India Skipper Rohit Sharma Credits Batters For Showing 'Intent' In 1st T20I Against England
Deepak Hooda (Image Credits: Twitter)
Deepak Hooda (Image Credits: Twitter)

“There is a certain approach we want to take in the powerplay. You got to back yourself in this game, sometimes it comes off, sometimes it doesn’t. The whole batting unit needs to understand the direction the team is taking and the guys were spot-on today,” he added. 

Rohit Sharma Impressed By Hardik Pandya

In the first innings, Hardik scored 51 runs off of 33 balls, bringing India’s total to 198/8. Later, he took four wickets and held England to 148 runs. 

“I was impressed with his (Hardik) bowling. He wants to do that a lot more in the future, bowled quick and used his variations too. Of course, his batting is there for us to see. That’s the reason we wanted to bat (ball swinging under lights),” said Rohit. 

Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya (Image Credits: Twitter)
Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya (Image Credits: Twitter)

“Sometimes it does swing in the evenings and we wanted to utilize that. Both the new ball bowlers used the swing and stopped their batters. We were sloppy on the field. Those catches should have been taken. Pretty sure we will field pretty well in the coming games,” he added.  

In addition to Hardik, Yuzvendra Chahal, a spinner, and rookie Arshdeep Singh both claimed two wickets. Deepak Hooda and Suryakumar Yadav each scored 39 and 33 runs, contributing to Team India’s first-inning total of 198 runs.

Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan both got two wickets for England, while Topley, Tymal Mills, and Parkinson each claimed one wicket. The second T201 will be played between both sides on Saturday in Birmingham. 

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