India vs England

Match info: India v England Twenty20 Series 2012 at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium - 1st Twenty20

Date: 20th Dec 2012 Umpires: S Asnani and C Shamsuddin

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

India

158/5 (17.5 Overs)

Result

England

157/6 (20.0 Overs)

India win by 5 wickets

  • Last Updated: December 20 2012, 17:42 GMT

England captain Eoin Morgan lamented his side's failure to capitalise on an excellent start following their five-wicket defeat to India in the first Twenty20 international.

Morgan rues missed chance

The tourists seemed on course for a formidable total when Alex Hales (56) and Luke Wright (34) helped them to 89 for one after 10 overs.

However, Yuvraj Singh's introduction changed the course of the match, with the slow left armer accounting for the pair in successive overs en route to figures of three for 19.

England could only reach for 157 for five, a total that was undermined by 10 wides as India cruised home with 13 balls to spare.

"We got off to a great start. Alex Hales played tremendously well along with Luke Wright but in that middle period we failed to kick on and score," Morgan said on Sky Sports 1.

"That positivity wasn't there in our batting and we lacked about 15 or 20.

"We never seemed to get going again. We continually lost wickets, which is a shame because because the start we had, we were on for a good score.

"We always thought we were in the game. We lacked a small bit of discipline in our bowling but we were always up against it with that score on the board."

It was a welcome return to winning ways for India, who have been pilloried for their recent 2-1 Test series defeat against England.

MS Dhoni has faced calls to resign as captain but led India over the line with a calm 24 not out from 21 balls.

While he admitted England's great start had left him feeling nervous, he saluted the efforts of Yuvraj, who also top scored for the hosts by plundering 38 from 21 deliveries.

"I think the pressure was on the bowlers because of the way England started," he said.

"They went after the bowlers and that was a difficult part because with the new ball it's a bit easier to score in the sub-continent, especially in India.

"It was important from the eighth over onwards we tried to bring the team back into the game because we all know the game changes after the eighth or ninth over, the ball becomes slightly old.

"Yuvraj was brilliant. I thought he bowled really well at the right pace which was crucial."


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