Match Over - India won by 8 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: India, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 03 Jul 2018, 18:30 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: Kuldeep Yadav


  • Umpire1: RJ Bailey
  • Umpire2: AG Wharf
  • Third Umpire: RT Robinson



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0




Overs: 18.2 / 20.0


9:25pm And that is all! Thanks for joining us and - if you're still around - hanging on for the presentation. We'll meet you next at the Cardiff game. Have a good night!

Kuldeep: My first tour in England, things are going very well. Perfect conditions. It felt like home conditions. The wicket was dry, good to bat on. When I bowled my first over, I felt like it would turn. It's important if you're bowling the wrong'un, it should be in the perfect area. We've got two legends (Virat and MS) and they're very supportive. It's just the start of my first tour in England. Hopefully in the next match we'll do the same thing.

Kohli: I think just looking at all three skillsets, it gave me a lot of pleasure to watch how we did. We wanted to try out new guys, that's why KL went 3 and I went 4. To bring the game back from their flier was all because of Kuldeep's one over. He is a wristspinner, he's going to be effective on any surface. When you have variations to turn it away from your or into you. his wrong'un hasn't been easy to pick so far. I hope he can work on that skill and keep the batsmen guessing.

I felt that we very quite lucky and got away with England getting 30-40 runs short. It was always going to be in our favour after that. unbelievable innings. He's come a long way - so clean and so crisp. We want guys like him to step up to make the batting even stronger so we have flexibility for the others. He's got a great shape, great technique, great temparament. He's bery hungry. Today was empoitonal: his last hundred was against England in Chennai in a Test.

We haven't changed much. I dropped to 4, one spot. It allows me to control the middle. To have KL to play freely in the Powerplay knowing there are seniors in the middle, that's the kinf of freedom we want to give these guys.

Morgan: Thouroughly deserved for India. The conditions were pretty good. They fought back really well. Taking three wickets in an over really set us back. Probably cost us 30-40 runs. [Kuldeep]'s a very good bowler, he's obviously going to be a big threat. Everything seemed to happen very quickly. Something we'll assess between games.

When the wicket is that good, you've got to take positive options. When the boundary is short and the wind is blowing into it, we've got to do better. If we'd taken the half chance, we'd have been in the game. I think today was a game of margins for our spinners. KL chipped one over the boundary and Jordan couldn't take it. If he had, that might have put the pressure on them.

9:12pm A presentation has happened, the broadcaster hasn't showed it yet. But we have learnt that Kuldeep Yadav is the Man of the Match.

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8:53pm A big hug for KL Rahul from his captain. A stunning start to his time in England. It's his first time in the country with the senior team. He won't forget this. He's been carrying this form for three months now, and he batted today like he'd been in there for three months. Flawless. That was what it was.

It all came on the back of another world-class performance earlier - a five-for for Kuldeep Yadav to catch England at least 30 runs short of after the start Jos Buttler had given them. India have first blood.

18.2MM Ali to V Kohli, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, bam. That's the end. Kohli jumps down to cut out the turn and uses his wrists to slog this wide of long-on, flat. A thumping win sealed with disdain.
18.1MM Ali to KL Rahul, 1 run, length ball on off stump, leans in and taps to long-on.
End of over 18. 10 runs this over. 156/2 after 108 balls.
KL Rahul 100 (53b 10x4 5x6 ) DJ Willey 4-0-30-1
V Kohli 14 (21b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 3 runs this over. 145/2 after 101 balls.
V Kohli 9 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 4-0-41-0
KL Rahul 94 (50b 9x4 5x6 ) more

Kohli's the fastest to 2,000 runs in T20Is. Slowest to 10 today.

End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 142/2 after 96 balls.
V Kohli 8 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 3-0-20-1
KL Rahul 93 (49b 9x4 5x6 ) more

Sravan: "Getting some critical match practice and taking the game deep into the end overs- good strategy at the cost of my bed time."

WATCH (India only): Rohit picks out extra cover

End of over 15. 3 runs this over. 137/2 after 90 balls.
V Kohli 5 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 4-0-25-1
KL Rahul 91 (46b 9x4 5x6 ) more
End of over 14. 3 runs this over. 134/2 after 84 balls.
V Kohli 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) CJ Jordan 4-0-27-0
KL Rahul 90 (45b 9x4 5x6 ) more

WATCH (India only): Rahul plunders Plunkett for 20 in an over

End of over 13. 3 runs this over. 131/2 after 78 balls.
KL Rahul 89 (43b 9x4 5x6 ) AU Rashid 3-0-22-1
V Kohli 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 128/1 after 72 balls.
RG Sharma 31 (27b 3x4 1x6 ) CJ Jordan 3-0-24-0
KL Rahul 88 (41b 9x4 5x6 ) more

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Nagraj with the colour from the press box: "As Kane shoots into the net England media erupt with claps. Outside thousand of Indian fans celebrate another beautiful six"

End of over 11. 20 runs this over. 123/1 after 66 balls.
KL Rahul 85 (37b 9x4 5x6 ) LE Plunkett 3-0-38-0
RG Sharma 29 (25b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Dez: "Looking forward to the return of Gnasher & co so that us English fans can get a word in edgeways, in what is our home summer of cricket." --- Hello Dez! Hasn't been a lot of feedback from the UK tonight, honestly

Karthik Sukumar: "@Wasif Agreed in a way. However, the ease with which he's been playing and the technical class he possesses, he deserves it all. "

End of over 10. 14 runs this over. 103/1 after 60 balls.
KL Rahul 65 (31b 7x4 3x6 ) MM Ali 2-0-30-0
RG Sharma 29 (25b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Abhimanyu: "Oh come on the best batsman in the world doesn't need to vacate his spot, no matter what happens.. The emergence of a cricketer shoudn't be so problematic, he'll be a wonderful No.4 odi batsman. "
mavR: ""A Test Specialist " , they had labelled him !"

Wasif: "People should really step back and not jump to superlatives with Rahul, anointing him right and left...already dropped twice in an innings of 25 balls, the guy is riding a wave of good form, and good luck as well. Hard to beat that combination."

End of over 9. 13 runs this over. 89/1 after 54 balls.
KL Rahul 53 (27b 6x4 2x6 ) AU Rashid 2-0-19-0
RG Sharma 27 (23b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 16 runs this over. 76/1 after 48 balls.
KL Rahul 48 (25b 5x4 2x6 ) MM Ali 1-0-16-0
RG Sharma 19 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Bodom: "I think Kohli's position should be slightly flexible. If India loses a wicket in first 2 overs, then we send in Rahul an opener. If post over 4, we send in Kohli. No need to have a fixed mindset given the talent available."

End of over 7. 6 runs this over. 60/1 after 42 balls.
RG Sharma 18 (18b 3x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 1-0-6-0
KL Rahul 33 (20b 4x4 1x6 ) more

Ujwal : "I would like to spark a debate about whether Kohli should vacate his no.3 spot in ODIs as well" --- For once, you guys will know why our servers have crashed.

End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 54/1 after 36 balls.
RG Sharma 13 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 2-0-18-0
KL Rahul 32 (19b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 5. 10 runs this over. 48/1 after 30 balls.
RG Sharma 12 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) CJ Jordan 2-0-19-0
KL Rahul 27 (14b 3x4 1x6 ) more

WATCH (India only): England get the breakthrough, Dhawan playing on against Willey

Anand: "Rahul looks like a well oiled machine now. No early tentativeness, no hitting across the line. He has to get into the test side as an opener now. "

Saurabh Raj: "In the scheme of next year's world cup, India need a confident Rahul in the mix. They need to make sure to tell him that his place is certain and play with freedom. They can't keep him chopping and changing"

End of over 4. 8 runs this over. 34/1 after 23 balls.
KL Rahul 22 (12b 2x4 1x6 ) LE Plunkett 1-0-8-0
RG Sharma 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH (India only): Kuldeep Yadav's maiden T20 five-for

Jatin: "Is Rohit struggling to cover the swing? Seems like he's just edging or using his pads..? On the other hand, seems like Rahul is comfortable?" --- Yep, Rahul definitely using his feet more and has gotten behind the line of everything.

End of over 3. 9 runs this over. 26/1 after 17 balls.
KL Rahul 17 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) DJ Willey 2-0-15-1
RG Sharma 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 9 runs this over. 17/1 after 12 balls.
RG Sharma 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) CJ Jordan 1-0-9-0
KL Rahul 10 (5b 0x4 1x6 ) more

We're hearing some of you can't see the first ball of the innings in commentary. A refresh should fix that. If not, I'm listening.

End of over 1. 7 runs this over. 7/1 after 5 balls.
S Dhawan 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) DJ Willey 1-0-6-1
RG Sharma 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

KL Rahul at No. 3

S DhawanB DJ Willey4410100
RG SharmaC EJG Morgan B AU Rashid323031106.67
KL Rahulnot out 10154105187.04
V Kohlinot out 20220190.91
SK Raina -
MS Dhoni -
HH Pandya -
YS Chahal -
Kuldeep Yadav -
B Kumar -
UT Yadav -
Total 163/2
DJ Willey4.003017.5
CJ Jordan4.002706.75
LE Plunkett4.0042010.5
AU Rashid4.002516.25
MM Ali2.2037015.86