England Cricket Team Celebrated Even After Losing, Their First T20 To India

England Cricket Team Celebrated Even After Losing, Their First T20 To India

England Cricket Team Celebrated Even After Losing, Their First T20 To India(Representative image)

New Delhi: On Tuesday, the England Cricket team were defeated by India in Old Trafford but despite slumping to an eight-wicket loss in their first T20 match, England's cricketers were still in high spirits, following their football team's 4-3 FIFA World Cup penalty shootout win over Colombia. The English team were put in to bat and were restricted to 159/8 in 20 overs. Spinner Kuldeep Yadav took a 5 wicket haul and gave away only 24 runs. Batsman, KL Rahul's who played a splendid unbeaten knock of 101 off 54 balls, helped chase down the target with ten balls to spare. However, the English cricketer were still in celebratory mood in the dressing room. 

Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali were filmed celebrating England's World Cup penalty shootout victory over Colombia, after their t20 loss. It was the first time that England won a penalty shootout at the World Cup and they even entered the quarter-finals.

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On saturday, England will now face Sweden in bid to reach the semi-final where they will await Croatia or Russia. Whereas,The english will contest against Virat Kohli's team in the 2nd T20I in Cardiff on Friday.

Rahul is the second Indian to score two tons in t20 format of the game. Only him and Rohit Sharma have achieved this milestone. Much to everyone's surprise, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli is yet to score a ton in T20 cricket. He has the highest score of 90* in this format of the game.

The much-anticipated tour of England was started on a bright note for India, by taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series.

                                                                     

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