Indian team registered a comprehensive win against the in form England team and defeated them by 8 wickets with the help of unbeaten century from Lokesh Rahul and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav’s maiden T20 International five wicket haul.
India outclassed England by eight wickets in the opening match and go 1-0 up in the three-match rubber at the Old Trafford cricket stadium here on Tuesday.
Rahul smashed 54-ball 101, laced with 10 fours and five sixes to anchor India’s run chase that saw him forge a masterly 123-run second wicket stand with opener Rohit Sharma (32 off 30). Rahul continued his glorious run with the bat, dominating the partnership with Rohit, who uncharacteristically played the perfect second fiddle to the Karnataka youngster.
Chasing 160, India quickly overcame the early loss of opener Shikhar Dhawan (4) as the right-handed duo of Rahul and Rohit helped the visitors race to 50 in the first five overs.
Rahul started the onslaught in the beginning itself 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.