Last Update on: July 9th, 2022 at 08:39 pm
Jos Buttler won the toss and chose to field first. India made 4 changes to their XI. Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah all came back to the team.
As was anticipated by several experts, Pant replaced Ishan Kishan at the top of the order. Pant and Rohit gave India a brilliant start as they raced to 49 runs in a very quick time. But Richard Gleeson who is making his debut for England got Rohit Sharma’s wicket in the 5th over.
Another Low Score For Virat Kohli
That brought Virat Kohli to the crease amidst loud cheers from the crowd. But Kohli couldn’t do much in his comeback game as he was dismissed for just 1 run.
The first ball hit him in his rib cage, and the 2nd he faced from Moeen Ali was a nudge on the leg side for a single. The third ball he faced after the powerplay, he tried to smash it hard. It was a nothing shot. It was a good length ball on the 4th stump line by Gleeson and Kohli lost all his shape while playing the shot. His head was falling. The result was that the ball took the outside edge of his bat, and it went towards the third man. David Malan fielding at point ran some good distance to reach the ball and took an amazing catch.
Watch: Virat Kohli Departs For 1 In His Comeback Game As David Malan Takes A Blinder Of A Catch
That's outrageous, @dmalan29! 👏
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 9, 2022
With another low score, the thread is hanging tight on the player who was a man of the tournament for two consecutive T20 WCs.
England Playing XI:
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Richard Gleeson, Matthew Parkinson
India Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal