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Blind cricket: India thrash England in first T20I in Bengaluru

The second of the three-match series is being played on the same ground on October 3, from 11.00 am.

Blind cricket India thrash England in first T20I opening Bengaluru
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Karnataka, First Published Oct 3, 2018, 12:36 PM IST
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Bengaluru: India have beaten England by seven wickets in the first T20I here in Bengaluru on Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. 

England captain Ed Hossel won the toss and opted to bat first. Debutant Nakul struck off the very first ball as he bowled Matt Dean to give India a great start.

England had a good partnership with Luke Sugg and Peter Blueit. But tight bowling from the Indian bowlers kept the run rate in check. Justin played a 10 ball 22 cameo to propel the score to 150 at the end of the 20 overs losing 6 wickets.

Chasing a par total on a right batting track, India got off to a fantastic start with a century partnership from Sunil Ramesh and Nakul. Sunil brought up his 50 off 22 balls and then scored a match winning hundred as he remained unbeaten and saw the chase through.

The second of the three-match series is being played on the same ground on October 3, from 11.00 am.
 
Brief scores

England 150/6 20 overs (Peter Blueit 40, Justin 22 ) lost to India 152/3 12.3 overs (Sunil Ramesh 108, Nakul 27).

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