But it came to nought, literally. It was a difficult chance but should have been taken by Pant. Sam Curran's 78 salvages England's innings and pulls the hosts to 246 - can they make inroads into India's line-up in the 15 minutes before stumps? Moeen Ali had no clue about that one. For England meanwhile, not only is this series a chance to improve their record against India. Sharma has a smile on his face as he picks it up and throws it back in play.
Kohli there runs to his right and takes it. Boundaries leaking for India at the moment. England slowly inching closer to 200-run mark. Iyer also gave a good account of himself in Port Elizabeth batting at number five. That's Tea on Day 1 of the 4th Test.
Meanwhile, England has a big selection headache on their hands. Both batsmen looking comfortable at the crease now. Another delightful bowling performance by our pacers! Both the openers are back in the hut and India are right back into the game. Jos calls for it and completes the catch behind the wicket. Root walks back after scoring 4 runs. Where will India vs England , 1st T20 match start match be telecast live? They have continuously hit the right lengths and extracted the most out of this pitch.
They need another 105 in 79. With Joe Root back among runs and the remaining batsmen negotiating wrist spin to a greater degree, their only concern is the patchy form of all-rounder Ben Stokes. Short ball from Jasprit Bumrah and Moeen Ali gives every thing to it. Mohammed Shami appreciated the effort. Sam Curran collects three boundaries in the over.
Ishant does not want to stop it but the ball itself stops before reaching the fence. India had previously won the T20I series 2-1. He got a decent reception from a sizeable fan gathering ahead of the game, but how the crowd reacts to his presence in the game on Saturday could be a worry for the team management. And it seems that since Eoin was in touch with the ball while taking the bails off with his right hand, the third umpire has given him that benefit of doubt. Can India wrap up England under 250 runs? The Indians are ecstatic as they have got the dangerous Roy early.
Last ball cuts Jonny Bairstow in half. He removes the batsman who could have possibly been the one who could have anchored the run chase for England. Original decision is not out. While India's spinners were in contention throughout, the pace attack lacked penetration, particularly in the death overs. India will be looking to take an early lead in the three match series. What time will India vs England , 1st T20 match start? Suresh Raina is likely to win the nod for a return to the middle order ahead of Shreyas Iyer and Dinesh Karthik, as much for providing a sixth bowling option as his batting. Just two runs from it.
Shami is disappointed with the effort. England skipper Joe Root, after winning the toss opted to bat first, a decision that terribly went wrong for the hosts. Rohit Sharma reaches his ton in style as he lifts Rashid over long on and into the crowd. Thick outside edge from Buttler but the ball races to through the vacant gully region for four runs. Since 2016, the English batsmen have raked up most number of runs when it comes to the 50-over format — 14,297 1,533 runs more than the second highest team. Buttler makes no mistake behind the stumps there.
Lord's was his first big test, considering the good run of form he has been in lately. Another terrific over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. India vs England , 1st T20 match live streaming can be watched on Sony Liv. After lunch, Mohammed Shami bowled superbly clinching two quick wickets of Jos Buttler 21 and Ben Stokes 23 but Sam Curran along with Moeen Ali took England out of trouble with a brilliant 81-run partnership. In South Africa too, Kumar made vital contributions lower in the order. Rohit Sharma continues his fine form from T20s here as he cuts one past point to complete his half-century.