15:29 GMT: Start of play for the day
Hello and warm welcome folks, to the live ball-by-ball commentary of first T20I of 3-match series between the host England and the visiting Indian team. Both teams will start their campaign for the trophy from Old Trafford, Manchester Stadium.
England are likely to play with the same team which beat Australia at Edgbaston last week, although skipper Eoin Morgan has signaled that he will look to experiment throughout the series as he looks forward to the next World T20. Ben Stokes and Tom Curran are not fit for this match but could come into contention for the latter two games which will give Morgan more options. Without the rested Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, David Willey and Liam Plunkett should make up the seam attack in the final eleven in Manchester as they did in Birmingham with Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali supplying the spin.
Umesh Yadav was the biggest positive this year for the IPL team that Virat Kohli leads, and is likely to edge Siddarth Kaul to the fast-bowler's spot left vacant by the injured Jasprit Bumrah. Umesh's ability to trouble the batsmen with pace in the powerplay overs could be a big asset against this England side. Kaul, with his variations, seems like a more all-round option, but Umesh is likely to get the nod at the start. The first T20I might be too soon for Deepak Chahar, even if he is the man India are looking for. The middle-order around MS Dhoni at 5 also seems uncertain. India have three options in Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik for potentially two spots - No.4 and No. 6 or 7 - with Hardik Pandya also being a definite starter as one of the finishers.
The toss the teams news will come up shortly. Please don't go anywhere, sit back and enjoy the match......
Its toss time now
India won the toss and will bowl
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett
16:29 GMT: Start of session's play
JJ Roy and JC Buttler to open the batting
16:30 GMT: Start of innings
Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes on to bowl
Powerplay 1 (comp): overs 1-6
0b10Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Roy
back of length on off stump, bit of extra bounce as well, gets tall and jams it to off side
0b22short of a length outside off stump, steers it past point and gets off the mark with a couple
0b30back of length at the stumps, shuffles across and dabs it to mid wicket for a blob
0b44good length ball just outside off stump, gets on the front foot and punches it past diving cover, fielder runs after but ball wins the race
0b54Four More!!!! full ball on the pads, gets fowrard and flicks it off the wrists over mid wicket, ball races away to the fence for four
0b61back of length outside off stump, dabs it wide of backward point, who dives and cuts it off to one
End of over 1:(11 runs scored) England 11-0 (Roy 11*, 6 balls, Buttler 0*, 0 balls)




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UT Yadav comes on to bowl
1b10UT Yadav to Roy
back of length on the stumps, swings and misses, through to the keeper
1b24back of length outside off stump, stays deep and crunches it past cover for lovley four, very good timing
1b31too full on leg stump, whips it to deep square leg for a single
1b40UT Yadav to Buttler
good length ball sliding down the leg side, plays and misses, onto the pads
1b50tad full and just outside off stump, goes for a drive but finds mid off
1b64full ball on middle and leg stump, shuffles across and scoops it straight over the keeper for four, absolut audacious
End of over 2:(9 runs scored) England 20-0 (Roy 16*, 9 balls, Buttler 4*, 3 balls)
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2b10Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Roy
back of length just outside off stump, bit of seam as well, charges down for a heave but misses it by miles, through to the keeper
2b20good length ball on fourth stump line, Roy swings his wildly again but makes no connection at all, Dhoni grabs it
2b32fuller on leg stump, comes forward and whips it towards cow corner for a brace
2b44good length delivery outside off stump, slices it just over short third man, ball runs down to the fence for four
2b52good length ball on the pads, knocks it wide of long on and gets another couple
CricketArchive Oracles say that Jason Roy has passed his previous highest score of 23 in twenty20 matches at Manchester
CricketArchive Oracles say that Jason Roy has passed his previous highest score of 23 in twenty20 international matches at Manchester
2b60slightly back of length just outside off stump, nips back in, swings and misses, through to the keeper
End of over 3:(8 runs scored) England 28-0 (Roy 24*, 15 balls, Buttler 4*, 3 balls)
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YS Chahal comes on to bowl
3b10Chahal to Buttler
flatter on middle stump, punches it wide of bowler, who dives and stops it
3b21darted full on leg stump, turns it to on side and gets a run
3b34Chahal to Roy
low full toss on off stump, reverse sweeps it over short third man for four
3b41flighted ball on leg stump, comes down and plays it to on side for a single
3b56Chahal to Buttler
Clean Hit!!!! tossed up on off stump, charges down the track and heaves it over long on for a flat six
3b64dragged it short just outside off stump, goes on the backfoot and knocks it wide of cover for four
End of over 4:(16 runs scored) England 44-0 (Roy 29*, 17 balls, Buttler 15*, 7 balls)
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UT Yadav comes on to bowl
4b10UT Yadav to Roy
yorker length on off stump, squeezes it to backward point
4b21low full toss just outside off stump, swings it to deep mid wicket for a run
4b34UT Yadav to Buttler
fuller length just outside off stump, lofts it over mid on and ball runs down to the fence for four
CricketArchive Oracles say that Jos Buttler has passed his previous highest score of 16 in twenty20 international matches at Manchester
4b40back of length on off stump, backs away and smashes it to cover
4b51tad short on off stump, top edges it very high in the air, ball lands safely to on side, gets a run, 50 partnership up between these two
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 50 took 4.5 overs
CricketArchive Oracles say that the partnership of 50 (Roy 30, Buttler 20) took 29 balls
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4b60UT Yadav to Roy
short of a length on off stump, goes for a pull, gets inside edge, drags it onto the stumps, gets bowled out on 19, Roy goes for 30, England losses first on 50
Roy b UT Yadav (30 runs, 20 balls, 5x4, 0x6, 8x0)
End of over 5:(6 runs scored) England 50-1 (Buttler 20*, 10 balls)
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AD Hales comes in to bat
HH Pandya comes on to bowl
5b12Pandya to Buttler
back of length on leg stump, tucks it to deep backward square leg and gets a couple, very good running
5b21short ball on the hips, turns it to fine leg for a single
5b30Pandya to Hales
short ball sliding down the leg side, plays and misses, hits him on the belly
5b40bouncer on off stump, goes for a pull but misses it by inches, keeper collects it
5b50good length ball on off stump, exposes his stumps and taps it to point
5b60good length on leg stump, tucks it to mid wicket for a blob
End of over 6:(3 runs scored) England 53-1 (Buttler 23*, 12 balls, Hales 0*, 4 balls)




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YS Chahal comes on to bowl
6b11Chahal to Buttler
tossed up outside off stump, smashes it to deep extra cover for a run
6b21Chahal to Hales
flighted delivery outside off stump, drills it down to long off and gets off the mark
6b31Chahal to Buttler
too full on middle stump, pushes it down to long off
6b41Chahal to Hales
dragged it short on off stump, pulls it to deep mid wicket for one
6b50Chahal to Buttler
drifted outside off stump, punches it to extra cover
6b62dropped it short outside off stump, smacks it to deep backward point and comes back for the second, square leg goes upstairs but Buttler is well at home
End of over 7:(6 runs scored) England 59-1 (Buttler 27*, 16 balls, Hales 2*, 6 balls)
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7b11Pandya to Hales
good length ball outside off stump, steers it to third man for a run
7b21Pandya to Buttler
length ball outside off stump, dances down the track and ramps it to third man for a run
7b30Pandya to Hales
slower yorker on leg stump, jams it to on side off the front foot
7b40shortish delivery on off stump, backs away and goes for a cut but beats the outside edge
7b51back of length on leg stump, works it to deep square leg for a run
7b64Pandya to Buttler
full toss on the pads, swings it to deep backward square leg fence, gets four
End of over 8:(7 runs scored) England 66-1 (Buttler 32*, 18 balls, Hales 4*, 10 balls)
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8b10Chahal to Hales
quicker delivery outside off stump, goes deep and chops it to off side
8b20flighted delivery outside off stump, swings and misses, through to the keeper
8b31fuller on leg stump, eases it to long on for a run
8b44Chahal to Buttler
tossed up outside off stump, reverse sweeps it over short third man for four
CricketArchive Oracles say that Jos Buttler has passed his previous highest score of 33 in twenty20 matches against India
CricketArchive Oracles say that Jos Buttler has passed his previous highest score of 33 in twenty20 international matches against India
CricketArchive Oracles say that Jos Buttler has made 5000 runs in twenty20 matches
8b50flighted delivery outside off stump, mistimes it back to the keeper
8b61drifted down the leg side, reverse sweeps it to deep point
End of over 9:(6 runs scored) England 72-1 (Buttler 37*, 21 balls, Hales 5*, 13 balls)
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K Yadav comes on to bowl
9b14K Yadav to Buttler
flighted ball on off stump, drives it wide of long on, and gets four
9b20bit short on off, goes deep and pushes it to short cover
9b30looped up on leg stump, gets forward and jams it
9b40tossed up on off stump, plays it to off side with bottom of the bat
9b50legbreak on off stump, knocks it to cover
9b61flighted delivery outside off stump, smashes it to long off for a run, tight over comes to an end
End of over 10:(5 runs scored) England 77-1 (Buttler 42*, 27 balls, Hales 5*, 13 balls)
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HH Pandya comes on to bowl
10b14Pandya to Buttler
tad short and on off stump, makes room and swats a pull towards cow corner for four
10b26kept it short on the stumps, goes backward and pulls way over deep square leg fence for a six
CricketArchive Oracles say that Jos Buttler has made 50 in 29 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes
10b34back of length outside off stump, punches it past mid off and boll runs down to the fence for four, 14 already in the over
10b41shortish delivery at the stumps, mistimes it to deep mid wicket for a run
10b52Pandya to Hales
too full on leg stump, flicks it wide of fine leg for a brace
10b61full toss on the stumps, swings it to cow corner for a run, 18 off the over
End of over 11:(18 runs scored) England 95-1 (Buttler 57*, 31 balls, Hales 8*, 15 balls)




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11b10K Yadav to Hales
flatter on leg stump, nudges it to short leg
11b20flighted ball just outside off stump, comes down and plays it to off side
11b30loopy full on middle and leg stump, Hales exposes leg stump and goes for a sweep, but misses it altogether, ball going to crash the middle stump, gets bowled out on 8, England now 95-2
Hales b K Yadav (8 runs, 18 balls, 0x4, 0x6, 11x0)
CricketArchive Oracles say that This is the best bowling by Kuldeep Yadav in an innings in twenty20 matches against England
CricketArchive Oracles say that This is the best bowling by Kuldeep Yadav in an innings in twenty20 international matches against England
CricketArchive Oracles say that This is the best bowling by Kuldeep Yadav in an innings in twenty20 matches at Manchester
CricketArchive Oracles say that This is the best bowling by Kuldeep Yadav in an innings in twenty20 international matches at Manchester

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EJG Morgan comes in to bat
11b43K Yadav to Morgan
too full on leg stump, sweeps it to fine leg and picks up three runs, gets off the mark straight away
11b50K Yadav to Buttler
flatter outside off stump, dabs it to cover for a blob
11b62flatter on leg stump, works it to deep square leg and gets a couple, brilliant running
CricketArchive Oracles say that Jos Buttler has passed his previous highest score of 58 in twenty20 matches at Manchester
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 100 took 11.6 overs
End of over 12:(5 runs scored) England 100-2 (Buttler 59*, 33 balls, Morgan 3*, 1 balls)
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YS Chahal comes on to bowl
12b11Chahal to Morgan
short ball outside off stump, cuts it to sweeper cover
12b20Chahal to Buttler
tossed up outside off stump, left alone
12b31dragged it short outside off stump, cust it to sweeper again
12b41wdChahal to Morgan
drifted well outside off, wide called by the umpire
12b52tossed up just outside leg stump, sweeps it hard to short fine leg, who gets fumble and allows a couple
12b60slower through the air on off stump, gets across and plays it to on side
12b71flighted delivery just outside off stump, drives it to long off
End of over 13:(6 runs scored) England 106-2 (Buttler 60*, 35 balls, Morgan 7*, 5 balls)
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13b10K Yadav to Morgan
flighted delivery just outside off stump, kneels down and goes for a big heave, but finds long on, where Kohli takes the well judged catch, skipper departs for just 7, 3rd wicket falls on 106
Morgan c Kohli b K Yadav (7 runs, 6 balls, 0x4, 0x6, 2x0)
JM Bairstow comes in to bat
13b21K Yadav to Buttler
fuller on leg stump, turns it to on side for a run
13b30K Yadav to Bairstow
legbreak just outside off stump, bit of flight as wel, skids off to play it but misses the line, Dhoni collects the ball and takes the bails off in a rush, Jonny had no time for retreat, gets stumped for a duck, 2 in 3 balls
Bairstow st Dhoni b K Yadav (0 runs, 1 balls, 0x4, 0x6, 1x0)
JE Root comes in to bat
Gone, 3 wickets in 4 balls
13b40K Yadav to Root
wrong'n just outside off stump, Root gets slide to play it but misses the line, Dhoni this gets little bit fumble but in the end takes the bails off, Root tries to get back but falls short, he goes for duck too, Kuldeep on fire, he will be on a hat-trick, England all of a sudden, 107-5
Root st Dhoni b K Yadav (0 runs, 1 balls, 0x4, 0x6, 1x0)
MM Ali comes in to bat
13b51K Yadav to Ali
flighted ball on leg stump, turns it to on side and gets off the mark
13b61K Yadav to Buttler
flatter on leg stump, turns it to square leg for a run
End of over 14:(3 runs scored) England 109-5 (Buttler 62*, 37 balls, Ali 1*, 1 balls)
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UT Yadav comes on to bowl
14b11UT Yadav to Buttler
fullish delivery outside off stump, drives it to sweeper cover for a run
14b20UT Yadav to Ali
short of a length on off stump, gets tall and jams it to on side
14b31shortish delivery on leg stump, glances it to fine leg for one
14b41UT Yadav to Buttler
good length ball outside off stump, drives it to deep extra cover for a run
14b50UT Yadav to Ali
banged it short on off stump, squares up and lands it to off side
14b60full ball around off stump, pushes it straight to mid off
End of over 15:(3 runs scored) England 112-5 (Buttler 64*, 39 balls, Ali 2*, 5 balls)
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HH Pandya comes on to bowl
15b11Pandya to Buttler
back of length on middle and leg stump, jabs it to on side for a run
15b24Pandya to Ali
full ball on the pads, whips it towards deep backward square leg for four, welcome boundary for England
15b30good length ball outside off stump, punches it straight to extra cover
15b40shortish delivery outside off stump, top edge it in the air, mid off gets underneath, where Umesh grabs it, dangrous Ali goes for 6, England now losses 6th on 117
Ali c Raina b Pandya (6 runs, 8 balls, 1x4, 0x6, 5x0)
DJ Willey comes in to bat
15b50Pandya to Buttler
good length ball on off, angling in, turns it to square leg for a blob
15b60short of a length on off stump, stays deep and knocks it back to the bowler
End of over 16:(5 runs scored) England 117-6 (Buttler 65*, 42 balls, Willey 0*, 0 balls)




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Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes on to bowl
16b16Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Willey
back of length just outside leg stump, rocks back and muscles it way over fine leg fence for a six, top shot
16b22good length ball tailing on the pads, tucks it wide of mid wicket and gets a couple
16b30slower fuller just outside off stump, gets forward and blocks it to mid off
16b44good length ball just outside off stump, comes down the track and punches it past mid off for four more
16b54full ball on leg stump, flicks it past short fine leg and gets four more
CricketArchive Oracles say that David Willey has passed his previous highest score of 12 in twenty20 international matches at Manchester
16b61wdfull ball sliding down the leg side, wide given
16b71wdreplica of the last delivery
16b82lbfull ball tailing on the pads, misses the flick, off the pads and goes to deep mid wicket, steals a couple
End of over 17:(20 runs scored) England 137-6 (Buttler 65*, 42 balls, Willey 16*, 6 balls)
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K Yadav comes on to bowl
17b12K Yadav to Buttler
fuller on leg stump, works it to deep square leg
17b22tossed up outside off stump, heaves it very high in the air to long off, where Raina puts it down
17b30legbreak just outside off stump, pushes it to cover
17b40flighted ball on off stump, mistimes it very high in the air to long on, where Kohli makes no mistake to grab it, Buttler goes for well played 69, Kuldeep grabs his maiden five-fer in T20I, 141-7 now
Buttler c Kohli b K Yadav (69 runs, 46 balls, 8x4, 2x6, 16x0)
CricketArchive Oracles say that This is the best bowling by Kuldeep Yadav in an innings in twenty20 international matches
CJ Jordan comes in to bat
17b56K Yadav to Willey
flighted ball on off stump, sits back and slogs it over deep mid wicket fence for a six
CricketArchive Oracles say that David Willey has passed his previous highest score of 21 in twenty20 international matches
17b61flatter on leg stump, tucks it to deep mid wicket
End of over 18:(11 runs scored) England 148-7 (Willey 23*, 8 balls, Jordan 0*, 0 balls)
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UT Yadav comes on to bowl
18b10UT Yadav to Willey
good length ball angling away to off, swings and misses, through to the keeper
18b21fuller length just outside off stump, pushes it to off side and gets a run
CricketArchive Oracles say that David Willey has passed his previous highest score of 23 in twenty20 matches at Manchester
18b30UT Yadav to Jordan
low full toss on off stump, swings it hard but on the pads, ball pops up and goes just wide of bowler, who runs to his left and grabs it, Jordan goes for first ball duck, England now losses 8th on 149
Jordan c and b UT Yadav (0 runs, 1 balls, 0x4, 0x6, 1x0)

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LE Plunkett comes in to bat
18b41UT Yadav to Plunkett
back of length on off stump, dabs it to backward point and gets off the mark
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 150 took 18.4 overs
18b50UT Yadav to Willey
fullish delivery angling away to off, swings and misses, through to the keeper
18b61good length ball on the stumps, drives it down to long on for a run
End of over 19:(3 runs scored) England 151-8 (Willey 25*, 12 balls, Plunkett 1*, 1 balls)
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes on to bowl
19b11Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Willey
good length ball outside off stump, edges it on the bounce wide of keeper, who stops it with a dive, gets a run while the process
19b20Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Plunkett
tad full around off stump, smashes it back to the bowler
19b31fullish delivery on middle stump, drives it to long on for a single
19b41wdBhuvneshwar Kumar to Willey
fullish delivery way outside off stump, wide called by the umpire
19b51wdyorker length well outside off stump, tries to reach on that but gets fail, another wide
19b61fuller length outside off stump, drives it hard but straight to deep cover, only a run there
19b71Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Plunkett
good length ball on off stump, mistimes it to off side and gets a run, tight over so far
19b82Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Willey
too full on channel outside off stump, smashes it to deep cover and gets couple, England sets 160 runs target for India
End of over 20:(8 runs scored) England 159-8 (Willey 29*, 15 balls, Plunkett 3*, 4 balls)
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18:22 GMT: End of innings
18:29 GMT: Welcome back to the Indian innings