Manchester: Kuladeep Yadav`s magical spin complimented by KL Rahul dazzling strokeplay helped India win their opening T20 international by 8 wickets.
Kuladeep(5/24 in 4 overs) became the first bowler to take five wicket in shortest form and restrict England to 159 for 8. Then Rahul smashed century in 54 balls as India comfortably chased the target.
England openers Jos Butler(69 off 45 balls) and Jason Roy(30 off 20 balls) gave a solid start who added 50 in the first 5 overs.
But Kuladeep left english batsmen in trouble by his magical wrist spin. From relatively comfortable score of 95 for 1, England lost Eoin Morgan, Johny Baistow and Joe Root in the 14 th over.