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Patna England beat India by 8 wickets in the 1st T20I at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on March 12, 2021, night, as opener Jason Roy scored 49 runs in 32 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes while his opening partner Jos Butter made 28 runs in 24 balls with 2 fours and 1 six. England now leadd the five-match T20I series 1-0.

Set a target of 125 runs, England scored 130/2 in only 15.3 overs. Jonny Bairstow remained unbeaten on 26 in 17 balls hitting 1 four and 2 sixes, both off spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, while Dawid Malan remained unbeaten on 24 in 20 balls with 2 fours and 1 six. Malan hit the winning six of spinner Washington Sundar.

Batting first India had scored 124/7 in 20 overs with Shreyas Iyer scoring 67 in 48 balls with 8 fours and 1 six. Captaion Virat Kohli was out for zero.