Srinagar: England started new era in limited over cricket under new captain Jos Buttler on losing note with India prevailing over hosts in first T20I.
However, for skipper Jos Buttler it was double agony as not only he started his journey as captain on losing note but also had to settle for golden duck in the match.
Buttler fell to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who welcomed the English skipper with a stunning in-swinger in the first over.
In his attempt to flick the delivery, Buttler stumps got shattered for a nought, having the leg stump knocked after brushing the pads.
The booming in-swinger preceded four deliveries to Jason Roy, who faced deliveries going away from him. It was Buttler’s fourth duck in seven innings as captain of the limited-overs side.
Meanwhile Buttler lauded Bhuvneshwar the bowling display.
“Chris Jordan to come away with figures like that – he did fantastically well. Bhuvneshwar Kumar can swing it in most places. It swung more than usual, we probably had to hit one to the stands to reduce the swing (smiles),” said Buttler.
“There are a number of guys out due to schedule or injuries and given some boys some chances. Parkinson stood up to the challenge of bowling late in the innings”.
“It was a great performance from ball one. There was an intent shown by the batters,” said Rohit, who became the first captain to record 13 successive wins in T20Is. India can clinch the series at Edgbaston on Saturday before the finale at Trent Bridge on Sunday.