Kohli hit seven fours and once he fell after making use of the power play overs, England took control with some brilliant out-fielding, before Dhoni and Raina wrested back the advantage.
Dhoni struck three fours and two sixes, both in one over of Jade Dernbach, while Raina hit three fours and a six.
When their turn to bat came, England commenced soundly though Hales was lucky to be dropped in the deep square leg region by Awana in the third over. He was on eight then.
Lumb started with a four and a six off Awana's first over and then smashed Ashwin straight down the ground for the first of his two sixes.
The opening duo helped England finish this period just ahead of India at 62 for no loss.
Image: Indian captain M.S.Dhoni plays a shot in the second India England T20 match in Mumbai on Saturday.