England thrashed India by eight wickets in the first T20 International at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday.
The visiting England side first restricted India to 124 for seven in their 20 overs before coasting to the 125-run target in 15.3 overs to win the first game of the five-match series.
"Lack of execution of some of the shots and something we have to address as batsmen. It wasn't an ideal day on the park. You have to accept your faults and come back in the next game with much more intent and clarity of plan. The wicket probably did not allow you to hit the kind of shots you wanted to, Shreyas' innings was an example on how you can use the depth of the crease and ride the bounce. It was a below par batting performance and England made a statement. We looked to try few things but as a batting side you have to accept the conditions in front of you, if the pitch allows you to play such kind of shots then yes. We did not give ourselves enough time to assess the conditions, Shreyas did that but there were too many wickets down. Had we had 8 wickets in hand after 10 overs, we could have tried to get 150-160. We just weren't aware enough of what to do on that kind of pitch."
-Virat Kohli, India skipper
Source: SIFY with Agengy Inputs