India beat England by 8 wickets in the first match of the T-20 series on Tuesday. With this, he defeated England in the T20 match for the first time on his home ground. India won the toss and decided to bowl. England scored 159 for 8 in 20 overs. In reply, Team India won the match by making 163 runs for 2 wickets with 10 balls remaining. Kuldeep (5/24 in 4 overs) became the first chinaman bowler to take a five-for in shortest format as he singlehandedly restricted England to below-par 159 for 8 on a flat deck. Then it was the turn of opener Rahul, who smashed his second T20 International hundred en route his 54-ball-101 as India comfortably chased the target in 18.2 overs.