Manchester: India have set a target of 166 runs for England in the one-off T20 match at Old Trafford, on Wednesday.
The visitors made an emphatic start after winning the toss and opting to bat first. Ajinkya Rahane made his debut on an aggressive note as he surprised the England bowlers with some power-hitting. This especially after a rather tame opposition that they had to face in the recently concluded Test series.
Rahane smashed eight boundaries in his innings of 61 as he partnered Parthiv Patel for a 39-run opening stand. Jade Dernback struck to break the partnership when he got rid of Patel.