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Summary

  1. Morgan (51 off 38) is first England player to reach 1,500 T20 runs
  2. Root finishes unbeaten on 46, Billings 22, Roy 19
  3. Dhoni top-scores for India with 36* off 27 balls
  4. Two wickets for Moeen; including Kohli for 29

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By Tom Rostance, Kal Sajad and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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Over and out

And that's all from us for the day. England are off to a winning start in Kanpur. Join us on Sunday for the next leg...

England bowler Tymal Mills: "I felt in good nick coming over here, I took the new ball and helped us win. On these wickets you are not going to swing the ball, just bowl straight and hard and mix up the pace.

"It's been a tough couple of years for me so it's great to get my first international wicket."

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Francis Edwards: India tonk England repeatedly and people blame conditions. England beat a weakened India and it's for some reason incredible.

Neil: So @englandcricket , two wins and two performances from @sambillings , is it coincidence that he plays England win?

Man of the match Moeen Ali: "We were fantastic with the ball today and the way the guys batted was fantastic. I have been bowling quite well in the ODIs but not been getting any wickets so it was nice to be getting wickets today. 

"I think if I got hit for a few Adil Rashid may have got on. I've been in that situation before and next time hopefully he will get a bowl." 

England captain Eoin Morgan: "Our bowlers were outstanding tonight, everyone in the unit executed the plans we talked about. We showed a lot of experience. The two guys who came into the squad put their hands up.

"The opening batsmen got off to a flier, it releases any pressure on the guys coming in after them. Sam Billings hasn't played much this tour but he has taken his chances when he has had an opportunity."

India captain Virat Kohli: "England played better cricket today, with the ball and the bat they were precise. They were deserving winners and we need to stand up and applaud them. Credit to their bowlers for bowling good hard length. They had an explosive start with the bat too. We pulled things back but we were about 30/40 runs short.  

"This is a format you need to enjoy and play at your intense best. We need to address the things we want to and not take too much stress from this. We need to just enjoy and not put too much pressure on the youngsters."

England captain Eoin Morgan gets the massive comedy cheque for man of the match. Richly deserved. 

Actually Moeen Ali is man of the match, not sure what Morgan is taking down the bank then...

TMS is back from 13:15 GMT on Sunday, get it in your diary. You've also got the Aussie Open final, loads of FA Cup football and the indoor bowls. A feast. 

How's stat?!

This is the first match of the tour that Joe Root has failed to score a 50 ... He scored 46 not out. 

What's next?

The two sides meet in Nagpur on Sunday for the second T20 international. That's a 13:30 GMT start. 

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Sam Taylor: England have just battered India and they didn't even use Buttler or Rashid.

Harry Hill: Very impressive, professional performance! Well done lads!

Isa Guha

Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

Batting second is key. It gives you an opportunity to figure out what a good score would be. They would have been absolutely delighted to restrict India to 147. It was a 180 sort of pitch.

India could have been smarter in the field, they couldn't create any sort of pressure on England at all. 

England batsman Joe Root: "With the bat we knew it would take one big partnership, not necessarily the prettiest but we got the job done and it is a great start to the series. It wasn't my most fluent knock but we did what we had to do and Morgan took the pressure off me at the other end. 

"It's great to see Roy and Billings come in and bat with such confidence. To see Sam bat like that was brilliant."   

I know you've all been wondering, but the last time England won back-to-back white ball games in India was January 2013.

Isa Guha

Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

This is a real signal that England have sent to India and they should be proud. They have developed as a unit together, they seem to appreciate each other's company. That batting line-up is ridiculous! But the bowlers did set it up today and they should be credited. Mills bowled real pace, Jordan had good yorkers and Plunkett had the ball zipping off the pitch. 

Smiles all round for the men in red, Eoin Morgan meets his two batsmen at the fence with a hug and a handshake. They made that look very, very easy. 

England win in Kanpur

Eoin Morgan
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Sam Billings' sensational early hitting put England well ahead of target and then Eoin Morgan's captain's knock and Joe Root's silky accumulation pieced that victory together for England. A job very well done. 

BreakingEngland beat India by seven wickets

England 148-3

Joe Root plays a single down to mid-on and that is that!

Eng 147-3

England need 148 to win

One run needed in the last two overs. 

Eng 146-3

England need 148 to win

Four again! Same shot, same outcome from Joe Root. 

Eng 142-3

England need 148 to win

Four! Joe Root picks the slower ball and clubs the ball over midwicket. A six will win it now...

Eng 138-3

England need 148 to win

Joe Root times a lovely pull off the back foot, looked a four all the way but well fielded on the fence. Just 10 needed now...

Eng 134-3

England need 148 to win

Joe Root used up one of his cricketing lives there, you won't see a tighter no-ball call this year. England need 16 runs from the final 18 balls. That's a wide from Ashish Nehra to start the 18th. Not helpful. 

Eng 132-3

England need 148 to win

Root tries to scoop the free hit, he doesn't connect and the ball crashes into the middle stump. England need 16 from 18. 

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

You needed a magnifying glass to see that...

not-outNot out

England need 148 to win

Root is bowled!! or is he? It has been referred to the third umpire for a potential no ball. This is very very tight. But it's been given not out. Roots gets away with it. He also gets a free hit. 

Eng 129-3

England need 148 to win

Solid forward defence from Ben Stokes to end the over. 

Eng 128-3

England need 148 to win

That wicket has brought Ben Stokes to the crease, he could end this in four balls. Instead he pops off an easy single. England need 20 to win. 

Isa Guha

Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

Morgan was looking to go a lot straighter but it hit the outside of his bat and went straight to Raina, who never drops catches. It all bodes well for England for the rest of his series. He looked in amazing form.

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Morgan c Raina b Rasool 51 (Eng 126-3)

Ah he won't see it home after all as Eoin Morgan hits out. He went for the big one and didn't quite time it this time, Suresh Raina clings on with a fine catch. 

50 for Morgan

England need 148 to win

Morgan thumps it Rasool over the boundary towards the England pavilion. 50 for the England captain! Well played. 

Eng 120-2

England need 148 to win

Eoin Morgan ends the over with a single. England can almost taste victory from here...

Isa Guha

Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

Excellent bit of fielding. That was Raina's only option.

Eng 118-2

England need 148 to win

Brilliant fielding! Eoin Morgan slaps another huge shot over the fence, is it going to be six or out?! Neither. Suresh Raina does brilliantly to take the catch, then release it as he fell over the boundary. Superb fielding and an escape for Morgan. 

Eng 115-2

England need 148 to win

Eoin Morgan will have his eyes on a T20 50 here, he moved past 40 with that latest six. He's hit three of them. 

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special commentator

I've seen some spectacular England collapses down the years, but none would match the one should they lose from here.

Eng 113-2

England need 148 to win

Fetch that! Eoin Morgan times one so sweetly, it's a short ball asking to be hit and he obliges, lifting it clean over the ropes for an effortless six.

Eng 105-2

England need 148 to win

Anyone else feel uneasy watching England be in control of a match in India? This is as steady as it gets for Eoin Morgan and Joe Root, a scare-free partnership so far. If that doesn't curse it, nothing will.

Singles picked up with ease.

Eng 103-2

England need 148 to win

The Indian fans look a bit glum as Pandya runs in. They look even more glum as he gifts England a wide first ball. 

Morgan comes down the wicket and drives to the boundary. There has been nothing too flashy with Root and Morgan, they have just got on with the job at hand - taking the singles and hitting the bad balls. England are in control. 

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special commentator

England are not being extended out in the middle. They are not being forced to play that brash, captivating style of cricket we've grown to love from them.