Eoin Morgan guided England to victory against India in T20 opener
They followed up their consolation victory in the final one-dayer in Kolkata with a comprehensive disposal of Virat Kohli's men.
From the moment that Eoin Morgan won the toss, there was precious little that went wrong for England's skipper, who began this limited-overs tour under some pressure but is putting those doubts confidently to one side.
After a batsman-dominated one-day series in which England struggled to keep a lid on India's explosive batting, the hosts were outgunned by a pace battery featuring T20 specialists Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills, though it was Moeen Ali who took the vital wicket of Virat Kohli with the first ball that he bowled.
Kohli had talked down the skills of Mills before the match, saying "90 miles an hour is no problem" but it was no coincidence that having been kept in check by the quicks he then went after Ali and was caught sharply by Morgan at mid-wicket.
Morgan said: "Everything about the game felt really good. There's normally one over when the opposition batsmen might get carried away but it never came.
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"Mills and Jordan showed just why they're in the side – they were outstanding. Moeen Ali showed great experience too. He didn't get carried way, he just kept nailing his basics. And we finished well too – bowling to MS Dhoni at the end can be very difficult."
On a pitch with some pace and uneven bounce, Jordan roughed up opener KL Rahul and forced him into an awkward top edge that was easily held by Adil Rashid at backward square leg.
Leg-spinner Rashid, who was not even required to bowl, was in on the act later to pull off an outstanding catch to get rid of another danger man, Yuvraj Singh. Rashid raced in from the fine leg boundary to scoop up Yuvraj's top-edged hook off Liam Plunkett inches from the turf. TV replays were required to confirm the dismissal.
India never got away from England and barring one sloppy misfield from Plunkett it was a near-perfect display of out-cricket. India's lack of urgency until the final over suggested, though, that they might have thought 147 was a workable total.
Kohli acknowledged England's superiority, saying: "England's bowlers showed character and they deserved to win. They bowled better and they were smarter.
"Mills' bowling out of the back of the hand was good and they executed pretty nicely. There were some loose shots from us as well – it was a combination of the two."
India managed a single six in their innings yet after 14 balls of England's reply they had already managed two. Jason Roy and Sam Billings set off in the only way they know how and had rattled up 36 from the first three overs.
Billings, one of the game's most exciting talents, played the shot of the night when he walked across his stumps and flicked seamer Jasprit Bumrah over fine leg for six.
It was almost too easy for England and when the openers departed within four balls of each other, to leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, it looked as though they might be back to square one.
The Indian spinners began to choke England and they managed only one boundary for the next four overs. Morgan, who made 51 from 38 balls, released the pressure in the tenth over from Chahal with the first of his four sixes and Joe Root followed up with a cover drive for four.
The pair put on 83 in 11.3 overs for the fourth wicket and when Root, who finished unbeaten on 46, was bowled off a no-ball from Bumrah, Kohli must have known it was not to be his night.