Jos Buttler encourages England to keep playing 'positively' against India despite first T20 loss

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After a poor batting display from England, India were able to cruise to victory in their opening match of the series.

Following India's 198 for eight, England only managed 148 before falling to a ruthless India attack. Moeen Ali top-scored for the side with 36 from 20, but three ducks, including one from captain Jos Buttler, means England find themselves 1-0 down in the three-match series. But not to be disheartened, Buttler encouraged his squad to stick to the gameplan and remain positive.

"To keep taking the game on," Buttler said, when asked what his message is in defeat. "You try and play conditions where you're looking for ways to put pressure back on the opposition. "Whether that be running between the wickets or taking risks to try and get them off a length, we haven't seen a ball consistently swing that much in the T20 game for a while. "We probably needed to get one in the stands or something to get it to stop swinging! "The messaging is always going to be the same, we're always going to look to play positively, we got outplayed here but that's fine. There's a great opportunity in two days' time to have another go."

"It's quite easy to come back from, to be honest. Nothing much changes for us just because we lost the game. We'll turn up to Edgbaston full of confidence and look forward to playing our brand of cricket." The second match of the series begins at 14:30 BST on Saturday, July 9 at Edgbaston.

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