India Vs England 1st ODI: Kuldeep Yadav And Rohit Sharma Dominant In India’s 8 Wicket Win
India and England played their 1st ODI match of India tour of England, 2018 in Nottingham on Thursday. Team India won the toss and option to bowl first. Kohli has put the pressure on England to come up with a big score.
There was a change in England team, Alex Hales has been ruled out with a side injury, and his place was taken by Ben Stokes. While in squad India, Suresh Raina has been included in the playing XI by India in his first ODI since 2015.
England could not even bat their full quota of overs getting dismissed for 268 in 49.5 overs.
Kuldeep Yadav picked up a record-breaking 6/25 to rattle England, who were going great guns at a certain point of time in the match when Jason Roy (38) Bairstow (38) got off to a flyer. He also becomes the Man of the Match.
Captain Virat Kohli contributed 75 before being stumped by the quick-thinking Jos Buttler, ending a 167-run partnership and leaving India at 226-2, but the necessary 43 were found without difficulty. He also gave solid support to Rohit, who looked at ease striking the ball.
Rohit Sharma became the only batsman to hit a century at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. No other Indian has ever done it.
India defeated England by eight wickets chasing the big total of 268 runs in the first ODI in Nottingham on Thursday. The three-match series is being seen as the curtain-raiser for the World Cup in England next year.
Rohit Sharma has brought up his 18th ODI ton with his second successive century on the India tour of England 2018. The win for the visitors was achieved on the back of a six-for by Kuldeep Yadav and an unbeaten century by Rohit Sharma.
India and England will now play their 2nd ODI match of India tour of India 2018 on Saturday, July 14 at Lord’s stadium, London.