Royal London ODI Series, India Vs England 1st ODI

India vs England 2nd ODI
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India Vs England 1st ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

The India vs England 1st ODI of Royal London ODI series was played in Trent Bridge, Nottingham. As English team as beaten in T20 series by 2-1, they want to take revenge but that did’nt happen in the first match. The team India beat England by a big margin of 8 wickets.

After winning the toss, India decided to bowl first likewise previous once. In the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav bowl the first over for India. Siddarth Kaul also make his ODI debut with this match. While, the opening duo gave wonderful start to England. As both openers scored 35 runs on 38 balls. In 4.4 overs J. Roy was dropped on 7 by Umesh Yadav. For first wicket, Roy and Bairstow partnershiped for 73 off 61 balls. In the first powerplay, England was on 71 with no loss.

After the powerplay, again Kuldeep Yadav comes into play and took the wickets of top 3 English batsman. In the eleventh over, Kuldeep sends J. Roy back to the pavilion and in the 13th over again K. Yadav sends J. Bairstow and J. Root back. As, Captain Kohli took the successful referral, in the 13th over against Bairstow. In 15th over drinks were out and England total was 83/3.

Hence in the middle overs, England’s wicket-keeper Jos Buttler and all rounder Ben Stokes kept the scoreboard running. For fifth wicket, they both partnershiped for 93 runs. J. Buttler scored his 18th ODI half century and B. Stokes scored his 12th ODI fifty. In this India vs England 1st ODI Kuldeep Yadav took his maiden ODI 5 wicket haul and till the end of the game he took 6 wickets in his 10 over spell by spending 62 runs.

Thereafter, Indian batsman came to ground to chase 268. The openers batted very well in the starting overs and both openers partnershiped for 59 runs till Moeen Ali took Shikhar Dhawan wicket in the second last ball of eighth over.In the first powerplay India’s score was 74/1. After Shikhar, Virat Kohli took the charge and both Rohit and Kohli partnershiped for 226 runs for 2nd wicket. Rohit Sharma played a sublime innings and scored his 18th ODI century in 82 balls which include 12 fours and 3 sixes.

Hence, India chased down the total of 269 in 40.1 overs with the strike rate of 6.69. In the end, India took a lead (1-0) by winning the 1st ODI of 3 matches Royal London ODI series. Despite, Rohit’s century Kuldeep Yadav awarded Man of the Match.

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