India v Eng 1st ODI: India take opening game with 66 run win
India won the first ODI in the three-match series against England at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Tuesday by 66 runs.
India now leads the series 1-0.
Match Summary - India v England, 1st ODI, MCA Stadium, Pune
India 317-5 (50)
Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Rohit Sharma-15.1 ov), 2-169 (Virat Kohli-32.1 ov), 3-187 (Shreyas Iyer-34.5 ov), 4-197 (Shikhar Dhawan-38.1 ov), 5-205 (Hardik Pandya-40.3 ov)
England 251 (42.1)
Fall of wickets: 1-135 (Jason Roy-14.2 ov), 2-137 (Ben Stokes-16.2 ov), 3-169 (Jonny Bairstow-22.1 ov), 4-175 (Eoin Morgan-24.1 ov), 5-176 (Jos Buttler-24.4 ov), 6-217 (Sam Billings-32.1 ov), 7-237 (Moeen Ali-37.1 ov), 8-239 (Sam Curran-38.1 ov), 9-241 (Adil Rashid-39.2 ov), 10-251 (Tom Curran-42.1 ov)
Result - India won by 66 runs
India asked to bat posted 317 for five in their 50 overs and in response England was bowled out for 251 to hand the home team a win.
Earlier, India started cautiously through a 64 run opening stand between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan (98: 106b, 11x4, 2x6).
Later, Virat Kohli (56: 60b, 6x4) added 105 runs for the second wicket with Dhawan. Towards the end, India got a perfect finish through a 112 run sixth wicket stand between Lokesh Rahul (62 n.o.: 43b, 4x4, 4x6) and Krunal Pandya (58: 31b, 7x4, 2x6).
Pandya scored the fastest fifty on ODI debut when he reached the landmark off just 26 balls.
For England the best bowlers were Ben Stokes (3-34) and Mark Wood (2-75).
England began well through an opening stand of 135 between Jason Roy (46) and Jonny Bairstow (94: 66b, 6x4, 7x6).
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Later, there was a middle-order collapse for England. They lost six wickets for just 41 runs. The destroyers were debutant Prasidh Krishna (4-54) and Shardul Thakur (3-37). Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-30) also picked up crucial wickets,
Towards the end England kept adding runs, but lost wickets at regular intervals. In the end England folded up for 251 in 42.1 overs to hand host an easy win.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan (captain), Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Toss: Englandm elected to field
ODI debuts: Krunal Pandya, Prasidh Krishna (India)
Match officials: KN Ananthapadmanabhan, Nitin Menon (On-field umpires); Anil Chaudhary (TV Umpire); Virender Sharma (Fourth Umpire); Javagal Srinath (Match-referee)
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