Ro(hit)s dent at Trent Bridge leads India to victory in first ODI against England

Nottingham: Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 137-run inning led India to a comfortable 8-wicket victory over England in first ODI of three-match series at Trent Bridge.

India comfortably chased 269-runs with 59-balls remaining.

Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 137-runs while skipper Virat Kohli scored 75 and Shikhar Dhawan scored 40 runs in 27-balls.

Meanwhile, slow left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav’s 6 for 25 let join a feat of pick five or more wickets in an ODI with Australia’s Brad Hogg.

Asked by Indian skipper Virat Kohli to bat first, England started off well with both openers Jason Roy (38) and Jonny Bairstow (38) providing England with a strong start with a 73-run opening stand.

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However, the match soon turned in the favour of India when Kuldeep Yadav was brought in the 11th over. He produced three wickets in successive overs, taking apart the top order.

Later, wicketkeeper Jos Buttler (53) and all-rounder Ben Stokes (50) were among the top scorers.

Besides Kuldeep Yadav, pacer Umesh Yadav took two wickets while right arm wrist spinner Yuzverdra Chahal put a break to England skipper Eoin Morgan inning.

India now leads 1-0 in three-match series.

 

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