India win by 66 runs, go 1-0 up in the ODI series vs England at Pune. As many as 4 Indian batsmen scored half-centuries today. Thus India were able to put up a just par score on the board. But the most memorable part of the match was the way India bowled. They came from behind as the England openers had already put up 135 runs on the board. But through some superb bowling from India, England collapsed from 135-0 to 251-10.
India 317-10(50 overs). S Dhawan 98(106), KL Rahul 62*(43), B Stokes 3/34, M Wood 2/75.
England 251-10(42.1 overs). J Bairstow 94(66), J Roy 46(35), P Krishna 4/54, S Thakur 3/37.
Result: India win by 66 runs, go 1-0 up in the ODI series vs England at pune .
Man of the Match: Shikhar Dhawan
England captain Eoin Morgan once again won the toss and chose to field. India were playing 2 debutants today and both of them played exceptionally well. Prasidh Krishna and Krunal Pandya were the debutants. The match was being played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium at Pune.
Shikhar Dhawan dismissed on 98, misses out a hundred
India began well in their batting. They did not lose a single wicket in the powerplay. But England were also good with their bowling as they did not leak a lot of runs. After losing Rohit Sharma, India had a good partnership. Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan played well together and shared a partnership of 105 runs.
Krunal Pandya now holds the record for fastest fifty by a debutant in ODI cricket
Then India lost a few wickets pretty quickly and were 205-5 at one point. But then debutant Krunal Pandya and KL Rahul scored their respective half-centuries. They had an amazing unbeaten partnership of 112 runs. Krunal Pandya now holds the record for fastest fifty by a debutant in ODI cricket.
England began the chase pretty well. They were 135-0 at the end of the 14th over. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow hit all the bowlers for fours and sixes. It looked very bleak for India back then. But India came back strongly.
Prasidh Krishna records best figures by a debutant for India
Debutant Prasidh Krishna provided the breakthrough by removing Jason Roy. He took 4 wickets in the innings. Thus he now holds the record for best figures by an Indian playing his first match. Shardul Thakur also picked up 3 crucial wickets. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also dismissed 2 batsmen.
Shikhar Dhawan as adjudged Man of the Match. He played a very good paced ODI knock of 98 runs off 106 deliveries. He hit 11 boundaries and 2 sixes in his innings.