India rode on the very good efficiency by debutants Krunal Pandya and Prasidh Krishna to register a convincing 66-run victory over world champions England within the first ODI of the three-match sequence in Pune on Tuesday.
With this win, India has gone 1-0 up within the three-match sequence. Both groups will now lock horns within the second ODI on Friday.
After under-fire opener Shikhar Dhawan delivered with a stable 98, Krunal (58 not out off 31) smashed the quickest fifty by a debutant to fireplace India to 317 for 5 following England’s resolution to area.
Chasing 318, England obtained off to a perfect begin as openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow made full use of the powerplay overs and the guests scored 89 runs with out shedding a wicket inside the primary ten overs. Bairstow and Roy finally placed on 135 runs for the primary wicket inside 15 overs.
Bairstow went previous his half-century, however Roy (46) ended up lacking the milestone as he was despatched again to the pavilion by Prasidh Krishna. This was Krishna’s first wicket in ODI cricket. In his very subsequent over, Krishna despatched Ben Stokes (1) again to the pavilion, decreasing the guests to 137/2. Bairstow (94) additionally missed out on his century as he was dismissed by Shardul Thakur with England nonetheless needing 149 runs for the win.
England’s innings additional derailed within the twenty fifth over as Shardul helped the hosts see the again of skipper Eoin Morgan (22) and Jos Buttler (2), decreasing the guests to 176/5. Sam Billings and Moeen Ali then fashioned a 41-run stand for the sixth wicket however with 101 runs away from victory, Billings (18) ended up shedding his wicket to Krishna, decreasing England to 217/6 within the thirty third over.
Sam Curran and Moeen Ali placed on 20 runs for the seventh wicket, however this stand was lower brief by Bhuvneshwar Kumar as he dismissed Ali (30) and India regarded set for a well-known comeback victory within the first ODI. In the very subsequent over, Krunal Pandya eliminated Sam Curran (12) and the hosts had been seeking to end the match in a jiffy. In the top, the hosts gained the match by 66 runs. For the hosts, Prasidh Krishna scalped 4 figures and he returned with the perfect bowling figures for an Indian debutant in an ODI.
Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan (98) and Virat Kohli (56) may need set the platform on the high, however it was KL Rahul (62*) and Krunal Pandya’s (58*) blitz in the long run that propelled India’s rating to 317/5. The duo added 111 of their 112 runs within the final 9 overs as they despatched the English bowlers on a leather-based hunt. Asked to bat first, India obtained off to a cautious begin as openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan placed on 39 runs inside the primary ten overs. The rating would have been extra however England’s ground-fielding was on top of things and the guests clearly saved 20 runs within the first ten.
Stokes, who was enjoying his first ODI after the 2019 World Cup remaining towards New Zealand, offered the primary breakthrough to England as he had Rohit (28) caught by the hands of wicketkeeper Jos Buttler within the sixteenth over of the innings, ending the opening partnership of 64. Skipper Virat Kohli subsequent joined Dhawan within the center and the duo began accumulating runs at a brisk tempo. The left-handed Dhawan began off the twenty fourth over with a six and as a end result, he introduced up his half-century. Both Kohli and Dhawan placed on 105 runs for the second wicket, and it additionally noticed Kohli going previous his 50. But in attempting to speed up additional, skipper Kohli (56) ended up giving his wicket away to Mark Wood, decreasing hosts to 169/2 within the thirty third over.
Shreyas Iyer, who got here out to bat at quantity 4, was not capable of impress with the bat and he departed after scoring simply six runs. England managed to bathroom down Dhawan (98) when the left-handed was in his 90s, and this caused his dismissal within the thirty ninth over. Soon after, Hardik Pandya (1) additionally ended up giving his wicket to Stokes and this left the hosts in a spot of trouble with 9.3 overs nonetheless left within the innings.
Making his debut, Krunal did now present any nerves and he smashed boundaries constantly to assist India rocket alongside within the remaining overs. The left-hander additionally registered a half-century in his first ODI and he created the report for the quickest fifty scored by a debutant in ODI cricket — 26 balls. In the ultimate 5 overs, the hosts managed to attain 67 extra runs and India cruised previous the 300-run mark. Krunal and Rahul clearly took the English bowlers by shock as they saved matching one another shot for shot.
Brief Scores: India 317/5 (Shikhar Dhawan 98, KL Rahul 62*, Ben Stokes 3-34) vs England 251 (Jonny Bairstow 94, Jason Roy 46, Prasidh Krishna 4-54).
(With Agencies inputs)