India vs England, 1st ODI : Kuldeep-Rohit show leads India to eight wicket win

The opening one-day match between India and England witnessed two eye-catching performance by India, as again England couldn’t read Kuldeep Yadav’s delivery which provided the china-man wrist spinner a career best 6-wicket haul at Nottingham ground and in the chase Rohit Sharma hit a brilliant 100 to ensure India an easy win in the first odi. Let’s have a quick analysis of India vs England 1st ODI.

India vs England 1st ODI

Every cricket fan was expecting a spectacular performance by English team, considering their recent series win over Australia, but India totally dominated in India vs England 1st ODI match with both bat and ball. Keeping the world-cup in mind, this England tour for India is very important. You can see the world-cup schedule here.

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India vs England 1st ODI 2018 Analysis : 1st One-day Match

Toss : India won the toss and opted to bowl first.
Man of the Match : Kuldeep Yadav

Match Date England Inns  India Inns Result MoM
England vs India Thursday, July 12, 2018 268-10(49.5) 269-2(40.1) India won by 8 wkts Kuldeep Yadav

It was India who won the toss and invited the Engligh team to bat first at Nottingham ground. Considering the high-scoring ground, it was expected by England to post a 300+ runs on the board and it was looking very possible at one stage before Indian captain introduced Kuldeep Yadav who took wickets of english players in quick succession. Jos Buttler(53) and Ben Stokes(50) build the good partnership as both batsmen scored half century but couldn’t play long inning and got out at wrong time by Kuldeep Yadav only as the china-man bowler took 6 wickets and England team all-out in last over of their inning by putting a total of 268 runs on the board.

Indian openers Shikha Dhawan and Rohit Sharma started on a solid note as Dhawan was looking in good touch but got out by making a quick 40 runs in 27 balls. Virat Kohli joined Rohit Sharma and both batsmen build a good partnership to ensure an easy win for India and Virat Kohli score 75 runs before getting out when India needed less the 50 runs with more than 100 balls remaining. It was Rohit Sharma who smashed a brilliant hundred and was not out with 137 runs till the end and India won the India vs England 1st ODI match by 8 wickets at Nottingham.

Brief Score

England Inns : Jos Buttler – 53(51) and Ben Stokes – 50(103), Umesh Yadav – 9.5-70-2, Kuldeep Yadav – 10-25-6

India Inns : Rohit Sharma – 137(114), Shikhar Dhawan 40(27), Virat Kohli 75(82), Adil Rashid – 10-62-1, Moeen Ali –  8.1-60-1