India bowl against England in first ODI

India bowl against England in first ODI

Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma spearheaded India as they crushed England by eight wickets in the first one-day worldwide at Nottingham's Trent Bridge on Thursday (Friday NZ time).

Kuldeep's career-best figures of six for 25 allowed England to only score a modest 268 in good batting conditions.

Jos Buttler (53 off 51 balls) looked the most comfortable while Ben Stokes (50 off 103 balls) played a painstaking knock as they added 83 for the fifth wicket before Kuldeep dismissed the two in quick succession.

India will be going to play the 1 ODI on high after 2-1 T20I series win while England, the top-ranked ODI team in ICC men's ODI Team rankings, coming into the series having crushed a below-par Australia 6-0 in their last bilateral engagement recently. It's up to us to keep an open mind, accept it's happened.

"From what I'm hearing with my chats with them [the batsmen], it's not like they can't pick him - so for me, that's important", Thorpe said after the eight-wicket defeat by India at Trent Bridge.

With his clever variations, ability to spin the ball on any surface and subtle adjustments in trajectory, the chinaman bowler seems to have put fear into the hearts of England batsmen.

After the one-dayers, India remain in England for a five-Test series.

"We've chased well in the T20 series and we're comfortable with the strength of our batting", said Kohli at the toss.

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Joe Root remains confident he can carve out a future as a T20 player despite being dropped from the England side. "Kuldeep had a pretty good day at the office. I want to see us being as complete a side as possible in all three competitions, but I want to be a part of them".

India´s Rohit Sharma celebrates scoring 100 not out, Trent Bridge, Nottingham, July 12, 2018.

Prior to Thursday's first ODI at Trent Bridge, home ground of Hales's county team Nottinghamshire, the European Central Bank said the opening batsman had been left out of that match because of a side injury suffered when batting during net practice on Wednesday. "When they have 10 overs and they have something to play with to come back into the game, they know they have the skill to make an impact". They added 73 before a wrong poor reverse sweep brought about Roy's downfall.

Joe Root's exclusion from the Twenty20 series decider against India on Sunday will fuel the England test captain's desire to improve going into this week's opening one-day worldwide between the sides, interim head coach Paul Farbrace has said.

Morgan (19) then carelessly chipped Chahal to midwicket.

It was one that landed Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler with the task of the rebuild when both are probably better equipped for destruction.

But one ball after reaching his fifty, the left-hander tried to reverse sweep Kuldeep only for debutant Siddarth Kaul to hold an excellent catch. Kuldeep didn't concede a single boundary and bowled 38 dot balls.

Meanwhile, Rohit also notched up his 18th ODI century off 82 deliveries as the opener cleared Adil Rashid over long-on.

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