After the successful test and T20 Series, team India is now facing England in the 50 overs format and this also made a reunion of the experienced opening duo, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan after a quiet period of time. The all-round performance of the team India helps to beat England and registering a remarkable victory. So without making any further delay let’s dive into the article to check out the complete details of the match between India versus England in the first ODI.
Team India lost the toss and England elected to field first, the most experienced opening pair Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan came out to bat in the middle and both started slowly and Rohit Sharma went back to the pavilion after scoring 28 runs.
Dhawan stood in the middle and tried to create a partnership with the other players. Virat Kohli, the captain scored 56 while Shreyas Iyer and Hardik Pandya were dismissed for 6 and 1 respectively. Shikhar Dhawan scored 98 runs and he missed a century but it was a brilliant knock. Having said that, the out of form batsman KL Rahul discovered the form in the middle and he scored 62 runs from just 43 deliveries and the debutant Krunal Pandya who played the first match in the ODI format for the team India, scored 58 runs from 31 deliveries and that helped India to reach 317 runs with the loss of 5 wickets on the board.
In the reply, the team England came out with a positive attitude and started attacking the bowling unit of India from the early stage of the game. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow showcased an amazing performance in the middle and Prasidh Krishna who is playing the first match for India removed Roy after scoring 46 and Jonny Bairstow dismissed for 94 runs.
Then it was a batting collapsed as none other batsmen couldn’t able to spend time in the middle. M. Ali and the captain Morgan School 30 and 22 respectively and England finished their innings at the 251 and this made a comfortable victory for team India.
India won by 66 runs in the first match and Shikhar Dhawan named the player of the match. It is worth mentioning that the debutant Prasidh Krishna took 4 wickets in the game.