India won by three wickets in the 1st ODI against England in Pune on Sunday with eleven balls (48.1 overs) remaining. It wouldn’t have been possible without the knock of Captain Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav. Skipper made 122 runs, and Kedar Jadhav finished at 120 runs while chasing 350 runs to win the match. It is the second highest successful run chase in the ODI history. In fact, it’s fourth time that a team chased 350 successfully. Kohli and Jadhav made a 200-runs partnership to ensure that team India came out as the winner.
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However, the opening batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul got out early. Yuvraj Singh dismissed quickly as well in reply to England’s score 350/7. On the other side, MS Dhoni got out after scoring only six runs, and it was a difficult situation for the home team with 63/4.
Although, Kohli and Jadhav didn’t give in after MS Dhoni’s big wicket. Jadhav started his innings in explosive style with some big shots and captain Kohli kept the score moving with an odd boundary in between the overs consistently.
But the partnership came to an end when Kohli lost his wicket to Ben Stokes at 122 runs and Jadhav dismissed for 120 runs after some time. But, thanks to Hardik Pandya’s quickfire which helps India to win this match with three wickets remaining in 48.1 overs. Ravichandran Ashwin gave India 1-0 lead in the series after hitting a six to cross India’s score over 350 in style. Pandya was not out on 40 runs.
England put up a massive total 350/7, where Joe Root made 78 and Roy scored 73 and Ben Stokes contributed 62-runs to make this huge total.
The visitors scored 115 runs in the last 10 overs, which was very impressive. But it’s not enough in the end. Hardik Pandya is the best pacer in this match as he picked two wickets in nine overs. He took two wickets in nine overs for 46 runs with 5.11 economy rate.
England came to bat after losing the toss; the visitors lost Alex Hales through a run-out, but Roy and Rooy held on to their innings to solidify England’s total for a long time.
Roy stumped out by Dhoni from a Ravindra Jadeja delivery, but Root kept going until he dismissed at 78 from a delivery of Pandya.
However, thanks to Ben Stokes’ explosive batting, England got over 300-runs quickly. He scored 60 runs out of 40 balls while Moen Ali chipped in with 28 runs to make the visitors total 350/7 at the end of 50 overs.
Jadeja was the most economical bowler as he conceded only 50 runs in 10 overs. On the other side, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin shared a total of 205 runs in 25 overs. Although Bumrah and Umesh did take two and one wickets in the end death overs. But Ashwin didn’t get any wicket in this match. England has won two times only in the last 19 matches against the team India in India.