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India vs England 1st ODI: India beat England by 3 wickets after chasing 351

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Published Jan 15, 2017, 1:25 pm IST
Updated Jan 15, 2017, 10:14 pm IST
Kohli and Jadhav rattled up a sensational 200-run partnership for the 5th wicket to lead India to a sensational win.
Virat Kohli smashed a majestic 122 before India's lower middle-order held nerves to pull off an incredible three-wicket win over England. (Photo: PTI)
 Virat Kohli smashed a majestic 122 before India's lower middle-order held nerves to pull off an incredible three-wicket win over England. (Photo: PTI)

Pune: It was Virat Kohli's day once again. The Indian captain smashed a majestic122 while Kedar Jadhav scored a career-best 120 to lead India to a sensational three wickets win against England.

Kohli and Jadhav rattled up a sensational 200-run partnership for the fifth wicket to set up the platform after England set the hosts a stiff 351-run target. India's lower order held its nerve to take India past England's total after both the batsmen were dismissed.

 

India: 356/7 from 48.1 overs

It's a six and it's win for India. India have chased down 351 in Pune to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

India: 350/7 from 48 overs

India now only 1 runs away from a win in Pune and taking a 1-0 lead in the series.

India: 318/7 from 44.1 overs

Out! That's poor from Jadeja. He mishits the short ball from Ball to mid-on and Adil Rashid grabs the catch.

India: 318/6 from 44 overs

India have crossed the 300-run mark. They need 33 more runs and the required rate in now below 6. Pandya and Jadeja are batting sensibly, dealing in singles.

 

India: 291/6 from 39.5 overs

Wicket! Kedhar Jadhav is gone, caught by Ben Stokes off Jake Ball's bowling. England are back into the game. It was a short delivery, Jadhav connected well but failed to get the elevation. Ravindra Jadeja has come out to join Hardik Pandya in the middle.

India: 263/5 from 36.2 overs

Big wicket! Captain Kohli has been dismissed for 122, out, caught by Willey off Stokes' bowling. It was a slow bouncer, Kohli tried to cut it but mistimed his shot and ended up giving a catch to the extra cover.

India: 263/4 from 36.1 overs

 

Hundred! Fabulous batting by Jadhav, brings up his second ODI century. His support has been vital for India.

India: 229/4 from 32 overs

Hundred! Captain Kohli brings up his century, his 27th 100. Marvelous innings. India have also crossed the 200-run mark. Nobody would have expected this kind of turnaround, India were struggling at 63/4 but it has been a terrific counter-attack. India need 122 more runs to win the match.

India: 181/4 from 27 overs

India need 170 runs more and it has been a great batting effort by the duo of Kohli (77) and Jadhav (66). The partnership is now worth 118 runs but now is not the time to relax. Still a long way to go.

 

India: 148/4 from 22.1 overs

Fifty! What an innings it has been from Jadhav. He has taken the pressure off the captain. A much needed knock as India chase the mammoth target. India still need 203 runs.

India: 119/4 from 18 overs

Fifty! Well played skipper. Kohli brings up his half-century against England in Pune. It has been an inspiring innings and he has been well supported by Jadhav.

India: 108/4 from 17 overs

100 up for India against England in Pune. They need 243 more to win the game in 33 overs. A lot is going to depend on Kohli's partnership with Jadhav. The Maharashtra cricketer has made a swift start with 24 off 14 deliveries.

 

India: 94/4 from 15 overs

Fighter Kolhi is not ready to let it go. The top-order collapse hasn't dampen his spirits. He's playing another one of those gritty innings, the batsmen is also getting solid support from Kedar Jadhav.

India: 64/4 from 12 overs

Out! MS Dhoni out, caught by David Willey off Jake Ball's bowling. India in deep trouble.

India: 61/3 from 11 overs

Out! Yuvraj Singh out, caught by Jos Buttler off Ben Stokes' bolwing. Wicket at a very bad time for India, England would be delighted. The ball was going down, Yuvraj tried to flick and ended up giving a catch to the wicketkeeper. MS Dhoni has come out to bat.

 

India: 51/2 from 10 overs

Indian batsmen are living on the edge as they try to put India on top. Both Kohli and Yuvraj are playing their shots. India have crossed the 50-run mark and need 300 more to win the series.

India: 23/2 from 6 overs

England will be pleased with the start. KL Rahul is dismissed by David Willey. Clean bowled! Both the Indian openers have been dismissed. Yuvraj Singh has come out to bat.

India: 13/1 from 4 overs

Out! Shikhar Dhawan out, caught by Moeen Ali off David Willey's bowling. Absolutely not the start India wanted, Dhawan was struggling to rotate the strike and finally managed only one run off 10 deliveries. Capatain Virat Kohli has come out to bat.

 

Pune: It has been a brilliant batting performance by the visiting team, as they brought up there all-time highest score against India. Crucial innings from Jason Roy, Joe Root and Ben Stokes, who all struck half-centuries helped England to post the mammoth total.

India made a good start and didn't leak many runs in the first 10 overs but the foundation was laid by Roy and Root after which a blistering knock by Stokes helped England to get a stong grip on the game. Indian bowlers - especially in the death overs - were very disappointing.

 

Yorker specialist Jasprit Bumrah was hit for 79 runs, while senior pacer Umesh Yadav leaked 63 runs. Star spinner R Ashwin, who is making a comeback in ODIs after a gap of one year, also failed to impress, as he was hit for 63 runs.

England: 350/7 from 50 overs

England have posted a massive total, surpassing their previous best of 338 against the host nation.

England: 336/7 from 48.4 overs

Wicket! Moeen Ali bowled out by Umesh Yadav.

England: 317/6 from 47.1 overs

Out! Much needed wicket, Stokes out, caught by Yadav of Bumrah's bowling.

 

England: 317/5 from 47 overs

England have crossed 300 here in Pune against India. Pathetic death over bowling by India, Bumrah, Yadav, everyone is bowling full toss deliveries and are getting hit for boundaries.

England: 285/5 from 45 overs

England batsmen are turning the heat on the Indian bowlers. They have scored 50 runs in the last 5 over at a run rate of 10. Ben Stokes, especially, is looking very dangerous.

England: 244/5 from 41.4 overs

Out! Jasprit Bumrah dismisses danger man Joe Root.

England: 240/4 from 41 overs

We are in the last ten overs. With Joe Root and Ben Stokes in the middle and six wickets in the hand, England must be hoping to post a mammoth total.

 

England: 220/4 from 37.5 overs

Out! Jos Buttler, out caught by Shikhar Dhawan of Hardik Pandya's bowling. Buttler tried to hit one over the top but ended up giving a catch to Dhawan at mid-off. The fielder did very well and timed his jump to perfection to pick a high catch.

England: 211/3 from 36 overs

36 runs have come in last five overs for England and the duo of Root and Buttler are batting with quit an ease.

England: 189/3 from 33 overs

Fifty! Another half-century for Joe Root. Bot the batsmen are building a solid partnership and the team is set for a big total. Important for Indian bowlers to pick up a wicket as soon as possible.

 

England: 175/3 from 31 overs

The fall of wicket has put brakes on England's scoring rate, however, the visiting team will want Root and Jos Buttler bat for as long as possible. If they do so, England can easily score over 300.

England: 157/3 from 27 overs

Wicket! Skipper Morgan, out caught by Dhoni of Pandya's bowling. The short delivery was getting away from the batsman, Morgan tried to cut but ended up edging it to Dhoni. It was a faint edge, the umpire gave it not out after which Kohli went upstairs and the decision was reversed.

 

England: 150/2 from 25 overs

England are comfortably picking up runs. Bumrah has been removed from the attack and Pandya has replaced him. Ashwin has also been pretty ineffective, who has largely been used from around the wicket.

England: 126/2 from 22 overs

Eoin Morgan just hit R Ashiwn for a six over mid wicket area. Virat Kohli has decided to take R Jadeja out of the attack. Jasprit Bumrah has been brough back to unsettle Morgan.

England: 108/2 from 18.3 overs

Out! Jason Roy, out stumped by MS Dhoni of Ravindra Jadeja's bowling. Indian spinners were not leaking runs and Roy decided to attack, he came down the pitch, missed the ball and Dhoni calmly removed the bails.

 

England: 67/1 from 10 overs

Eye catching 36-ball fifty for Jason Roy. His 6th ODI fifty. The opener has helped England make a brilliant start in the first ODI.

England: 39/1 from 6.2 overs

Out! Alex Hales run out by Jasprit Bumrah. What a piece of fielding, great throw from the deep and it's a direct hit. hales can't believe it.

England: 28/0 from 5 overs

England openers have made a solid start, with Jason Roy (21) in particular looking very comfortable. The combination of Umesh Yadav and Hardik Pandya has looked ineffective so far.

 

Pune: The new era of Indian cricket is all set to kick off on Sunday in Pune, when Virat Kohli steps out onto the pitch as the Indian captain across all three formats of the game.

Kohli has already functioning as the Test captain of India, before limited over skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni relinquished his captaincy, earlier this month.

Kohli has gone with the combination of Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul as the openers, while picking four bowling all-rounders – Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ravichandran Ashwin.

Meanwhile, England have gone with two all-rounders – Moeen Ali and Chris woakes.

 

India have won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Squads:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, MS dhoni, Yuvraj singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.

England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Jake Ball.

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Location: India, Maharashtra, Pune




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