Prasidh Krishna shines in first match, India beat England by 66 runs
In the first match of the three-match ODI series, India defeated England by 66 runs.In this match in Pune, India had a target of 318 runs to win against England.Batting first after losing the toss, India scored 317 runs on the loss of five wickets.India beat England by 66 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Chasing a huge score of 317 runs, England's innings was reduced to 251 runs in 42.1 overs.However England had started the innings well and at one time it seemed that the match would go on till the last over.Fast bowler Krishna, playing his first match, performed brilliantly, taking 4 wickets for 54 runs in 8.1 overs.
Opener Johnny Bairstow scored 94 off 66 balls for England.His brilliant 135-run partnership with Jason Roy (46) brought England in a good position and the road to victory for India did not look easy.
Shikhar Dhawan scored the highest 98 runs in India's innings. KL Rahul, who was unbeaten in the series with England, contributed 62 runs while remaining unbeaten.At the same time, Krunal Pandya, who started his ODI career, has also scored 58 not out.Captain Virat Kohli scored 56 runs while continuing his form. Rohit Sharma also played an innings of 28 runs. Shreyas Iyer and Hardik Pandya could not give spectacular performance in today's match.
On the other hand, the best bowling for England was done by all-rounder Ben Stokes. In his eight-over spell, he took three wickets for 34 runs. Mark Wood took two wickets for 75 runs.