January 19, 2022

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Live Report ; India v England, 1st ODI 2021

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Team India will play their first match of the series on 23rd of March in Pune. India have won the test series as well as T20I series.

Virat Kohli confirmed that Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will open for this series. While Prasidh Krishna and Baroda’s all rounder Krunal Pandya making their debut for first time in ODI cricket.

England have won another toss and opted to bowl first. Indian team playing with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan as openers. Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul will be at No.3, NO.4, NO.5 respectively. KL will keep for this match.

While England is playing Adil Rashid and Moin Ali together. Tom Curran, Sam Curran and Mark Wood are their pace attack.

Team India’s openers started the Inning with very slow run rate. But after 6 overs they started to accelerate the inning. Rohit Sharma slightly injured on the delivery of Mark Wood. Not looking stable and suffering from paine.

Team India is on 39-0 after the end of first powerplay of the match. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma unbeaten on 20 and 19 respectively.

Rohit Sharma got out after struggling 28 runs. Ben Stokes who is playing his first ODI after World cup final 2019 strikes and Rohit Sharma have to depart.

Rohit Sharma injured on the ball of Mark Wood © Getty

Virat Kohli brings up his 61st Fifty in ODIS & looks well set for the big one today. & Dhawan & Kohli also put on a Hundred runs partnership and they are still going well.

Virat Kohli departs after scoring a good fifty This innings included six fours. & India loses it’s 2nd wicket on the score of 169 . Virat Kohli :-56(60) Mark wood has taken his wicket.

Shreyas Iyer departs and India lost the 3rd wicket on the score of 187. Shikhar Dhawan still going strong as K.L.Rahul comes to partner him into the middle. Shreyas Iyer :- 6(8) bowler :-Mark wood.

Shikhar Dhawan departs after playing a terrific knock. bit unlucky to not get to his 18th odi hundred but played a really great innings for the team. Shikhar Dhawan :- 98(106)  Ben stokes got his wicket.

India loses 5th as Hardik Pandya gives simple catch to Jonny Bairstow on the bowling of Ben stokes as he takes his 3rd wicket. India:- 205-5 .                                        Hardik Pandya:-  1(9)

A stunning batting display from debutant Krunal Pandya & KL Rahul takes India to the score of 317/5. In 50 overs. Krunal Pandya & Kl Rahul made 100+ runs partnership when Indian team needed it. As both of them scored half centuries. KL Rahul :- 62*(43) & Krunal Pandya :- 58*(31)                                                         

Ben stokes was the star with the ball for England he has taken 3 important wickets for just 34 runs in his 8 overs.

England starts the innings in the great fashion Jonny Bairstow & Jason Roy brings up 50runs opening partnership in just 7 overs. Prasidh krishna has taken for 37 runs in his 3 over by England openers. The partnership is now 89 runs and this will be the end of 1st powerplay. Jonny Bairstow :- 49*(34)  Jason Roy :- 32*(25)

Team India Finally got the breakthrough is form of Jason Roy. He departs on 46. Prasidh Krishna took his first wicket of international cricket.

Shardul Thakur and breakthrough ! What a love story. Jonny Bairstow departs after scoring brilliant 94 runs. Jonny Bairstow smashed 7 huge sixes and 6 fours. England now 3 wickets down.

England captain goes Eoin Morgan tries to pull a short ball but manages only to get a edge & KL Rahul behind the wicket takes the simple catch. Shardul Thakur pics up his 2nd wicket & India comes back in the game.

What is happening here England’s 5th wicket goes down as Shardul Thakur gets Jos Buttler right in front of the stumps. This is magical spell by Shardul Thakur takes his 3rd wicket. England :- 176/5 in 25 overs.

England now lost their 8 wickets and may be match also. From 135 runs in 14th over to lose a match. A forgettable journey for England team. Prasidh Krishna & Shardul Thakur are hero with the ball, while Krunal Pandya removed sam Curran to grab his first international wicket.

Woo ! What a win for team India. India clinched an epic win in the first ODI and leads the three match ODI series by 1-0 ! Prasidh Krishna took four wickets which is best bowling figure by an Indian in ODI cricket. Another brilliant find for India in this tour.

Shikhar Dhawan : Man of the match