India Vs England 1st ODI: India defeats England by 8 wickets

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India Vs England 1st ODI: India defeats England by 8 wickets

Nottingham, July 13: India defeated England by eight wickets at Trent Bridge, Nottingham to go 1-0 up in the three-match ODI series.

Opting to field, Kuldeep Yadav took 6/25 as the visitors restricted Eoin Morgan's side to 268 all out. In reply, India rode Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 137 and skipper Virat Kohli's 75 to seal the deal with 59 balls to spare. The second ODI will be held at Lord’s on Saturday (July 14).

Kuldeep Yadav took six wickets as India overpowered England in the first one-day international at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

The left-arm wrist-spinner returned career-best ODI figures of six for 25 as England were dismissed for a mere 268 after India captain Virat Kohli sent them to bat.

Rohit Sharma, to the delight of thousands of India fans in a sun-drenched capacity crowd of over 17,000, then made a century as the tourists won by eight wickets with a mammoth 59 balls to spare.

Sharma was 137 not out, after putting on 167 for the second wicket with Kohli (75) as India went 1-0 up in a three-match series that continues at Lord's on Saturday.

It was all a far cry from the June 19 ODI at Trent Bridge where England compiled a men's ODI record total of 481 for six in a 242-run win over Australia during a 5-0 series rout of their arch-rivals.

After Kuldeep had run through England's top order with a burst of three wickets for five runs in 10 balls, Ben Stokes (50) and Jos Buttler (53) shared a fifth-wicket stand of 93.

But neither could break the shackles and both fell to Kuldeep, who was just the third overseas spinner to take five wickets in an ODI in England after Sri Lanka great Muttiah Muralitharan (five for 34 at Lord's in 1998) and Sri Lanka's Suraj Randiv (five for 42 at Old Trafford in 2011).

Kuldeep's return was also the best by any spinner against England in ODI cricket.

England, in the absence of the injured Alex Hales, saw openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow put on a brisk 73.

But the introduction of Kuldeep for the 11th over changed the course of the match.

It took Kuldeep, a thorn in England's side during India's 2-1 win in the preceding Twenty20 series, just two balls to strike.

Roy (38), attempting an ambitious reverse sweep, gave a dolly catch to Umesh Yadav.