India Beat England By 3 Wickets On Their 1st ODI in 2017 Five Match Series !
Host India has taken the feild against England in the first match of the 5 Matches ODI series.
England, after winning the toss elected to bat first, they started their inning very agressively & played good cricket in the middle overs.
Jason Roy, Joe Root & Ben Stokes scored blistering half centuries to help their side to put a mamoth total of 350 runs on the board.
Indian Captain used 7 bowlers, Hardik Pandya & Jusprit Bumrah were India’s pick of the bowlers taking two wickets each while Umesh Yadav & Ravendra Jadeja picked up 1 wicket each.
In replay, India Lost thier first wicket in form of Shikhar Dhawan early in the inning, they were in a deep trouble being 4 down for just 63 runs, but then Virat Kohli & Kedar Jadhav produce a valuable partnership of 200 runs to take India back into the game, both of them have scored centuries.
Captain Virat Kohli scored 122 runs from 105 deliveries including 5 sixes & 8 fours while Kedar Jadhav has scored 120 runs off just 76 deliveries.
Once both of them got out, India was in trouble requiring 32 off 33 balls with just 3 wickets in hand, but Hardik Pandya & Ravichandran Ashwin have enshured they can make India home.
Ravi Ashwin finished the game with a big six & India have won the match by 3 wickets with 11 balls remaining.
Kedar Jadhav who has played an outstanding part in the chase & scored a quickfire120 runs, has been awarded the Man of the Match award.
This was Virat Kohli’s first match as the india’s permanent ODI Captain, in which he single handedly inspired India to Victory.
Virat Kohli scored his 27th hundred in today’s match which was his 17th while chasing.
After the successful run chase, Team India become the Only, team to chase down 350+ runs thrice in ODIs.
India will take on England in the second game of the series on Feb. 19.