In response to India’s target of 318 runs, Jonny Bairstow is leading England’s innings in the first ODI at the MCA stadium in Pune. Prasidh Krishna strikes & provides the first major breakthrough to the hosts by removing Jason Roy from the field. Jason departs for 46 runs as Iyer’s substitute Suryakumar takes a juggling catch. England reaches 135/1 after 14 overs.
Shikhar Dhawan is the highest scorer for India who smashed 98 runs off 106 balls while India Captain Virat Kohli scored 56 runs & marks his 61st ODI half-century. Krunal Pandya & KL Rahul remained unbeaten on 58 & 62 runs respectively as India reach a total of 318 runs in 50 overs.
For England, Ben Stokes & Mark Wood is the pick of bowlers as Stokes scalped three wickets while Mark Wood picked two wickets. Initially, England won the toss & elected to bowl first. India has rested Rishabh Pant for today’s match with KL Rahul taking the Rishabh Pant’s role of wicket-keeping. Krunal Pandya & Prasidh Krishna have received their maiden ODI call-up with Kuldeep Yadav been included in India’s Playing XI too. Meanwhile, for England, Sam Billings, Tom Curran and Moeen Ali are back in the playing XI. Pacer Jofra Archer won’t be available for the ODI series due to an elbow injury.
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