IND vs ENG, 1st ODI Highlights: India Beat England By 66 Runs To Go 1-0 Up In 3-Match Series
India vs England (IND vs ENG) ODI Series 2021: Debutant Prasidh Krishna took four wickets to help India defeat England in the first ODI, at the MCA Stadium on Tuesday. The hosts have also taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
India defeated England by 66 runs in the first ODI of the three-match series, at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Tuesday. In response to a target of 318 runs, the visitors were bowled out for 251 in 42.1 overs. England had a bright start to their chase, but the departures of openers Jason Roy (46) and Jonny Bairstow (94) saw them lose plenty of momentum. Also, debutant Prasidh Krishan bounced back after a few expensive deliveries, to take four wickets and Shardul Thakur registered three dismissals. Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two wickets and debutant Krunal Pandya also scalped a dismissal. Earlier, the hosts posted 317 for five in 50 overs, with Shikhar Dhawan missing out on a century by two runs. Captain Virat Kohli also put in a good batting show, slamming 56 runs. KL Rahul (62) and Krunal (58) remained unbeaten till the end, helping their side set a strong target. Krunal also reached his half-century in 26 balls, the highest by a debutant in ODIs. Ben Stokes was the pick of the bowlers for England registering three wickets, while Mark Wood took two dismissals. The hosts have taken a 1-0 lead in the ongoing series, and will be aiming to build on their form in the second ODI. (SCORECARD)