IND vs ENG, 1st ODI: Shikhar Dhawan, Debutants Help India Beat England, Take 1-0 Series Lead | Cricket Newsnewstolive - March 23, 2021 30 0 COMMENTS
Debutants Krunal Pandya and Prasidh Krishna made the massive stage their very own to provide an all-round India a convincing 66-run victory over world champions England within the first ODI of the three-match sequence, on Tuesday. After under-fire opener Shikhar Dhawan delivered with a stable 98, Krunal (58 not out off 31) smashed the quickest fifty by a debutant to fireside India to 317 for 5 following England’s choice to subject. At 135 for no loss within the 15th over, with Jason Roy (46 off 35) and Jonny Bairstow (94 off 55) going sturdy, England gave the impression to be working away with the chase earlier than Krishna (4/54) and Shardul Thakur (3/37) shared seven wickets between them to script a profitable comeback.
The 25-year-old Krishna’s figures had been one of the best by an Indian debutant as England’s innings ended at 251 in 42.1 overs.
Considering the character of the floor, it was a commendable effort from the Indian bowlers, who carried on from the T20 sequence to defend gettable targets with outstanding ease. Krishna, who leaked 37 runs in his first three overs, got here again strongly and troubled the batsmen together with his capacity to generate additional bounce.
Thakur as soon as once more offered the breakthroughs when the group wanted and senior professional Bhuvneshwar Kumar too chipped in with a few wickets in direction of the tip. England had the sport within the bag however had been responsible of throwing it away, failing to construct on the flier of a begin given Bairstow and Roy.
Earlier, Dhawan and Virat Kohli (56 off 60) shared 105 runs for the second wicket earlier than Krunal (58 not out off 31) and Okay L Rahul (62 not out off 43) despatched England on a leather-based hunt with their unbeaten 112-run stand off 57 balls to take the group previous 300.
Dhawan hammered 11 fours and two sixes in his 106-ball knock whereas Krunal plundered seven fours and two maximums in his entertaining innings. Rahul additionally acquired welcome runs after a lean run within the T20 sequence.
Put into bat, Rohit Sharma (28 off 42) and Dhawan shared 64 runs for the opening wicket. Dhawan hammered two successive fours, a square-cut and drive, within the seventh over, whereas Rohit struck two successive boundaries within the ninth over.
Dhawan, who misplaced his place within the taking part in eleven for T20s after a wretched run of kind, acquired a ‘life’ when he hooked over fine-leg to get his fourth boundary. India had been positioned at 64/zero after 15 overs.
However, Rohit quickly perished, getting an out of doors edge to wicket-keeper Jos Buttler off Stokes. Skipper Kohli joined Dhawan and the 2 rallied the innings. Kohli acquired his first boundary, a canopy drive, on the 17th ball and was in his factor as he relied on drives and pulls.
Dhawan introduced up his fifty with a most, a slog-sweep, off 68 balls, within the 24th over, after which modified gears. He acquired one other life after Moeen Ali dropped a sitter at deep-mid-wicket off Adil Rashid. Kohli and Dhawan took on Ali, and the 29th over fetched India 15 runs. Kohli, who raced to his 61st ODI fifty in 50 balls, was dismissed, after he was caught within the deep off pacer Mark Wood (2/75).
India misplaced their means within the center overs earlier than Krunal and Rahul went on the offensive. Dhawan pulled one straight to Eoin Morgan at mid-wicket to overlook out on 100. There had been loads of accidents within the subject with Shreyas Iyer, Sam Billings and Eoin Morgan taking place.
Both Billings and Morgan returned to bat however Shreyas couldn’t take the sector after dislocating his left shoulder, which additionally places him unsure for the IPL beginning subsequent month.
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