India thrash England with 10-wicket win in first ODI

London: Jasprit Bumrah’s career-best show with the ball (6/19) followed by a solid unbeaten opening stand between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan led India to a crushing 10-wicket win over England in the first ODI and take 1-0 lead in the three-match series at The Kennington Oval here.

Bumrah’s sensational performance helped India bowl out England for a paltry 110 in 25.2 overs after winning the toss and opting to bowl first in bowling-friendly conditions. 

The 28-year-old with his career-best ODI figures of 6 for 19 became the first Indian pace bowler to take six wickets in an ODI in England. He was well supported by Mohammed Shami, who bagged 3 for 31 en route to becoming the joint third-fastest to 150 wickets, and Prasidh Krishna (1/26).

Skipper Jos Buttler (30 off 32) was the highest scorer for England, who kept losing wickets at regular intervals. David Willey (21 off 26), and Brydon Carse (15 off 26) were the other main contributors for the hosts.

Chasing a small total, Rohit and Shikhar stitched an unbeaten century partnership and led India to a convincing 10-wicket win in the 18.4 overs. Rohit hit six fours and five sixes in his 58-ball unbeaten 76, while Dhawan finished on 31 not out off 54, having hit the winning boundary. 

The pair also became the fourth to cross 5,000 partnership runs for the opening wicket in the process.

Dhawan got off to a sedate start while the Indian captain was a bit edgy but Sharma got over it and started playing his shots, including a hook for a six off David Willey.

The openers registered their 18th century partnership before Sharma pulled Carse for another six while Dhawan finished it off with a four as India won with 31.2 overs to spare.

Earlier, India had a dream start as Bumrah bowled a double-wicket maiden in the second over of the innings to rattle England. The pacer first troubled Jason Roy with a couple of deliveries swinging in sharply and then bowled one slightly wide and the batter ended up inside-edging it onto the stumps. Joe Root, who came to bat at No. 3 was troubled by some extra bounce as he outside-edged it to Rishabh Pant.

However, England managed to cross the 100-run mark courtesy of a useful ninth-wicket association between David Willey and Brydon Carse.


India move ahead of arch-rival Pak in ODI rankings

Dubai: Following India’s massive win over England in the opening One-day International against England at The Oval, the Rohit Sharma-led side has gone ahead of arch-rival Pakistan in the ICC ODI Team Rankings.

With the big win, India moved to third in the ICC ODI Team Rankings. Before the game, India were placed fourth with 105 points but the win propelled them to 108 rating points, leaving Pakistan behind at 106.

New Zealand continue to reign supreme at the top of the table with 126 rating points while England are second with 122.

Bumrah’s six wickets saw England crumble to the lowest total against India in ODIs. The rest of the pacers rallied around Bumrah, with Mohammed Shami snaring three wickets and Prasidh Krishna picking up one.

The win continues Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten run in ODIs since being appointed as permanent captain, making it four wins out of four.

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