India have taken a comfortable 1-0 lead in the ODI series against England today.
The target was very small and easily chaseable for India.
England looked completely out of the competition and didn’t have any answers for the Indian bowlers.
Starting with the toss, Rohit Sharma won and decided to have a bowl first.
Meanwhile, England looked helpless to the ruthless bowling done by India.
Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami wreaked havoc on the English batters all the time.
Both of them shared 9 wickets among them with Bumrah recording 6 wickets to his name.
Also, Prasidh Krishna caught Moeen Ali off his own bowling.
Many of England’s top batters got out without scoring any runs.
The only fightback was given by skipper Jos Buttler and David Willey.
Ultimately, England were all bundled up for just 110.
India needed just 111 runs to win the contest.
The target was easily chased down by Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in just 18.4 overs.
India, for the first time, won a game by 10 wickets against England.
Player of the Match
Jasprit Bumrah for his 6/19 (7.2)
Post Match Reactions
Jos Buttler, England skipper said that it was a tough day for them today. Mentioned that they are looking forward to the next game at Lord’s. Added that they will be discussing what went wrong for them in this game. Praised the Indian bowlers and said that they used the conditions very well. Mentioned that Jasprit Bumrah is the best bowler in the current scenario and it is a challenge when you are up against him. Also mentioned that they were surprised by the movement that the pitch provided early on. Concluded by saying that the bowlers were asked to take risks but it just didn’t happen for them today.
Rohit Sharma, India captain said that he called it right at the toss and they wanted to field first so as to use the overhead conditions. Mentioned that they don’t worry much about the playing conditions as they have the players who can do the job for them. Added that the pitch today was suitable for the pacers so they did well. Praised his new-ball bowlers. Mentioned that he enjoys playing with Shikhar Dhawan as he is an excellent player in this format of the game and has scored a number of runs in the English conditions. Concluded by saying that pull-shot is risky but it paid off well for him today.
India and England will face off each other for the 2nd ODI at Lord’s on the 14th of July.
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