India vs England: Rohit Sharma powers India to the finish line in the 1st ODI

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Rohit Sharma smashed a magnificent 137* as India cruised home vs England in the first ODI here at Trent Bridge.

India after winning the toss and put the hosts into bat first. England got off to a flying start by scoring 70 of the first 10 overs without losing any wicket. But what followed after that was absolute carnage from Kuldeep Yadav.

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The Chinaman bowler picked 3 successive wickets in consecutive overs to put a stop to the run flow. Buttler and Stokes tried to revive the inings by scoring 50s but they couldn’t carry on as Kuldeep returned to claim both their wickets.

Finally Kuldeep ended with figures of 6-25 with England being restricted to 268 from once when they looked to get in excess of 300.

Coming back from the break, the Indian openers got off to a quick and solid start. Dhawan scored a quickfire 40 before perishing to Moeen Ali. The wicket saw the Indian captain take center stage.

Kohli combined with Rohit Sharma to add 167 runs for the 2nd wicket to take the game away from the opposition. Kohli scored a solid knock of 75 that comprised of 7 fours.

Rohit on the other side carried on till the end scoring a magnificent 137*. His explosive knock came of just 117 balls which comprised of 15 fours and 4 sixes.

Him along with KL Rahul saw India home in the end. This win sees India take a 1-0 lead in the 3 match ODI series. The 2nd match is set to take place at Lord’s on Saturday.

Brief Scores:

England 268 (49.5) (Ben Stokes 50, Jos Buttler 53, Kuldeep Yadav 6-25)

India 269-2 (40.1) (Rohit Sharma 137*, Virat Kohli 75, Moeen Ali 1-60)

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