Published On: Sat, Jul 14th, 2018

England Vs India First ODI 2018; Kuldeep Yadav Takes Six Wickets In 10 Overs

As the glorious partnership of 167 runs between opener Rohit Sharma and the captain Virat Kohli backed up India, England was smashed by 8 wickets on Thursday in the first ODI in Trent Bridge, Nottingham.


Firstly, it was Kuldeep Yadav, Indian wrist-spinner who gave a tremendous performance in the first one-day international between the two great teams, England and India.

The chinaman spin bowler had his career-best figures of 6 for 25 that greatly helped India to hold England back as all of the English team was bowled out on just 268 in the game.

Any English batsman was not able to work against Kuldeep’s fabulous and brilliant spell. Kuldeep set up record as 6/25 is the best figure by any left arm spinner in one-day internationals.

Kuldeep single-handedly is responsible for England’s defeat. Trent’s Bridge, it’s the same venue where the English team made the highest ever ODI total just two weeks ago. On Thursday, their plans fell to bits as they faced a fierce bowling attack from India.

Hunting a total of 268, the no.1 ODI team in the world chased it down in just almost 41 overs. The opener Shikar Dhawan made a fabulous 40 off just 27 balls. His partner Rohit Sharma contributed 59 for the first wicket which gave India a reliable start.

Later on, the skipper Virat Kohli came in to bat at number three. As expected from the number one ODI batsman, Kohli played an innings of brilliant 75 runs off 82 balls as he was stumped off spinner Adil Rashid’s delivery. As for Rohit Sharma, he pulled his 18th century off just 82 balls and remained unbeaten on 137.

As for the English bowlers, none of them were able to produce something good for England. Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali were able to take one wicket each.

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