By Michael Stafford-Jones
- Kuldeep Yadav tears through England’s batting order to take 6-25
- Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes make fifties as hosts are all out for 268
- Rohit Sharma hits brilliant hundred to guide India to eight-wicket win
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – Kuldeep Yadav destroys England’s batting order with 6-25 to set up a comfortable eight-wicket victory for India in the First ODI.
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Jason Roy – 5/10 – Started well to reach 35 but played a loose shot to Kuldeep Yadav and was caught by Umesh Yadav.
Jonny Bairstow – 5/10 – Like his opening partner, he made it to 35 in encouraging style before falling LBW to Kuldeep Yadav.
Joe Root – 1/10 – His miserable summer with the bat continued when he was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav for 3.
Eoin Morgan – 3/10 – Stopped his tracks after making 19 from 20 balls by Yuzvendra Chahal.
Ben Stokes – 6/10 – He was becalmed like never before by India’s new spin twins Kuldeep and Chahal as he made his slowest-ever ODI fifty for England. It took him 102 balls to get there, and then he was removed by Kuldeep immediately afterwards.
Jos Buttler – 7/10 – Dealt with India’s spinners better than any other England batsman and was rewarded with 53 from 51 balls. Had he stayed in, his team may have had a chance of victory.
Moeen Ali – 4/10 – Made a good-looking 24 and then got himself out – again. He dismissed Shikhar Dhawan but failed to contain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli during spell of 1-60 in 8.1 overs.
David Willey – 4/10 – Bowled a tidy spell of 0-25 in 5 overs but was out for 1 when England batted.
Adil Rashid – 6/10 – Did his best to get England closer to 300 with a quick-fire 22 from 16 balls. He then bowled reasonably well to finish with 1-62 from 10 overs.
Liam Plunkett – 4/10 – Kept the run rate down without providing much threat during 0-31 in 6 overs and chipped in with 10 from six balls.
Mark Wood – 0/10 – Sharma and Dhawan carted him to all parts of Trent Bridge throughout disastrous six-over spell that cost 55 runs.
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Rohit Sharma – 10/10 – He continued his scintillating form from the Third T20 with another sublime hundred – this time 137 from 114 balls – as India coasted to their target.
Shikhar Dhawan – 6/10 – Set about Wood’s bowling with glee as he raced to 40 in 27 balls before Moeen cut short his fun.
Virat Kohli – 8/10 – Calmly accumulated 75 from 82 balls to ease his team within touching distance of victory before he was stumped off the bowling of Rashid. Used the right bowlers at the right times and set intelligent fields.
KL Rahul – 5/10 – Finished unbeaten on 9 as India completed their run chase.
Suresh Raina – 6/10 – Took a catch and bowled three very tidy overs for just eight runs but did not bat.
Hardik Pandya – 5/10 – Bowled okay to finish with 0-47 in 7 overs. Did not bat.
MS Dhoni – 6/10 – Held onto an important catch to dismiss Buttler but did not bat.
Siddarth Kaul – 5/10 – Failed to offer much threat on his ODI debut as he finished with 0-62 from 10 overs.
Umesh Yadav – 6/10 – Took a battering from England’s openers but bowled well to take the wickets of Moeen and Rashid when he returned later in the innings.
Kuldeep Yadav – 10/10 – Scythed threw England’s batting order with magnificent spell of 6-25 in 10 overs. He dismissed Roy, Bairstow, Root, Stokes, Buttler and Willey.
Yuzvendra Chahal – 7/10 – He bowled well for most of his spell and was perhaps unlucky to only pick up one wicket.
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