Rohit Sharma’s 18th ODI ton and Kuldeep Yadav’s 6-wicket haul helped India outshine England in the first ODI played at Trent Bridge. India chased down the total 269 as they made 269/2 in 40.1 overs. Chasing a below par score at the venue, India overhauled the target. Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten 137 in 114 balls. He was ably supported by captain Virat Kohli, who made 75 off 82-ball.
Earlier, after skipper Kohli chose to bowl first at the flat track of Trent Bridge it appeared that the hosts will post a mammoth total. Despite getting a good start by Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow they were not able to continue it once Kuldeep Yadav’s magic weaved.
Kuldeep got Roy out, India’s first breakthrough, in his first over. From there on he removed Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow in quick succession in his second over leaving England reeling at 82/3.
It was Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler who steadied the ship for the home side as they stitched 93-run stand which pushed them over to a respectable total. Stokes (50), Buttler (53) were also scalped by Kuldeep.
The left arm wrist spinner in total took 6/25 to become the first left-arm wrist spinner to take a 6-for in ODIs. This is also best figures by a spinner in England in ODIs. With Umesh Yadav getting a couple of wickets, Yuzvendra Chahal one India wrapped up England at 268 in 49.5 overs.