IND vs ENG, 1st ODI Highlights: India beat England by 66 runs in the first match of the three-match ODI series. In the first ODI match played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, India batted first and scored 317 runs for five wickets in 50 overs, in response to which England could score 251 runs in 42.1 overs. With this victory, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The hero of victory for India was the famous Krishna who took four wickets for 54 runs in his debut match.
Chasing a target of 318 runs, England had a very good start. England’s openers had added 135 runs in 14.2 overs. Krishna sent Roy back to the pavilion for 46 runs. After this, the series of falling wickets of England started.
Superb bowling display by #TeamIndia 🇮🇳 after 🏴 got off to a rollicking start 💥💥
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 23, 2021
Johnny Bairstow scored 94 runs from 66 balls with the help of six fours and seven sixes. Apart from him, Jason Roy scored 46, Moin Ali 30, captain Eoin Morgan scored 22 and Sam Billings scored 18 runs. From India, the famous Krishna took four, Shardul Thakur took three, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two and Krunal Pandya took one wicket.
India’s batting was excellent
Earlier, in India’s innings, Shikhar Dhawan scored 98, Lokesh Rahul scored an unbeaten 62, Krunal Pandya scored an unbeaten 58 and captain Virat Kohli scored 56 runs. For India, the pair of KL Rahul and Krunal Pandya shared an unbeaten 112-run partnership in just 61 balls for the sixth wicket. Due to the partnership of these two, Team India was able to set a big target of 317 runs in the loss of five wickets in 50 overs.
For England, Ben Stokes took three and Mark Wood took two wickets. The second match of the series between India and England will be played in Pune on 26 March.