1st ODI: India Bowl Out England For 268, Kuldeep takes 6 wickets
Nottngham, July 12 - Kuldeep Yadav's (6/25) heroic bowling effort restricted England at a moderate 268 runs in the first match of the three ODI series at Tent Bridge here on Thursday.
Despite a deep batting line-up, the hosts' sucumbbed before Kuldeep, who emerged with his best ODI figures at a batting-friendly Nottingham wicket.
It was Ben Stokes (50) and Jos Buttler (53), who showed some resistence against the visiting bowling attack to push their side to a fighting total.
Put into bat, England was off to a decent start as openers Jason Roy (38) and Jonny Bairstow (38) forged a 73-run partnership for the opening wicket before Kuldeep drew the first blood, dismissing the former in the 11th over.
With just eight runs added on England's scorecard, Kuldeep struck again to pack back incoming Joe Root (3).
The wrist-spinner made worsened England's situation when he sent back opener Bairstow, who was caught before the wicket, leaving the hosts reeling at 82/3.
Skipper Eoin Morgan then tried to nurse their inning with Ben Stokes before he became a victim of Yuzvendra Chahal in the 20th over leaving the hosts at 105/4.