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India Beat England By 66 Runs In 1st ODI, Lead 3-Match Series 1-0

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
March 23, 2021 • 22:20 PM View: 1808

Opener Shikhar Dhawan smashed 98 and debutant pace bowler Prasidh Krishna claimed four wickets as India thrashed England by 66 runs in the opening one-day international on Tuesday.

India: 317/5 wkts in 50 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 98, KL Rahul 62 not out, Krunal Pandya 58 not out; Ben Stokes 3/34) beat England 251 all out in 42.1 overs (J. Bairstow 94, J. Roy 46, M. Prasidh Krishna 4/54, S. Thakur 3/37, B. Kumar 2/30) by 66 runs

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India vs England 1st ODI Match Report

England, who won the toss and elected to field, bowled tight but failed to get an early breakthrough as Dhawan and Rohit Sharma (28 off 42 balls) added 64 runs in 15 overs. Stokes struck first with his pace bowling, claiming Rohit Sharma caught behind for 28

After Sharma's dismissal, Kohli joined hands with Dhawan to put India in a commanding position. The pair put on 105 for the second wicket. Dhawan made his 31st ODI fifty with a six off leg-spinner Adil Rashid. Kohli reached a run-a-ball fifty but fell for 56 to pace bowler Mark Wood.


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