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Kuldeep takes six England wickets as India win opening ODI

NOTTINGHAM, England (Reuters) – India’s spin sensation Kuldeep Yadav tormented England with a six wicket haul and Rohit Sharma then piled on the runs as the vacationers gained their opening one-day worldwide with ease at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

Cricket – England v India – First One Day International – Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Britain – July 12, 2018 India’s Rohit Sharma in motion Action Images by way of Reuters/Peter Cziborra

The victory by eight wickets, and with 9.5 overs remaining, got here after the hosts have been all out for 268 with a ball to spare on a sunny afternoon in Nottingham.

Sharma, who was dropped on 92, sealed his 18th century from 181 ODIs with a six earlier than taking his tally to 137 not out.

Captain Virat Kohli contributed 75 earlier than being stumped by the quick-thinking Jos Buttler, ending a 167-run partnership and leaving India at 226-2, however the obligatory 43 have been discovered with out problem.

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep had earlier ripped by the hosts’ prime order with three wickets within the area of 10 balls and accomplished his 10 over stint with figures of 6-25.

The efficiency was the very best by a spin bowler in opposition to England in one-day cricket.

The 23-year-old left-arm spinner additionally conceded no boundaries on a sluggish, dry pitch.

England, the world’s prime ODI facet who had began brightly after second-ranked India gained the toss and opted to bowl, have been 71-Zero after the opening 10 overs, when Kuldeep was handed the ball.

Jason Roy (38) was first to fall, with Joe Root (three) and Jonny Bairstow (38) each following lbw as the spinner weaved his magic.

Cricket – England v India – First One Day International – Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Britain – July 12, 2018 England’s Moeen Ali celebrates taking the wicket of India’s Shikhar Dhawan with Eoin Morgan Action Images by way of Reuters/Peter Cziborra


England appeared shaky at 105-Four, after captain Eoin Morgan was caught by Suresh Raina off Yuzvendra Chahal, however Buttler (53) and Ben Stokes (50) restored some calm with half-centuries earlier than Kuldeep struck once more.

Stokes’s 50 was painfully sluggish, coming off 102 balls and with solely two fours.

He was caught on his 103rd ball, a reverse sweep plucked out of the air by the diving Siddarth Kaul to take Kuldeep to 5-23.

Buttler, caught down the leg facet by MS Dhoni after reaching his 50 from 45 balls, had been Kuldeep’s fourth.

The spinner, who additionally dismantled England throughout the latest twenty20 sequence that India gained 2-1, wrapped up by taking David Willey along with his final ball, caught by Lokesh Rahul.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain felt sympathy for his compatriots.

“One thing that’s for certain is that England need to find a method to deal with him,” he informed Sky Sports tv of Kuldeep.

“If they carry on playing him like this, he’ll be playing in the Test series too because he’s all over Root and Bairstow in particular.”

The second of the three match ODI sequence is at Lord’s on Saturday. The five-test sequence begins on Aug. 1.

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Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, modifying by Ken Ferris

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