India won by 66 Runs as Prasidh Krishna, Krunal Pandya the two debutants turned the tables leading to their win against England.
1st ODI | MCA Stadium PUNE | India 1-0 England
India won the first One Day with a relaxed win of 66runs against England. They now possess a lead of 1-0 in the ODI and are waiting to play 2 matches. The scorecard will tell how remarkably well the balance was between the batting and the fielding line-up of India throughout the game.
As the game started at 1:30 pm at MCA Stadium of Pune, India lost another toss, and Morgan and Co. elected to bowl first, intending the chasing to be done under the lights.
Rohit Sharma’s (28), Shikhar Dhawan’s impressive (98), Virat Kohli (56), KL Rahul (62), and Krunal Pandya’s (58) helped India charting a competitive score of 317-5 for England to chase.
England started with a solid batting performance as Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow collected 46 and 94 runs respectively, however were soon derailed by Prasidh Krishna and Shardul Thakur barring them to reach the total they put. It was then, that the collapsing of dominoes started for the English unit, as Ben Stokes was hunted by yet again Krishna at 1 and Jos Butler LBWed by Shardul Thakur. Captain Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali were the only two left from a thin rope which soon left the ground offering 22, and 30 to their chasing. The game was then handed to India after the duo departed.
Prasidh Krishna Krunal Pandya First-Class Performance
8.1-1-54-4 is the figure to remember because that belongs to debutant ‘Prasidh’ Krishna’s game that led majorly to India’s win. He is the first Indian Bowler who took 4 wickets on his debut.
Prasidh Krishna- the Gamechanger of the Match swept Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, and Tom Curran in his fresh spell. 4 wickets in his first debut against a team that is ICC world champions in 8.1 overs with an economy of 6.67.
It went from 135-0 to 251 all out with his last 11 balls being: W, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, W, 0, 0, 0, 0.
If that doesn’t tell you that this man is a big game-changer full of brimming talent that India could use in the future.
Some very emotional scenes passed through the Pune stadiums as another debutant Krunal Pandya dedicated an unbeaten 58 off just 31 balls in the name of his father who passed away recently in January. Pandya has now the highest strike rate of 187.09 in the debut with a minimum of 50 runs.
Racing to the highest fifty Pandya has shown great temperament at the Pune grounds. It was Krunal Pandyas 112 run partnership with KL Rahul, his 26 ball half-centuries, the coordination between the performance. It was Krunal Pandyas 112 run partnership with KL Rahul, his 26 ball half-centuries, the coordination between the performance and the left even the legendary sportsperson like VVS Laxman and Suni Gavaskar in awe of their performance. The unbeaten knockout consisted of seven fours and two sixes.
The new talent has been shown to the world. Kudos to Team India and the debutants for showing yet another stunning performance. Hoping that the team would sweep another two matches as well, it will be a delight to watch the next match which is scheduled for 26 March Pune.
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