Kuldeep’s Spin, Rohit’s Ton Help India Defeat England in 1st ODI

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Kuldeep Yadav scalped 6 wickets in record spin followed by Rohit Sharma’s ton.

Nottingham: India recorded an easy win against England in the first ODI with chinaman Kuldeep Yadav putting the batsmen in knots taking a record 6 wickets on Thursday.

This was followed by a graceful ton by Rohit Sharma.

England began on a promising note, but Kuldeep stepped in to take his career-best figures of 6 for 25. This restricted England to a modest 268 on good batting conditions.

India made the chase look easy and achieved the target in just 40.1 overs with Rohit’s ton (137 no off 114 balls). It was the opener’s 18th ODI hundred, which was complemented by skipper Virat Kohli (75, 82 balls) as he struck his first 50 plus score of the tour. The Kohli-Rohit duo added 177 runs in 25.1 overs to seal the issue.

None of the England batsmen were able to read Kuldeep. His figures of 10-0-25-6 is the best ever by any chinaman bowler in the history of ODIs.

He bowled an astounding 38 dot balls and not once was he hit to the fence. This was Kuldeep’s first five-for in ODIs after he had recently achieved the same feat in T20Is during the Manchester encounter.