1st ODI: Bumrah’s career-best 6/19, openers lead India to 10-wicket win over England (Ld)

Bumrah’s sensational performance helped India bowl out England for 110 in 25.2 overs after winning the toss and opting to bowl first in favorable bowling conditions. The 28-year-old, taking 6 for 19 in his career-best ODI figures, became the first Indian fast bowler to take six wickets in an ODI in England. He was well supported by Mohammed Shami, who took 3 for 31 to become the joint third-fastest for 150, and the famous Krishna (1/26).

Captain Jos Buttler (30 off 32) was the leading run-scorer for England, losing wickets at regular intervals. David Willey (21 out of 26), and Brydon Kars (15 out of 26) were the other main contributors to the hosts.

Chasing a small target, Rohit and Shikhar shared an unbeaten century to help India win by 10 wickets in 18.4 overs. Rohit hit six fours and five sixes in his unbeaten 76 off 58 balls, while Dhawan hit the winning boundary with an unbeaten 54. The pair also became the fourth in the process to cross the 5000-run partnership for the opening wicket.

Dhawan made a slow start while the Indian skipper was a bit edgy but Sharma overcame it and started playing his shots including hooks for a David Willey six.

The left-handed batsman, who was scoring 2 for 17, was going in the 7th over with two cover drives for a boundary off Reece Topley, and the bowler was also pulled for a boundary by Sharma as he struck. Gave 16 runs. The half-century stand – the 33rd fifty-plus partnership for the pair – came as Sharma pulled off Craig Overton in the 10th over for two consecutive sixes.

Dhawan scored his first 20 runs at a strike rate of only 50, however, Sharma was hitting boundaries. At one point, Brydon Cars went up in the leg-before shout and England reviewed, but the umpire’s call went in favor of Sharma, who crossed 50 by sending a short ball from the same bowler for another six, causing His half-century was completed. Century off 49 balls.

The openers registered their 18th century partnership before Sharma hit Cars for another six while Dhawan ended it with a boundary as India won with 31.2 overs to spare.

Earlier, India got off to a good start as Bumrah bowled a double-wicket maiden to dodge England in the second over of the innings. The pacer first troubled Jason Roy by swinging it fast in two balls and then widened one a bit and the batsman smacked it in and out at the stumps. Joe Root, who came to bat at number three, was troubled by some extra bounce and dismissed Rishabh Pant.

England were in more trouble as Ben Stokes also went without scoring – the second of three ducks in a top-four for England in an ODI – with the left-hander trying to defend Shami with an inside ‘keeper’. Got an edge. Came from round the wicket.

Soon, Bumrah took his third wicket by dismissing Bairstow. Liam Livingstone was also dismissed for zero after being bowled by an in-swing ball from Bumrah.

Hardik Pandya, who was playing the ODI after a long time, almost took a wicket in his first over when Buttler rode the bounce and nearly cut it. Bumrah, for the fifth consecutive over, would have taken the wicket of Moeen Ali if Pant had not given a tough opportunity down the leg-side.

After being reduced to 26-5, Butler and Moeen played their shots and tried to forge a partnership to revive England. He added 27 runs before Moin’s famous Krishna was dismissed. From there the responsibility was on Butler but he too got out in the hands of Shami while playing the bridge. Craig Overton was also bowled in the same over as England were on 68/8.

England, however, managed to cross the 100-run mark with the help of a useful ninth wicket between David Willey and Brydon Cars. Their partnership of 35 runs in 41 balls came to an end when Carsay was removed by Bumrah with a crush yorker. Reece Topley hit a six off Yuzvendra Chahal but Willie was bowled by Bumrah as England were bundled out for 110 – their lowest ODI total against India.

Brief scores: England 110 in 25.2 overs (Jos Buttler 30, David Willey 21; Jasprit Bumrah 6/19, Mohammed Shami 3/31) lose to India 114 for no loss in 18.4 overs (Rohit Sharma 76 not out, Shikhar Dhawan ) 31 not out) by 10 wickets

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