Rahul gets the winning runs here as India register a comfortable 8-wicket victory to take 1-0 lead in the three game series here. First it was Kuldeep Yadav who starred with the ball, picking career best figures of 6/25 before Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 137 ensured that India reach the target with no hiccups. England will have a lot of hardwork to do if they are to bounce back in this series!
FOUR! Rohit belts one through mid-wicket for a boundary, Rahul meanwhile seems to be taking his time and is in no hurry as such to find the boundaries. He would like to stay unbeaten here at the end. Just 12 runs more required for India from 11 overs here
FOUR! Rashid tosses one outside off yet again but Rohit plays the lofted drive over covers to find the boundary. Great looking shot that and Rashid ends his spell with figures of 1/62 in his 10 overs. 7 runs from the over and India are 246/2 here, just 23 runs more required from 13 overs here for India
India seem to have taken their foot off the pedal here, Rahul and Rohit just slowing down a bit as we enter the final few stages of the game here. Only 30 more runs required here with 14 overs to go, so these two can afford to take that amount of time. India are 239/2 after 36 overs here
The last time Kohli was stumped was 7 years ago on 13th June 2011 against West Indies at North Sound.
David Willey comes back into the attack here and he starts well for England, conceding just 2 runs from that over, also, Virat Kohli has been stumped in ODI cricket after 7 years! So, Rashid has some good memory from this game atleast. India meanwhile are 229/2 after 34 overs
WICKET! That's the end of Kohli then and Rashid finally gets some reward for all his hardwork. Good delivery as well, its tossed outside the offstump and Kohli goes for the drive but the ball beats his bat. Buttler makes no mistake behind the stumps there. Kohli misses out on a ton here and India are 226/2 after 33 overs here
100! Rohit Sharma reaches his ton in style as he lifts Rashid over long on and into the crowd. What a way to bring up his century here, Rohit has been truly special and this is a well deserved ton for him. It's his 18th ODI hundred but amazingly the first one against England! India are 215/1 after 31 overs here.
Tough chance for Jason Roy at point goes down, it was hit hard from Sharma and Roy did well to get a hand onto that one. Still no wicket for England here and you feel its already too late for them. Rohit meanwhile, seems to be in a hurry co complete his century here. He has moved to 93 off 78 balls! India 205/ 1 here after 29 overs.
Rohit showing absolutely no mercy for English bowlers here, first comes down the track to deposit one into the stands. After that hits one over long off with Plunkett giving chase but in vain. He seems to be in a hurry to reach his ton here. India are 199/1 after 28.overs
Rohit and Kohli are just toying with the English attack now, the bowlers seem to be running out of ideas here. First, Kohli shows his deft touch to guide one through third man, then Rohit does the same, tantalizingly close to the keeper as well. India are 181/1 here
The hitman and Kohli going strong with half-centuries for India! After 25 overs, they are 169/1. Is there any way of England clawing them back? India need 100 runs to win.#ENGvIND LIVE ➡️ https://t.co/gypXiagUMS pic.twitter.com/XBlIQjasd7— ICC (@ICC) July 12, 2018
STAT ATTACK: 100 partnership for the 2nd wicket: The partnership of Kohli and Sharma reach 100 runs.
50! Wow, this one just flew from Kohli's bat and straight towards the boundary rope. A fine cover drive and that brings a smile on the captain's face as well. This just looks like a stroll in the park for India now, even Rohit has a smile on his face. India are 163/1 after 24.3 overs here
Now, it seems Rohit will just switch gears here and take the attack to England. Hits one over mid-on for a boundary as India also cross 150 here. Rashid has conceded 36 runs from his six overs, being totally toothless against this Indian pair. Just 117 runs required now from 162 balls. India are 152/1 after 23 overs
50! Rohit Sharma continues his fine form from T20s here as he cuts one past point to complete his half-century. He started a bit slowly with Dhawan taking charge early on but that gave Rohit the time to settle in before going for his shots. He has not given a single chance to the English bowlers yet. India are 140/ after 22 overs.
Rashid bowling a lot quicker than Kuldeep and hence not being as effective as the Indian. Also, the Indian batsman seem to be reading him from the hand here and hence he is posing no trouble at all to these two. India just cruising along at this stage and are 133/1 after 21 overs.
Adil Rashid has failed to trouble the Indian batsmen at all today, he just looks like a different bowler when bowling against India, someone low on confidence and self-believe. He concedes 3 runs from the 19th over here and India are 125/1. The required rate is just 4.6 now
Kohli showing his class yet again as he creams one past mid off and into the boundary boards. 8 runs from that over and India are 122/1 after 18 overs here. Rohit on 45 and Kohli on 36 as India seem to be absolutely cruising towards the target.
Rashid concedes just 4 runs from the 17th over but England desperately need wickets here, they are not getting them yet! India are 114/1 after 17.1 overs here
India just seem to be making a habit out of this now, again a boundary of the last ball from Plunkett, spoiling what would have been a good over. India are 110/1 after 16 overs.
Again a boundary on the final delivery from Rashid as Sharma places a sweep perfectly. India cross 100 and are 104/1 after 15 overs here
Plunkett has been bowling well but the required run rate well under control here for India, they seem to be doing this in 1s and 2s with the required rate already below 5. India are 98/1 after 14 overs here
FOUR! Virat Kohli cuts one perfectly here to finish the over with a boundary and in some style, was turning out to be a good over but that boundary spoils it for England. India are 93/1 after 13 overs
Plunkett is certainly bowling tight lines and lengths here, again he concedes just 4 runs from his over and after 12 overs, India are 87/1
India after 10 overs are: 74/1 at a rate of 7.40 RPO hitting 13 boundaries (12 fours and 1 six) which amount to 72.97% of their runs in boundaries
England were 71/0 after 10 overs hitting 12 boundaries (11 fours and 1 six).
Network18 Group Editor Sports Gaurav Kalra: There was a lot of speculation that like in the T20s, Rahul will be promoted to three in the ODIs and Kohli will drop down to four. That hasn't happened. Clearly, Kohli has such an outstanding record in that position in ODIs that India didn't think of dislodging him from that role and the way he has started shows yet again why he is such a colossus at number three.
A good over that by Liam Plunkett as he concedes just two runs from the tenth over and India move onto 74/1 after 10 overs
Flurry of boundaries here yet again for India, first Kohli gets off the mark with an exquisite trademark cover drive before Rohit gets into the action, showing his perfect timing to hit a square drive and then a punching one through the off side. India 72/1 after 9 overs
Shikhar Dhawan’s strike rate of 148.14 this innings is his highest Strike Rate on English soil in an innings where he has scored more than 30 runs.
His previous best was a strike rate of 135.29 vs Bangladesh at Birmingham in 2017. He scored 46 in that innings.
Latest Update and latest score, 1st ODI: Rahul gets the winning runs here as India register a comfortable 8-wicket victory to take 1-0 lead in the three game series here. First it was Kuldeep Yadav who starred with the ball, picking career best figures of 6/25 before Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 137 ensured that India reach the target with no hiccups. England will have a lot of hardwork to do if they are to bounce back in this series!
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Virat Kohli and his troops will look to continue their T20I form into ODIs as India lock horns against England in the first of their three-matches in Nottingham on Thursday.
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While there is a trophy on the line, the series is being seen as the curtain-raiser for the World Cup in England next year. Moreover, the top spot in the ICC ODI rankings is also at stake with England currently in top spot with India close behind in second. A 3-0 outcome will mean India can knock England off their pedestal but that will take some doing against the team that has redefined the ODI template in recent years. Eoin Morgan’s team is in fact coming off a 5-0 blanking of Australia.
England’s rapid rise since the ruins of the 2015 World Cup has been built on the strength of their batting and expect the conditions in Nottingham to provide yet another run-fest. Just recently, England’s power-packed batting line-up of England set the new world record of highest team total in ODIs when they smashed a hapless Australian bowling attack for 481/6 here. In List A matches, five 400+ scores have been hit at this venue and England have done so twice in international cricket here.
For India, the make-up of their playing XI will be their main concern. KL Rahul’s stunning gives them a happy headache and if India follow the T20 template, it will be a demotion for Kohli to number four.
However, India will consider that move carefully as Kohli has an outstanding record while batting at number three but things not so different at four either. He has scored 7,495 runs at an astonishing average of 61.43 at and made 28 out of his 35 ODI tons while batting at this position. While at number four, Kohli has scored 1,744 runs at an average of 58.1 in 37 innings including seven centuries. Suresh Raina is likely to win the nod for a return to the middle order ahead of Shreyas Iyer and Dinesh Karthik, as much for providing a sixth bowling option as his batting.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar — who is nursing a back problem — is not a certain starter for this game which will leave Umesh Yadav with the job of leading the pace attack. Spin twins Kuldeep Yadav (39 wickets in 20 ODIs) and Yuzvendra Chahal (43 wickets in 23 ODIs) will hold the key after their heroics since they were introduced to the team after last year’s Champions Trophy. Since then, India have played 27 ODIs (home and away) and at least one wrist spinner has featured in all these games.
England’s batting strength with powerful ball strikers such as Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes in the mix will present a formidable challenge to the Indian attack. Since 2016, the English batsmen have raked up most number of runs when it comes to the 50-over format — 14,297 (1,533 runs more than the second highest team). Moreover, they are the only team who have managed to achieve a strike rate of 100+ during this period, a feat that even the Galactico batsmen of India haven’t managed.
Since the disastrous 2015 World Cup, England have won 46 out of 69 ODIs and their last bilateral series’ defeat came in India in January 2017. The stage is set for a mouth-watering opener.
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Jake Ball, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Mark Wood.
India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Siddarth Kaul, Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.