Pune: Prasidh Krishna showed best bowling figures on ODI debut as India defeated England by 66 runs to go up 1-0 in the 3-match series at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
Earlier, India posted 317 for 5 in fifty overs. The experienced duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan landed on the field for the team to bat first. England bowlers, bowling tightly, did not allow these two to score runs in the first powerplay. India were able to score only 39 runs in 10 overs. Rohit Sharma was caught by Jos Buttler behind the wicket after playing an innings of 28 runs off 42 balls.
Krishna, who got a chance to debut in international cricket, while Krunal Pandya also made his debut in ODI cricket. KL Rahul has been picked by the team management as the wicketkeeper, while Rishabh Pant is sitting out. Kuldeep Yadav has got a place in the playing eleven as a spinner. After scoring 98 runs, Dhawan missed out on a century by just two runs. On the ball of Ben Stokes, he caught the English captain Morgan.
Krunal Pandya, who came to play the first ODI for the Indian team, scored a strong half-century while batting strongly. The half century was completed with the help of 6 fours and 2 sixes off 26 balls. At the same time, KL Rahul completed fifty runs off 39 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes.
Brief scores: India: 317/5 wkts in 50 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 98, KL Rahul 62 not out, Krunal Pandya 58 not out; Ben Stokes 3/34) beat England (J. Bairstow 94, J. Roy 46, M. Prasidh Krishna 4/54, S. Thakur 3/37, B. Kumar 2/30) by 66 runs
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), KL Rahul(w), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood