‘One of the sweetest things,’ said Kohli after England ‘s ODI win

India captain Virat Kohli said the 66-run win over England was “one of the best” after his archers returned after a batting attack in the first international one -day.

Running 318 for victory, the visitors were sent off for 251 in 42.1 overs despite 94 Jonny Bairstow and his opening position of 135 by Jason Roy to the three-game series 1- 0 to follow.

Shikhar Dhawan hit 98 while KL Rahul, 62 not out, and Krunal Pandya, unbeaten 58 off 31 balls, led the hosts to 317-5 after being sent off. the bat first.

“This is one of the sweetest victories we’ve had lately,” captain Virat Kohli said in the post-match presentation.

“It’s just there right from 135-1 is getting nine wikis just unique. I’m a proud, proud man right now.”

Prasidh Krishna, who returned ODI figures of 4-54, shared the Indian favorite for the first time, and his fast bowler Shardul Thakur shared seven wickets between them and turned the game on its head after a Bairstow blitz -Roy.

Krishna broke the stand to put Roy back for 46 and then hit in his next turn with main wicketkeeper Ben Stokes for one.

He almost got his third on the next ball when Morgan sent his first ball to Kohli at a slip but the Indian captain let them catch.

Thakur soon took over from Krishna to deny Bairstow his first after the opener got caught at a deep midwicket.

He then hit twice in his next turn to put Morgan back, for 22, and Jos Buttler, lbw for two, when England slipped further to 176-5.

Moeen Ali fought 30 before falling to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who joined Pandya and Krishna to cut off the tail.

“We have to execute him better than we did today. India did very well and they deserved to win,” England captain Eoin Morgan said.

“We can attack the face of something we are proud of. We want to keep pushing the envelope in that regard. It’s better for us to lose like this than to lose. call with 20 runs. “

– ‘Higher scores’ –

Fitness concerns are on the sidelines after Sam Billings “sprained his collarbone” and skipper Morgan needed four strips on the net between his thumb and index finger.

On the injuries Morgan said, “We’re going to wait 48 hours, see what it is. Give them as much time as they need to hopefully be available for Friday (second ODI) .

“When netting is a concern, it’s clear Sam is landing while he’s fielding.”

For India, left-back Pandya, who played alongside his younger brother Hardik Pandya, put on an unbeaten stand of 112 with wicket-keeper Rahul when India finished with a win.

Stokes first hit with his bowling, claiming Rohit Sharma was caught behind him for 28. He returned 3-34 figures from eight pitches.

Dhawan put on 105 for the second wicket by Kohli. He made his 31st ODI fifties with six-legged six-legged Adil Rashid.

Kohli reached fifty runs but fell for 56 to put archer Mark Wood on distance.

“If I had stayed with Shikhar around that 40-year period we could have gotten 350,” Kohli said.

“England have hit amazing scores, and scores get high scoring moving forward, and we will try to get bigger scores moving forward.”

Dhawan, who hit 11 four-foot and two six-sixs in his 106-ball hit, fell a hundred percent after he mistakenly pulled off Stokes.

Pandya finished the 50 in his 26 balls to record the fastest fifty for an ODI debater and then shook with emotion as he handed over the guts to his father who died in January. .

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