Published: Wed, July 18, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep help India Beat England In 1st ODI

Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep help India Beat England In 1st ODI

They found themselves 74-2 after Jonny Bairstow's boundary-laden 30 from 13 balls and James Vince, opening in place of the injured Jason Roy, was run out for 27.

Kuldeep Yadav's record-breaking 6 for 25, followed by Rohit Sharma's hundred, had put India ahead at Trent Bridge by an 8-wicket margin.

India bowler Kuldeep Yadav celebrates after dismissing Joe Root during the 1st Royal London One Day International match between England and India at Trent Bridge, July 12, in Nottingham, England. The three-match series is locked at 1-1 after India won the first ODI by eight wickets, and England won the second by 86 runs. Luckily I got three in two overs and that changed the momentum for us. "The more we faced him the easier he got to pick but you still have to play him..."

Billings will be available for Kent's match with Surrey at The Spitfire Ground on Friday as this is the last white-ball match before the five-match Test series with India begins. "We can use it as a game where it might be (like) a semi-final or a knock-out game".

MS Dhoni tried to restore the innings but in the last two games he has looked like a man swimming against the tide.

Root and Morgan, the new batsmen in, steadied the English innings by keeping the scoreboard ticking.

Headingley is likely to contain more supporters of India than England, as will a World Cup semi-final between the two countries, whether it is staged at Old Trafford or Edgbaston.

"I think we are getting good wickets. I'm enjoying English conditions at the moment", he said.

"It is two very good sides, so when one is on top they are really on top".

Shivalkar, who scalped 589 first class wickets in 124 games, feels if Chahal managers to turn the ball more than he does, he can become even more successful. But the hosts would have believed they got a hang of him nearly immediately, as the spinner went wicketless for 34 runs in the next game in Cardiff. "Mind you, not all of them are playing all the formats, so you have to factor in that as well", said Bangar.

"It's a chance for him to prove how good he is again and he doesn't need to".

"Obviously India are a quality team so maybe they'll have a game like we'll have a game plan to certain batters, they'll have a game plan for him (Stokes) and it might just take him a little bit of time to work out certain situations that try to stay away from his strengths".

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