Nottingham – Kuldeep Yadav’s superb six-wicket haul laid the platform for India’s eight-wicket win over England in the first one-day international at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
Left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep took an ODI-best six for 25 as England were dismissed for just 268 after India captain Virat Kohli won the toss.
Ben Stokes (50) and Jos Buttler (53) tried to rebuild the innings with a stand of 93 after Yadav had reduced England to 82 for three before they too succumbed to the spinner.
India finished on 269 for two with Rohit Sharma 137 not out after putting on 167 for the second wicket with Kohli (75).
Victory, achieved with a mammoth 59 balls to spare, put India 1-0 up in a three-match series that continues at Lord’s on Saturday.
England 268, 49.5 overs (J Buttler 53, B Stokes 50; Kuldeep Yadav 6-25)
India 269-2, 40.1 overs (R Sharma 137 no, V Kohli 75)
Result: India won by eight wickets