KalingaTV News Network
Nottingham : India beat England by 8 wickets in the first One Day International of the three match cricket series at Trent Bridge stadium here in England on Thursday evening.
Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav’s six wicket haul and Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 137 helped the visitors to the victory and 1-0 lead in the series.
Opting to field, India restricted England at the modest 268 on good batting conditions, thanks to Kuldeep’s career-best figures of 6 for 25. For England, Ben Stokes and Jos Butler hit half centuries each.
Chasing 269 to win, Indian batsmen led by Rohit’s 137 off 114 balls and skipper Virat Kohli’s 75 to seal the deal with 59 balls to spare. The Kohli- Rohit duo added 177 runs in 25.1 overs.
Kuldeep was adjudged man of the match. The second ODI will be held at Lord’s on Saturday.