🔰 England 268 (Jos Buttler 53, Ben Stokes 50; Kuldeep Yadav 6-25) lost to India 269-2 (Rohit Sharma 137*, Virat Kohli 75) by 8 wickets
India drew first blood in the three-match ODI series against England with a clinical 8-wicket win, thanks to superlative performances from chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav and opening batsman Rohit Sharma.
India inserted England to bat first but the openers, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow got the home team off to a terrific start at Nottingham, racing along at more than 7 runs an over. With alarm bells ringing, Kohli brought on Kuldeep Yadav who wreaked havoc among the clueless Englishmen. First, he had Roy caught at cover after he attempted a reverse sweep. In his next over, he removed both Root and Bairstow - both caught in front of the wicket. Then Chahal got rid of Morgan before Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes repaired the damage with a slow but steady stand.
But Kuldeep returned to break the stand and deal some solid blows at the end as England were bowled out for 268. Kuldeep picked up six wickets.
In reply, India raced along with Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma in the mood. Though the former failed to build on his start, Rohit found a perfect foil in Virat Kohli. Rohit was merely continuing from where he left off in the third T20I, smashing the English bowlers all around the park with absolute disdain. Apart from Willey and Plunkett, every other bowler bore Rohit's brunt. Kohli too made merry with a 65 as India gained a vital advantage in the series.