India 381/6 (50.0 ov)
India innings (50 overs maximum)
KL Rahul c Stokes b Woakes 5
S Dhawan b Woakes 11
V Kohli* c Stokes b Woakes8
Yuvraj Singh c †Buttler b Woakes 150
MS Dhoni† c Willey b Plunkett 134
KM Jadhav c Ball b Plunkett 22
HH Pandya not out 19
RA Jadeja not out 16
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 9, nb 1) 16
Total (6 wickets; 50 overs) 381 (7.62 runs per over)
Update: After 43 overs India at 281 for 4
Update: Time for Yuvraj to go after playing a historic inning. He was taken by Woakes who has taken all teh four wickets this far.
Update: Yuvraj plays an inning of a lifetime. He scores 150 runs off just 127 balls, hitting 21 fours and 3 massive sixes. Dhoni playing a great inning right now and has scored 100 runs off 106 balls.
Update: The openers fell early, Rahul was taken by Woakes at 5 when Indian score was 14 runs and Kohli losing his wicket after scoring just 8 runs. Dhawan was third to go at 11 when Indian score was 35 runs
Update: England won the toss and asked India to bat first
After a very impressive victory in the first one day international match against the visitors, Indian cricket team seems to be in great spirit. There is no denying that after the massive 351 target that India had been given by England, many were fearful that this target might not be chased.
This looked all the tougher given the fact that the Indian team lost four quick wickets. Nonetheless a great inning by the newly appointed captain of the ODI team and then an even more superlative inning by Kedar Jadhav changed everything.
The 76-ball 120 inning completely turned an otherwise very tough match in Indian favor. He carried the Indian team on his young shoulder, attacking pacers and spinners with unmatched disdain.
Given this impressive inning, the Indian captain cannot stop praising Jadhav. “I think it was outstanding, just to have another guy that was willing to believe we can win from any situation was such a boost for me as well. If you want to give one man credit, it is Kedar Jadhav…They had four quick bowlers and he really tackled all of them really well. He put a lot of pressure on the spinners so they couldn’t come back into the game. I couldn’t believe some of the shots he played. He told me it was instinctive, but such was his talent” says Jadhav.
The team started losing wickets from the word go. Shikhar Dhawan was first to go when he lost his wicket at merely 13 runs after scoring a solitary run. The second wicket fell at 24, 3rd at 56 and 4th of Mahendra Singh Dhoni at 63 runs.
So the time when Jadhav joined Kohli in the 12th over, India were four down for 63 and had lost Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni. But Jadhav’s shot-making instantly took the pressure off Kohli – he was unruffled by the short balls and executed the pull, one of his most productive shots, effortlessly, and countered the spinners with lofted drives. With Kohli at the other end, there were plenty of quick singles and doubles during their 200-run alliance in just 147 balls. Kohli called it one of the best partnerships he had been involved in.
Now as Kohli is all praise for the new star on the horizon, no one is surprised. “Striking at 150 was outstanding and all clean shots; he didn’t slog the ball once…He was brilliant and that’s why we back him to play at No. 6. I think it was one of the best partnerships I’ve been part of. I think the best thing that came out was to counter-attack. I don’t think any of the wickets we lost was because of good balls; we committed errors”.
He goes on to add, “Kedar and I had a gut feel. We thought if we get the score past 150-160 together still with four down, we had a great chance. The pitch was even better to bat on in the second innings. The ball travels very fast here. We could hit sixes to put that pressure every now and then on the opposition. We chased 350 a couple of times before but not from 63 for 4. This is something really special and will stay with me for a long time.”
Now India seems to be well prepared to take on the visitors in the second ODI to be played on 19 January.
India vs England 2nd ODI schedule: 2nd ODI: India v England at Cuttack – Jan 19, 2017
Current time 18:09 local, 12:39 GMT
V Kohli*, R Ashwin, JJ Bumrah, S Dhawan, MS Dhoni†, RA Jadeja, KM Jadhav, B Kumar, A Mishra, MK Pandey, HH Pandya, AM Rahane, KL Rahul, UT Yadav, Yuvraj Singh
EJG Morgan*, MM Ali, JM Bairstow, JT Ball, SW Billings, JC Buttler†, LA Dawson, AD Hales, LE Plunkett, AU Rashid, JE Root, JJ Roy, BA Stokes, DJ Willey, CR Woakes