Kedar and Kohli made a mockery of England’s record 350 runs against India. Despite being 63/4, they made the chase look so easy that India needed less than 6 runs per over in the last 10 overs. The winning runs coming by a sixer from Ashwin came with 11 balls remaining and summed up how England were hit for a six in the first ODI of the 3-match series. England attacked right from the first ball but Indian counterattack left them speechless as India went on to record 5th highest chase of ODI history, third by them.
Man of the Match: Kedar Jadhav (120 runs, 0/23 in 4 overs)
Ind – Virat Kohli 105-ball 122 runs, 8 4s, 5 6s, Kedar Jadhav – 76-ball 120 ruuns, 12 4s, 4 6s
Eng; 61-ball 73 Jason Roy, 12 4s, 95-ball 78 runs Joe Root, 4 4s, 1 six, 40-ball 62 Ben Stokes, 2 4s 5 6s
Eng 26/11 (6s-Stokes 5, Butler 2, Root, Morgan, Ali and Wiley 1 each)
Ind 29/12 (6s-Kohli 5, Kedar 4, Yuvraj, Pandya and Ashwin 1 each)
200 5th Kohli, Kedar Jadhav
73 6th Stokes, Ali
69 2nd Roy, Root
Ind: 2/46 Pandya, 2/79 Bumrah, 1/63 Umesh Yadav, 1/50 Jadeja
Eng: 3/67 Jake Ball, 2/47 Wiley, 2/73 Stokes
Indian chase of 351 was third highest by India and overall 5th highest in ODI.
200 run partnership was second highest in India-England rivalry of 94 ODIs.
5th ODI century by Virat Kohli as Captain, overall 27th and record 17th in chase.
2nd ODI century for Kedar Jadhav after his 105 at Harare vs Zimbabwe in 2015.
5th fastest ODI century by Indian with 65-ball century of Kedar Jadhav
350 is England’s highest score in India, beating 338 scored in World Cup 2011.
33-ball 50 by Stokes is fastest by England vs India.
3rd century by Kohli vs England equals record of Yuvraj Singh.
Match Winners: Kedar and Kohli
The Local Boy Kedar Jadhav, playing his 13th ODI and World’s greatest ODI Chaser, Kohli playing his first ODI as full time captain added a record 200 runs in just 147 balls brought the Indian cheers back as they laid platform for a historic chase after India was reduced to 63/4. When Kohli got out, Kedar was already limping and finding difficult to even stand. Still he scored few more boundaries before succumbing to pain and mistiming his shot.
England Makes Record Score vs India
Jason Roy displayed the plan of England by attacking right from first over. His 73, Root’s 78, consecutive half-centuries after entire test series of 2016, Morgan’s 28, Butler’s 31 helped them with a steady 6 runs per over. Then came Stokes with the quickest half-century by English batsman vs India and his 62, Moeen Ali’s 28 took them to record score of 350/7 against India. Among Indian’s Hardik Pandya with 2/46 in 9 overs, Jadeja with 1/50 in his quota of 10 overs and Jadhav with 0/23 in 4 overs were the only bowlers who conceded less than 6 runs per over.
Ashwin went wicketless with 0/63 in 8 overs. Bumrah with 2/79 and Umesh Yadav with 1/63 in 7 overs were hit all over the park as England scored more than 105 runs in the last 10 overs.
Indians Script 5th Biggest Chase of ODI
With Dhawan struggling, Yuvraj playing after 3 years, Dhoni in a new role and KL Rahul not being consistent the chase was set for Kohli to lead. But, he needed support. After losing all the top four at 4/63, India was in trouble. Local boy Kedar Jadhav took the charge and with Kohli added 200 runs for the 5th wicket with a quick pace. As both scored centuries, Indian chase was reduced to less than 6 runs per over. But, Indians lost Kohli and then Kedar. Jadeja witth Hardik Pandya stumbled. Jadeja lost his wicket but Hardik Pandya’s 40 with Ashwin’s unbeaten 15 sealed Indian win.