Two Debutant lead India to Victory over England

India win by 66 runs as debutants shine

India won the 1st ODI vs England in Pune on Tuesday by 66 runs. Invited to bat, India scored 317/5 in the first ODI against England on Tuesday. England were all out for 251 in 42.1 overs, losing by 66 runs.

India take the first of the three match series, by a chasm. Smashing debuts by Prasidh, who finished with four wickets, and Krunal Pandya who grabbed a wicket to go alongside his memorable 58.

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Opener Shikhar Dhawan top-scored with a 98 while captain Virat Kohli (56), KL Rahul (62 not out) and debutant Krunal Pandya (58 not out) struck half centuries in a solid battig performance. For England, all-rounder Ben Stokes picked up three wickets, while Mark Wood snared two. India handed ODI debuts to Krunal Pandya and Prasidh Krishna, while spinner Kuldeep Yadav also made a comeback to the playing XI. For England, Sam Billings, Tom Curran and Moeen Ali are back in the XI.

In response to a target of 318 runs, the visitors were bowled out for 251 in 42.1 overs. England had a bright start to their chase, but the departures of openers Jason Roy (46) and Jonny Bairstow (94) saw them lose plenty of momentum. Also, debutant Prasidh Krishan bounced back after a few expensive deliveries, to take four wickets and Shardul Thakur registered three dismissals. Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two wickets and debutant Krunal Pandya also scalped a dismissal.The hosts have taken a 1-0 lead in the ongoing series, and will be aiming to build on their form in the second ODI.

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