ENG vs IND match: Lokesh Rahul and Krunal Pandya’s excellent partnership: A three-match ODI series is being played between India and the England team.
The first match is being held today, where the England team won the toss and invited the Indian team to bat first.
Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan started the innings for the Indian team, batting first.
England bowlers did not give much opportunity to open their hands to both of the batsmen in the first powerplay while bowling a lot.
The Indian team could only manage 39 runs in 10 overs without any loss. Because of this, the same Indian opener batsman Rohit Sharma was caught out in the hands of wicketkeeper Josh Butler.
He scored 28 runs on 42 balls during his batting. While Shikhar Dhawan stayed on one left and he completed his half-century with the help of 5 fours and a six over 68 balls.
After that, Indian team captain Virat Kohli also made a half-century, showing excellent hands. Virat Kohli completed his half-century with the help of 6 fours on 50 balls.
However, shortly after completing his half-century, he was caught by Moeen Ali for 56 runs on Mark Wood’s ball.
Then after that India’s third wicket fell in the form of Shreyas Iyer, Shreyas Iyer could not show any brilliance in this match and became the victim of Mark Wood on the sum of only 6 runs.
India also suffered a fourth setback when Hardik Pandya became the victim of Ben Stokes by scoring just 1 run. But from one side, Shikhar Dhawan was playing shots all around the middle of the wicket.
However, he missed making his century and became the victim of Ben Stokes on the sum of 98 runs. After this, the left-handed all-rounder, Krunal Pandya, playing his debut ODI match for the Indian cricket team, completed his half-century with a strong batting pace.
He completed the half-century with the help of 6 fours and 2 sixes in 26 balls. His partner Lokesh Rahul also batted well and made a half-century with the help of 3 fours and 3 sixes in 39 balls.
There was a century partnership between these two players in the form of the sixth wicket, due to which the Indian team’s score reached 300 runs and India scored a total of 317 runs in 50 overs.
Two players made this match for the same Indian team. Krunal Pandya and young Prasidh Krishna also made their debut.
Whereas for this match, the management replaced Lokesh Rahul as the wicketkeeper-batsman in the team in place of Rishabh Pant and was included in the team of Kuldeep Yadav as the spinner.
India’s playing XI:
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
England’s playing XI:
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood