Rohit's hundred guides India to victory

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Rohit's hundred guides India to victory

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India defeated England by 8 wickets in the first ODI of 3 match series at Nottingham on Thursday. Rohit Sharma completed this 18th ODI hundred while Kuldeep Yadav picked up 6 wickets.

After winning the toss, India elected to field first. England was restricted to268 from 49.5 overs. Jos Butler was the top scorer for England with 53 runs while Ben Stokes scored 50 runs. Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy scored 38 runs each at the top of the order. Man of the Match Kuldeep Yadav was the star with the ball for India as he finished with the figures of 6-25 from his 10 overs.Kuldeep bowled an astounding 38 dot balls and not once was he hit for a boundary.

India chased down the modest target of 269 from40.1 overs with8 wickets and 59 balls remaining. Opener Rohit Sharma scored his 18th ODI century as he remained unbeaten on 137 runs off 114 balls with 15 fours and 4 sixes. Skipper Virat Kohli scored 75 runs while opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 40 runs.

Match Summary:

India 269 for 2 (Rohit 137*, Kohli 75)

beat

England 268 (Buttler 53, Stokes 50, Kuldeep 6 for 25)

by 8 wickets