London. The proposed three-match ODI series between India and England has started. The first match of this series was played on Tuesday from 5.30 pm Indian time at The Oval ground in London. After losing the toss and forced to bat first, the hosts England were bundled out for just 110 runs in 25.2 overs in front of the Indian bowling. Captain Jos Buttler was the highest scorer for the team. He played the highest innings of 30 runs in the middle order, facing 32 balls with the help of six fours.
In today’s match for Team India, 28-year-old star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah got the maximum six successes while bowling lethally. Apart from this, Mohammed Shami took three wickets for the team and famous Krishna took one wicket. At the same time, the target of 111 runs given by England was easily achieved by the Indian team in 18.4 overs without any loss. Opening the innings for the team, Captain Rohit Sharma played an unbeaten half-century of 76 runs in 58 balls. Apart from this, Shikhar Dhawan (31 *) played him well.
After the match, the newly appointed English captain Jos Buttler looked very sad. He said, ‘Today was a very difficult day. The way the bowlers were getting swing from the pitch, it was making it very difficult to bat. Apart from this, the bowlers of the opposition team bowled well in today’s match. Bumrah is a fine bowler. He bowled well in today’s match. When you come out to defend a small target, it is not an easy task to take all the wickets of the opposition team. I instructed my bowlers to go for wickets, but we could not succeed in it.
At the same time, Rohit Sharma, the captain of the winning team, has to say about this match, ‘It was very important to win the toss today. The weather and the pitch helped the bowlers a lot. Our fast bowlers took full advantage of the current conditions. Today we had set the fields exactly according to the pitch. If the pitch is like this, then you have to employ some players for catching. When we came out to bat, we made a mistake on the very first ball, but batted well after that. Dhawan has joined the team after a long time, but his arrival has strengthened the team.
At the same time, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who received the Player of the Match award in today’s match, says that, ‘The pitch was getting a lot of swing. We took full advantage of this. When you play white ball cricket, the length has to be taken care of so that not many runs are spent. Although the pitch was getting swing, I only tried to keep the ball on the right length and line. We had a conversation after Shami’s first over. After that we decided that we will keep the ball forward as much as possible. Pant also kept good wickets in today’s match. It’s a pleasure to see him keeping and batting like this.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 13, 2022, 00:01 IST