India vs England, 1st ODI Highlights
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India vs England 1st ODI Highlights: India beat England by 66 runs, take 1-0 lead

India vs England, 1st ODI Highlights: Virat Kohli-led Team India defeated Eoin Morgan's England by 66 runs in the first ODI in Pune. Follow the live score and updates of IND vs ENG first ODI here.
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2021 10:03 PM IST

India vs England, 1st ODI Highlights: Prasidh Krishna registered best bowling figures on ODI debut as India defeated England by 66 runs to go up 1-0 in the 3-match series. Chasing a steep 317-run target for victory, England folded for 251 in 42.1 overs despite making a dazzling start. Earlier, India posted 317 for 5 in fifty overs after 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 batting performance. England had won the toss and opted to bowl first. Follow IND vs ENG 1st ODI live score

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  • MAR 23, 2021 09:32 PM IST

    India win

    Prasidh Krishna dismissed Tom Curran to bowl out England for 251. India win by 66 runs to go up 1-0 in the 3-match ODI series.

  • MAR 23, 2021 09:26 PM IST

    Bhuvneshwar's bowling figures in 1st ODI

    3.33 economy

    34 dot balls

    30 runs

    2 wickets

  • MAR 23, 2021 09:21 PM IST

    Stats Alert!

    This is the 15th time at home that 3 Indian bowlers have taken 2 or more wickets in ODIs against England at home.

    · Last was in 2013 at Mohali: Sharma, Ashwin x2, Jadeja x3

  • MAR 23, 2021 09:17 PM IST

    Another wicket for Bhuvi

    Bhauvneshwar strikes again and dismisses Adil Rashid. India are just one wicket away from winning the first ODI. ENG: 241/9 after 39.2 overs

  • MAR 23, 2021 09:15 PM IST

    Maiden ODI wicket for Krunal Pandya

    Krunal Pandya finally strikes and Sam Curran is gone on 12. ENG: 239/8 after 38.1 overs

  • MAR 23, 2021 09:09 PM IST

    First wicket for Bhuvi

    Bhauvneshwar Kumar picks up his first wicket tonight and dismisses Mooen Ali on 30. Short of a length ball, takes the edge of Moeen Ali's willow and Rahul takes an easy catch behind the stumps. ENG: 237/7 after 37.1 overs

  • MAR 23, 2021 09:05 PM IST

    Krunal to Moeen Ali: FOUR

    FOUR! Fuller delivery from Krunal Pandya and Mooen Ali slaps it down the line and for a boundary towards long-on.

  • MAR 23, 2021 09:00 PM IST

    Bhuvneshwar to Sam Curran: FOUR

    FOUR! A good shot from Sam Curran. Short of a length delivery and Curran pulls it over square leg for a boundary.

  • MAR 23, 2021 08:56 PM IST

    India vs England, 1st ODI: 35 overs have been bowled

    35 overs gone and England are 226/6. They need 92 runs to win from 90 balls, with four wickets in hands.

  • MAR 23, 2021 08:55 PM IST

    Stats Alert!

    Prasidh Krishna takes his 3rd wicket:

    · Joint most wickets by a debutant bowler vs England in ODIs along with Varun Aaron.

    · Aaron took 3/24 in 2011 in Mumbai

  • MAR 23, 2021 08:48 PM IST

    Prasidh Krishan gets his third wicket

    WICKET! Prasidh Krishna scalps his third wicket on his ODI debut. Sam Billings departs on after getting caught by Virat Kohli at cover. ENG: 217/6 after 32.1 overs

  • MAR 23, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    Krunal into the attack

    Krunal Panday comes into the attack after the drinks break. He will look to dent the brewing partnership between Moeen Ali and Sam Billings.

  • MAR 23, 2021 08:38 PM IST

    Drinks Break

    31 overs have been bowled and England are 212 for 5. They need 106 runs off 114 balls to win this match.

  • MAR 23, 2021 08:37 PM IST

    Most sixes in an innings for an English batsman in and against India

    Bairstow: 7

    Ravi Bopara: 5

    Ben Stokes: 5

    Eoin Morgan: 5

  • MAR 23, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    Kuldeep to Moeen Ali: FOUR, dot, SIX

    Moeen Ali goes after Kuldeep Yadav and plays a couple of lofted shots to boost England's morale. A boundary towards deep square leg and then a slog-sweep for six over deep mid-wicket. Amazing stuff.

  • MAR 23, 2021 08:31 PM IST

    Kuldeep Yadav to Billings - FOUR

    FOUR! A great shot played by Billings. The ball skid low but the batsman jumps back and pulls it through deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

  • MAR 23, 2021 08:25 PM IST

    Update on Rohit, Iyer's injury

    "Shreyas Iyer subluxated his left shoulder in the 8th over while fielding. He has been taken for further scans and won't take any further part in the game.

    Rohit Sharma was hit on the right elbow while batting and felt some pain later. He won't take the field," stated BCCI.

  • MAR 23, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    Shardul gets Morgan and Buttler

    A magnificent over from Shardul Thakur. After getting Morgan caught behind, the Mumbai bowler traps Jos Buttler in front. Two wickets in the same over and India in full control. ENG: 176/5 after 25 overs

  • MAR 23, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    Jonny Bairstow dismissed for 94

    · 2nd dismissal in his 90s. Last was against Afghanistan in 2019 at Manchester.

    · 6th highest score for an ENG batsmen while chasing against India in India

  • MAR 23, 2021 08:01 PM IST

    Bairstow out on 94

    Jonny Bairstow misses his hundred as Shardul Thakur removes him on 94. hard length delivery and Bairstow tries to pull but fails to clear the boundary. Kuldeep takes an easy catch at deep mid-wicket. England 169/3

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:53 PM IST

    Thakur to Morgan: FOUR!

    FOUR! A well-timed shot from the England captain. Overpitched delivery and Morgan drives beautifully through covers for a boundary.

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:48 PM IST

    Yadav to Morgan - SIX

    A poor delivery from the Chinaman bowler and first maximum for the England captain. A loopy full toss and Morgan clubs it for a six over cow corner boundary. A freebie for England.

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:40 PM IST

    England in last four overs: 9 runs, 4 wickets

    An amazing comeback from Prasidh Krishna has pushed England on backfoot. They have scored just 9 runs off the last 24 deliveries and lost the wickets of Jason Roy (45*) and Ben Stokes (1*)

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:38 PM IST

    Stats Alert

    Ben Stokes out for 1. 20th time he has been dismissed for a single digit score.

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:37 PM IST

    Wicket-maiden for Krishna

    What a comeback from the debutant. After getting hit for 21 runs in his third over, Krishna returns strong and delivers a maiden over and gets Ben Stokes. England under pressure now.

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    Lucky Morgan

    What just happened there? Kohli dropped Morgan at the slips. And when the Indian skipper collected the ball and threw at the striker's end, no one was there to collect and run Morgan out who has gone miles away from the crease. What a luck man!

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:30 PM IST

    Ben Stokes off the mark after 8 dot balls

    Ben Stokes, who came in at No 3, goes off the mark after playing 8 dot balls. Jason Roy's wicket seems to have affected England's scoring rate as well. Well, India would want that to happen.

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    Maiden ODI wicket for Prasidh Krishna

    Krishan strikes and provides the much-needed breakthrough. Jason Roy departs on 46. The English opener was looking for a lofted shot but lost the bottom hand grip and ended up slicing to the left of backward point. Substitute Suryakumar Yadav takes a juggling catch. ENG: 135/1 after 14.2 overs

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:18 PM IST

    Kuldeep to Bairstow: SIX

    7 maximum from the England opener and he moves to 80. Bairstow clears the front leg and hammers it over long-on.

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    Bairstow vs Kuldeep Yadav in ODIs

    3 innings

    44 runs

    133 strike rate

    2 dismissals

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:14 PM IST

    100-run stand between Bairstow and Roy

    · 5th 100-run stand for the opening wicket for England against India in India. 7th vs India overall.

    · 12th between the pair in ODIs

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    Krunal to Bairstow - SIX, SIX

    Bairstow is turning mire dangerous after getting his 14th ODI fifty. Back-to-back sixes to put England on top. India are desperately looking for a breakthrough.

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:11 PM IST

    Fifty for Jonny Bairstow

    · 14th ODI fifty

    · 2nd vs India

    · 4th fifty+ score in his last 6 ODI innings.

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:10 PM IST

    Kuldeep Yadav into the attack

    Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack and Jonny Bairstow smashes him for a boundary followed by maximum (off the second and third ball respectively) to bring up his 14th ODI fifty.

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    Krunal Pandya back into the attack

    After an expensive overs, Krunal gets another over and gets absolutely hammered by Jason Roy through covers for a boundary. Pandya needs to strike and cause some damage here.

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:02 PM IST

    Thakur to Bairstow: FOUR!

    Cracking shot from Jonny Bairstow. Fuller delivery and the English opener punched it straight down the ground.

  • MAR 23, 2021 07:00 PM IST

    Krunal to Roy: FOUR, SIX

    Jason Roy just ruined Krunal Pandya's opening over as he scored 16 runs in six deliveries. A boundary off the second ball and then a couple of big shots to end the over. An expensive one from Kruna, ENG: 77/0 after 9 overs.

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    Iyer hurts his shoulder

    Shreyas Iyer has hurt his left shoulder in an attempt to field a cracking shot from Jonny Bairstow. The former dived to his left and did manage to stop the ball. But he is down with pain and leaves the field.

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    Shardul Thakur into the attack

    Shardull Thakur comes into the attack and replaces Prasidh Krishna. He will be bowling from the pavilion end.

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:46 PM IST

    50 partnership between Bairstow and Roy

    · 13th fifty+ partnership for England against India in India.

    · 4th fifty+ partnership in 4 innings vs India between the pair for the opening wicket.

    · The partnership is on 44*

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    50-up for England

    Roy smashes a boundary off Bhuvneshwar Kumar's delivery and brings up 50 runs on the board in the 7th over. One poor over from Prasidh Krishna has certainly taken away the moment from the hosts. They need a wicket now.

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:42 PM IST

    An expensive over from Prasidh Krishna

    22 runs off the sixth over - bowled by Prasidh Krishna. A couple of sixes followed by as many boundaries and then an overthrow off the last ball to give away two more runs. Tough one for the debutant.

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:40 PM IST

    Prasidh Krishna to Bairstow - SIX, dot, SIX, FOUR, FOUR

    Jonny Bairstow is breaking the shackles and going after the debutant. Two maximum off the first three balls followed by a couple of boundaries. Prasidh Krishan needs to get back soon.

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    Krishna to Roy: FOUR, FOUR

    Back-to-back boundaries from Jason Roy after stuttering in the first three overs. A boundary down the line followed by another towards deep square leg. ENG: 21/0

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Slow start for England

    3 overs gone and England are 13 for 0. Openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow are finding it difficult to score against Bhuvneshwar and Krishna.

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:25 PM IST

    5 runs given

    Krishana to Bairstow - Wide down the leg side and beats everyone. 5 runs - bomus for England

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:19 PM IST

    Prasidh Krishna into the attack

    Debutant Prasidh Krishna into the attack. He became the 234th player to represent India in ODI cricket and received his debut cap from bowling coach Bharat Arun before the start of the game.

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    Bhuvneshwar bowls a brilliant over

    A superb over from Bhuvi to start the second innings. Four dots and two singles to begin the spell. ENG: 2/0 after 1 over.

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    Jason Roy vs Bhuvi in ODI

    2 innings

    22 runs

    0 dismissals

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:13 PM IST

    England openers are out to bat

    England openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow are out to bat. Bhuvenshwar Kumar will begin the attack for India.

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    Stats Alert:

    50+ on India ODI debut batting at 7 or below

    55 Saba Karim v SA Bloemfontein 1997

    60*Ravindra Jadeja v SL Colombo 2009

    51*KRUNAL PANDYA v Eng Pune 2021

    (Source: Cricbuzz)

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    100-run stand between KL Rahul and Krunal Pandya

    · 4th century stand for the 6th wicket for India vs England at home.

    · 5th time there have been 2 century stands for India vs England in an innings.

  • MAR 23, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    England need 318 runs to win

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:47 PM IST

    End of India innings

    KL Rahul scoops the last ball for a boundary past Jos Buttler as India post 317 for 5 in 50 overs. Dhawan top-scored with 98 off 106 balls while Indian skipper Virat Kohli (56) scored his 61st ODI fifty. Krunal Pandya and Rahul remained unbeaten on 58 and 62 respectively.

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    Mark Wood bowls the last over

    Mark Wood comes to bowl the final over and Krunal welcomes him with a boundary towards deep square leg.

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:38 PM IST

    Tom Curran to Rahul - SIX

    Another beauty from KL Rahul. Outstanding hit and it clears the long-on fence for a maximum. India go past 300.

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    KL Rahul’s fifty

    · 9th ODI fifty

    · 1st vs England in 7 innings

    · This is the 10th time there are 4 scores of 50+ runs for India in an innings in ODI.

    · Last time this happened was in 2017 against Pakistan at Birmingham

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:33 PM IST

    Maiden fifty for Krunal Pandya on debut

    Krunal Pandya slams his maiden half-century off just 26 deliveries. IND: 293/5 in 48 overs.

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:31 PM IST

    21 runs off the 48th over

    Completely insane batting from the dup of KL Rahul and Krunal Pandya. They just thrashed Mark Wood, scoring 20 runs (one wide) against him

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    Wood to Krunal - FOUR, SIX

    Phenomenal stuff from Krunal Pandya. Two back-to-back big shots and Krunal moves to 48 - just 2 runs short away from his maiden half-century.

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:26 PM IST

    Wood to Rahul: SIX!

    Absolutely stunning.What a shot from KL Rahul. Fuller from Wood and Rahul picks it so well to swing it over long-on. A well-timed shot this.

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:24 PM IST

    11 runs off the 47th over

    The duo of Rahul and Krunal are leaving no stone unturned to turbo-charge India's innings. The duo just ripped apart the 47th over bowled by Tom Curran. 11 runs off 6 balls and India are 271 for 5.

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    Krunal's first six in ODIs

    Tom Curran to Krunal - SIX! A cracking shot over square leg. Amazing hit by the debutant. Picks the length perfectly and this goes deep into the stands.

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    Stats Alert!

    • Fifty partnership between KL Rahul and Krunal Pandya
    • 10th fifty partnership for the 6th wicket for India vs England at home
  • MAR 23, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    Rashid to Rahul - FOUR

    Rahul keeping the scoreboard ticking with his fighting knock. Another boundary to bring up the fifty partnership for the sixth wicket.

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:15 PM IST

    Tom Curran to Krunal - FOUR

    Krunal Pandya is definitely leading India's fightback after losing a flurry of wickets. Too full from Curran and Krunal slams it over the mid-on for a boundary.

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:11 PM IST

    IND vs ENG, 1st ODI: Stats Alert

    Last 25 balls:

    34 runs

    1 wicket

    8.16 run rate

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    Rahul hits a six

    BANG! What a cracking shot this from KL Rahul. Uses the extra bounce, makes room and lofts it over long-off. After a series of failures with the bat, this is the time for Rahul to find his mojo back.

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:05 PM IST

    Stokes to Krunal - FOUR

    Krunal Pandya making the most of this opportunity with his impressive strokeplay. Fuller delivery, outside off and the elder Pandya slaps it through covers for another boundary.

  • MAR 23, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    Curran to Krunal: FOUR, FOUR, dot, FOUR

    A good way to start off the things in his debut ODI innings. Three boundaries in Sam Curran's over to rescue India after losing four quick wickets.

  • MAR 23, 2021 04:54 PM IST

    Hardik Pandya out on 1

    Ben Stokes leads England's fightback and completes a three-wicket haul after dismissing Hardik Pandya. Length ball and the younger Pandya tries to play it through the third man but ends up getting caught by Bairstow at the first slip. IND: 205/5 after 40.3 overs

  • MAR 23, 2021 04:47 PM IST

    Rahul slams a SIX

    A cracking shot from KL Rahul and the ball lands into the empty stands. Shorter and slower, and Rahul pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. India go past 200-run mark.

  • MAR 23, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    Stats Alert

    Shikhar Dhawan becomes the 9th player to be dismissed in his nineties against England in ODIs.

    · Last was Kedar Jadhav in 2017 at Kolkata. He was dismissed for 90

    · He is dismissed for the 5th time in his 90s in ODIs.

  • MAR 23, 2021 04:41 PM IST

    Dhawan departs on 98

    Major blow to India and disappointment for Shikhar Dhawan as he misses out in his century and gets out on 98. The Indian opener tries to play the pull shot but gets caught at mid-wicket by Eoin Morgan. IND: 197/4 after 38.1 overs

  • MAR 23, 2021 04:39 PM IST

    Update on Sam Billing's injury

    “Sam Billings has sprained his collar bone joint. It’s not related to the previous shoulder injury he suffered in 2019. It’s sore, he’s currently receiving treatment and we are hopeful he will be able to bat later," said England team spokesperson.

  • MAR 23, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    Boundary for KL Rahul

    Rahul gets an edge off Sam Curran's bouncer and it goes past diving Jos Buttler for a boundary. Lucky batsman as the wicketkeeper couldn't grab the ball on time.

  • MAR 23, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    Mark Wood strikes

    WICKET! Mark Wood strikes again and removes Shreyas Iyer. The India No 4 wanted to play the lofted shot but lost the bottom hand grip and the bat turns. A sitter for substitute fielder Liam Livingstone. IND: 187/3 after 34.5 overs

  • MAR 23, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    Iyer pulls it away for a four

    Mark Wood to Shreyas Iyer - FOUR. Short ball and Iyer pulls it with all his power through midwicket.

  • MAR 23, 2021 04:14 PM IST

    Tom Curran to Dhawan: FOUR!

    A beautiful shot from Shikhar Dhawan to get closer to his century. Slower delivery outside off and Dhawan cuts it through backward point for a boundary. He moves to 95.

  • MAR 23, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    Mark Wood to Dhawan - FOUR

    Short delivery, outside off and Shikhar Dhawan pulls it powerfully to deep square leg for a boundary. He moves to 91.

  • MAR 23, 2021 04:05 PM IST

    Mark Wood to Kohli - OUT

    WICKET! Mark Wood strikes and breaks India's 105-run stand for the 2nd wicket. A strong stroke from Kohli but he has hit it straight to Moeen Ali at deep mid-wicket. Kohli goes for 56, IND: 169/2 after 32.1 overs.

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:57 PM IST

    100-run stand between Kohli & Dhawan

    · 4th century partnership for the 2nd wicket vs England at home for India.

    · 9th century partnership between the pair in ODIs

    · Only the 2nd hundred partnership between the two in India.

    · The partnership is on 86*

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:51 PM IST

    Rashid to Dhawan - FOUR

    Another cracking shot from the Indian opener. Full, outside off and Dhawan sweeps it hard for a boundary through deep midwicket.

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:46 PM IST

    Fifty for Shikhar Dhawan

    · 61st ODI fifty

    · 8th fifty vs England.

    · 3rd consecutive fifty for Kohli

    · He is batting on 40*

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:44 PM IST

    Moeen Ali to Dhawan: SIX, FOUR

    Dhawan is turning more dangerous since he scored his fifty. A lofted cover drive for a maximum followed by a boundary at fine leg. He moves to 71.

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    Moeen Ali to Kohli - FOUR

    A misfield from Ben Stokes and Kohli gets a boundary and he reaches on 48. He needs 2 more to get his 61st ODI century.

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    Fifty partnership between Kohli and Dhawan

    · Only the 3rd time there are fifty+ partnerships for the 1st and 2nd wicket for India vs England at home.

    · 15th fifty+ partnership for the 2nd wicket for India vs England in India.

    · 25th fifty+ partnership between the pair in ODIs.

    · The partnership is on 48*

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:31 PM IST

    Moeen Ali to Kohli - FOUR

    Virat Kohli ends Moeen Ali's first over with a boundary. Bowled outside off and Kohli cuts hard towards backward point for four.

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    Moeen Ali comes into the attack

    Moeen Ali comes in attack and replaces Ben Stokes. The former has come after a long hiatus as he missed the entire T20I series. Virat Kohli faces Ali's first ball.

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:27 PM IST

    Rashid to Kohli - FOUR

    A cracking shot from the Indian skipper. Fuller one and Kohli drives it beautifully down the ground for a boundary.

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:26 PM IST

    100-up for India

    Dhawan slog sweeps Adil Rashid for a six to bring up his 32nd ODI fifty. Also, India go past the 100-mark with this shot. IND: 103/1 after 23.1 overs

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    Fifty for Shikhar Dhawan

    · 31st ODI fifty

    · 2nd vs England in 13 innings.

    · 3rd fifty in his last 5 ODI innings.

    · He is batting on 43*

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    Kohli nails the short ball

    Stokes to Kohli - FOUR! A shorter delivery on the off stump and the Indian skipper pulls it with power through mid-wicket for a boundary. Second boundary for Kohli.

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:17 PM IST

    IND vs ENG, 1st ODI: 21 overs have been bowled

    21 overs gone and India are 89 for 1. Shikhara Dhawan (44*) is approaching half-century and is accompanied by skipper Virat Kohli (15*) at the crease.

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    The special Kohli cover drive

    FOUR! Gorgeous shot from Virat Kohli. IT was a half volley alright but it was heartening to see the full face of the bat and high elbow from Kohli. And once it hit the middle of his bat there was stopping that one to reach the fence.

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:11 PM IST

    IND vs ENG live score 1st ODI - 20 overs bowled

    Another fine over Adil Rashid, only three runs from it. England haven't allowed India to get off the blocks at all. India are 83 for 1 at the end of 20 overs. The good thing for India is that a well-set Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli are in the middle.

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:08 PM IST

    Two-paced wicket making strokeplay difficult

    Clear signs that wicket has dual nature, especially if bowlers hit the hard length. This has been exploited quite well by the England seamers so far. Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan will have to find a way to score.

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    Tidy start from Rashid

    Just two singles in the first over of Adil Rashid, enough sings in it that it won't be easy to hit him through the line. India 77/1 after the end of 18 overs.

  • MAR 23, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    First sight of spin

    Adil Rashid comes into the attack. It will be an interesting batting between him and Virat Kohli. The England leg-spinner has had the upper hand over the India captain of late.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:56 PM IST

    Dhawan flicks it well

    FOUR! A signature Shikhar Dhawan flick shot there. On the pads from Stokes and Dhawan picks it using his lovely hands and also ensures it is well away from the reach of the deep fielder at square-leg.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:54 PM IST

    Virat Kohli off the mark

    Doesn't take long for India captain Virat Kohli to get going. He drives to the left of the cover fielder to get off the mark with a single.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    Stokes gets Rohit

    OUT! A poor shot from Rohit. After doing all the hard wok, battling through an elbow injury, Rohit nicks a wide one from Stokes to the England keeper Buttler. Ben Stokes gets the first breakthrough for England. Rohit has to go for 28. India 64/1

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:48 PM IST

    Rohit attacks

    FOUR! Cracking shot from Rohit Sharma. He charges down the track and hits the length ball from Curran over the in-field and into the fence. Rohit can surprise the bowler with a shot like this out of the blue.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:47 PM IST

    Tom Curran settling into a nice rhythm

    Play resumes after the drinks break and Tom Curran starts his third over. He has carried on with the good work of Sam Curran and Mark Wood. He trouble Rohit in his previous over.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    IND vs ENG 1st ODI live score: Pulled away by Dhawan

    FOUR! Not the best of deliveries from Ben Stokes. It was short and at the perfect height for Dhawan to bring out his pull shot. Credit to the India opener to hit it fine from the fielder at the fine-leg boundary to collect a four.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:37 PM IST

    Fifty up for India

    A nice flick towards the on-side to take a single from Rohit Sharma. This brings up India's fifty. This has been a very good start after losing the toss.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    Good first over Tom Curran

    Tom Curran replaces Mark Wood in the attack and bowls a good first over. Also got one to come back in sharply at Rohit Sharma, which cut the India opener in half. Only two runs from the over, India 42/0 after 11 overs.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    End of powerplay

    Despite the good work by England new-ball bowlers, India haven't lost a wicket so one would have to conclude that they are off to a good start after being sent in. At the end of the powerplay, India are 39/0.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    Rohit gets going

    FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries now from Rohit's bat. A superb on-drive all along the ground that races away to the fence. India are slowly but surely getting on the right track. India 34/0 after 9 overs.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:19 PM IST

    Rohit takes aerial rout

    FOUR! This was a shot out of frustration. There was a lot of anger when Rohit decided to lost Wood over the in-field for a boundary.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:18 PM IST

    Stunning fielding from England

    "They have saved at least 12-15 runs in the 10-12 deliveries" says L Shivaramakrishnan in the commentary after Tom Curran dives to stop a boundary. The England inner-ring fielders have been brilliant.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:14 PM IST

    Another tight over from Sam Curran

    Sam Curran has been brilliant with the new ball so far, another tight over from him. Only two singles from it. The good things from India's point of view is that they haven't lost a wicket. They can surely make up for the slow start later on.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:12 PM IST

    Tough chance goes down

    That shouldn't really go down as a drop catch. It was firmly hit by Dhawan, Jason Roy at point flew to his left, got both hands to it, but the force of the ball didn't allow him to hold on. He saved four runs nonetheless.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:10 PM IST

    Physio out to attend Rohit again

    Rohit Sharma is a not a 100% ever since he was hit on the elbow by a Wood delivery. Now his getting a strapping done on his right elbow. For now, he has decided to carry on batting.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    Dhawan shows his class

    Back to back boundaries from Shikhar Dhawan's bat. One off the back foot and one off the front but both through the off-side. This couple of boundaries against Mark Wood will give a lot of confidence to Dhawan.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:03 PM IST

    Rohit breaks the shackles

    FOUR! Something had to come and it came from Rohit's bat. A scoop over fine leg to collect his first boundary of the day and more importantly it gives India breathing space after a really quiet start to the innings. India 15/0 after 6 overs.

  • MAR 23, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    Another big appeal

    Nothing from the umpire, nothing from Eoin Morgan. But another good delivery from Sam Curran. It cam back in to the left hander, hit him high on the pads, perhaps that is why England didn't go for the review. Curran has settled into a nice rhythm.

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:55 PM IST

    Rohit hit on the elbow

    Ouch! That must have stung. It was a 148 kmph delivery from Mark Wood and it hit Rohit right on his unprotected right elbow. There was immediate grimace on his face. We have the physio out in the middle.

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:51 PM IST

    Maiden from Sam Curran

    Nice lengths, nice lines and a hint of away movement in most of the deliveries - Sam Curran bowls a maiden. Credit to Dhawan too for not flirting with danger. India 10/0 after 4 overs.

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    England get another new ball

    Well, this is new. The ball in Wood's hands was only 10 balls old but it has already got a hole in it so the umpires have decided to hand over a new ball to England.

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    Dhawan is away

    FOUR! Short and wide outside off stump from Wood, this is bread and butter for Dhawan, he can hit them for four in his sleep. Punches it away through the gap between point and covers and it races away for the first boundary of the Indian innings. India 9/0 after 3.4 overs.

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    Shikhar Dhawan off the mark

    A gentle loosener from Curran outside off stump, just the kind of ball a batsman dreams of at the start of his innings, Dhawan taps it to third man for a single and open his account.

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    Sam Curran starts well

    Wow what a good first delivery from Sam Curran. He just got that one to come back in at Rohit and he missed it. It hit him on the front pad, there was a huge appeal, the umpire shook his head and Eoin Morgan decided against taking a review.

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:36 PM IST

    Good over from Wood

    That's a very good first over from Mark Wood. Hard lengths at good pace, just what you expect from him. Only 1 run off it. India 1/0 after being sent in by England.

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:35 PM IST

    Rohit, India off the mark

    Just a nice tap on the on-side from Rohit Sharma. Shikhar Dhawan was aware to steal a quick single. First runs for India in the first ODI.

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    Mark Wood has the new ball for England

    We are all set for the first ball if the ODI series. Mark Wood will star the proceedings for England. Rohit Sharma is on strike.

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:27 PM IST

    Onus on Rohit-Shikhar to give India a good start

    India's one of the most successful opening pairs in limited-overs cricket Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are back at the top. The onus will be on the experienced due to provide India a good start in the series opener today in Pune.

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    Virat Kohli speaks at toss

    "Very happy to bat first, we had different plans. Weather is going to drastically change in the evening. It's a great opportunity for us to put runs on the board. The last game we played here against England is a great memory. If we believe we are a top side we should be ready to do anything, whether we decide or asked to do something."

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:15 PM IST

    Kuldeep Yadav to be India's lead spinner

    Right, there is a surprise! Actually there a more than one. We've already talked about Rishabh Pant not being there and now we don't have Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar in the side as Virat Kohi has decided to bring back Kuldeep Yadav in the side. He will lead India's spin attack and will have debutant Krunal Pandya for company.

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    India Playing XI

    Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    England Playing XI

    Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:05 PM IST

    KL Rahul will keep wickets, no Rishabh Pant

    KL Rahul is back with the keeping gloves and will bat at No.5, meaning there is no Risbhabh Pant in the side.

  • MAR 23, 2021 01:02 PM IST


    England win toss and opt to bowl first against India in the first ODI in Pune.

  • MAR 23, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    India vs England 1st ODI live - Pitch Report

    Sounds firm, it will carry through to the keeper well. The wind picks up in the evening here so that might help the due keep away. Defending can be difficult here, expect a lot of runs: Ajit Agarkar and Deep Dasgupta with the pitch report in Pune.

  • MAR 23, 2021 12:48 PM IST

    Debuts for Krunal Pandya and Prasidh Krishna

    We are just getting news from Pune that all-rounder Krunal Pandya and fast bowler Prasidh Kirshna have been handed over their ODI caps. Pandya has played T20Is for India, this will be his first tryst with ODI cricket. Whereas, Krishna will play his first match for India across formats.

  • MAR 23, 2021 12:43 PM IST

    India need to stop Jason Roy early

    Jason Roy has a fantastic record against India. In T20I series too, he threatened to take the game away from India on more than one occasions, therefore it is imperative for Virat Kohli and Co. to get Roy's wicket early. The England opener has been severe against Yuzvendra Chahal but if Bhuvneshwar can another one to to swing back in early like he did in the 5th T20I, Roy might have problems to deal with it.

  • MAR 23, 2021 12:39 PM IST

    Bhuvneshwar needs to carry form of T20Is into ODIs

    Bhuvneshwar will be playing an ODI after a gap of more than 18 months. His last ODI was against West Indies at Port of Spain in 2019. So far, Bhuvneshwar has played 114 ODIs with 132 wickets from it at the average of 34.60 and with the economy of 5.02. Though, Bhuvneshwar has the worst numbers against England as compared to other opposing teams in his career, he has a decent economy of 5.00 against England in ODIs.

    What will be encouraging as far as India are concerned is Bhuvneshwar's form in the T20Is. He was Player of the Match in the last T20I.

  • MAR 23, 2021 12:29 PM IST

    Jofra Archer's injury a big blow to England

    Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series with an elbow injury which had also forced him to sit out from a couple of Test matches in India. With Joe Root already not being there, Archer's injury comes as a big blow to England, who are yet to register a series win in this tour having already lost the Tests and T20I series. The onus will be on Mark Wood and Sam Curran to handle the new ball for England.

  • MAR 23, 2021 12:24 PM IST

    Where will KL Rahul bat?

    Now this is an interesting debate. India captain Virat Kohli has already confirmed that Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will open the batting for India in the first ODI. That leaves either No.4 or No.5 for KL Rahul. Rahul did bat at No.5 in ODIs when he was keeping wickets and Rishabh Pant was not in the side but with Pant back, it is unlikely he will bat lower than No.6, which means Rahul might once again slide down to No.5 in the first ODI today.

  • MAR 23, 2021 12:16 PM IST

    Suryakumar or Shreyas?

    It's a difficult choice but then again which choice is easy if you are an Indian captain? Suryakumar Yadav has is in the form of his life and has shown enough signs to make everyone believe that is ready for international cricket and take over the No.4 spot. But the incumbent Shreyas Iyer has done nothing wrong to lose his spot. He was pretty good in the T20I series and has been a solid batsman at No.4 even in the ODIs.

  • MAR 23, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    Who will be India's spinner?

    With Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar and Krunal vying for a spot, who will India play in the first ODI? Looks like Chahal could get a game.

  • MAR 23, 2021 11:57 AM IST

    Kohli confirms India's opening pair

    "Shikhar (Dhawan) and Rohit (Sharma) will definitely start. I don't think there are any doubts on their position as far as ODI cricket is concerned," Kohli said.

  • MAR 23, 2021 11:32 AM IST

    India vs England 1st ODI - LIVE!

    Hello and welcome to our live blog on the 1st ODI between India and England at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

Photo of New Zealand cricketer Daryl Mitchell(Twitter)
Photo of New Zealand cricketer Daryl Mitchell(Twitter)

Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips offered New Zealand contracts

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 11:51 PM IST
New Zealand's most successful test wicketkeeper BJ Watling was also omitted after announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket after the team's tour of England.
Newly-appointed Sri Lankan skipper Kusal Perera(ICC / Twitter)
Newly-appointed Sri Lankan skipper Kusal Perera(ICC / Twitter)

'Sri Lanka need to play fearless cricket to win matches': Kusal Perera

ANI | , Colombo
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 10:47 PM IST
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday announced an 18-member squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. Sri Lanka will be led by Kusal Perera while Kusal Mendis will be his deputy.
Ramesh Powar appointed head coach of Indian women’s cricket team(Twitter)
Ramesh Powar appointed head coach of Indian women’s cricket team(Twitter)

Once shown the door, Powar becomes women’s team head coach again

By Shalini Gupta, Rasesh Mandani
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 09:58 PM IST
Soon after the World Cup ended, Powar was removed from his position. The controversy revealed deeper rifts in the team too, as T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur and vice-captain Smriti Mandhana wrote fervent appeals to the BCCI to reinstate Powar as coach.
Shreyas Iyer(Shreyas Iyer / Twitter)
Shreyas Iyer(Shreyas Iyer / Twitter)

'Work in progress': Shreyas Iyer on road to recovery from shoulder injury- WATCH

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 08:48 PM IST
Iyer had sustained a shoulder injury during the ODI series against England and after that he underwent surgery.
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra (L) and Shreyas Iyer (R)(HT Collage)
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra (L) and Shreyas Iyer (R)(HT Collage)

'Fit and available, Shreyas Iyer walks in as a captain, bats at No.3'

By, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 11:44 PM IST
While the fans are curious to see whether the Mumbaikar gets back his captaincy on the resumption of the tournament, former cricketer Chopra reckoned that there is no doubt in that.
Co-owner of Rajasthan Royals Manoj Badale(AP)
Co-owner of Rajasthan Royals Manoj Badale(AP)

"Real challenge" getting IPL to resume: Manoj Badale, RR owner

By Abhishek Paul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 10:06 PM IST
The IPL 2021 was suspended indefinitely on May 4 after a number of players and support staff turned Covid positive. In a video interaction on Thursday, Badale said things didn’t look bright for the league this year.
File image of Steve Waugh and Justin Langer(Getty)
File image of Steve Waugh and Justin Langer(Getty)

'He really is a trump card for England’s chances in Australia': Steve Waugh

By, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 11:43 PM IST
While speaking in a podcast, on ‘Road To The Ashes’ podcast, the Waugh opined that Archer will be a ‘trump card’ for the English team.
Former Indian women's team coach WV Raman (L), Ramesh Powar (R)(HT Collage)
Former Indian women's team coach WV Raman (L), Ramesh Powar (R)(HT Collage)

'Look forward to seeing the girls soar under your guidance': Raman to Powar

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 06:32 PM IST
Powar's first assignment as coach would be in June-July this year as the women's team heads to the UK to play one Test, three T20Is, and three ODIs.
Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson (left) and Jos Buttler in action against SRH in IPL 2021.(IPL)
Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson (left) and Jos Buttler in action against SRH in IPL 2021.(IPL)

Very authentic as a leader- RR's Buttler heaps praise on Samson's captaincy

PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 06:16 PM IST
  • Jos Buttler was all praise for Sanju Samson after he took over the reins of Rajasthan Royals from Australian Steve Smith, who was purchased by Delhi Capitals at the IPL 2021 Auction.
Zaheer Abbas considers Virat Kohli and Babar Azam as his two favourite modern-day batsmen. (Getty Images)
Zaheer Abbas considers Virat Kohli and Babar Azam as his two favourite modern-day batsmen. (Getty Images)

'Their styles are being copied': Abbas picks Kohli, Babar as favourite batsmen

By, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 08:21 PM IST
Zaheer Abbas was asked about his top three batsmen in world cricket, out of which the Pakistan great picked only two.
File Photo of Ramesh Powar(Twitter/ANI)
File Photo of Ramesh Powar(Twitter/ANI)

Ramesh Powar appointed head coach of Indian Women’s Cricket Team

By, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 05:43 PM IST
The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Madan Lal, Sulakshana Naik and RP Singh, interviewed the applicants and unanimously agreed on Ramesh Powar’s candidature.
India's Yuzvendra Chahal in action(Twitter)
India's Yuzvendra Chahal in action(Twitter)

Yuzvendra Chahal’s parents test positive for Covid-19, father hospitalised

By, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 04:44 PM IST
Dhanashree on Thursday posted on her Instagram story that her brother and mother had also tested positive for Covid-19 when she was with Chahal in RCB’s bio-bubble in IPL 2021
File photo of former India women's coach Ramesh Powar(Twitter)
File photo of former India women's coach Ramesh Powar(Twitter)

CAC recommends Ramesh Powar's name for India women's coach post

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 04:30 PM IST
On April 13, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had invited application for the position of head coach of the India women's team for a period of two years.
RCB all-rounder Glenn Maxwell(PTI)
RCB all-rounder Glenn Maxwell(PTI)

IPL 2021: Australian players may head home from Maldives this week

ANI | , Melbourne
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 03:47 PM IST
The IPL 2021 season was postponed on May 4 due to a rising number of Covid-19 cases and the entire Australian contingent had travelled to the Maldives due to a travel ban from India.
Rishabh Pant shared the photo on his Twitter handle.(Twitter/Rishabh Pant)
Rishabh Pant shared the photo on his Twitter handle.(Twitter/Rishabh Pant)

Rishabh Pant gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 02:57 PM IST
Star India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant on Thursday received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
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