Jasprit Bumrah did a great job with the ball: India In the first ODI played at Kennington Oval, England registered a spectacular win by 10 wickets. It was India’s dominant performance as England were beaten by the visitors in all three departments. Bumrah brought up his A-game in the first match of the series and demolished a star-studded England batting line-up for 110 while claiming six wickets for just 19 runs. While Rohit Sharma made fun of the chase after scoring an unbeaten 76 off 58 balls. Shikhar Dhawan remained unbeaten on 31 on his return to the Indian team. India didn’t waste much time taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl to take advantage of the stormy conditions as Bumrah and Mohammed Shami made life difficult for the English batsmen in the middle.
Bumrah started the carnage in the second over itself where he dismissed Jason Roy and Joe Root for ducks. While Shami kept wicket with him in the next over, where he dismissed Ben Stokes for a duck. England failed to recover from there and kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Bumrah dismissed Jonny Bairstow for 7 and dismissed Liam Livingstone for a duck and dented England’s innings.
While England captain Jos Buttler played a fighting innings of 31 runs, Shami got the better of him on the short ball, which was pulled by the wicket-keeper batsman and caught at deep-mid wicket.
The English Tail struggled a bit to save England from posting their lowest ODI score ever. However, Bumrah came back into the attack and bundled out Brydon Karrs and David Willey for 110.
The 28-year-old pacer claimed his maiden six-wicket haul in ODIs to demolish England’s batting line-up as the hosts were restricted to 110. He became the first Indian fast bowler to take six wickets in ODIs on English soil. While it was also the best bowling performance by an Indian against England.
Apart from Bumrah, Shami took three wickets while the famous Krishna took one.
Chasing the target, India started on a cautious note but the England bowlers failed to put pressure on Rohit and Dhawan as both of them got their hands on them. The England fast bowlers tried to trouble Rohit with short deliveries, but failed miserably and hit sixes.
Rohit’s 58-ball innings hit five sixes and six fours, while Dhawan hit four fours.