Led by Jos Buttler, England’s white team continues to struggle as they suffer their third international defeat in four matches. After losing the 3-match T20I series 1-2, Butler and his teammates crashed for heavy losses, where India They were defeated by ten wickets in the first match of the three-match ODI series at The Oval.
England were never really in the game as they lost Jason Roy and that triggered an epic collapse that reduced them to 59/7 just before the 15th over. In a post-match presentation, Butler said he would have to move on from the loss and look forward to the second match of the series at Lord’s.
“Very tough day, but we have to dust ourselves off quickly. A little surprised by the movement, a little muddy. India exposed the conditions wonderfully. They’ve bowled really well in the powerplays. That’s something on which to play.” We need to discuss and work out. We have a few guys coming in and out here in the form of their lives in Tests.”
Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah made a devastating spell of fast bowling en route to a career-best six as India bowled out England for 110 in the first ODI here on Tuesday. Seeing the pitch being cloudy and the grass, India decided to bring in the opposition and the fast bowlers, especially Bumrah, took full advantage of the conditions.
“Jasprit is a great bowler to come up against. He has bowled brilliantly today and deserves these figures. It’s never easy when you are forced to try to take wickets. It’s not good when your bowlers have to take risks and when you ask for a lot from them.”
Bumrah finished with a dream six for 19 in 7.2 overs and in the process became the first Indian fast bowler to take five or more wickets in an ODI in England. It was also England’s lowest score against India.
The ball was swinging and seaming at a good pace, making Bumrah and Mohammed Shami (3/31) even more lethal.
Jason Roy (0) struggled while attempting an expensive drive from Bumrah with a full and wide ball. Roy had no idea that Bumrah had brought down the inswinger Bumrah before he got his number.
Two balls later, in-form Joe Root (0) was hoping for another quick inswinger but Bumrah got one to lift outside off-stump, giving wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant the lead for a double-wicket maiden over.