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IND vs ENG, 1st ODI: Twitter Reacts As India Registers Thumping Win 

IND vs ENG, 1st ODI: Twitter Reacts As India Registers Thumping Win

Riding on brilliant centuries from Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav, India defeated England by  3 wickets in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Chasing an imposing total of 351, the hosts began in the worst possible manner as both of their openers KL Rahul (8) and Shikhar Dhawan returned to the hut with the scoreboard reading only 24. India’s condition only deteriorated when they were reduced to 63 for 4 after Yuvraj Singh (15) and MS Dhoni (6) were dismissed by Ben Stokes and Jake Ball respectively. The stage was perfectly set for another Virat Kohli special and the newly-appointed skipper did not disappoint as he led from the front with a magnificent knock to help his team get close to England’s total and he was ably supported by Kedar Jadhav as they added 200 runs for the fifth wicket. And just when it was looking like India would make light work of the chase, they suffered a huge setback when Kohli got out for 122 after miscuing a short delivery from Ben Stokes. 28 runs later, Jadhav departed too after scoring a brilliant 120 runs from only 76 balls. But by then he had done his work and the remaining runs were scored by the lower-order batsmen without much trouble.

Earlier, the visitors churned out one of their finest batting displays in India. After losing Alex Hales cheaply, Jason Roy and Joe Root set the platform for a huge score with contrasting half-centuries. While Roy’s 73 came from only 61 balls Roots consumed 95 balls to score his 78 runs. And England’s middle-order batsmen took full advantage of the situation as they massacred the Indian bowlers to register their highest-ever score in India. Ben Stokes (62 from 40 balls) and Moeen Ali (28 from 17) led England’s charge towards the end as they scored a mammoth 350.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the match:

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