The new stage is set for the Indian and English sides. England must perform up to the mark and show the world, that they are the world champions.
But, do they hold the same energy and power to beat the host? No, they don’t, because a new question has been raised. Is there any team out there that can stop the Kohli warriors?
Today Indian cricket team didn’t let their guard down as the first ODI match took place and demolished the English side again.
This time thing worked as per the host, because since the last two series first match won by the visitors but now Indian took the charge and secured the strong position.
The Indian side has been dominated over the past two series against England, won both series, and held their shields with the young warriors.
It looks like they would conquer every format and hold their position.
England again won the toss and decided to bowl first. Again letting the host open the scoreboard, to which Indian players responded very well. Shikhar Dhawan and the skipper Virat Kohli destroyed the English bowlers brutally. Dhawan scored 98 runs and Kohli scored 56 in 60 balls.
But Krunal Pandya who debuted in the match scored his maiden 50, which also gave the Indian side a strong runs lead and gave the visitors an impossible knock of 318 runs to win.
Virat Kohli scored the 61st Century of his career and raising the bar of his batting skills. King Kohli away one century from scoring the most ODI tons in men and equalizing with the Classic Master Sachin Tendulkar.
From the England side, Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy took a great start. Even Jonny scored 96 runs, but apart from them, no one managed to go above 50 runs.
Indian bowlers didn’t let Jonny score a hundred and other players come in the form. Prasidh Krishna took 4 wickets and Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2 wickets.
Post-Match Skippers Talk:
After the defeat, Eoin Morgan believed his side played well. “We did a lot of things right today and when we have bad days with the bat it can look worse than it is. For us losing like that is better than losing by 10 or 20 runs playing a different way.”
His remarks on the loose seem useless and senseless. His response over the lose against host doesn’t look a captain’s conversation.
On the bright side, Virat Kohli shared his happy thoughts on winning. “This is one of our sweetest victories in the recent past. It is right up there purely because from 135-1 getting nine wickets is simply outstanding. I am a proud man right now.”
4 Wickets Haul Prasidh Talk:
Prasidh Krishna helped the Indians to destroy the English batting order and secure a strong win. He said,
“I didn’t start well. They went hard, but we took wickets in a cluster. I want to be called a hit-the-deck bowler, I’m better at it.
He even futher said, ” will work on my strengths and hard to enhance my performance in the upcoming matches.”
Indian Bowling attack and batting order secured a great first ODI win and defeated the World Champions. Morgan couldn’t deliver the skipper’s performance and failed to secure a series.
With such unexpected performance from the skipper, the England board should do something about it before heading towards the T20 World Cup.
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