Nottingham: Slow left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav’s 6 for 25 on Thursday helped India bowl out England for 268 in the first One Day International at Trent Bridge here.
Kuldeep Yadav has now become the second chinaman bowler after Australia’s Brad Hogg to pick five or more wickets in an ODI.
Asked by Indian skipper Virat Kohli to bat first, England started off well with both openers Jason Roy (38) and Jonny Bairstow (38) providing England a strong start with a 73-run opening stand.
However, the match soon turned in the favour of India when Kuldeep Yadav was brought in the 11th over. He produced three wickets in successive overs, taking apart the top order.
Later, wicket keeper Jos Buttler (53) and all-rounder Ben Stokes (50) were among the top scorers.
Besides Kuldeep Yadav, pacer Umesh Yadav took two wickets while right arm wrist spinner Yuzverdra Chahal put a break to England skipper Eoin Morgan inning.
India now will have to start off well to achieve the target of 269.
Playing XI –
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yuzverdra Chahal
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood (ANI)