India beat England in the first ODI of the the three-match series, at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. India rode on fifties from Shikhar Dhawan (98 in 106 balls), KL Rahul (62* in 43), debutant Krunal Pandya (58* in 31), and Virat Kohli (56 in 60) to put up 317/5. Jason Roy (46 in 35) and Jonny Bairstow (94 in 66) then added 135 for the opening stand, off just 86 balls, before England collapsed to 251. Debutant Prasidh Krishna took 4-54 and Shardul Thakur 3-37.
The teams will now play twice more at the same venue, on March 26 and 28. Ahead of the second ODI, here is a statistical preview.
1 series or tournament won by England on Indian soil – back in 1984/85. England beat India 4-1 on that occasion. Since then, England’s best record have been two 3-3 draws, in 1992/93 and 2001/02.
1 uncapped player in the Indian squad – Suryakumar Yadav. He may become their 235th debutant.
1 uncapped player in the England squad – Liam Livingstone. He may become their 258th debutant.
1.209 India’s win-loss ratio (515 wins, 426 defeats), the third-most, after South Africa and Australia. With 1.118 (378 wins, 338 defeats), England are at fifth place.
1.286 India’s win-loss ratio against England (53 wins, 42 defeats), their second-best against any side with a 100-match cut-off. India have a ratio of 1.625 against Sri Lanka. England’s ratio (0.778) is their second-worst, just better than 0.75 against Australia.
2.681 England’s win-loss ratio over the last five years. India (2.37) are at second place.
5 ODIs at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, so far. India have won 3 (twice against England, once against New Zealand) and lost 2 (against Australia and West Indies).
5 catches needed by Ben Stokes (45) to become the eighth English non-wicketkeeper to hold 50 catches.
8 wickets needed by Yuzvendra Chahal (92) to become the 23rd Indian to take 100 wickets.
94 runs needed by Shikhar Dhawan (5,906) to become the 10th Indian to 6,000 runs.
143 runs needed by Jos Buttler (3,857) to become the 11th Englishman to 4,000 runs. He will also become the 10th to do this while keeping wickets. Among England wicketkeepers, only Alec Stewart (4,017) has done this.
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