Virat Kohli drops it: The first ODI between India and England ended with the hosts getting the win by 66 runs at the MCA Stadium in Pune. It was good all round display by the Men in Blue with both bat and ball. In the first innings, The Indians got to a score of 317. Shikhar Dhawan topped the charts with a 98, while, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Krunal Pandya scored over a fifty each.
In reply England kicked off proceedings in grand manner with Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow going out all guns blazing. The opening duo smashed 134 runs under 15 overs and set the perfect platform for a comfortable win. However, wickets at regular intervals from debutant Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur and Bhuvneshwar Kumar rattled the visitors and inspired the turnaround.
At a certain stage when England were in need of a rebuild and a partnership, captain Eoin Morgan was given a life line by Virat Kohli on the very first ball at slip. Bowling at a quick pace, Krishna bowed a delivery outside the off-stump region which Morgan tried fending off. The ball took a healthy edge as Kohli dived to his left and claim a catch.
But the ball fumbled out of his hand when his fists hit the ground. What made matters worse was that Kohli also had an opportunity of running out Morgan as he was miles outside the crease. Some fans also had their takes on the failed attempt.
The look of disappointment was there from the Indian camp, but they didn’t have much to worry as Eoin Morgan was dismissed soon after by Shardul Thakur. The rest of the batsmen also failed to chip in as England were eventually bundled out for 255 in 42 overs.