A familiar script unfolded at Trent Bridge as England slipped to an eight-loss in the first ODI of the three-match series on Thursday (July 12 2018). Kuldeep Yadav take up 6 for 25 – the fourth-best figures by an Indian bowler in ODI cricket history – to keep the hosts to a well below par score of 268 all out.
Once the india bowlers did their job, it became all too routine for the chaser-supreme India captain and his in-form deputy. Rohit (137 not out) and Kohli (75) collaborated for a 167-run stand, after a brisk start, to ensure it was a smooth sail before India polished off the challenge in 41 overs. The win, however, was set up by Kuldeep, who schooled England in their own backyard on one of the flattest track in the country.