The first ODI between India and England was played at Trent Bridge on July 12, 2018. England batted first, and once again the English batsmen were unable to fathom the mystery called Kuldeep Yadav who returned with the career-best performance of 6 for 25 in 10 overs.

The hosts started off blisteringly and were 71 for no loss at one stage before the introduction of Kuldeep Yadav. However, the left arm spinner produced another splendid performance and ripped through the English batting lineup. He struck thrice in a period of two overs. He returned after a gap and removed Jos Buttler (53) and Ben Stokes (50) who were looking dangerous after a 93-run fifth wicket partnership.

Final scorecard:

England 268 (49.5 overs): Buttler 53, Stokes 50, Kuldeep 6-25

India 269-2 (40.1 overs): Rohit 137*, Kohli 75. [win by 8 wickets]

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Rohit Sharma hits another century

The Indians went to bat and played impeccably, and Shikhar Dhawan made a blistering knock of 40 which included eight boundaries in 27 balls before mistiming a hook shot to give a simple catch to Rashid at backward point.

Kohli came after Shikhar’s dismissal and him along with Rohit Sharma scored steadily and put together a partnership of 167 runs before Kohli was stumped brilliantly off Adil Rashid’s ball for 75. Rohit Sharma again made 137 of only 83 balls. It was century number 18 for Rohit Sharma.

Both Rohit Sharma and Kohli showed no mercy against the English bowlers who were running out of ideas.

Kohli with his deft touch regularly deposited the ball in the stands. Rohit Sharma was ruthless and danced down the pitch in regular intervals to hit boundaries. Indians were 199 for 1 in 29 over. Rohit got a life when he hit a ball at blinding speed but was put down at point by Jason Roy. Soon after Rohit reached his ton in style when he hit a delivery over long on into the crowd.

Kohli made 75 before he was scalped by Rashid but it was too late, and not much could be done to stop the Indian blitzkrieg and won the match in style by eight wickets and almost ten overs to spare.

Kuldeep expecting a Test call

Kuldeep Yadav was awarded the Man of the Match for his excellent bowling with figures of 10 overs, 26 runs, and six wickets. During the presentation ceremony, BBC quoted him as saying, "For me it is a big day. I started off well in the first few overs. Luckily I got a couple of wickets in the first two overs. I know they will come back hard at us in the next game. I am hoping for a Test call."

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