Some glorious batting by Shikhar Dhawan followed by debutant Krunal Pandya and KL Rahul at the end helped India to set up a target of 318 for England
Dhawan , presently struggling to find a spot in T20l set up , showed his class again in 50 overs format with another fluent inninngs filled with dazzling shots . His known strength on the off side was visible again as cuts , cover drives & off drives flowed from his bat. Was superb on the pull shots too and tonked the spinners for 2 sixes , one to deep mid wicket and other over cover , till at 98 he was caught off a mistimed pull in midwicket off Stokes to end a fabulous knock .
Shikhar and Kohli had a great partnership after Rohit (28) had a painful stay at the wicket as he was hit on his elbow by a rapid Mark Wood . The skipper played a crisp knock of 56 off 60 balls with sizzling strokeplay but once again fell short of a 100. Shreyas (9) and Hardik (1) went cheaply.
KL Rahul (62notout off 43 balls) after a slow start got back into his stroke playing form with some magnificent hits and Krunal Pandya never gave an impression that this was his ODI debut and played a special innings full of dazzling boundaries and four sixes . Krunal (58 notout off 31 balls) scored the fastest fifty for a debutant in ODI cricket off 26 balls . It was an immensely emotional moment for him as his dad , the senior Pandya passed away few months back .
For England Mark Wood (2/75) and Ben Stokes (3/34) got the most wickets and bowled well in first half of the innings.
India 317 /5
Dhawan 98, Kohli 56 , KL Rahul 62* , Krunal Pandya 58*