India rattle up 317/6 . Dhawan hits 98 , Krunal 58 notout on debut

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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.

 
Brief Score:

India  317 /5 

Dhawan 98, Kohli 56 , KL Rahul 62* , Krunal Pandya 58*
Stokes 3/34 

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