Kuldeep, Rohit & Kohli lead tourists to victory at Trent Bridge

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Kuldeep Yadav claimed the best figures by a spinner in a one-day international in England to set India on the way to a massive win in the series opener at Trent Bridge.
His 6-25, also the best figures by a left-arm spinner in any ODI, shot England out for 268.
That target was made to look meagre by Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 137 and 75 from India captain Virat Kohli.
They shared 167 as the visitors eased over the line with eight wickets and almost 10 overs to spare.
In beating Australia 5-0 earlier in the summer, England looked to be justifying their spot at the top of the world rankings.
India, ranked second, are a step up in class and a more accurate portrayal of what Eoin Morgan’s men will have to overcome in order to win the World Cup on home soil next summer.
In warm, dry conditions the tourists look a more complete side and it is those conditions that are looking increasingly likely to be a huge factor in the five-Test series that follows.
In losing 4-0 in India in 2016, England struggled to play India’s spinners and could not find the slow bowlers to trouble the Indian batsmen.
On a Trent Bridge ground where England blasted Australia for 481 in June, a similar pattern was repeated – only this time it was the hosts’ bowlers on the receiving end of some dazzling stroke-play.
That delighted a crowd packed with India fans, but could prove to be a worry for England over the rest of the summer. (BBC Sport)

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