Rajkot: Post a huge total and watch the opposition buckle is often a foolproof recipe in Indian conditions. M.S. Dhoni’s men did that with a 158-run victory over England in the first One-Day International of the seven-match series that commenced at the Madhavrao Scindia Stadium here on Friday.

India was helped by Kevin Pietersen’s decision to field after winning the toss. The host recorded 387 for five in 50 overs with Yuvraj Singh’s unbeaten 138 being the pivot and England, always short of breath and far behind the required run-rate of 7.76, was bowled out for 229 in 37.4 overs


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: