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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

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