India vs England: Rohit Sharma Becomes First Indian Batter To Achieve Big Feat In ODIs
So India defeated England by a margin of 10 wickets in the first ODI thanks in large part to Rohit Sharma, who scored an unbeaten 76 off just 58 deliveries.
At the Oval in London on Tuesday, India crushed England by 10 wickets in the opening One-Day International of the three-match series. So the Indian pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami attacked the English hitters after choosing to bowl, taking six and three wickets, respectively. As a result, England was dismissed for a meager 110 runs in 25.2 overs. In response, India’s captain Rohit Sharma played counter-attacking innings, scoring an unbeaten 76 off 58 deliveries while hitting 7 fours and 5 sixes.
Rohit Sharma blasted 250 sixes in ODIs during the chase, making him the fourth batsman overall and the first Indian to do so.
The only players who have more sixes than the India captain in the 50-over format are Shahid Afridi of Pakistan, Chris Gayle of the West Indies, and Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka.
Numerous sixes in ODIs
Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, 351
West Indian Chris Gayle, 331
Sri Lankan Sanath Jayausuriya, 270
India’s Rohit Sharma – 250
Indian MS Dhoni – 229
With 184 sixes, Martin Guptill of New Zealand comes in second among active cricketers, trailing only Rohit, while Jos Buttler of England comes in third with 144.
Bumrah recorded his best ODI stats of 6 for 19 in the opening match, giving India a 1-0 series lead.
So India successfully chased down the total with to an unbroken partnership of 114 between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan (31 off 54).
On Thursday, the Lord’s will host the second One-Day International.
So After sweeping the first two games, India went on to win the three-match T20I series 2-1.
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