Jadhav, Kohli centuries hand India comfortable victory over England

Both players were involved in 228-run fifth wicket partnership as hosts achieved 351 target in 49th over

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India's captain Virat Kohli (R) and his teammate Kedar Jadhav run between the wickets against England on January 15, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

PUNE: Skipper Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav hit blistering centuries to help India chase down 350 and stun England by three wickets in the first one-day international in Pune on Sunday.

Kohli (122), who was leading the limited overs side for the first time, and Jadhav (120) put on 228 runs for the fifth wicket as India achieved the target with 11 balls to spare.

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Allrounder Hardik Pandya kept his nerves to take India home with his unbeaten 40 off 37 deliveries, hitting a huge six to finish off the match in style.

Earlier put into bat, England posted their highest-ever ODI total against the hosts in India, 350-7, with Jason Roy (73), Joe Root (78) and Ben Stokes (62) scoring half-centuries.

In reply, India were tottering at 63 for four when Kohli and Jadhav combined forces for a blazing counter attack that caught the England team unawares.

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The 28-year-old skipper lived up to his epithet of 'King Kohli' as he smashed 8 fours and 5 sixes during his 105-ball stay at the crease.

The star batsman, who brought up his 27th ODI hundred with a six off Chris Woakes, batted with purpose to bring alive a capacity crowd at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium.

However, it was the lesser known Jadhav, who was the aggressor in the partnership putting the England attack to the sword.

Jadhav, who recorded his second ODI ton in just his 13th game, hit 12 fours and 4 sixes in his 76-ball knock.


swesh | 6 years ago | Reply indian domestic cricket has batting culture everybody wants to be a batsman in gully cricket too. thanks to sachin and gavasker probably one of the reason india doesn't have good bowler
سے Shaam (Hanafi) | 6 years ago | Reply How many good batsmen does India have? Every damn series anywhere in the World, there's a new Indian batsman with a century...Just crazily amazing!!
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