With the first ODI between India and England completed in England two days ago at the Leamington Cricket Club, the Indian men’s national cricket team have come away winners by 58 runs in 32.2 overs. The man of the match was Ketan Patel.
The start of the match was delayed a bit because of rain. England won the toss and chose to field first. Despite good English bowling, the home side could not contain the Indians who finished with 314 at a loss of 6 wickets on 36 overs. The score came with Prakash scoring 44 runs on 32 balls and Venkatesh scoring 39 runs on 38 balls in India’s first at bat. Ketan Patel then scored 64 on 59 balls before going out, while Ajay Reddy contributed 59 on 32 balls. Durga Rao added to the Indian tally with 30 runs on 23 balls, while Ganesh Muhudkar contributed 47 runs on 37 balls. The Indians finished their turn at bat with scoring rate of 8.72 runs per over.
Early in the English turn at bat, they lost a number of wickets, having a score of 75 runs on 9 overs with a loss of 3 wickets. The best players for England were B1 Nathan Foy and B3 Luke Sugg who scored 172 runs in their turn at bat.
England played India earlier today at Wolverhampton Cricket Club. Following this series, India will take on Bahrain in England.