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India beat England by 158 runs in 1st ODI


RAJKOT: Yuvraj Singh marked his return to form with a swashbuckling unbeaten 138 as India recorded its biggest victory by runs against England by spanking the hapless visitors by 158 runs in the series-opening cricket one-dayer here today.

After rattling up a record total of 387 for five at home, the hosts then bundled out England for 229 in 37.4 overs in a lop-sided contest to take a 1-0 lead in the seven-match series.

India’s previous best victory margin by runs against England was 86 at Sydney in 1985 and their biggest margin is 257 runs against Bermuda at Port of Spain in 2007.

Yuvraj’s ninth ODI hundred spurred India to post its second-highest ODI total ever — well behind their 413-5 against Bermuda in the 2007 World Cup but ahead of its previous home record of 376-2 against New Zealand in 1999.

Clobbered by the in-form Indian bastmen, the English attack conceded more runs than ever in one-dayers, surpassing the 353-6 against Pakistan at Karachi in 2005. India’s highest previous total against England was 329-7 at Bristol in August 2007.

Yuvraj defied a troublesome back to roar back into form in great style as he plundered runs at will, belting as many as 16 boundaries and six sixes during his 78-ball massacre.

The dashing Virender Sehwag (85), Gautam Gambhir (51), Suresh Raina (43) and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (39) were the other notable performers after England captain Kevin Pietersen put India in to bat on a belter of a track at the Madhavrao Scindia stadium.


Scoreboard:

India:


Gautam Gambhir c Shah b Patel 51
Virender Sehwag c Bell b Patel 85
Suresh Raina c Collingwood b Flintoff 43
Yuvraj Singh not out 138
Yusaf Pathan c Bell b Harmison 0
Mahendra Singh Dhoni b Harmison 39
Rohit Sharma not out 11
Extras (b 1, lb 9, w 10) 20
Total (for five wickets in 50 overs) 387

Fall of wickets: 1-127 (Gambhir, 19.5 overs), 2-153 (Sehwag, 23.6), 3-242 (Raina, 36.5), 4-247 (Pathan, 37.3), 5-352 (Dhoni, 47.1)

Bowling:


James Anderson 8 0 52 0 (3w)
Stuart Broad 10 0 74 0 7.40 (4w)
Andrew Flintoff 10 0 67 1
Steve Harmison 10 0 75 2 (2w)
Samit Patel 9 0 78 2
Paul Collingwood 1 0 15 0
Kevin Pietersen 2 0 16 0 (1w)

England:


Ian Bell c Dhoni b Khan 25
Matt Prior c Sehwag b Patel 4
Owais Shah c Sehwag b Khan 0
Kevin Pietersen run out (Sharma/Dhoni) 63
Andrew Flintoff lbw b Khan 4
Paul Collingwood c Dhoni b Singh 19
Samit Patel st Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 28
Ravi Bopara not out 54
Chris Broad c Gambhir b Sehwag 26
Steve Harmison run out (Harbhajan Singh/Dhoni) 0
James Anderson lbw b Pathan 0
Extras (lb 2, w 4) 6
Total (All out in 37.4 overs)229

Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Prior, 3.2 overs), 2-17 (Shah, 4.5), 3-34 (Bell, 10.3), 4-38 (Flintoff, 10.6), 5-76 (Collingwood, 17.4), 6-147 (Patel, 26.1), 7-150 (Pietersen, 27.1), 8-195 (Broad, 35.3), 9-207 (Harmison, 35.6), 10-229 (Anderson, 37.4)

Bowling:


Zaheer Khan 7 1 26 3
Munaf Patel 6 1 20 1
Rudra Pratap Singh 4 0 25 1(2w)
Yusuf Pathan 3.4 0 41 1
Virender Sehwag 9 0 68 1(2w)
Harbhajan Singh 8 0 47 1

Toss: England, chose to field first
Umpires: Ameish Saheba (India) and Russel Tiffin (Zimbabwe)
TV umpire: Suresh Shastri (India)
Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka)

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