India beat England by three wickets in first ODI

Pune, Jan 15 (IANS) Blazing centuries from captain Virat Kohli (122 off 105 balls) and Kedar Jadhav (120 off 76 deliveries) helped India defeat England by three wickets in their first One-Day International (ODI) cricket match here on Sunday.

Pursuing England’s highly challenging total of 350-7, India were in deep trouble at 69-4 but Kohli and Jadhav forged a 200-run stand to put the hosts in contention.

Later, Hardik Pandya (40 not out) contributed significantly to ensure that India crossed the line with three wickets and 1.5 overs to spare.

Earlier, Joe Root (78), Jason Roy (73), Ben strokes (61) helped England post a challenging total at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here.

–IANS

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