result
1st ODI (D/N), Pune, Jan 15 2017, England tour of India
350/7
(48.1/50 ov, target 351)356/7
India won by 3 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
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• The Report by Alan Gardner

Kohli, Jadhav tons set up 351 chase

Hundreds from Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav helped India to pull off their joint second-highest successful chase, against England in Pune

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Scorer: Binoy
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
England350/7(50 overs)
Joe Root78 (95)
Jason Roy73 (61)
India356/7(48.1 overs)
Virat Kohli122 (105)
Kedar Jadhav120 (76)
Jake Ball3/67(10)
Ben Stokes2/73(10)

Wow, what a match this was. It had so much packed in. What stands out from that presentation is Morgan saying how India successfully pulled them back around that 35th-40th over mark. Credit for that has to go to Pandya and Jadhav. Pandya especially bowled with both mid-off and mid-on up but never gave them a single drive ball. That spell where he didn't go for many and took Buttler's wicket was the difference between 350 and 370. Then Kohli's supreme belief stands out. Chasing 350 he told his fifth-wicket partner that let's get to 150 positively and watch England panic. Jadhav, what a lovely story. In front of his parents, his wife, his daughter, playing an innings only young boys not bogged down by the realities of life have the innocence to dream of. And that innings was like a dream. A fairytale. Everything he did came off. He ran hard, he picked gaps shrewdly, when he hit powerfully he cleared the field, and he even overcame physical discomfort of cramps. This is a dream Jadhav and India fans will not want to wake up from. It has been a pleasure to call this game. Goodbye for now

Phew. So much packed into one ODI. The start from Roy, the solidity from Root, the youngster Pandya bowling to a plan in the middle, Jadeja bowling at five an over in a 700 game, Stokes and co finishing off on a high, England seamers opening really well with the new ball, India 63 for 4, then the scarcely believable innings from Jadhav and Kohli, then the wickets, the cramps, the drama, and Pandya and Ashwin holding their nerves again. Time for presentation now

"We did have the runs," says Eoin Morgan. "That's why we wanted to bowl first. Small ground, conditions are pretty tough for the bowlers. You think you are in the game, especially having them 60 for 4. It is tough to take, but credit to them. They didn't give us any chances. We didn't play at our best today. We think we were in the game for most of it. So all is not lost. We were at a tricky period between overs 35 and 45 where we were looking to get momentum into the business end. Credit to India for taking Jos's wicket. We would have liked to kickstart that charge earlier."

"This win is going to take a while to sink in," says Virat Kohli. "Conceding 350, being 60 for 4, their bowlers on top, it took a special partnership to get this win. We have seen the potential of Kedar before. And Hardik finishing in the end. Two cool heads with Ashwin in the middle. At 60 for 4, yes I was still thinking win. The moment I saw Kedar striking well, I told him let's get to 150 for 4, and they will hit the panic button. Just you watch. A splendid innings. Yes I did push him hard for running. The best learning is out there in the middle. I wanted to push him there. He has a special ability. I wanted that to come out. Congratulations to him. His family is here too. The only way we could have come out of this was to counterattack. We couldn't win with those singles. We needed to tell the opposition that we believe we can win. The wicket was very placid so it was just a case of the bowlers trying their best. We bowled really well in the initial phases, but in the end they countered us really well."

"It is a great feeling that I could win a game for my country," says Kedar Jadhav, Man of the Match. "That too at my home ground. My mom, dad, my wife, my daughter are here. I could play this long because the captain Kohli has shown us how to chase big totals. I have already missed many chances with the batting. I have also missed chances to bat with Virat and watch him closely. It's tough to run with Virat, but I will get better."

"I am quite pleased that I contributed with the ball and with the bat," says Hardik Pandya. "It was an amazing chase. Hats off to the way Kedar and Virat batted. It gave me the confidence I could finish the game off. It was tense out there but I was watching and learning from Virat and Kedar. Yes there were close calls with the running but that will come with age and experience. I will definitely learn from those mistakes."

There are hugs among the Indian team as they have sealed what looked like an impossible chase. they were 63 for 4 chasing 351 but they still had Kohli in the middle. Kohli alone couldn't have done it, though, and Kedar Jadhav chose this day to play a stunning innings. He ran hard, hardly played dots, and every time England strung together dots he kept taking a calculated risk to swing hits out of the screws. For once somebody outshone Kohli in a chase. The India captain won't mind it at all. He needs as many hands on the deck, and Jadhav's will be very welcome. It will be very satisfactory too that there was no repeat of Canberra. That the lower order showed some composure in the end to complete what had become a regulation chase. Pandya finding his composure after a wobble will be a big positive too. Ashwin redeemed himself a little too with the calm he brought to the final partnership

And how will England be feeling? Scored 350, had India four down at 60, what more do they need to win? Maybe make Kohli one of those early four wickets the next time. This is the fourth-highest successful chase of all time. Three of the top five have come in India

48.1
6
Ali to Ashwin, SIX runs

Ashwin lets himself go too and lofts a full offbreak from Moeen over long-on for a six more. They have ended it in some style

India need just one more in this chase that looked nigh impossible at 63 for 4. Kohli has made his way to the edge of the boundary. India can celebrate this as wildly as they want to. They have earned it

end of over 4811 runs
INDIA: 350/7CRR: 7.29 RRR: 0.50 • Need 1 from 12b
Hardik Pandya40 (37)
Ravichandran Ashwin9 (9)
Adil Rashid5-0-50-0
Jake Ball10-0-67-3
47.6
6
Rashid to Hardik, SIX runs

and there is that Pandya swag. He has some flair, this boy. He has seen India close with some sensible batting, but ends it - his role with the bat - with a lovely inside-out loft over long-off for a six

47.5
2
Rashid to Hardik, 2 runs

yes it is a wrong'un but too full. And Pandya drops this into the off side for one, and they steal a seocnd overthrow. Just about mind you. Pandya's bat is on the line when Buttler collects and he is in in the next frame

47.4
1
Rashid to Ashwin, 1 run

uppish drive to long-off for a single. Rashid has bowled four legbreaks. I can bet the next one will be a googly

47.3
1
Rashid to Hardik, 1 run

drives a legbreak hard to long-off for one

47.2
1
Rashid to Ashwin, 1 run

full, too full, driven past the diving short cover for one

47.1
Rashid to Ashwin, no run

nice legbreak, middle and leg, turning towards off, played back to him

India looking comfortable here with Ashwin bringing some composure to combine with Pandya's energy. England once again need some magic if they are to make this interesting again. And looking for magic, they go to Rashid, who has bowled three overs for 26 today

end of over 475 runs
INDIA: 339/7CRR: 7.21 RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 from 18b
Hardik Pandya31 (34)
Ravichandran Ashwin7 (6)
Jake Ball10-0-67-3
Ben Stokes10-0-73-2
46.6
Ball to Hardik, no run

short of a length, chest high, Pandya looks for a tip and run but Ashwin sends him back

46.5
1
Ball to Ashwin, 1 run

tries the yorker, strays down the leg side, concedes a single

46.4
2
Ball to Ashwin, 2 runs

short of a length, outside off, punched in front of deep cover, and he comes back for a comfortable second

46.3
Ball to Ashwin, no run

full, on off, driven to short cover

46.2
1
Ball to Hardik, 1 run

short of a length, into the body, uses soft hands for a single to leg

46.2
1w
Ball to Hardik, 1 wide

slower bouncer. Pandya lets it sail through over his head for a wide

"Dravid effect on Pandya, so much maturity in him now." Rahul, I also personally liked how he didn't steal an overthrow off his own body

46.1
Ball to Hardik, no run

good ball. Seams back in from short of a length. Cramps him up. Defended to leg

Jigar: "@mavR- Jadeja can play big innings and helps in Right Left combination. Besides Ashwin is a slower runner which adds to pressure"

end of over 469 runs
INDIA: 334/7CRR: 7.26 RRR: 4.25 • Need 17 from 24b
Ravichandran Ashwin4 (3)
Hardik Pandya30 (31)
Ben Stokes10-0-73-2
Jake Ball9-0-62-3
45.6
2
Stokes to Ashwin, 2 runs

on a length, straight, Ashwin coolly plays this into the leg side for a couple. This is how you chase when the asking rate is under six

Under 20 required now

45.5
1
Stokes to Hardik, 1 run

on a length, driven to long-on for a single

45.4
1
Stokes to Ashwin, 1 run

steers away a short ball to third man for a single. That should do it for India

45.3
1
Stokes to Hardik, 1 run

pitched up, edged away to third man as he drives off the back foot, still expecting a short ball

45.2
4
Stokes to Hardik, FOUR runs

Pandya showing his mettle here. Lovely shot. Stokes pitches short, there is no width but he arches back to make room and opens the face at the last possible moment to beat third man to his left

45.1
Stokes to Hardik, no run

full toss. He gets away with it. Hit straight to short cover

Just five an over required now. Stokes to bowl out

Best performances - batters
Virat Kohli player portrait
V Kohli
122 runs (105)
8 fours
5 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
on drive
31 runs
1 four
3 sixes
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Kedar Jadhav portrait
KM Jadhav
120 runs (76)
12 fours
4 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
pull
35 runs
5 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Jake Ball portrait
JT Ball
O
10
M
0
R
67
W
3
ECO
6.7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Hardik Pandya portrait
HH Pandya
O
9
M
0
R
46
W
2
ECO
5.11
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of India
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3819
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days15 January 2017 - daynight(50-over match)
Umpires
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Kumar Dharmasena
India Image
Nandan
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Reserve Umpire
India Image
Virender Sharma
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft