Kuldeep Yadav once again proved to be a tough customer for England as the Indian spinner ran through the hosts’ batsmen in the first game of the 3-match ODI series. After losing the toss, England began their innings by scoring 71 for no loss in the 10 overs. Just when another big total seemed to be on cards in Nottingham, Kuldeep’s magical spell saw England getting restricted to just 269 before getting bowled out in the final over.
Kuldeep broke the opening stand with his 2nd delivery by dismissing Jason Roy. His 2nd over put England into the shell as he trapped Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow in front in a space of three deliveries. England rebuilt the innings with a 93-run fifth wicket stand between Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes and were set towards a strong finish. Kuldeep once again turned out to be a partnership breaker dismissing Buttler.