India vs England 1st ODI: Roy, Root, Stokes power guests to 350/7
Pune: Getting over the 0-4 Test series loss, a rejuvenated England side posted a grand total of 350/7 in the first One Day International (ODI) against India, riding on the fine half-centuries by Jason Roy, Joe Root and Ben Stokes, here at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Sunday.
Roy scored 73 runs off 61 balls with 12 fours and helped England get off to a quick start. Despite early departure of Alex Hales (9 off 18), Roy and Joe Root (78 off 95, 4 fours, 1 six) added 69 runs together for the second wicket to take England to 108/2 in 18.3 overs.
Skipper Eoin Morgan added 28 runs off 26 balls with 2 fours and 1 six while wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler scored 31 runs off 36 balls with 1 four and 2 sixes.
Ben Stokes played some big shots during the slog overs to accelerate the scoring rate and finally lift the visiting team to a mammoth total of 350 runs. The left-handed batsman 62 runs off 40 balls with 5 sixes and 2 fours. Moeen Ali also played a quick cameo of 28 runs off 17 balls with 3 fours and 1 six.
Indian bowlers showed lack of discipline as they gave away 22 runs as extras including 4 no balls and 6 wide deliveries. Hardik Pandya was the pick of the bowlers as he bagged 2 wickets for 46 runs in 9 overs. Jasprit Bumrah also bagged 2 wickets but conceded 79 runs in 10 overs.
Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav also plucked one wicket each for 50 and 63 runs, respectively.