ENG v IND 1st ODI: Bumrah brilliance powers India to a thumping 10 wicket victory against England at the Oval

Jasprit Bumrah after his magical spell against England in the first ODI at the Oval on Tuesday. Photo: Debasis Sen

Xtra Time Web Desk: A magnificent spell of bowling (6/19) by Jasprit Bumrah complimented by a superb 76 off 58 balls by captain Rohit Sharma gave India a thumping 10 wickets win against England in the first ODI at the Oval on Tuesday. Chasing a target of only 111 runs, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan (31*) toyed with the England bowling, taking India home in just 18.4 overs.  

The main architect of India’s win was Jasprit Bumrah who displayed superb swing bowling as he took 6 wickets for just 19 runs, leaving the England batters rattled. He started with a maiden and took two crucial wickets of Jason Roy and Joe Root.

Mohammed Shami picked it up from where Bumrah left it. He sent Ben Stokes for a duck to reduce England to 7-3. The hosts tried to recover from that with captain Jos Buttler leading the fight back but Mohammed Shami and Prasidh Krishna never let England settle.

Bumrah from the other end returned to remove Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone to reduce England to 26/5. Jos Buttler (30) and Moeen Ali (14) added 27 runs for the sixth wicket. But it eventually came to an end as Prasidh Krishna struck to remove Ali. England lost another wicket in Jos Buttler soon after as he succumbed to Shami.

England were bowled out for 110, which was the lowest that the hosts have scored against India. Their previous lowest was 125 which they scored in Jaipur in 2006.