Ind vs Eng 1st ODI: Krunal Pandya units new world report with swashbuckling fifty on debut | Cricket Information
Staff India all-rounder Krunal Pandya had a dream ODI debut on Tuesday (March 23) in opposition to England within the series-opener of the continued three-match ODI collection in Pune. The Mumbai Indians star smashed fifty in simply 26 balls thus breaking the world report for the quickest fifty by a debutant in ODI cricket.
Krunal scored an unbeaten 58 off 31 balls laced with seven fours and two sixes and his innings got here in at an important juncture of the match when India’s march had been halted by a few early wickets.
Notably, the southpaw additionally turned the fifteenth Indian batsman to hit a fifty-plus rating on debut in ODI cricket. He’s the primary batsman since Faiz Fazal in 2016. He’s additionally solely the third India batsman to hit a fifty on debut whereas batting at No. 7 or beneath after Saba Karim and Ravindra Jadeja.
In the meantime, KL Rahul (62*) and Krunal Pandya’s (58*) blitz ultimately propelled India’s rating to 317/5 within the first ODI on the Maharashtra Cricket Affiliation Stadium in Pune.
The duo added 111 of their 112 runs within the final 9 overs as they despatched the English bowlers on a leather-based hunt.
Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan (98) and Virat Kohli (56) shone with bat and contributed to India’s trigger.
Transient Scores: India 317/5 (Shikhar Dhawan 98, KL Rahul 62*, Krunal Pandya 58*; Ben Stokes 3-34) vs England.