Pune: India produced a clinical all-round performance to beat England by 66 runs in the first ODI and take 1-0 lead in the three match series at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, here on Tuesday.
Invited to bat, India scored 317/5 in fifty overs. Shikhar Dhawan (98) and Virat Kohli (56) set the platform at the top, before KL Rahul (62 not out) and debutant Krunal Pandya (58 not out) stitched a partnership of 112* off 57 balls for the 6th-wicket and took India to a big total.
For England, all-rounder Ben Stokes picked up three wickets, while Mark Wood snared two.
Chasing a steep 317-run target for victory, England folded for 251 in 42.1 overs, losing by 66 runs, despite making a dazzling start.
Rookr Prasidh Krishna registered a superb bowling figures of 4/54 in 8.1 overs, the best by a debutant for India.
For England, opener Jonny Bairstow top-scored with a 66-ball 94.
India: 317 for 5 in 50 overs
England: 251 all out in 42.1 overs (Jonny Bairstow 94, Jason Roy 46, Prasidh Krishna 4/54, Shardul Thakur 3/37, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/30).