“First time since the 1983 World Cup final”, Twitter user reveals a stunning fact about India’s performance in the first ODI against England

India and England are currently involved in a three-match ODI series. The first of the three encounters took place at the Oval on Tuesday. With the World Champions as the opposition, India was expected to have a tough challenge. However, the men in blue had it pretty simple in the first game. They bundled out the Englishmen for just 110 in the first innings and then, it was just a matter of time. India broke a few records and one of them included an occurrence after close to three decades. A Twitter user revealed a stunning fact about India’s performance in the first ODI against England. We talk more about it in the below headings.

A brilliant show by India first ODI against England

England is in red-hot form in ODI cricket. The team recently scored almost 500 runs in an ODI game against the Netherlands. The big names such as Joe Root and Ben Stokes were also returning to the squad. Therefore, India had to be at their best to defeat the hosts.

However, the new-ball pair of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were too good for the England batters. England lost wickets regularly and eventually could score just 110 runs. Jasprit Bumrah took a six-wicket haul and was the star performer for India.


First time since the 1983 World Cup final

England is the home of cricket and being an important team, India often plays its cricket in the nation. Very often, some ICC events are also hosted in the country. Although India is popular for its spin-attack, in England, usually the spinners have very little say.

Despite all these factors, it is interesting to note that the Indian team never took all the 10 wickets of an ODI game on English soil since 1983. Here is what a popular Twitter user had to say about it:

The pace attack of India is at its prime. The latest achievement shows the kind of growth in this aspect. With the pacers in such good form, the fans can expect an even better show in the coming months.


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