Nottingham: Kuldeep Yadav took six wickets as India overpowered England in the first one-day international at Trent Bridge on Thursday. The left-arm wrist-spinner returned career-best ODI figures of six for 25 as England were dismissed for a mere 268 after India captain Virat Kohli sent them in to bat.
In the process, the chinaman became the most successful spin bowler to register the best bowling figures on English soil in an ODI match.Kuldeep leapfrogged former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, who previously claimed figures of 11-5 against Kenya back in 2004 at Edgbaston.
The 23-year-old also became the first left-arm spinner to pick up 6 wickets in a match and the fourth Indian overall to register the best figures in ODIs.
Rohit Sharma, to the delight of the many India fans in a sun-drenched capacity crowd of over 17,000, then made an unbeaten century as the tourists won by eight wickets with a mammoth 59 balls to spare.
Sharma was 137 not out, after putting on 167 for the second wicket with Kohli (75) as India went 1-0 up in a three-match series.
It was all a far cry from the June 19 ODI at Trent Bridge where England compiled a men's ODI record total of 481 for six in a 242-run win over Australia during a 5-0 series rout of their arch-rivals.