India cruise to eight-wicket win over England

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Durban: Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal of India celebrates fall of JP Duminy's wicket during the 1st ODI match between India and South Africa at Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban, South Africa on Feb 1, 2018. (Photo: BCCI/IANS) (Credit Mandatory)

Kuldeep Yadav’s (6/25) heroic bowling effort followed by Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 137-run knock sealed a comfortable eight-wicket victory for India against England in the first match of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) rubber at Trent Bridge here on Thursday.

Chasing a moderate target of 269 runs for victory, India rode on Rohit and skipper Virat Kohli’s (75 off 82) knock to take a 1-0 lead in the series with ease.

Earlier, England succumbed to Kuldeep’s brilliant bowling display, as the wrist spinner emerged with his best ODI figure on a batting-friendly wicket.