1st ODI: Kohli starts picture-perfect, leads India to triumph

There was even a different captain and an imposing 350 runs on the board to defend.

-As captain, Kohli has recorded back-to-back hundreds for the first time in ODIs - 139 not out vs Sri Lanka at Ranchi on November 16, 2014 and 122 vs England at Pune on 15-1-2017.

Following a successful start to his Test reign, Virat Kohli would be looking to celebrate his appointment as the sole commander of the Indian cricket team on a similarly glorious note when they take on a dangerous-looking England in the first of the three-match one-day worldwide series here at the MCA Stadium on Sunday.

Coming in at number six, Stokes hit a 40-ball 62 to pulverise the Indian bowling attack in Virat Kohli's first game as India's limited-overs skipper.

Kedar Jadhav scored his first one-day global century in Zimbabwe.

Kedhar Jadhav was named Man of the Match for his brilliant innings of 120 runs. England posted 350-7 in the first innings, their highest-ever ODI total in India, before Kohli charged to his 27th one-day century to lead the home side to a three-wicket victory.

They've turned the corner since a group stage exit in the 2015 World Cup, winning back numerous fans with an explosive form of cricket. And while the England players were just getting into a huddle to celebrate, there was this man - Virat Kohli, shadow practicing a shot while entering the field.

"I am somebody who believes. split captaincy is something that doesn't really work", Dhoni said.

The Men in Blue are themselves on a good run, having beaten New Zealand 3-2 in a five-match series a year ago. Pandya was called to the point position from the point boundary, Kohli said fine.

"I was glad I was out there with him".

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Whenever you think these days that you've seen it all from Kohli, he surprises you.

"Striking at 150 was outstanding and all clean shots; he didn't slog the ball once", Kohli said in praise.

The duo shared a 200-run stand between them after India were in deep trouble at 63 for four at one stage. "So we decided we should play percentage cricket and take calculated risks".

Virat had just taken Jadhav through the 36 chambers of Kohli's Shaolin, on the sidelines and in the middle.

"All the 11 guys felt we could do something special". Virat was still in, but we had one end to bowl at.

"He was disappointed in the last series against New Zealand when he couldn't get us across the line", Kohli said later, after the game. "Our plan was just to get Kohli off strike and we certainly didn't expect Jadhav to play like that". Well, the odds-setters at Bet365 don't rate their chances especially highly - and why would they, if their best batting efforts can be so easily overhauled?

"There are some positives from this game", he said.

"We took four early wickets which is tough in the subcontinent".

"You look at any team around the world, 300 seems par nowadays". The Indian captain faced 105 balls and hit eight fours and five sixes during his stay.


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