India, led by Rohit Sharma's century, crushed England by 8 wickets in the first ODI match, chasing the target in just 40.1 overs.
Chasing the target of 269 runs, India had a flying start as openers Rohit Sharma
and Shikhar Dhawan
made the most of the English bowling that proved ineffective to deter the two from taking the charge.
It was a one-sided affair, right from the start. Dhawan scored 40 runs in 27 balls, an inning dominated by eight boundaries.
India, throughout their inning, maintained the run rate of over 6 per over that enabled them to reach the target with 9.5 overs to spare.
After that, Rohit took the charge in his hands and while England looked busy in trying to trap him, Kohli swung into action and added runs from the other end.
departed after smashing a brilliant knock of 75 runs in 82 balls with the help of seven boundaries.
scored his 18th ODI century and even after that continued his assault on English bowlers, settling 137 runs in 114 balls. After Kohli, he was joined by Lokesh Rahul who did not have much to worry as the earlier batsmen had already done the needful.
Even Kohli's departure could not provide England with the much-needed relief as the Englishmen knew that it was too late, hence, a low celebration took place when Kohli, in a rare case, was stumped off Adil Rashid's delivery.
India's batsmen did not face much resistance from England bowlers and thus, the batting looked smooth and inning's flow remained intact.
Earlier, Virat Kohli
won the toss and decided to field first.
The match started with both Jason Roy (38) and Jonny Bairstow (38) adding 73 for the opening stand with a flurry of boundaries.
Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav's career-best 6 for 25 restricted the hosts to a moderate 268.
This was Kuldeep's first five-for in ODIs after he had recently achieved the same feat in T20Is during the Manchester match.
Moeen Ali (24) and Adil Rashid (22) added a few quick runs to help England cross the 250-run mark before they were all out in the final over with a delivery left.
England had collapsed to 82 for 3, losing three wickets for nine runs in the space of 16 balls. Soon, it became 105-4 as Chahal
got into the mix of things with Eoin Morgan
(19) caught at cover.
This brought Stokes and Buttler together at the crease, and they put on 93 runs for the fifth wicket.
Buttler smacked his 18th ODI half-century off 45 balls. Stokes too completed his 12th ODI half-century off 102 balls.