Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav hit centuries and combined in a 200-run stand to help India comfortably chase down a steep target of 351 against England and win the first one-day international by three wickets on Sunday.
India’s chase seemed over when England reduced them to 63-4 in the 12th over but captain Kohli and local boy Jadhav turned the match on its head with the hosts reaching the target with 11 balls to spare to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
The touring side, who lost a five-match test series 4-0 before returning home for Christmas, would have felt confident of victory after posting 350-7.
Half-centuries from Jason Roy, Joe Root and Ben Stokes took England to their highest ODI total against India, who won the toss and opted to bowl first.
England lost Alex Hales early but opener Roy (73) and Root, who top-scored for his side with 78, added 69 for the second wicket to lay a solid foundation.
The second match of the series will be played at Cuttack on Thursday.
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- India beat England by three wickets after chasing down 351 in Pune
Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav scored centuries and shared a 200-run stand to help India chase down 351 against England.