Kohli, Jadhav orchestrate massive chase against England

Kohli, Jadhav orchestrate massive chase against England

A successful 350-run chase is amusing; nailing it from 63/4 nearly unbelievable. Virat Kohli era announces itself with a stunning win.

Captain Kohli was ably supported by Jadhav, 31 years old and playing his 13th ODI, during a partnership of exactly 200 that set up India to achieve their joint second-highest successful chase.

India required 60 runs from the last 10 overs after the fall of both Kohli and Jadhav but Hardik Pandya ensured that their good work does not go waste with his responsible unbeaten 40-run innings.

England had feasted on a listless Indian bowling to pile up 350 for seven, their highest total in ODIs against India with Joe Root (78), opener Jason Roy (73) and Ben Stokes (62) striking half-centuries.

After Yuvraj had been unlucky at No.4, leg-glancing one straight to the keeper; after Dhoni had failed to finish the innings, not for the first time of late, in walked Jadhav to smack a 65-ball hundred, an effort that bettered Kohli's. 

Kohli, Jadhav orchestrate massive chase against England

Virat Kohli won the toss in his first game as full-time ODI skipper and elected to field.

Kohli, Jadhav orchestrate massive chase against England

Jason Roy completed his half-century off 36 deliveries to set a solid platform for England's lower-order launch. Joe Root played second fiddle to Roy as England consolidated after the loss of Hales.

Kohli, Jadhav orchestrate massive chase against England

Chips were down for India after losing four wickets for just 63 runs but Kohli and Jadhav scripted a comeback with their gritty batting as Mahendra Singh Dhoni (6) and Yuvraj Singh (15) could not contribute much in the chase.

Kohli, Jadhav orchestrate massive chase against England

David Willey struck twice early in India's response to remove Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul.