England embarrassingly skittled for 110 in Jos Buttler’s first ODI as captain

Less than a month after blasting the highest-ever ODI total of 498-4 against the Netherlands, England were embarrassingly skittled for just 110 in the first ODI against India at the Oval.

Jasprit Bumrah bowled brilliantly for India, picking up career-best figures of 6-19 in Jos Buttler ‘s first ODI in charge since replacing Eoin Morgan as England white-ball captain. India managed to get the ball swinging and generated plenty of bounce, with some brief lower-order resistance from David Willey and Brydon Carse ensuring England avoided getting bowled out for their lowest-ever ODI total.

Jason Roy, Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Liam Livingstone all fell for ducks, making it just the sixth time 4,421 ODIs that four members of a side’s top six have all been out for nought. In fact England’s 110 is their lowest ODI score since Sri Lanka bowled them out for 99 in 2014.

Mohammed Shami also impressed with the ball for India, taking 3-31 from his seven overs. The 31-year-old produced a brilliant ball to dismiss Stokes and also removed Buttler and Craig Overton.

Prasidh Krishna picked up the other wicket on offer, taking an excellent low caught and bowled chance to dismiss Moeen Ali for 14. “I thought the wicket looked a little green, a little spicy before the game but I had no idea we were going to see this much movement,” former England batter Ebony Rainford-Brent told BBC Test Match Special.

And former England captain Nasser Hussain was full of praise for the way Bumrah bowled. Hussaind told Sky Sports: “He’d have to be the best all-format bowler in world cricket.






Jasprit Bumrah picked up career best figures of 6-19


Jasprit Bumrah picked up career best figures of 6-19
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“Who would be the challengers? Maybe Trent Broult, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Jofra Archer when fit. But right now, he is the best there is – that was spectacular!”

“I don’t think you can be overly critical of England’s batters. They do play like that, even when it’s moving – we’ve seen that in Test matches this year – they keep coming at you. Sometimes you just have to say that it’s wonderful bowling.”

Former India coach Ravi Shastri, meanwhile, described Bumrah and Shami as “fabulous”, saying: “The ball did quite a bit, there was something on offer there for the faster bowlers, but the way they bowled as a pair [Bumrah and Shami] to put pressure on England early on was something fabulous. Once they rolled over the first four or five, there was no looking back.”

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