All-rounder Hardik Pandya shines as India thrash England by 50 runs, take 1-0 lead

Electing to bat first, India got off to a solid start. Captain Rohit Sharma hit medium-pacer Sam Curran for four in the first over and Reece Topley for two fours in the second over. 

India's talismanic all-rounder Hardik Pandya finally announced his comeback into international cricket with a brilliant fifty

India thrashed England by fifty runs to take 1-0 lead in the series. 

Hardik smashed 51 runs off 33 balls which took India's total to 198/8 in the first innings. 

 he went on to scalp four wickets and restricted England at 148. Apart from him, debutant Arshdeep Singh and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal scalped two wickets each.

 he went on to scalp four wickets and restricted England at 148. Apart from him, debutant Arshdeep Singh and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal scalped two wickets each.