LONDON: Star India Pacer Jasprit Bumrah said the first-ball swing made his job easier and more exciting as he finished with a career-best six wickets in the first ODI against England on Tuesday.
The swing and seam in white-ball cricket is rare, but it stood out in England, including all three T20s.
Bumrah’s devastating spell set up India’s massive 10-wicket win at The Oval.

“When there are swinging and sewing moves, it’s very exciting in whiteball cricket to have that opportunity because you have to be defensive with the kind of throws we usually get.
“When I threw the first ball, I found swing and we tried to exploit that. When it doesn’t swing, I have to pull my lengths back. When the ball does something, you don’t have you don’t have to try a lot. When the wicket is flat, your accuracy is tested. It’s a good place to be when the ball is swinging,” he said at the after-show presentation ceremony. match.
India maimed England by 10 wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series to take a 1-0 lead.
With the ball moving through the air, the Indian leaders decided to play harder.

“As soon as Shami played first, we had a conversation to take it further. Very happy for him, he gets a lot of wickets. I told him when he was batting, there would be days when he would run across the side,” Bumrah said referring to mohamed chamithree-stop transport.
Skipper Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan shared a centenary position for the 18th time to complete India’s emphatic victory.
The shot shot was Rohit’s trademark 76-on-58.
“Shikhar and I understand each other pretty well except for the first ball where there was this misjudgment. He plays ODIs after a long time. We know what he brings us,” Rohit said.
“Experienced player and he’s done well for us in the past under these conditions. The hook is a high risk shot, I understand that, but as long as he comes out well I’m happy,” he said.
English skipper Jos Buttler was surprised by the proposed move.
“A very tough day to take but we need to dust ourselves off quickly. Little surprised by the movement, a little stuffy. India laid out the conditions superbly. They played very well on the power play,” he said .
“It’s something we need to discuss and work on. We have guys in the form of their life in Tests who come here and get nicked. Jasprit is a great bowler to come up against. He played fantastically well today and deserves those numbers,” Buttler said.



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