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India overcome England's record ODI score

Press Association logoPress Association 15/01/2017 Rory Dollard

England's record one-day cricket score against India was not enough to avoid defeat in the first ODI in Pune as Virat Kohli's genius again proved the difference.

The tourists posted 7-350, their ninth highest total of all time, but even that could not contain Kohli, whose 122 was his 27th century in the format and underlined his claim to be 50-over cricket's best ever chaser.

England watched him pile on 655 runs in the Test series before Christmas and again bowed to his brilliance as he hit five sixes and eight fours to win his first match as India's one-day captain by three wickets.

That local boy Kedar Jadhav was pushed into the shadows despite scoring a rapid 120 (off 76 balls) says everything about Kohli's star power and the pair put on 200 in 24.3 overs after coming together in some peril at 4-63.

None of England's batsmen went on to three figures but at halfway it looked as though Joe Root (78), Jason Roy (73) and Ben Stokes (62) had helped post a defendable target.

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