India sets 274 runs target against England
India has posted a target of 274 runs in the first ODI against England at Chester Le Street.Parthiv Patel, India's reserve wicketkeeper, fell five runs short of his maiden international century.
Asked to bat first, India started well as Parthiv and his ODI debutant sidekick Ajinkya Rahane who claimed the early initiative, reached 33 for 0 after a cautious first nine overs, before accelerating through the bowling Powerplay to post a first-wicket stand of 82.
Virat Kohli, backed up Parthiv's efforts with a battling 55 from 73 balls in a third-wicket stand of 103, while Suresh Raina racked up 38 from 29, including a brace of sixes off Broad and Jade Dernbach. MS Dhoni managed 33 from 36 balls helped India to post a challenging 274 for seven.