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There are some days when India's entire fast bowling attack comes to life. When they do, there are those cases where Jasprit Bumrah remains the only topic of conversation. 6 out of 19? That too against a skilled English squad that only last month achieved the best ODI score? This was a reunion of the class of 2019, from Jason Roy to Jos Buttler, poised for its big reveal under a new ODI captain. England appeared to be in for another spectacular start when they were put in to bat on what has historically been one of the flattest surfaces in the nation.

With his career-best statistics, Bumrah shattered those hopes, reducing England to 110 all out, their lowest ODI total against India, before Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan controlled the bowling in an unbroken 114-run opening stand to seal England's victory.

Ben Stokes was dismissed for a second-ball duck, and Jos Buttler, who attempted to save the innings with a calm 32-ball 30, was also removed by Mohammed Shami, who played a crucial role in this nearly flawless game.