Cricket world in disbelief as England sink to 'embarrassing' low

Ben Stokes, pictured here during the first ODI between England and India.
England have suffered their heaviest defeat in home ODIs after batting first. Image: Getty

England have slumped to an embarrassing 10-wicket loss in the first ODI against India after being skittled for just 110 on Tuesday.

Jasprit Bumrah put England to the sword with a career-best haul of 6-19, before Rohit Sharma's half-century finished off a crushing 10-wicket win at The Oval.

Bumrah produced an opening burst of 4-9 in five overs against an England side featuring arguably their strongest batting line-up in the 50-over format since their 2019 World Cup final triumph.

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England managed to avoid the embarrassment of being dismissed for their lowest ODI total of all time, which remains the 86 all out they recorded against Australia at Old Trafford in 2001.

But their innings featured four ducks for the top six batters, with Jason Roy, Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Liam Livingstone all failing to trouble the scorers.

Test captain Stokes suffered the ignominy of a golden duck as England were bowled out with nearly half of their 50 overs remaining.

Bumrah also cleaned up Brydon Carse and David Willey to surpass his only other five-wicket haul of his 71 match ODI career - 5-27 against Sri Lanka at Pallekelle five years ago.

Mohammed Shami took 3-31 in seven overs to become the fastest Indian and joint-third fastest to reach 150 ODI wickets in his 80th match.

Only two England batters managed to reach double figures, captain Jos Buttler top-scoring with 30 and Willey managing 21.

The humiliating loss marked England's sixth defeat by 10 wickets in ODIs and their heaviest defeat at home when batting first.

"It's a very tough day, we really came third in a two-horse race," said Buttler, who has now lost three out of four games since succeeding the retired Eoin Morgan as England's full-time white-ball skipper.

"I thought India exposed the conditions fantastically, in the T20 series and now in this first ODI they've bowled superbly in the powerplays and that is something that we have to address."

Jasprit Bumrah, pictured here celebrating after taking his fifth wicket against England.
Jasprit Bumrah celebrates after taking his fifth wicket against England. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

England make embarrassing history in first ODI

With muggy conditions and a green pitch, India captain Sharma chose to bowl first and didn't have long to wait for the Bumrah to get things moving.

Jason Roy dragged a ball back onto his stumps, while Root lasted just two balls before he grazed a lifter from Bumrah for the first of three catches for wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.

Stokes' first ODI innings in a year lasted exactly one delivery, with Pant taking a diving catch to his right after Shami got a ball to jab back and catch the inside edge of the left-hander's bat.

But the worst dismissal was that of Livingstone, who charged Bumrah, over-balanced and left his stumps fatally exposed in an ugly exit.

Liam Livingstone, pictured here after being bowled by Jasprit Bumrah in the first ODI between England and India.
Liam Livingstone reacts after being bowled by Jasprit Bumrah in the first ODI between England and India. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

The return of Test captain Stokes and the in-form Jonny Bairstow and Root reunited five of England's top six batters from the 2019 Cricket World Cup, with the only absentee being recently retired captain Morgan.

But the all-star line up was blown away by India, with Bairstow also dismissed by Bumrah for 7.

The Indian openers then knocked off the miserly target in just 18.4 overs, with Sharma unbeaten 76 and Shikhar Dhawan 31 not out.

The second ODI is on Thursday at Lord's, with the third and final match on Sunday at Old Trafford.

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