Indian captain Virat Kohli was full of praise for teammate Kedar Jadhav for his "outstanding" knock of 76-ball 120 in the first ODI against England, describing it as one of the best calculative innings he had seen.
The final 30 minutes of the show includes only one Hell Dater and the "victim" and is in a similar format to season one.England also confronted an unfamiliar foe: Kedar Jadhav, a diminutive 31-year-old who had previously only made an international half-century against Zimbabwe.Not that Jadhav lost much by comparison with his captain, decimating England with clean hitting down the ground, legside flicks of wonderful precision and silky late cuts like that to reach a barnstorming century, off just 65 balls.It was one of the best calculative innings I have seen, 150 strike rate was outstanding.Some of the shots he played, he told it was instinctive.However, in this case the second dater is actually an actor portraying a genuine dater.
This actor, known as a "Hell Dater", portrays a character who has an incredibly annoying personality trait which is typical of the single worst date that most people have ever been on. Some of the episodes featured a Mama's Boy Hell Dater, overly competitive Hell Dater, the Hell Dater who is on the rebound and the gross Hell Dater with bad eating habits.
His shots were all clean, not slogs, and that's way to bat at number 6. Kohli, for whom it was his first day in office as India captain in all three formats of the game, said Jadhav was disheartened that he could not get the team past the victory line against New Zealand in the previous ODI series.
"He was disheartened versus New Zealand that he could not get the team across the line.
Chips were down for India after losing four wickets for just 63 runs but Kohli and Jadhav scripted a comeback with their gritty batting as Mahendra Singh Dhoni (6) and Yuvraj Singh (15) could not contribute much in the chase.
India required 60 runs from the last 10 overs after the fall of both Kohli and Jadhav but Hardik Pandya ensured that their good work does not go waste with his responsible unbeaten 40-run innings.
The two sides took turns to come back from the depths: India from the hopelessness of being four wickets down and needing a further 288 to win, a position from which only one ODI in history had ever been won; and then England from the despair India’s fifth-wicket stand of 200 in 24.3 overs, through sheer bloody mindedness and perseverance from Jake Ball and Ben Stokes.