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Hardik handed elder brother Krunal, his ODI cap in Pune, for the series opener against England and the senior had an eventful day at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, smashing a 31-ball unbeaten 58 en route to breaking a world record.


After Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli set the momentum with their century stand, England looked to crawl back reducing India from 169 for 1 in the 32nd over to 205 for 5 in the 41st over. But just when India seemed to have lost their way around, Krunal combined with KL Rahul to stitch a sensational century stand, lifting India's fortunes in



thunderous fashion.


Krunal smashed seven boundaries and two sixes in his 31-ball stay while Rahul, who headed to the ODI series on the back of a poor T20I outing, ramped four boundaries and as many maximums in his 43-ball 62.


As astounding and aggressive his knock, encouraging himself after every boundary that he scored, Krunal was left in tears when asked about his maiden half-century.


"This one is for my dad. I did get emotional," said Krunal as tried to hold back tears.


Krunal's father, Himanshu Pandya, passed away earlier this year due to cardiac arrest.

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