England defeated India in the first One Day International (ODI) match of the five-match series by nine runs at the newly built Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here Friday.
England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat first as the visitors posted a massive 325 runs for the loss of four wickets.
Openers, Cook (75) and Ian Bell (85), added 158 runs in the first wicket partnership to give the home side a solid start in the match.
Kevin Pietersen (44), Eoin Morgan (41) made good contributions with the willows.
Samit Patel played a crucial knock of 44 runs off 28 balls. He hammered six boundaries and a six in the innings.
Ashok Dinda picked up two wickets for India.
Chasing 326 for victory, Indian scored 316 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 50 overs.
Indian openers gave a good start to the home side with Ajinkya Rahane (47) and Gautam Gambhir (52) adding 96 runs in the first wicket partnership.