India vs England ODI: M S Dhoni loses yet another match as both bowlers, batsmen fail
Suresh Raina gave Yuvraj good support as the two left-handers kept India in the hunt by adding 60 runs in 9 overs.
But India suffered a big setback when Tredwell induced the well-set Yuvraj to paddle sweep and the top edge was caught at fine leg just inside the 30-yard circle by Dernbach.
It was the off spin bowler's third wicket of the innings.
Though the home team was ahead by 10 runs after the 35th over at the start of the mandatory bowling powerplay, they had lost two extra wickets and at that stage needed 128 runs from the last 90 balls.
Raina, now the aggressor and senior partner, took 11 runs off Finn's 36th over and then slammed the wayward Dernbach for two leg side fours in the 39th.
In the 40th over there was a controversial appeal for a catch by Bresnan at third man off Raina after the ball had been dropped by the diving fielder and taken off the turf.
Third umpire Vineet Kulkarni ruled the decision in Raina's favour when the batsman was on 40. India added 33 runs in the bowling powerplay which left the hosts needing to get 95 runs in the last 10 overs. They could manage only 85 though.
The two teams will now travel to Kochi for the second one-dayer to be held on January 15.
Me and Raina could've have got India over the line: M S Dhoni
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said India could have chased down the stiff 326-run target set by England in the first ODI here today, had he and Suresh Raina stayed till the end.
Chasing England's 325 for four, India lacked the batting firepower and were restricted to a 316 for nine in a high-scoring contest to concede a 1-0 lead to visitors in the five-match series.