IND vs ENG 2nd ODI highlights: England wins by 6 wkts, levels series 1-1
England capitalised on a flying start provided by Bairstow (124 off 112) and Roy (55 off 52) to chase down the target in just 43.3 overs. Check India vs England 2nd ODI highlights and scorecard here
England played like World Champions and made a mockery of a 337-run target, courtesy a six-hitting spree from Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes, to level the three-match ODI series against a stunned India at Maharashtra Cricket Association in Pune on Friday.
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England did not throw it away like the opening game and capitalised on a flying start provided by Bairstow (124 off 112) and Jason Roy (55 off 52) to gun down the target in just 43.3 overs with six wickets in hand.
Stokes (99 off 62) played a breathtaking knock and missed out on a deserving hundred after a blazing 165-run stand with Bairstow.
India amassed 336 for six courtesy KL Rahul (108 off 114) and Rishabh Pant (77 off just 40) after England won the toss and opted to field again.
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After Roy's dismissal, Stokes hit sixes for fun, 10 in total, to make the seemingly daunting task rather comfortable for the visitors. Bairstow, who struck his 11th ODI hundred, too was not far behind with seven sixes and 11 fours.
Barring pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Prasidh Krishna, the Indian bowlers had no answer to the onslaught of Stokes and Bairstow, who produced a display of sensational hitting.
Like the previous game, England self-destructed by losing three quick wickets in the middle overs, including the set Stokes and Bairstow, but debutant Liam Livingstone (27 not out off 21) and Dawid Malan (16 not out off 23)held their nerve to get their home safely. It was England's fifth highest chase in ODI cricket.
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Earlier, Rahul, who anchored the innings, hit seven fours and two sixes in his 114-ball knock while Pant plundered seven sixes and three boundaries to helpthe hosts go well past the 300-run mark.
Skipper Virat Kohli (66 off 79) and Rahul laid the foundation for the big total with their 121-run third wicket stand after being put into bat at the MCA stadium.
Kohli joined Rohit Sharma (25), who looked in his element, as he hit three boundaries off Topley (2/50).India vs England 2nd ODI scorecard
|Jason Roy||runout (Rohit/Pant)||55||52||7||1|
|Jonny Bairstow||c Kohli b Prasidh||124||112||11||7|
|Ben Stokes||c Pant b Bhuvneshwar||99||52||4||10|
|Dawid Malan||not out||16||12||1||0|
|Jos Buttler||b Prasidh||0||3||0||0|
|Liam Livingstone||not out||27||21||1||2|
Total: 337-4 in 43.3 Overs
|Rohit Sharma||c Rashid b Sam Curran||25||25||5||0|
|Shikhar Dhawan||c Stoke b Topley||4||17||0||0|
|Virat Kohli||c Buttler b Rashid||66||79||3||1|
|KL Rahul||c Topley b Tom Curran||108||114||7||2|
|Rishabh Pant||c Jason b Tom Curran||77||40||3||7|
|Hardik Pandya||c Jason b Topley||35||16||1||4|
|Krunal Pandya||not out||12||9||1||0|
|Shardul Thakur||not out||0||0||0||0|
|Totat: 336-6 in 50 Overs|
India vs England playing 11
India playing 11: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
England playing 11: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley.
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