New Delhi: England beat India by 6 wickets in the second ODI of the three-match series. India had scored a big total of 336 runs batting first in this match, but England won comfortably thanks to the brilliant innings of Johnny Bairstow and Ben Stokes. With this, now the series is on par with 1-1.
Bairstow and Stokes wash India
Chasing a target of 337 runs, the England team got off to a great start with openers Johnny Bairstow and Jason Roy. The two shared a 110-run partnership for the first wicket. However, Roy returned in the 17th over after scoring 55 runs. After Roy’s dismissal, Benstokes was joined by Ben Stokes. Bairstow played an excellent innings of 124 runs. Stokes also scored 99 runs, but missed his century.
Badly beaten Kuldeep and Krunal Pandya
In this match, India’s spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya were beaten badly. Krunal conceded 72 runs without taking any wickets in his 6 overs. At the same time, Kuldeep gave 84 runs in his 10 overs. Kuldeep also did not get any wickets in this match. England batsmen hit a total of 20 sixes in this match.
Rahul’s century went in vain
KL Rahul’s century inning also went in vain in this match. Rahul played a brilliant innings of 108 runs in this match, but still lost to India. Apart from Rahul, Rishabh Pant also scored 77 runs. While captain Kohli also played an innings of 66 runs. The decisive match of this series will be played on 28 March in Pune.