IND vs ENG, 2nd ODI highlights: England beats India by six wickets

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England's Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes put on a partnership of 175 runs for the second-wicket against India during the second ODI in Pune.   -  SPORTZPICS

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Hello and welcome to the match blog of the second ODI between England and India from the MCA Stadium in Pune.

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Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes have put on a show at the MCA Stadium tonight. After a cautious start by openers Bairstow and Jason Roy, England just ran away with the game. Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya were hammered as the match saw a whopping 34 sixes being hit in two innings, second most in Indian venues.

Skipper Virat Kohli ran out of ideas as the visitors won with more than six overs in hand. Pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Prasidh Krishna triggered a mini-collapse but that was never enough. Eventually, debutant Liam Livingstone, alongside the No. 1 T20I batsman in the world Dawid Malan, claimed the six-wicket victory for England in the end.

ENGLAND (337/4 in 43.3 Overs) defeats INDIA (336/6 in 50 Overs) by 6 wickets with 39 balls remaining!

ENG 328/4 in 42 Overs: England needs 10 runs from 48 balls to beat India! Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/63 in 10 overs) and Prasidh Krishna (2/56 in 9 overs) have been India's best bowlers today and they have contained the runs to an extent now. But this is definitely not enough. Liam Livingstone (27 off 18 balls) and Dawid Malan (13 from 16) might just get the job done for England, which suffered a mini-collapse a few overs back.

ENG 302/4 in 39 Overs: Double-wicket over from Prasidh Krishna! This could be a case of too little too late. Prasidh picks up two in the 37th over. In the first ball of the over, Jonny Bairstow (124 runs off 112 balls) found Kohli at cover. Three balls later, Jos Buttler was out for a duck, bowled by a brilliant Prasidh yorker. The debutant Liam Livingstone (12 off 11) has joined Dawid Malan (4 off 5) in the middle.

ENG 287/2 in 36 Overs: Ben Stokes is dismissed for 99! After England scored 91 runs in the last 5.1 overs, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/40 in 8 overs) strikes! Poor captaincy from Virat Kohli as Kuldeep Yadav (20 runs conceded in one over) and Krunal Pandya (28 runs) were just taken apart by Stokes, who scored 10 sixes during his 52-ball knock. Eventually, Stokes tried to play a bouncer from Bhuvi but just nicked the ball to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. Dawid Malan is the new batsman in.

ENG 238/1 in 33 Overs: England needs 99 runs to win from 102 balls. Jonny Bairstow has reached his century and Ben Stokes has completed his fifty. Kuldeep Yadav (0/77 in 9 overs) is bowling poor lines and lengths here. Stokes has smashed seven sixes so far, three of which were hit in a row (all three almost hitting a similar spot at long-on) off the bowling of Kuldeep in the 33rd over. Bairstow is happy to play the role of a spectator now.


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ENG 194/1 in 30 Overs: England needs 143 runs to win from 120 balls. Jonny Bairstow (95 runs off 94 balls) and Ben Stokes (39 off 34) keep the scoreboard ticking with at least one boundary every over. The Indian bowlers are providing a lot of loose balls as well. The team might have to use a sixth bowler in Hardik Pandya. Bhuvi is the only Indian with an economy rate of less than six tonight.

ENG 175/1 in 27 Overs: England needs 162 runs to win from 138 balls. Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav have contained the runs in the last three overs. Almost another run-out! In the 26th over, Ben Stokes was extremely casual as he was completing a double. Kuldeep executed a direct hit from mid-on and the third umpire had a very long look at it as Stokes was in only by a few millimetres. In the end, not out is the signal.

ENG 164/1 in 24 Overs: Krunal and Prasidh are being taken apart here. Ben Stokes (31 runs from 24 balls) hits two more sixes (both over mid-wicket) off the former's bowling, while Jonny Bairstow (73 from 68) slams two fours (the first one towards backward square leg and the second straight as a whistle) off the latter's. Indian captain Virat Kohli looks a worried man now.

ENG 130/1 in 21 Overs: Krunal Pandya (0/15 in 2 over) and Prasidh Krishna (0/27 in 5) have replaced Kuldeep Yadav (0/27 in 5) and Shardul Thakur (0/35 in 4), respectively, in the attack.  Ben Stokes smashed a six in Krunal's second over, a wild swing over mid-on after coming down the track. India has otherwise slowed down the scoring rate. Bairstow has been more keen on playing the singles since Roy's departure.

ENG 116/1 in 18 Overs: India finally gets a breakthrough! Jason Roy makes the long walk back to the pavilion after being run-out. Rohit Sharma with a brilliant piece of fielding, diving to his right at mid-wicket. He immediately released the ball as Roy (55 off 52) and Bairstow (53* off 49) had a major miscommunication and were stranded midway. During the very next ball bowled by Kuldeep, India takes a review as the batsman Ben Stokes leaves the ball and it hits his pad. However, after confirmation from the third umpire, Nitin Menon stays with his original decision of not out.

England's Jason Roy scores a boundary on his way to a 19th ODI fifty at the MCA Stadium on Friday.   -  SPORTZPICS


ENG 87/0 in 15 Overs: It's finally a half-century for Roy! The England opener was dismissed in the 40s several times this tour. He got to his fifty with a six off Kuldeep Yadav (0/16 in 3 overs). He didn't pick the googly and the ball hit the toe end of his bat. But he still managed to clear Hardik Pandya at long-on. The previous over, Bairstow cleared the same area with a lofted drive off Shardul Thakur (0/20 in 3 overs).

ENG 64/0 in 12 Overs: Shardul Thakur comes into the attack as India's first bowling change. Jonny Bairstow (21 off 30) greets him with two wonderful backfoot shots in the fourth and sixth balls of the over, the first one a pull through mid-wicket and the second a punch through cover. Kuldeep Yadav replaces Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the other end. He concedes only two runs in his first over of the day. On the other hand, Jason Roy (41 off 42) nears his fifty.

ENG 51/0 in 9 Overs: Jason Roy has shifted gears here. He's hitting a boundary almost every over. Roy's drives are just pleasing to watch. Bhuvi (0/26 in 5 overs) and Prasidh (0/25 in 4 overs) are beginning to struggle a bit. Both of them have conceded a 10-run-plus over each. Meanwhile, Bairstow has faced only 15 balls so far.

ENG 30/0 in 6 Overs: An eventful second over from Prasidh Krishna. The very first ball, off the bat of Jason Roy, fell short of a diving Virat Kohli at cover. Two deliveries later, Roy played a delightful on-drive for a boundary. The next over, Jonny Bairstow (5 from 8 balls) pulled Bhuvneshwar Kumar towards mid-wicket for a four. Roy (25 off 28) then slammed three more boundaries off Prasidh in the sixth over.

ENG 5/0 in 3 Overs: An unlikely slow start from the England openers, Roy and Bairstow. Both of India's new ball bowlers -- Bhuvi and Prasidh Krishna -- are trying to generate as much swing as possible and bowling closer to the body of the batsmen. Just a run each from overs two and three. No boundaries yet.

Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy to start the run chase. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take the new ball.


India finishes on 336 for six after being put in to bat. KL Rahul's 100 coupled with Rishabh Pant's quickfire 77 and Hardik Pandya's marauding 16-ball 35 helped India plunder 126 in the last 10. Not to forget Virat Kohli's 66 off 79 balls. His 121-run stand with KL revived India after early strikes. For England, Topley and Tom picked two wickets each.  We will be back with the chase shortly!

KL Rahul: "A hot, hot day. Happy with what we've achieved in the 50 overs. Scoring runs makes you more confident. I was disappointed I couldn't score runs in the T20s, but sometimes you have to go through the journey. Today it was important to get that partnership with Virat Kohli, and Rishabh Pant."

IND 313/5 in 48 Overs: Hardik's off the mark with a first-ball six over square leg off Sam Curran! Pant and Hardik collect 21 off Sam's 7th over! Pant eventually holes out for a magnificent 40-ball 77. Krunal joins his brother at the crease. Topley bowls an excellent 48th - just four off it.

IND 273/4 in 45 Overs: Rahul falls after getting to his fifth ODI 100 with a single off Sam Curran. What a way to celebrate your return to form! India's choice to stick with him through the tough times paying rich dividends. Hardik Pandya joins Pant with five overs to go. Pant batting on 63 off 35! Fireworks alert.

IND 247/3 in 42 Overs: Pant was given lbw, trying to play a reverse sweep off Tom Curran... Pant reviewed that straightaway and replays confirmed that he had under-edged it. It is a dead ball, not a boundary. Next over, he gets stuck into Stokes, hammering two consecutive sixes off the English all-rounder. Pant's given out caught behind! He reviews again and survives. Celebrates by zooming to his 50 with a six and a four! A 28-ball 50. Rahul on 97!

IND 203/3 in 39 Overs: Topley is back into the attack. Rahul collects a boundary off the left-arm seamer. Rashid bowls out, but not before Pant clobbers the last ball of his spell for six over deep mid-wicket. Rashid's figures - 10-0-65-1. Meanwhile, Rahul is in the 80s. Pant brings up the 200 with a boundary off Topley.

IND 176/3 in 36 Overs: Right then, Pant's at the crease. They'll want Pant to play his natural game and be the aggressor. Rahul has looked unperturbed so far. But he needs to get a move on as well. Given the depth and power in England's batting, anything less than 300 would seem like a walk in the park. Moeen has bowled out. His figures - 10-0-47-0. Superb bowling considering he bowled unchanged and conceded just one boundary! Adil just bowled his ninth over for three.

IND 164/3 in 33 Overs: Kohli is caught behind for 66 off Rashid. The wait for the hundred continues for Kohli. The move to give Rashid an extended spell pays off! Meanwhile, Rahul brings up his second consecutive fifty with a single off Moeen. First sign of freeing arms as Rahul comes down the track and hoists Adil over the sightscreen for six. Rishabh Pant has joined Rahul, who gets a boundary off Moeen thanks to a misfield from Ben Stokes.

IND 142/2 in 30 Overs: First six of the match off Kohli's blade. Poor ball from Rashid, who bowls a long hop, and Kohli pulls it over deep square leg. Still, no change in bowling as Moeen and Adil toil away. As far as India's concerned, you sense that the plan is for Kohli to try and bat through while Rahul takes on the bowling. These two have brought up their century stand off 119 balls. Well played.

IND 126/2 in 27 Overs: After the initial struggle, the Indian batsmen have settled into a rhythm. One of these two needs to up the ante in the next few overs. England seems to be going through the motions, with Rashid and Moeen continuing to bowl in tandem. Rahul moves into the 40s with a delicate cut shot off Rashid's googly. He threaded the gap between point and the short third man to perfection. Meanwhile, Kohli brings up yet another fifty!

IND 108/2 in 24 Overs: Kohli has been dropped on 35! Buttler puts down a regulation chance off Adil Rashid's bowling. Very little reaction time for the England captain but should've taken that. He is now into the fourties, is Kohli. Rahul settling into a nice rhythm as well.

IND 94/2 in 21 Overs: India trundling towards the 100-run mark. They still have Pant and the Pandya brothers to come after this, all capable of playing the long ball. Adil Rashid is brought into the attack. He has a slip in place. Rahul brings up the 50-run partnership with a majestic cover drive off Rashid. England switching to spin from both ends. Moeen and Adil in tandem.

IND 77/2 in 18 Overs: Kohli and Rahul running hard for ones and twos, but the hosts have stuck to their 'caution-first' approach so far. Once again, Kohli is off to a good start. Can he make it count? By the way, Kohli ran down the middle of the pitch, and the umpires had a word. First signs of spin as Moeen Ali comes into the attack after the drinks break. He concedes just three singles. Just a three-over spell for Stokes. Tom Curran and Moeen in tandem.

IND 66/2 in 15 Overs: Stokes testing Rahul and Kohli with the odd pacy bouncer. He goes for just three in his second. In the meantime, Kohli's third boundary is courtesy an inside edge off Tom. KL Rahul gets lucky, as he squeezes a Stokes yorker through the slip cordon for four! Stokes's third goes for 10. England has been disciplined with their line and length. India almost itching to break the shackles.

IND 47/2 in 12 Overs: Kohli welcomes Tom Curran into the attack with a gorgeous on drive for four. The Powerplay is done. Four fielders can now be outside the circle. Ben Stokes is introduced into the attack. He goes for four off his first. India need a partnership.

Tom Curran has tested the Indian batsmen with his line and length.   -  BCCI


IND 37/2 in 9 Overs: Rohit's holed out to Adil Rashid. Curran gets a wicket with a leg-stump half-volley! Kohli's up and running with a boundary through fine leg. Earlier, Rohit got stuck into Topley in his fourth over - a glance over deep midwicket was followed by a cracking shot through point and a majestic pull! Rahul joins Kohli.

IND 18/1 in 6 Overs: Topley strikes. Dhawan holes out to Ben Stokes at second slip. Dhawan attempting to drive, the ball flies to Stokes, who takes it high to his right. Topley is bowling a lovely line and mixing up his lengths. Kohli joins Rohit. Meanwhile, Rohit's first scoring shot is a classy punch down the ground off Sam Curran. Sam goes full and pays the price. Rohit then targets a wide half-volley off Topley and gets four through covers.

- Stokes used saliva on the ball. It's being sanitised -

IND 7/0 in 3 Overs: With no Archer or Wood, Sam Curran gets the new ball. Rohit off the mark with a flick to deep square leg for a single. Dhawan opens his account with a drive through extra cover for three. Topley shares new-ball duties. Gets extra bounce and swing straightaway. Just two runs off his first over. Tidy stuff. Meanwhile, Curran follows up a good first over with a miserly second.

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma open the innings for India. Rohit to take strike. Sam Curran with the new ball.


England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

Complete squads:

INDIA: Virat Kohli (Capt.), Rohit Sharma (Vice-capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (w.k.), KL Rahul (w.k.), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, T. Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur.

ENGLAND: Jos Buttler (c)(w.k.), Jonny Bairstow (w.k.), Sam Billings (w.k.), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Livingstone, Matt Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood, Dawid Malan.


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