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Ind vs Eng 2nd ODI: England hand India a humiliating 86-runs defeat

In the 2nd match of 3-match One Day International (ODI) series, England led by Eoin Morgan defeated Virat Kohli’s India by massive 86 runs at Lords Cricket Ground in London on Saturday. India’s famed batting line-up faltered in a competitive chase after Joe Root returned to form with a classy century to guide England to a series-levelling win. Chasing the massive target of 323 runs openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave India a solid start as they had 49-runs stand. Rohit Sharma (15 off 26 balls) high on two consecutive century tried to muscle Mark Wood out of the park but didn’t get the required connectiona and got bowled. Shikhar Dhawan (36 off 30 balls) looked in good touch but he also got out in the next over. K L Rahul (0), who has been through a dream form, was undone by Liam Plunkett. India never got going while chasing the target. Barring an 80-run fourth wicket stand between skipper Virat Kohli (45) and Suresh Raina (46), all other batsmen struggled as the visitors were bundled out for 236.

While Kohli was adjudged LBW to Moeen Ali, Raina was cleaned up by leg-spinner Adil Rashid few overs later. From there on, it was a difficult task for the rest of batsmen and veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni (37) too struggled to rotate the strike scoring his runs off 59 balls. Dhoni’s innings was a struggle from the word go as he tried to rebuild the chase in the company of Hardik Pandya (21) and the tail which never materialised. Plunkett picked up four wicket for England giving away 46 runs, while Willey (2/48) and Rashid (2/38) shared four wickets between them.

Dhoni crosses record 10,000- run mark

The only bright spot for India was the fact that former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni reached two personal milestones during the game by completing 10,000 runs and 300 catches.

The veteran star joined Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid as the only Indians reach the 10,000-run mark in ODIs.

List of Indian players who scored 10,000-runs in ODIs

Player Name Runs
Sachin Tendulkar 18426
Sourav Ganguly 11221
Rahul Dravid 10768
MS Dhoni 10004*
Virat Kohli 9708*
Dhoni is currently on 10,004 ODI runs. Sachin tops the list among Indians with 18,426 runs, Ganguly is second with 11,221 while Dravid is third at 10,768.

India vs England 2nd ODI scoreboard

England innings

Earlier, Jason Roy (40) and Jonny Bairstow (38) provided a quick start to England’s innings as they put on 69 for the opening wicket off 62 balls. Umesh (1/63) and Siddarth Kaul found some swing with the new ball, but failed to provide early breakthroughs.

As the openers started to play more shots and boundaries flowed, India brought on Hardik Pandya (1/70) into the attack in only the fifth over. The move didn’t yield any result as the all-rounder was taken for 21 runs in his first two-over spell.

Chahal (1/43) was then introduced into the attack in the ninth over, followed by Kuldeep two overs later and the latter struck with his second ball in the 11th over. Kuldeep bowled Bairstow as the batsman went for a sweep and the ball hit the stumps after ricocheting off his pads.

England were then reduced to 86 for 2 as Kuldeep picked up his second wicket in 12 balls as Roy was caught in the deep trying to clear the fence. It was an unnecessary shot, much like his reverse sweep at Trent Bridge, which had triggered a collapse. But this time, Root and Morgan countered Kuldeep’s threat in the middle overs with some sensible shot selection.

They rotated the strike and looked to pick up the odd boundary in between. In doing so they added 103 runs off 99 balls for the third wicket which put England back in contention for a 300-plus score.

After the initial setbacks, the hosts crossed 150 in the 25th over. Morgan scored his 38th ODI half-century off 49 balls, while Root reached his fifty off 56 balls.

But Kuldeep came back into the attack as the visitors searched for a wicket and duly delivered when Morgan was holed out in the deep of a full toss.

Even as 200 came up in the 33rd over, England slumped from 189 for 2 to 203 for 4 in the 34th over.

Umesh and Pandya provided a double blow in the form of Ben Stokes (5) and in-form Jos Buttler (4), both of whom were caught behind the wicket by Dhoni, who became the fourth wicket keeper to complete 300 ODI catches after Adam Gilchrist (417), Mark Boucher (403) and Kumar Sangakkara (402).

Chahal bowled a tight seven-over spell in this passage of play as England lost 3 wickets for 40 runs in the penultimate 10 overs.

Moeen Ali (13) tried to break the shackles, but only managed to hole out off Chahal in the 42nd over with Rohit taking a fine catch.

Willey then joined Root in the middle and together they turned the tables, scoring 82 runs in the last eight overs to propel their score.

India ODI record in recent past

India, meanwhile, are unbeaten in bilateral ODI series since the tour of Australia in January 2016. They have won nine successive contests thereafter, with the 2017 Champions Trophy, the only tournament wherein they failed to bring home the laurels.

India vs England head to head in ODIs

Total Matches: 98
India: 53
England: 40
Tie: 2
No-result: 3

In England

Total Matches: 40
India: 16
England: 20
Tie: 1
No result: 3

Here who said what before India vs England 2nd ODI match at Lords in London:

On a roll, Kuldeep confident of getting nod for opening Test against England: In-form India spinner Kuldeep Yadav hopes he has done enough to stake a claim in the playing eleven for the opening Test against England at Birmingham. Kuldeep has been on a roll in the limited overs leg of the tour UK tour, amassing 18 wickets in five games including the two T20s against Ireland. He was all over the England batsmen in the opening ODI yesterday, ending the game with a career-best six for 25. I am hoping to get the Test call, and then let’s see what happens when the squad is announced in the next couple days, said Kuldeep referring to the first Test beginning on August 1.

Virat Kohli currently best batsman because Smith not there, says Ricky Ponting: Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting believes India captain Virat Kohli is currently the best batsman in the world only because Steve Smith is serving a year-long ban for his role in ball tampering at a Cape Town Test. Asked who is the number one batsman in the world, Ponting said: “Right now, he (Kohli) is because Steve Smith is not there. “(But) if Steve Smith was playing now, I’d have him as the number one player in the world,” he said at Channel Seven’s cricket season launch. Ponting believes Smith’s contribution in Australia’s many victories, especially at the Ashes, makes him a better batsman than Kohli.

We might be tempted to play Kuldeep, Chahal in Tests too, says Kohli: India captain Virat Kohli is tempted to play his ‘key weapons’ Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in the upcoming five-Test series against England, considering the wrists spinners’ stellar performance in the ongoing limited-overs leg of the tour. While Kuldeep has already played two Tests, Chahal is yet to earn the coveted cap in the longest version of the game. “Anything is possible with the selections for Tests and there might be a few surprises. Kuldeep is making a strong case for himself and so is Chahal. And looking at the way, the English batsmen have struggled against them, we might be tempted to do it,” said Kohli after India’s emphatic win in the opening ODI.

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