ENG vs IND, 2nd ODI Highlights: Reece Topley gets six as England beat India to level series
ENG vs IND, 2nd ODI Highlights: Reece Topley struck career-high figures of 6-24 for England, which came back spectacularly from losing to India in the first one-day international to win the second game of the three-match series by a score of 100 runs.
India struggled to get going while chasing 247 on a Lord’s surface that had become easier during the first innings, falling for 146 in 38.5 overs.
Topley dealt the opposition’s skipper Rohit Sharma (0) and Shikhar Dhawan (9) a double punch early in the chase before Virat Kohli (16), who was making his comeback from a groyne strain, went behind off David Willey after a quick start.
After promising starts, Suryakumar Yadav (27) and Hardik Pandya (29) flashed briefly but were unable to continue.
That winning feeling
Toppers ends with SIX wickets
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 14, 2022
Three years to the day after England defeated New Zealand in a thrilling final to win the 50-over World Cup at the same location, all thoughts of an unexpected India victory vanished when Ravindra Jadeja was dismissed for 29 by Liam Livingstone, sealing an easy victory for England.
Earlier, England’s middle order decimated by Yuzvendra Chahal (4-47), who also claimed the valuable scalps of Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, and Ben Stokes as the visitors dismissed for 246 inside of 50 overs.
When England given the opportunity to bat. Jason Roy was the first to leave, chipping a Pandya delivery to fine leg after making a shaky 23. While Jonny Bairstow kept up his strong form till dismissed by Chahal for a lighthearted 38.
After Root (11) and Stokes (21) trapped lbw by Chahal, England’s attempt to recover failed. And captain Jos Buttler bowled for four after missing a straight ball off Mohammed Shami (1-48).
Pandya was the target of Livingstone’s onslaught, but the bowler got his comeuppance. When the Lancastrian holed out in the deep following a thrilling run-a-ball 33. Moeen Ali (47) and Willey (41) had to lead a late charge for England to get close to 250.
The teams will now travel to Manchester for the series’ final game on Sunday.
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