India vs England 2nd ODI: England decimated India by six wickets in the second ODI at the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium, Pune to draw level in the three-match series. India did well to post 336/6 on the board after being put in to bat.
In reply, England got the job done in style with Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes smashing the Indian bowlers.
How did the match pan out?
After losing the toss once again, India was offered to bat first. Batting first, India posted a massive score of 336/6 thanks to KL Rahul’s innings of 108 runs. Apart from him, Kohli (66) and Rishabh Pant (77) also contributed well.
Chasing a huge 337-run total to keep the series alive, England crossed the finishing line in just the 44th over with Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes starring with the bat.
After sharing a 135-run stand in the first ODI, Bairstow and Jason Roy gave England another brilliant start. The duo added 110 runs in just 87 balls before a beautiful piece of fielding effort from Rohit Sharma ended Roy’s knock.
Roy departed after scoring 55 off 52 balls. The breakthrough, however, did not bring any respite for Virat Kohli & Co. as Bairstow and Stokes took the Indian bowlers to the cleaners.
Before heading into the final and last ODI, let’s have a look at some records scripted in 2nd ODI.
1. Virat Kohli Completes 10,000 Runs While Batting At Number 3
Virat Kohli scored 66 runs in 79 balls with the help of three fours and a six. Kohli smashed a unique record, surpassing 10,000 ODI runs while batting at number three. Kohli is the second player to achieve this after Ricky Ponting (12,662).
2. KL Rahul Hits His Fifth Century in ODIs
Playing his 37th ODI, Rahul has surpassed 1,500 runs in the format (1,502). He smashed his fifth ODI century and a maiden one against England. With this tally, Rahul equalled the tally of Suresh Raina in terms of centuries (5).
Playing his 12th ODI at home, Rahul went past 500 ODI runs. He has now registered his second ODI century on home soil.
3. Virat Kohli goes past Graeme Smith’s Tally
Kohli surpassed former South Africa captain Graeme Smith to climb to the fifth position in the list of ODI captains with the most runs in the format. Kohli has raced to 5,442 runs as captain. Meanwhile, Smith had amassed 5,416 runs.
4. Rishabh Pant Achieved Two Milestones
Rishabh Pant smashed 77 runs in 40 balls in a blistering manner. He hit three fours and seven sixes in his half-century innings. He has become the wicket-keeper batsman with the most sixes in an ODI inning against England.
Pant has left behind New Zealand’s Brandon McCullum, South Africa’s Quinton De Kock and India’s MS Dhoni, who hit six sixes each against England.
He also hit his best score in the format, surpassing his previous best knock (71).
5. Jason Roy And Jonny Bairstow Stitch 13th Century-Plus Stand in ODIs
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow stitched a second successive 100-plus stand. It was their third successive 100-plus stand against India. They became the second opening pair to achieve this mark.
They have raced to 2,736 partnership runs at 58.21. This was their 13th century-plus stand in ODIs. The two surpassed the tally of Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting (2,719).