England Playing 11: England restored their superiority in the second ODI as they registered a statement six-wicket win, while chasing 337 in just 43 overs. The Indian bowlers had no answers to the belligerence of Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes. It was an utter show of power hitting and dominance by the visitors as they look to get the win in the decider as well. Eoin Morgan missed out the on the 2nd ODI due to an injury, and it was Jos Buttler who was made captain. Meanwhile, Sam Billings and Mark Wood were also on the sidelines. Liam Livingston showed signs of promise with the bat, whereas, Reece Topley impressed with new ball.
There is a possibility, that England could opt for a similar playing eleven in the third and final ODI versus India.
England got off to another brilliant start, as the opening duo of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow compiled a partnership of 110 for the first wicket in 16 overs. Jason Roy was dismissed for 55 from 52 balls, while, Bairstow and Ben Stokes wrecked havoc.
Jonny Bairstow scored a scintillating 124 from 112 deliveries, while, the specialist all rounder Stokes smashes 99 of just 52 balls. The visitors struck a record 20 sixes in the 2nd ODI and will take plenty of confidence in the decider.
To top it up, this was England’s highest run chase versus India in ODI cricket as well.
The 3rd ODI between Indian and England on 27th March will be contested at the MCA Stadium as well. The ball by ball coverage for the match will be covered on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar.