Jason Roy Run Out: Chasing a daunting total of 337 runs to win, England made a terrific start in the 2nd inning. Both Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow picked up exactly from where they left off in the first ODI match as the duo clocked the back-to-back 100-run partnership. Roy and Bairstow is perhaps the best opening partnership in ODI cricket.
India hardly got a sniff at the wicket with Virat Kohli’s bowlers dragged all along. India needed something to hang on to. A tiny spark. And the hosts got exactly what they were wishing for. Back in the match from the back door.
It was Rohit Sharma who did the magic in the field.
Bairstow nudged the ball into the short midwicket and called Roy for the single, who hesitated, but Rohit Sharma’s brilliant fielding effort and his accurate throw into Rishab Pant’s gloves caught Roy short of the pitch. India lost the first wicket giving India hope.
But there’s no hiding the fact that Roy and Bairstow’s 110-run opening stand has given England a perfect platform to chase India’s total down. It was the 13th-century partnership between Bairstow and Roy.
Shikhar Dhawan (4), who ended with the highest score in India vs England 1st ODI, couldn’t affect the scoring, while Rohit Sharma (25), also failed to last long.
But Virat Kohli (66 0ff 79 balls) and KL Rahul, with the latter scoring a hundred (108 off 114 balls) put on a 121-run partnership to give India a platform to launch a big total. Rishabh Pant finished with a flurry scoring 77 off just 40 balls while hitting seven massive sixes.
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