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Bairstow, Stokes Power England To 6 Wicket Win Over India In 2nd ODI, Series Goes Into Decider

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
March 26, 2021 • 22:24 PM View: 1247

Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes launched a six-hitting feast as England chased down 337 against India in a series-levelling win in the second one-day international on Friday.

India: 336/6 wkts in 50 overs (KL Rahul 108, R Pant 77, V Kohli 66, R Topley 2/50, T Curran 2/83) lost to England: 337/4 wkts in 43.3 overs (J. Bairstow 124, Ben Stokes 99, J. Roy 55, P. Krishna 2/58) by 6 wickets


India vs England 2nd ODI Match Report

After putting India to bat, England began well, removing opening batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma early, leaving the hosts at 37 for two wickets in 8.4 overs.

However, a 121-run partnership for the third wicket between skipper Virat Kohli (66 off 79 balls) and KL Rahul, resurrected the Indian innings. The pairs' partnership laid the foundations of India's challenging total.

Kohli, who was dropped on 35 by Buttler off Adil Rashid, completed his fifth fifty in seven international innings before being finally caught by Buttler off Rashid.

After Kohli's dismissal, Rishabh Pant and Rahul added 113 runs for the fourth wicket in less than 13 overs. Pant hammered seven sixes and three fours, scoring at a strike rate of 192.5.

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