ENG vs IND 2nd ODI: England retaliated by defeating Team India by 100 runs to level the series. English bowler Reece Topley took 6 wickets. After being all out for 110 runs in the first ODI, the host England team, who suffered a humiliating defeat of 10 wickets, retaliated on Team India in the second match. England leveled the three-match series 1-1 after beating India by 100 runs in the second ODI at the historic Lord’s ground here on Thursday.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma, however, won the toss and chose to field first. Bowlers performed brilliantly to restrict England to a score of 246 runs in 49 overs. But in reply, the Indian team was all out for 146 runs in 38.5 overs.
Indian batsmen failed
Indian batsmen failed to chase down the target of 247 runs for England. Captain Rohit, who scored a match-winning half-century in the first ODI, could not even open the account here. The top order, especially, proved to be a complete flop. Where Rishabh Pant also returned to the pavilion at zero. Shikhar Dhawan got dismissed for nine runs. Topley also sent him to the pavilion. Dhawan faced 26 balls and hit 1 four, and Virat Kohli scored only 16 runs. Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja were the top scorers for India with 29 runs each.
Brilliant bowling from Chahal
Earlier, Yuzvendra Chahal took four wickets for 47 runs while bowling brilliantly. He took important wickets of Jonny Bairstow (38), Joe Root (11), and Ben Stokes (21). And Moeen Ali, who scored the highest 47 runs, was also sent to the pavilion by Chahal.
Chahal created history at Lord’s: Spinner Chahal has become the first Indian bowler to take four or more wickets at Lord’s. Chahal left behind Mohinder Amarnath, Madan Lal, Ashish Nehra, and Harbhajan Singh in this case.
West Indies tour: Rest given to Virat
Is Kohli not fit in the team for the World Cup? Former captain Virat Kohli has been rested from the five-match T20I series against West Indies from July 29. However, many questions are also being raised on giving him rest from this series, which is considered important in terms of preparations for the ICC Men’s T20 World to be held in October this year.
Actually, Virat has not been in form for a long time. He is struggling to score runs in every format. He couldn’t do anything special in IPL too. In such a situation, he should be given more chances to prove himself, but the selectors have given him rest. The reason for this decision of the selectors is also being told perhaps Virat is not fitting in the batting order of Team India for the T20 World Cup. R Ashwin has also returned to the team. And KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav, who recently underwent surgery, will have to give fitness.
Indian T20 squad
Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel and Arshdeep Singh.