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India vs England 2nd ODI Highlights: ENG chase down 337, win by six wickets

India vs England 2nd ODI Highlights: England, who won by six wickets, banked on Jonny Bairstow's ton and Ben Stokes' quickfire 99 to successfully chase down 337 with 39 balls remaining.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: March 26, 2021 9:42:21 pm
India vs England 2nd ODIIndia vs England 2nd ODI Highlights: The match was held in Pune.

India vs England 2nd ODI Highlights: England levelled the three-match ODI series against India after beating the hosts by six wickets in the second outing at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday.

Sent to bat first, the Virat Kohli-led team put up 336/6 on the scoreboard at the end of their innings. After India lost both their openers quickly, Kohli (66) and KL Rahul (108) built a 100+ partnership. Rishabh Pant (77) and Hardik Pandya (35) started a storm of sixes in the final ten overs, scoring a massive 126 runs. Chasing, England stayed on top right from the start as Jason Roy (55) and Jonny Bairstow (124) stitched a vital century-run partnership. Ben Stokes’ 52-ball 99 accelerated the chase beyond the hosts in the middle overs, and then debutant Liam Livingstone took England over the line with 39 balls remaining.

India v England ODI Series 2021

2nd ODI, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 26 Mar, 2021

ENG 337 / 4 (43.3)

vs

IND 336 / 6 (50.0)

BatsmenRB
Dawid Malan16 23
Liam Livingstone27 21
BowlersORWKT
Bhuvneshwar Kumar10.0 63 1
Prasidh Krishna10.0 58 2

England win by 6 wickets

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India vs England 2nd ODI Highlights:

21:25 (IST)26 Mar 2021
ENG win by six wickets, level series!

England complete an absolute mockery of the chase! Malan and Livingstone take the visitors over the line with 39 balls remaining. Earlier, Bairstow's ton and Stokes' quickfire 99 laid down the foundation for the emphatic six-wicket victory in Pune. India were in the contest till the 30th over but after conceding 87 runs in the space of four overs, it was all but over. ENG: 337/4 (43.3 overs)

21:17 (IST)26 Mar 2021
ENG inching closer to series-levelling win

Malan (13*) and Livingstone (27*) slow down a bit as the visitors are in no hurry now. 9 off 48 balls now! ENG: 328/4 (42 overs)

21:09 (IST)26 Mar 2021
SIX! SIX!

Whatever little hope there was, it's surely gone now! Livingstone, on debut, launches Bhuvneshwar for back-to-back sixes! He hits the first one over mid-on and then comes up with a pull high over deep square leg. 20 off 60 balls now! ENG: 317/4 (40 overs)

20:50 (IST)26 Mar 2021
DOUBLE TROUBLE!

India left it late but they are turning things around! Prasidh injects some hope with two wickets in the same over. First, Bairstow (124) falls off a catch by Kohli. Then, Buttler (0) gets cleaned up by a beautiful yorker. Is there a twist left? ENG: 287/4 (36.4 overs)

20:45 (IST)26 Mar 2021
WICKET!

GONE ON 99! Heartbreak for Stokes as the hard-hitting all-rounder walks back to the pavilion on 99. After he lit up a six-storm in Pune a couple of overs back, he falls to a caught behind off Bhuvneshwar's bowling. 52 more to go! ENG: 285/2 (35.2 overs)

20:42 (IST)26 Mar 2021
6 Wd 4 2 Wd 6 6 2

England showing why they are regarded the best in one-day. Bairstow has just scooped a low full toss outside the off-stump for six over covers. A fantastic display of batting provice, toying with the Indian fielders. 

20:32 (IST)26 Mar 2021
THREE SIXES

As Stokes hits Kuldeep for three successive sixes, England's required rate is now below six runs per over. England have already hit 14 maximums in 33 overs. Stokes is fired up, as ENG require less than 100 runs now to win the second ODI and level the series. ENG are 238/1 after 33 overs.

20:25 (IST)26 Mar 2021
Half-century

Soon after Bairstow's ton, Stokes brings up his 21st ODI half-century to snatch the control back from the hosts in the 2nd ODI. He receives warm applause from the dugout. Stokes has paired up with Bairstow and put the visitors in the driving seat. ENG are 218/1 after 32 overs.

20:19 (IST)26 Mar 2021
Drinks

Drinks are being served as England make 211 runs  after 31 overs. After Bairstow's century, Stokes looks powered up, comes up with a maximum and a boundary in the same over. Equation down to 126 runs off 19 overs.

20:09 (IST)26 Mar 2021
Bairstow hits 11th ODI century!

After providing a solid foundation to his team's run chase in Pune, opener Bairstow now has his ton on his mind. He takes on Kuldeep and unleashes a huge hit over deep mid-wicket. He takes his time in the next over as Stokes  hits a four. But as soon as Kuldeep comes back, he smashes his sixth six of the innings to bring up his 11th ODI hundred. ENG: 200/1 (30.1 overs)

20:00 (IST)26 Mar 2021
Bairstow, Stokes looking impervious

Kohli and his men look devoid of answers at the moment as Bairstow (87*) and Stokes (33*) continue to maintain the momentum whilst being careful against the bowlers. India need wickets and they need them quick or it will be too late. ENG: 180/1 (28 overs)

19:41 (IST)26 Mar 2021
England reach the halfway mark

After plundering the hosts' bowlers with a barrage of boundaries, Bairstow (76*) and Stokes (31*) help England cross the 150-run mark with ease. They need 170 more runs from 150 balls now... and they seem to be on their way. ENG: 167/1 (25 overs)

19:20 (IST)26 Mar 2021
Stokes settles in quick with a six

India try take control of the contest with some efficient bowling from Kuldeep and Krunal. Bairstow (56*) and Stokes (14*) trade singles for a while and then the latter comes into his own. He ups the ante with a handsome six off Krunal! ENG: 128/1 (20 overs)

19:08 (IST)26 Mar 2021
RUN OUT!

Finally, India have their breakthrough! Right after Bairstow brought up his fifty with a six, Roy is dismissed via a run out. Rohit comes up with a brilliant piece of fielding and combines with Pant to send the opener back on 55. ENG: 110/0 (16.3 overs)

19:04 (IST)26 Mar 2021
Bairstow's maximums bring up 100-run partnership!

Bairstow finds his groove and smashes Shardul for two straight sixes -- over long-on and deep square leg. ENG: 102/0 (16 overs)

18:55 (IST)26 Mar 2021
Roy brings up his half-century!

Right when things started to look up for India, England turn it around in their favour. First, Bairstow (30*) takes on Shardul and clears long-on with a lofted drive. Next over, Roy (54*) brings up his 19th ODI fifty in style with a massive six. ENG: 87/0 (15 overs)

18:50 (IST)26 Mar 2021
Kuldeep restricts visitors' momentum

Looking for a wicket, Kohli introduces Kuldeep to the attack. Along with Shardul, he puts pressure on both the openers with a flurry of dot balls. Three overs without a boundary and Kuldeep concedes just six runs from his opening two overs. ENG: 68/0 (13 overs)

18:39 (IST)26 Mar 2021
ENG with steady start in chase

Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow have got the run-chase up and running for England. The two openers have added 59 runs within the powerplay after Bairstow hit Shardul for two fours. For India, the search for the first wicket continues. ENG: 59/0 (10 overs)

18:31 (IST)26 Mar 2021
50 up for ENG

England cross the 50-run mark within nine overs. It's another half-century stand between Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow. India looking for a breakthrough. England are 51-0 after nine overs, 337 the target. 

18:25 (IST)26 Mar 2021
Raining fours

Roy has started where he left off in the first ODI. Roy hangs back and on-punches it straight of mid-on. Shardul tries to stop with a run but in vain. ENG are 40/0 after 7 Overs.

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

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