India tour of England 2018, Second ODI, England vs India – England won by 86 runs
Saturday, July 14, 2018, The Lord’s, London
England’s best batsman in ODIs, Joe Root, scored his maiden ODI hundred (113 off 116 deliveries) at Lord’s to steer England to a good total – 322 for 7 in 50 overs. This is Joe Root’s 12th century in ODIs overall. Liam Plunkett with his superb bowling proved that England’s total is much more than enough to beat India.
Joe Root’s century and fifties from captain Eoin Morgan and a blitzkrieg from pacer David Willey in the end helped England cross the 300 run mark. At the innings break, India were certainly the favorites to chase down the target on this small ground but they failed miserably falling short by a huge margin of 86 runs.
The three match ODI series is going pretty much in the same direction of the three match T20I series. India won the first T20I and first ODI while England won the second T20I and second ODI. However, hosts England would like to win the third and final ODI to win the ODI series. Remember, India won the third T20I and won the three match T20I series by 2 – 1.
Kohli earlier opined that he is tempted to play his left arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav in Tests against England and the bowler do seem like he is putting his name for it – 8 runs off 26 deliveries in the Lord’s ODI.
With England’s victory in the second ODI at Lord’s, the three match ODI series is now level 1 – 1 with one more match to go. The third and final ODI is scheduled to be played on Tuesday (July 17) at Headingly.
England – 322/7 in 50 overs (Joe Root – 113, Eoin Morgan – 53, Kuldeep Yadav – 3/68, Yuzvendra Chahal – 1/43) beat India – 236 all out in 50 overs (Suresh Raina – 46, Virat Kohli – 45, Liam Plunkett – 4/46, Adil Rashid – 2/38) by 86 runs
Player of the Match:
Joe Root (Eng) – 113 runs off 116 deliveries with 8 fours and a six
Playing XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood
Bench: Jake Ball, Sam Curran, Dawid Malan
Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Bench: Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur
ODI Series Schedule:
ODI #1: July 12 (Thursday), England vs India, Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
ODI #2: July 14 (Saturday), England vs India, Venue: The Lord’s, London
ODI #3: July 17 (Tuesday), England vs India, Venue: Headingly, Leeds
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