India vs England, 2nd ODI: Stokes, Bairstow blow away India to stage collection | Cricket Information

PUNE: India have been left shell-shocked by Jonny Bairstow (124) and Ben Stokes‘ (99) relentless assault as world champions England chased down a mammoth 337-run goal within the second ODI with utmost ease to stage the three-match collection 1-1 right here on Friday.
England didn’t throw it away just like the opening sport and capitalised on a flying begin supplied by Bairstow (124 off 112) and Jason Roy (55 off 52) to gun down the goal in simply 43.Three overs with six wickets in hand.
Stokes (99 off 52) performed a wide ranging knock and missed out on a deserving hundred after a blazing 175-run stand with Bairstow. A mind-boggling 87 runs have been scored between the 31st and 35th over. Stokes and Bairstow shared 17 sixes between them.
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“We have been bitterly dissatisfied within the first sport with the way in which we performed within the chase, nevertheless it was fairly clear that we have been going out with the identical intent as we at all times do,” Stokes stated after the sport.
“Nice chase, actually comfortable that we managed to recover from the road simply particularly when India set a difficult whole,” he added.
The third and last sport is scheduled right here on Sunday.

India amassed 336 for six courtesy KL Rahul (108 off 114) and Rishabh Pant (77 off simply 40) after England gained the toss and opted to subject once more.
After Roy’s dismissal, Stokes hit sixes for enjoyable, 10 in whole, to make the seemingly daunting job a fairly comfy one for the guests.
Bairstow, who struck his 11th ODI hundred, too was not far behind with seven sixes and 11 fours.
Barring pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Prasidh Krishna, the Indian bowlers had no reply to the onslaught of Stokes and Bairstow, who produced a show of sensational hitting.
The duo was brutal towards the Indian spin mixture of Kuldeep Yadav (0/84 in 10 overs) and Krunal Pandya (0/72 in 6), who conceded as many as 14 sixes.
Just like the earlier sport, England self-destructed by dropping three fast wickets within the center overs, together with the set Stokes and Bairstow.
However debutant Liam Livingstone (27 not out off 21) and Dawid Malan (16 not out off 23) held their nerve to take the group residence safely. It was England’s fifth highest chase in ODI cricket.
Earlier, Rahul, who anchored the innings, hit seven fours and two sixes in his 114-ball knock whereas Pant plundered seven sixes and three boundaries to assist the hosts go nicely previous the 300-run mark.
Skipper Virat Kohli (66 off 79) and Rahul laid the muse for the massive whole with their 121-run third wicket stand after being put in to bat on the MCA stadium.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan (4) fell cheaply after he nicked a Reece Topley supply to Ben Stokes within the slips.
Kohli joined Rohit Sharma (25), who regarded in his components and hit three boundaries off Topley (2/50).
However within the subsequent over, Curran (1/47) minimize brief his keep on the crease. Rohit flicked a full pitched supply straight to Adil Rashid at brief wonderful leg, as India slipped to 37/2.
Kohli and Rahul stored the scoreboard ticking, with the captain being the bit extra aggressive one, whereas Rahul initially performed second fiddle.
Kohli, who received a ‘life’ on 35 when Buttler dropped a regulation likelihood off Adil Rashid, notched up his 62nd fifty with a single.
The duo then accomplished their 100-run stand off 119 balls, with none fuss. Nonetheless, Rashid (1/65) eliminated Kohli, whose thick exterior edge was caught by Buttler, with India at 158/3.
Rahul then put his foot on the accelerator, whereas largely counting on pulls and drives.
Rahul, who hit his fifth ODI century and Pant then launched himself into England assault. Pant pulled Rashid for his first six, his trademark pull-shot and didn’t look again.
Left-handed Pant smacked successive sixes off Stokes within the 41st over, finishing his second ODI fifty, in 28 balls.
After Rahul fell, Pant continued his six-hitting present with Hardik Pandya (35 off 16) becoming a member of the enjoyable as India amassed 126 runs within the last 10 overs.
This was the second occasion when India hit successive 300 plus scores in 5 ODIs, the opposite one being in 2017.

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