Cuttack: Live cricket score and live updates from 2nd ODI between India and England at Barabati Stadium. It’s a must win game for Eoin Morgan’s men after losing the first ODI from a winning position.
Both the teams have made one change each. England have replaced Adil Rashid with Liam Plunkett. India have replaced Umesh Yadav with Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Overs 3 | Score 22/2 | (Dhawan 9*)
Chris Woakes has dented India already with two quick blows. Lokesh Rahul was the first batsman to be dismissed as he edged one towards the slip cordon where Ben Stokes took a good low catch. Kohli hit Woakes for two boundaries straight down the ground before nicking one in the slips, where Stokes grabbed his second catch of the innings.
V Kohli c Stokes b Woakes 8 (5b)
KL Rahul c Stokes b Woakes 5 (5b)
India’s playing XI:
S Dhawan, L Rahul, V Kohli (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Y Singh, KJadhav, H Pandya, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, B Kumar, J Bumrah
England’s playing XI:
J Roy, A Hales, J Root, E Morgan (c), B Stokes, J Buttler (wk), M Ali, C Woakes, L Plunkett, D Willey, J Ball
TOSS: Eoin Morgan won the toss and invited India to bat first
Virat Kohli’s captain as India’s full-time limited-overs skipper started on a brilliant note as his team chased down a stiff 350-run target in the first ODI. After being reduced to 63/4, Kohli and new hero Kedar Jadhav stunned England with a well-planned counter-attack and stitched 200 runs for the fifth-wicket partnership.
With ‘Chase Master’ Virat Kohli playing one magical knock after other, knocking off 300 plus scores has been like a walk in the park with the skipper himself smashing 17 tons at a staggering averaging of 97 plus in those matches.
And with India’s penchant of producing quality batsmen, it was Kedar Jadhav, who matched his skipper stroke for stroke during his 65-ball-hundred.
India now are the only team to have chased 350-plus thrice and in each of them Kohli has been the backbone with centuries each but Jadhav’s innings caught English skipper Eoin Morgan off-guard.
The diminutive Jadhav’s confidence in such a short international career made everyone sit back and look up in astonishment.
As the teams gear up for the second ODI at Cuttack, England team will certainly feel a bit deflated after failing to defend a total of 350 having got four top-order batsmen back in the hut for less than 100.
Source: Zee News