England beat India by 85 runs at Lord’s to level the three-match ODI series 1-1. It was Joe Root’s 12th ton that headlined the England performance along with Liam Plunkett’s 4-fer. David Willey’s all-round show where he picked up a couple of scalps and smashed a 31-ball 50 starred for England. Also Read - IND vs AUS 2020 ODI: Team India Clears COVID-19 Test, Begins Physical Training With Gym And Running
Here are the moments that stood out from the thrilling encounter at Lord’s. Also Read - Joe Root Calls Virat Kohli as The Most Complete Player Across Formats
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History repeated itself as Kuldeep Yadav broke the flourishing partnership between English openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow of 69 runs at Lord’s Cricket Ground in the 2nd ODI, just like he did at Trent Bridge. Kuldeep bagged his first wicket of the day in his second ball of the match when Bairstow looked to sweep a ball pitched outside the leg-stump it was the chinaman and he was bowled for 38.
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Watch him take his three wickets.
In the very next over, he got Jason Roy who played a slog sweep only to find Umesh Yadav in the deep mid-wicket region. Kuldeep also got the ever-so-dangerous Jos Buttler for four runs.
ROOT TO THE RESCUE
England won the toss and surprisingly opted to bat first, knowing very well India thrive when it comes to chasing down totals. The hosts scored 322, Joe Root was the highest scorer with 113 runs off 116 balls. David Willey also played a 31-ball 50 blitz that helped England to get to that score.
Here is how he got to his 12th hundred in ODIs.
THE FINAL ONSLAUGHT
Here is another moment that qualifies as the moment of the match. It was pace bowlers David Willey’s effort with the bat and not ball that helped England get to a match-winning 322. At one point in time, they looked in a state of doubt with 300. So Willey did his bit with the bat.
Enjoy his blitzkrieg batting.
THE DESI BOYS COMBINE TO MSD’S 300th CATCH:
It was Hardik Pandya’s ball that gave MS Dhoni the opportunity to take his 300th catch in ODIs and become only the fourth keeper to do so. It was the wicket of Ben Stokes who departed for 5.
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THE ‘VIRAT’ WICKET:
Indian captain Virat Kohli departed for 45, Kohli departed with the game in the balance at 140 in 27 overs. He was leg before wicket. Kohli lost his wicket against the run of play, looking to tuck Ali’s off-spinner to the leg side for a single, but he missed the ball completely. He thought about taking a review but then decided against it. The game till then was hanging by the thread. Once he departed, England had their noses in front.
The ODI will be played at Leed’s on July 17. It promises to be a humdinger.