Reece Topley destroyed India in the 2nd ODI

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England have overcome in the three-match ODI series against India. After losing the first ODI, England made a brilliant comeback in the 2nd match. They defeated India by 100 runs. English pacer Reece Topley won the Player of the Match for taking six wickets alone.

Match Report

England welcomed India at Lord’s cricket ground. In this match, India’s skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first. But his plan didn’t work out perfectly. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow, the two openers of England, tried to become aggressive from the beginning of the match. Bairstow was a bit more aggressive on the pitch than Jason Roy. However, they added 41 runs in the opening partnership. Unfortunately, their partnership broke when Hardik Pandya picked up Jason Roy in the 9th over.

After that, England lost some quick wickets. From 17 to 21 overs, the home team lost three batsmen. Joe Root, Ben Stokes, and the skipper Josh Buttler couldn’t contribute much to the team. However, Liam Livingstone handled the situation with Moeen Ali. They tried to build a long partnership. Together they added 46 runs on the scoreboard. Unfortunately, Livingstone departed the pitch after scoring 33 off 33 balls.

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Moeen Ali played a crucial role in the lower order. He made another partnership of 58 runs with the new batter, David Willey. However, Moeen Ali lost his wicket in 47 runs, while Willey left the pitch after adding 41 runs on the scoreboard. Relying on their bats, England scored 246 runs in this match.

Defending the score, England had a flying start. They took the first wicket in 4 runs. Moreover, India lost three more wickets between 27 to 31 runs. English pacer Reece Topley was on fire against the Indian batters. However, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya tried to handle the disaster. But, they couldn’t go far. Yadav scored 27 runs before losing the wicket, while Pandya added 29 runs. Unfortunately, the other batsmen couldn’t contribute much. Due to the aggression of English bowlers, India became all out in 146 runs. As a result, England won the match by 100 runs.