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England won by 100 runs: Toplay took 6 wickets one of the best performances, Chahal restricted England at 246

England won by 100 runs: Toplay took 6 wickets one of the best performances, Chahal restricted England at 246
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After Moeen and Willey had earlier guided England to 246 points, the visitors disintegrate in the pursuit.

In the second ODI at Lord’s, England crushed India by 100 runs to tie the three-match series at 1-1. Reece Topley recorded 6 for 24, his best ODI stats.

After being put in, Yuzvendra Chahal took 4 for 47 as England was dismissed for 246 in 49 overs. Even getting to that point required a 62-run seventh-wicket stand between Moeen Ali and David Willey, which was only made possible with their help.

At the innings break, the score appeared harmless, but India was in for a surprise. In the 12th over, Topley and Willey used extra bounce and movement to reduce India to 31 for 4. The recovery never really materialized, and their lengthy tail—Mohammed Shami placed eighth—didn’t help either. They were eventually bowled out for 146 in 38.5 overs.

Earlier in the day, Jasprit Bumrah and Shami used the early dampness on the pitch to their advantage as they bowled a tense period with the new ball, troubling Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow.

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The more hesitant of the two England starting pitchers, Jason Roy, was routinely outplayed on both the inside and outside edge. However, if the Indian bowlers had luck in the first ODI, where wayward drives brought edges and edges found fielders, England had luck on their side on Thursday.

England won by 100 runs: Toplay took 6 wickets one of the best performances, Chahal restricted England at 246
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Shami found Roy’s inner edge of the bat in the fifth over after repeatedly hitting the outside edge of both openers. However, the ball went for four after missing the stumps. After getting an outside edge on a length ball in Shami’s subsequent over, Bairstow collected four runs through the newly freed second slip area.

The English batsmen played the same number of incorrect shots—22—in the first ten overs of the second ODI. At The Oval, those led to five wickets; here, they only netted India one.

That lone victim was Roy, who outlasted Bumrah and Shami before succumbing to a half-volley from Hardik Pandya. He tried to flick, but the bat turned in his fingers, giving him a straightforward opportunity to deep-backward square leg.

However, Jonny Bairstow had begun to emerge as a threat and was up to 38 off 37 when he attempted a slog sweep against Chahal, completely missing it as the ball clattered into the leg stump.

Soon after, Chahal threw one to Joe Root, who was caught lbw after failing to complete the sweep as well. With a full delivery in the subsequent over, Shami dismissed Jos Buttler to make it 87 for 4.

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Ben Stokes attempted to challenge Chahal by landing four consecutive reverse sweeps, two of which earned him fours. However, he was dismissed lbw for 21 after making the same hit against the same bowler.

At 102 for 5, Liam Livingstone and Moeen teamed up and added 46 runs off 45 balls. Livingstone was his typical aggressive self and engaged in a mini-battle with Hardik, who bowled him three consecutive short balls, while Moeen was more of an anchor. The first one was launched by Livingstone past a deep-backward square leg into the stands. Livingstone pushed the subsequent one to the deep-midwicket boundary for four despite it being far outside off. But when it came to the third, Hardik had his man. This time, Livingstone briskly advanced down the field, but he misjudged the draw and it fell into the hands of deep square leg replacement Shreyas Iyer.

From the thirty-fourth to the thirty-fifth over, only 13 runs were scored, and Praisdh Krishna also dropped Willey off Hardik. Willey, who was on 1 at the time, would later score 41.

A few overs later, Moeen and Willey both hit Prasidh for sixes, further ruining his day. Moeen wanted to start talking more now. He hit Bumrah for his second six in the 41st over, but Chahal ended his innings at 47 when the left-hander botched a slog to deep square leg.

India didn’t get their first run until they had been at bat for 4.3 overs. Before that, they had five leg byes. Then, Virat Kohli calmed down a bit by hitting three straight-driven fours off of Topley, two of which came in a row. 

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But Shikhar Dhawan looked just as uncomfortable as Rohit and was eventually caught down the leg side by Topley for 9 off 26 balls. India sent Rishabh Pant at No. 4, but he chipped a full toss from Brydon Carse to mid-on before he could score. Willey got Kohli to hit one behind in the next over, which hurt them even more.

Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik had just started to rebuild when Topley struck again, and Suryakumar chopped one onto his stumps. Hardik and Ravindra Jadeja got the team past 100 before Hardik hit a pull shot against Moeen over the top and into deep midwicket.

For the seventh wicket, Jadeja and Shami added 39 runs, but that only put off what was going to happen. Near the end of the game, Topley bowled Chahal for his first five-wicket haul. Three balls later, the game was over.

Chahal Picked up four wickets India restricted England to around 246 

Moeen Ali and David Willey’s 62-run partnership saved England from far worse difficulties.

In the second ODI at Lord’s, India bowled out England for 246 in 49 overs after challenging spells from Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. Yuzvendra Chahal then claimed four wickets. Even getting to that point required a 62-run seventh-wicket stand between Moeen Ali and David Willey, which was only made possible with their help.

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The surface didn’t have as much grass as The Oval’s, but Bumrah and Shami took full advantage of the early dampness – one of the reasons Rohit Sharma put England in – and challenged Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow, the opening batsmen for England.

When it came to winning on both the inside and outside edge, Roy appeared to be the more hesitant of the two. However, if the Indian bowlers had luck in the first ODI, where wayward drives brought edges and edges found fielders, England had luck on their side on Thursday.

Shami found Roy’s inner edge of the bat in the fifth over after repeatedly hitting the outside edge of both openers. However, the ball went for four after missing the stumps. After getting an outside edge on a length ball in Shami’s subsequent over, Bairstow collected four runs through the newly freed second slip area.

That lone victim was Roy, who outlasted Bumrah and Shami before succumbing to a half-volley from Hardik Pandya. He tried to flick, but the bat turned in his fingers, giving the deep-backward square leg a straightforward opportunity.

At the opposite end, however, Bairstow had begun to appear threatening. Before attempting a slog sweep against Chahal, he had advanced to 38 off 37 balls. However, he completely missed it, resulting in the ball clattering into the leg stump.

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Soon after, Chahal threw one to Joe Root, who was caught lbw after failing to complete the sweep as well. With a full delivery in the subsequent over, Shami dismissed Jos Buttler to make it 87 for 4. Ben Stokes attempted to challenge Chahal by using the reverse sweep to hit him for two boundaries in three balls. However, he was dismissed lbw for 21 after making the same hit against the same bowler.

At 102 for 5, Liam Livingstone and Moeen teamed up and added 46 runs off 45 balls. Livingstone was being his normal attacking self while engaging in a mini-battle with Hardik Pandya, while Moeen was more of an anchor.

He was struck by three straight short balls from Hardik. The first one was launched by Livingstone past a deep-backward square leg into the stands. The following one was far away.

England won by 100 runs: Toplay took 6 wickets one of the best performances, Chahal restricted England at 246
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To score four, Livingstone pulled it to the deep-midwicket boundary. But when it came to the third, Hardik had his man. This time, Livingstone briskly advanced down the field, but he misjudged the draw and it fell into the hands of deep square leg replacement Shreya’s Iyer.

From the thirty-fourth to the thirty-fifth over, only 13 runs were scored, and Praisdh Krishna also dropped Willey off Hardik. Willey was now playing on 1.

A few overs later, Moeen and Willey both hit Prasidh for sixes, further ruining his day. Moeen wanted to start talking more now. He hit Bumrah for his second six in the 41st over, but Chahal ended his innings at 47 when the left-hander botched a slog sweep to deep square leg.

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The tail was now being held by Willey. He did smash Bumrah for a six on the opening ball of the 47th over, but when he tried again later in the over, Bumrah sneaked in a slower one and caught him at long-on. The final two wickets for England were lost in the next two overs.


Disclaimer: The insights expressed in this article are those of the author. This article was not written or edited by Empireweekly.com; it was published on July 16, 2022.

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Soumyajit Dutta is a Cricket News Analyst and Author at Empire Weekly.

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