By Michael Stafford-Jones

  • Joe Root scores superb hundred to guide England to 322-7
  • Eoin Morgan and David Willey also reach fifty
  • Liam Plunkett takes four wickets and Adil Rashid snares two as India are bowled out for 236
LONDON, ENGLAND – Joe Root returned to form in sublime style with a match-winning hundred as England thrashed India by 86 runs to level the ODI series at 1-1.

 

England

Jason Roy – 5/10 – Batted well to reach 40 but got out in very similar fashion to the first match – caught Umesh Yadav, bowled Kuldeep Yadav .

Jonny Bairstow – 5/10 – Cracked 38 runs off 31 balls before edging onto his stumps off Kuldeep.

Joe Root – 10/10 – Found his form in stunning style with a brilliant, match-winning 113 off 116 balls. Showed his teammates how to play Kuldeep effectively too.

Eoin Morgan – 7/10 – Hit an excellent fifty before he was caught on the boundary when he tried to slog a ball from Kuldeep into the stands.

Ben Stokes – 5/10 – He made just 5 with the bat but bowled decently in his five-over spell and took three good catches.

Jos Buttler – 4/10 – He had a rare off-day with the bat as he was dismissed by Umesh Yadav for 4. However, he took two catches and effected a stumping.

Moeen Ali – 7/10 – Got the vital wicket of Virat Kohli and kept India’s run rate under control throughout his spell of 1-42. However, he failed to deliver with the bat yet again.

David Willey – 9/10 – Superb all-round display: the Yorkshire player blazed 50 off 31 balls to propel England beyond 300 and then took 2-48 with the ball.

Adil Rashid – 8/10 – His excellent spell of 2-38 in 10 overs ensured India never got near England’s total. He dismissed Suresh Raina and Umesh Yadav.

Liam Plunkett – 8/10 – He produced the kind of performance that has become his trademark in this side as he dismissed three middle-order batsmen before they could do much damage. He then added the wicket of Siddarth Kaul late on to finish with 4-46 from his 10 overs.

Mark Wood – 6/10 – He got the crucial early wicket of Rohit Sharma but he was a little expensive after that.

 

 

 

India

Rohit Sharma – 2/10 – Bowled by Wood for 15.

Shikhar Dhawan – 5/10 – Looked dangerous during his 36 off 30 balls before Willey dismissed him.

Virat Kohli – 6/10 – Batted well to reach 45 off 56 balls but fell lbw to Moeen. He had no answer to Root or Willey’s heroics with the bat.

KL Rahul – 0/10 – Removed by Plunkett for a duck.

Suresh Raina – 5/10 – He played sensibly to get to 46 off 63 balls but he was bowled by Rashid before he could accelerate.

Hardik Pandya – 4/10 – He played quite well for his 21 but he was expensive with the ball as he went for 70 runs in 10 overs. He did get the important wicket of Stokes though.

MS Dhoni – 4/10 – Batted very strangely for his 37 off 59 balls when India needed him to smash the ball to all parts if they were going to have any chance of chasing down their target successfully.

Siddarth Kaul – 2/10 – He was totally ineffective during expensive spell of 0-59 in 8 overs.

Umesh Yadav – 6/10 – He was the pick of India’s seamers as he caused the top order a few problems with his pace and got the big wicket of Buttler during his 1-63 in 10 overs.

Kuldeep Yadav – 8/10 – Dismissed three of England’s best batsmen – Roy, Bairstow and Morgan. However, others played him better than in the previous match and he also went for 68 runs.

Yuzvendra Chahal – 7/10 – Kept a tight grip on England’s scoring rate and removed Moeen during his spell of 1-43 in 10 overs.

 

The 3rd and final ODI between England and India begins at 12.30pm on Tuesday 17th July.

 

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