Reece Topley Topples India, England Win By 100 Runs To Level ODI Series 1-1

Reece Topley Topples India, England Win By 100 Runs To Level ODI Series 1-1

The Indian top-order collapsed like ninepins. Race Topley.Defending a modest target in the second ODI at Lord’s on Thursday, England bowled brilliantly for 6 for 24 to clinch the series by 100 runs. With parity restored in the three-match series, Sunday’s decider at Manchester’s Old Trafford promises to be mouth-watering. When the Indian bowlers put up another impressive display to bowl out England for 246 in 49 overs, little did anyone know that the visiting batsmen could score 146 in 38.5 overs in the face of Topley’s fine seam and swing bowling. Inexplicable outs will happen.

David Wiley (1/27 in 9 overs), veteran Moeen Ali (1/30) And Liam Livingstone (1/4) also played his role to perfection.

Topley’s figures were the best ever recorded by an Englishman in the ‘Mecca of Cricket’.

After winning the first match by 10 wickets, the Indian team could not have imagined that the wheels of fortune would turn so fast.

with Shikhar DhawanRohit Sharma, Virat Kohli And Rishabh Pant All returned to the dressing room immediately after the first powerplay and with just 31 runs on the board, there was only one possible outcome.

Surya Kumar Yadav (27) Hardik Pandya (29) And Ravindra Jadeja (29) did his best but the scores will certainly provide a bigger picture of the plight of the Indian batsmen during the chase.

Dhawan (9 off 26 balls) and skipper Rohit (0 off 9 balls) looked distinctly uncomfortable as the 6ft 5in tall Toupley hit the seam and, with his stature, produced a series of annoying bounces. .

Knowing that Rohit is a compelling spinner and puller, Topley keeps it full and a typical left-arm delivery that goes through with an angle, finds the Indian skipper in front.

Dhawan, whose stay on the wicket was as painful as Rohit’s, tickled one down the leg side. Jose Butler.

Kohli’s brisk 22-second walk into the Lord’s longroom was beautifully filmed by broadcasters as he was seen lifting his collar as he entered the playing field.

Then came three charming shots — an off-drive, an on-drive and a cover drive — all out of the top drawer but his tendency to play everything on the front foot led to his downfall.

Willy, the left-arm pacer, angled the off-stump and once again the former India captain misjudged the length with his front-foot trigger. As a result, Nick was happily accepted behind the stumps by captain Buttler.

Rishabh Pant (0) has often been a slight shadow of what he is in the white flannel in the blue India jersey. Full toss delivered to mid on fielder off seamer. Bryden Carrs. It was 31 for 4 and suddenly the target of 247 looked huge.

Surya Kumar Yadav (27 off 29 balls) was picking up where he left off during that incredible T20 century in Nottingham.

Along with Pandya, he added 42 runs before Topley, coming in his second spell, bounced one extra and forced the batsman to go for a non-existent cut shot with minimal room to execute.

Before, Yuzvendra ChahalHardik Pandya’s fast medium bowling helped India bowl out England for 246 in 49 overs.

However, it was Moeen Ali (47 off 64 balls) who bravely took the attack back into the opposition camp and hit sixes with a slug sweep as England’s total had some semblance of respectability when a terrified top order did much more. Promised to do but fulfilled. a little

Moeen and David Wiley (41 off 49 balls) added 62 runs for the seventh wicket to help set up a target of 250 when 200 looked impossible at one point.

On a two-pace track, Chahal (10-0-47-4) was brilliant in handling his length and gave the ball plenty of air as he got rid of England’s ‘big three’. Jonny Bairstow (38) Joe Root (11) And Ben Stokes (21) — and then took Moeen out when he was looking dangerous.

At the other end, Pandya (6-0-28-2), who is slowly getting his bowling rhythm back, took wickets. Jason Roy (23) and Liam Livingstone (33) to stem the flow of runs as Rohit Sharma had another good day at the office, orchestrating his six-man attack.

Mohammad Shami (10-0-48-1) was as classy as ever as he bowled rival skipper Jos Buttler (4) with a sharp in-swinger that was running late.

Jaspreet Bamrah (10-1-49-2) and the Syrians were once again in the zone although it was not as big a defeat for England as compared to the opening game.

It was during the middle overs that Chahal was brilliant as he controlled the white kookaburra like a yo-yo, sometimes pushing the delivery fuller and sometimes cutting the length.


Deliveries to dismiss Bairstow, Root and Stokes were of varying lengths while Moeen Ali, towards the fog end, drove through the line of the delivery.

But in the end it all came to naught.

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