Winner of India Vs England Second ODI Match at Cuttack
Question in detailIndia Vs England second ODI: After an emphatic win in the opener, India is now on a look out for an unassailable 2-0 lead over England in the second ODI. Though it's rare to chase down 350-plus, India did the magic in Pune chancing upon Kedar Jadhav, who slammed an explosive ton (76-ball 120) along with skipper Virat Kohli to reach the finish-line. The chase was more Jadhav's special than Kohli's as it was him to lay the foundation of the victory. Kohli and Kedar Jadhav's 200-run partnership for the fifth wicket was viewers' spectacle. Virat Kohli, in his very first match after taking over India's full-time captaincy, surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's record of most tons in successful chases.
Times when the home side was struggling 4 down for 63, no one had thought that India could have won the match until Ashwin hit it for a six to seal the victory in the 49th over. It was evidently an incredible run-chase, indeed the fourth highest by any side in the world. If India's limited-over bashers like Jadhav or any other continues the good form, becoming the winner of IND VS ENG 2nd ODI doesn't seem to be a big deal for the home side.
England, on the contrary, got a nightmarish start to their ODI campaign in India despite getting 350 runs on the board. England's batsmen undoubtedly did well to present a rigorous challenge, but their bowlers allowed the home side to wriggle out of the difficult situation in the middle. Well, what's done is done; England would not like to repeat the same mistakes they did in the first ODI. Since England has depth in their batting line-up, India VS England second ODI at Cuttack is supposed to be a high-scoring thriller much like the first one in Pune went past. Will the visitors make enough efforts to become the winner of IND VS ENG 2nd ODI? Will the visitors level the score 1-1 in the next clash? This would be interesting to see.
Will India go 2-0 up beating England in the second ODI at Cuttack?