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Match Blog: Ashwin Picks Three Wickets as India Win by 15 Runs

Click here for all the latest updates, pictures and reactions from the second ODI at Cuttack. 

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Virat Kohli. (Photo: BCCI)
Snapshot
  • India (381/6) beat England (366/6) by 15 runs in the second ODI at Cuttack on Thursday.
  • Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni scored 150 and 134 runs respectively.
  • Eoin Morgan played a calculative innings of 102 runs from 81 balls.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin shone for India with figures of 3/65.
  • Yuvraj Singh is named the player of the match.
  • India have taken an unassilable lead of 2-0 in the three-match ODI series.
9:50 PM , 19 Jan

India Win by 15 Runs

India looked like winning the match throughout the England innings when they were chasing a mammoth total of 381/6, but the Three Lions never gave up.

They kept losing wickets as regular intervals, but captain Eoin Morgan kept going and going until he was agonizingly run out at the non-striker’s end for 102 runs in the 49th over.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar successfully saved 22 runs in the last over to help India win the match by 15 runs and take an unassilable lead of 2-0 in the three-match ODI series.

9:34 PM , 19 Jan
(Photo: AP)
(Photo: AP)

Morgan Scores Hundred and Gets Run Out

Eoin Morgan’s fantastic innings of 102 runs came to an end unfortunately due to a silly error. Moragan gave a start after Bumrah delivered his ball, but Plunkett hit it straight back to Bumrah, who collected the ball and hit the stumps before Moragn could get back to the crease.

Morgan tried and tried but he just didn’t have enough support to help his team to go over the line.

England 22 more runs to win from six balls.

9:13 PM , 19 Jan

Bumrah Dismisses Woakes

Jasprit Bumrah seals the deal for India. Woakes tried to slam the ball on the leg-side but unfortunately missed it completely and got himself bowled for five runs.

England need 73 more runs to win from 30 balls.

9:06 PM , 19 Jan
(Photo: BCCI)
(Photo: BCCI)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Gets the All-Important Wicket

Bhuvneshwar does it for India! Moeen Ali and Eoin Morgan were quietly going to steal the match away from India but Bhuvneshwar had other plans.

Ali misjudged the line of the ball and dragged a delivery onto his stumps and gets out for 55.

England need 82 runs to win from 37 balls.


Published: 19 Jan 2017, 1:02 PM IST
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