England chased down a target of 337 against India in the second ODI of the three-match series. With this epic win, England have equaled the series (1-1). India did well to post 336/6 on the board after being put into bat. In reply, England got the job done in style with Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes smashing the Indian bowlers.
Playing his 37th ODI, KL Rahul has surpassed 1,500 runs in the format (1,502). He smashed his fifth ODI century and a maiden one versus England. With this tally, Rahul equaled the tally of Suresh Raina in terms of centuries (5).
Indian skipper Kohli (66) hit his 62nd ODI fifty and a second successive one in the ongoing series. Kohli smashed a unique record, surpassing 10,000 ODI runs while batting at number three. Kohli is the second player to achieve this after Ricky Ponting (12,662).
Pant played an aggressive innings, hitting 77. Notably, he brought up his fifty in just 28 balls. He also hit his best score in the format, surpassing his previous best knock (71). India smashed a fifth successive score of 300-plus in ODIs – 308/8 vs Australia, 338/9 vs Australia, 302/5 vs Australia, 317/5 vs England, 336/6 vs England.
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow stitched a second successive 100-plus stand. This was the third successive 100-plus stand by these two against India. They became the second opening pair to achieve this mark. After getting an impressive 94 in the first ODI, Bairstow smashed 124 on Friday. This was his 11th ODI century and a second versus India.
Ben Stokes (99) registered his 21st fifty and a fifth versus against India. Meanwhile, Roy smashed his 19th fifty in ODIs. Meanwhile, Bairstow and Stokes shared a 175-run stand. They smashed 17 sixes between them.