6 Wicket Win

Gahunje – England level the ODI series 1-1 after completing a comprehensive 6 wicket win over India.

Acting captain Josh Buttler, won the toss and asked India to bat.

India set England 337 for victory. All credit to the England bowling unit for restricting India to what proved to be a gettable target.

India reaped the whirlwind of the England batters, who were at their box-office destructive best.

Jason Roy (55), Jonny Bairstow (124) and Ben Stokes (99) overwhelmed the Indian bowlers. While debutant Liam Livingstone (27no) and Dawid Malan (16no) saw England home with 39 balls to spare.

Roy and Bairstow gave England an up-tempt start. The pair blasted 110 for the first wicket.

After the loss of Roy, Ben scored three singles from his first eight balls. He then started an assault on the bowling of Krunal Pandya, thumping him for the first of 10 sixes off the Indian bowlers.

Ben’s 50 (4 sixes, 2 fours) came off 50 balls. This was followed by a firestorm of brutal hitting.

One short of his century, Ben fell to a leg-side catch completed by Rishabh Pant off Bruvneshwar Kumar.

It was left to Liam and Malan to give England a memorable victory.

The series clinching match will take place on Sunday 28 March.

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