Eng vs Ind 2022: Reece Topley star as England thump India by 100 runs and level the three-match ODI series 1-1

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Eng vs Ind 2022: Reece Topley star as England thump India by 100 runs and level the three-match ODI series 1-1. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

England’s Reece Topley has recorded career-best figures of 6-24 as the hosts roared back in style to beat India and level the three-match ODI series.

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Following their drubbing in the first match against India, England stormed back at Lord’s on Thursday to win by 100 runs in the second contest.

Chasing 247 on a wicket that had eased up after the first innings, India never found their stride and folded for just 146 in 38.5 overs.

Topley landed a double blow early in the chase by getting rid of opposition captain Rohit Sharma (0) and Shikhar Dhawan (9), before Virat Kohli (16), returning from a groin strain, edged behind off David Willey after a fluent start.

Suryakumar Yadav (27) and Hardik Pandya (29) flickered briefly but failed to kick on after promising starts.

All hopes of an unlikely India win evaporated when Ravindra Jadeja was removed by Liam Livingstone for 29 as England sealed an easy win, three years to the day since they beat New Zealand in a dramatic finish to lift the 50-over World Cup at the same venue.

Earlier, Yuzvendra Chahal (4-47) ripped through England’s middle-order, claiming the prized scalps of Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Ben Stokes, as the home side were bowled out for 246 inside 50 overs.

England were put in to bat and Jason Roy was the first to depart, chipping a Pandya delivery to fine leg after a scratchy 23, while Bairstow rediscovered his rich vein of form before being cleaned up by Chahal for a breezy 38.

England’s attempt to rebuild came unstuck after Chahal trapped Root (11) and Stokes (21) lbw before skipper Jos Buttler missed a straight ball off Mohammed Shami (1-48) to be dismissed for four.

Livingstone took the attack to Pandya but the bowler got his revenge when the Lancastrian holed out in the deep after an entertaining run-a-ball 33.

England’s Reece Topley has recorded career-best figures of 6-24 as the hosts roared back in style to beat India and level the three-match ODI series.

Following their drubbing in the first match against India, England stormed back at Lord’s on Thursday to win by 100 runs in the second contest.

Chasing 247 on a wicket that had eased up after the first innings, India never found their stride and folded for just 146 in 38.5 overs.

Topley landed a double blow early in the chase by getting rid of opposition captain Rohit Sharma (0) and Shikhar Dhawan (9), before Virat Kohli (16), returning from a groin strain, edged behind off David Willey after a fluent start.

Reece Topley
Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Suryakumar Yadav (27) and Hardik Pandya (29) flickered briefly but failed to kick on after promising starts.

All hopes of an unlikely India win evaporated when Ravindra Jadeja was removed by Liam Livingstone for 29 as England sealed an easy win, three years to the day since they beat New Zealand in a dramatic finish to lift the 50-over World Cup at the same venue.

Earlier, Yuzvendra Chahal (4-47) ripped through England’s middle-order, claiming the prized scalps of Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Ben Stokes, as the home side were bowled out for 246 inside 50 overs.

England were put in to bat and Jason Roy was the first to depart, chipping a Pandya delivery to fine leg after a scratchy 23, while Bairstow rediscovered his rich vein of form before being cleaned up by Chahal for a breezy 38.

England’s attempt to rebuild came unstuck after Chahal trapped Root (11) and Stokes (21) lbw before skipper Jos Buttler missed a straight ball off Mohammed Shami (1-48) to be dismissed for four.

Livingstone took the attack to Pandya but the bowler got his revenge when the Lancastrian holed out in the deep after an entertaining run-a-ball 33.

It took a late rally from Moeen Ali (47) and Willey (41) to push England close to 250.

The teams now head to Manchester for the final game of the series on Sunday.

Reece Topley
Photo Credit: Getty Images.

England 246 (Moeen 47, Willey 41, Chahal 4-47, Hardik 2-28) beat India 146 (Hardik 29, Jadeja 29, Topley 6-24) by 100 runs

 

 

Topley, Player of the Match: Terrific team performance to bounce back from the other day. Happy to play my part. Means a lot, makes it all worthwhile. Had surgery like three years ago over the back of that stand. It’s everyone’s dream to play for England. Play my part to win games. Big game at the weekend, got to prepare for that, and then look back at the series.

Jos Buttler: Delighted with the response from the guys. Didn’t bat our best, but got a challenging score. And the way the guys bowled was fantastic. Traditionally has been a bat-first wicket here.

Willey and Ali put on a great partnership. Needed to take early wickets, put them under pressure straightaway. 6/24, what a special day (for Topley). Team has been doing some great things over a number of years. That brings a pressure that we want to continue that. Always a great place to go and play, especially with the series at 1-1.

Rohit Sharma: We bowled pretty well to start with. They had the partnership in the middle with Moeen and Willey. By no means that target wasn’t chaseable but we didn’t bat well. Have to take catches, something we’ve been talking a lot. All in all, we bowled pretty well.

Took me by surprise (the pitch). Thought the pitch will get better and better. Playing against a team like that, you need to get your five best bowlers and allrounder. Leaves a long tail. So have to ensure as a top-order, one of the guys bats long. Going to be an exciting one (in Manchester). Have to look at what we need to do better. Have to look at the conditions there and adapt.

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