ENG vs IND, 2nd ODI: Jos Buttler’s England lost the first ODI at the Oval by 10 wickets, but won by 100 runs at Lord’s.
England’s Jos Buttler. Courtesy: A.P
- Willy and Moeen added 68 runs for the 7th wicket
- Reece Topley took 6 wickets in the 2nd ODI
- England beat India by 100 runs at Lord’s
Jos Buttler admitted that England need to take early wickets after being bowled out for 246 in 49 overs in the second ODI against India at Lord’s. On Thursday, July 14, the Three Lions beat the Men in Blue by 100 runs to level the three-match series at home of cricket.
At one stage, England were reduced to 102 for 5, after which David Willey and Moeen Ali took their team to a respectable score with useful scores. Moeen and Willey added 62 runs for the seventh wicket.
England bowled out India for 146 runs in 38.5 overs. Trailing by 31 runs for the loss of 4 wickets, the visitors failed to make a comeback.
“We didn’t bat our best, but we’ll still get a challenging score. Traditionally, it’s a bat-first wicket… I think that’s the mark of the guys… We were more positive. David Willey and Moeen Ali put up a great partnership and we started early. Had to take wickets and put them under pressure,” Buttler was quoted as saying.
Buttler also praised left-arm pacer Reece Tapley who won the Man of the Match award. The southpaw took six wickets and broke the backbone of the Indian batting line-up.
“[On Topley] He has been wonderful. It was a special day. Glad to win. The team has been doing great things over the years. It’s great to showcase that character today,” he added.
The third and final ODI of the series will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester on Sunday, June 17.
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