Team India: Happy Days are Here Again
Blasted for lackluster performance in the Test series against England, India bounced back with vengeance in the second ODI - scripting a dominant 133-run win on Wednesday.
Blasted for a shoddy performance in the Test series against England, India bounced back with vengeance in the second ODI - scripting a dominant 133-run win on Wednesday. (AP & AFP Images)
Chris Woakes struck early to remove Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli in the 8th over. He took 4 for 52.
Rohit Sharma returned to form with a well made 52 as he created the base for a big total.
It was Suresh Raina who stole the show with a 75-ball 100 as India propelled towards a huge score.
Skipper MS Dhoni led from the front with a knock of 52 as he added 144 runs with Raina for the fifth wicket.
Mohammed Shami drew first blood as he removed Alastair Cook and Ian Bell in the space of a few deliveries after England had a good start.
Alex Hales on his ODI debut stood firm and top-scored with 40 while his teammates faltered around him.
England collapsed to 161 and India could celebrate after a long time. It remains to be seen if they can carry on the momentum for the rest of the season.