India Vs England LIVE SCORE (odi)

India Vs England At Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 26 March, 2021

26 March, 2021
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

336/6 (50.0 ov)

2nd ODI

337/4 (43.3 ov)

England beat India by 6 wickets

336/6

Overs

50.0

Fours

20

Sixes

14

Extras

9

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Krunal Pandya not out 12 9 1 0
Shardul Thakur not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Sam Curran 7 0 47 1
Reece Topley 8 0 50 2

337/4

Overs

43.3

Fours

24

Sixes

20

Extras

16

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Dawid Malan not out 16 23 1 0
Liam Livingstone not out 27 21 1 2
Bowling 0 M R W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10 0 63 1
Prasidh Krishna 10 0 58 2

So the series is evenly poised as England have come back into this to level the 3-game series. India will look to bounce back from this disappointment and put on a show in the decider. The series decider is now well set. The third and final ODI of this series and tour will be played on Sunday, 28th March. That game will begin at 1330 local ( 0800 GMT). Make sure you join us for that one. Till then, goodbye and take care!

For his magnificent century, Jonny Bairstow is named the Player of the Match! Bairstow says that he was disappointed to miss out in the last game but is delighted t get across in this one. Bairstow tells that he has had too many chats with Dominique Cork. Jokes if he has more he will cuss him. Bairstow says that the plan was the same, to go out there and put pressure on the bowlers. Bairstow says that it is natural with Roy. Bairstow says India bowled well at the top and they accepted it. Tells they knew they both could make up for the lost time and hopes that partnership with Roy continues. Tells the six over deep cover is the one which the lads enjoyed the most so that will be his favorite.

Jos Buttler says that he is delighted with the response of the boys. Buttler feels they put in a good bowling show as well. Tells that India played well in the last 10 overs but credits his bowlers for the way they bowled in the middle overs and restricting to them to the total they did. On Bairstow and Roy, he says that they have been pillars of their strength and he is delighted for Jonny, as he got such a big score and his partnership with Stokes, was thrilling to watch. Feels that as a fellow player and a fan, it was brilliant to watch them bat. Adds they always want to commit to the brand of cricket that they play. Says that they just thought that Ali was got into the middle and he allowed them to be flexible. Says that Moeen has enjoyed bowling with Rashid too. Tells that they are looking forward to the series decider on Sunday.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says they set up a decent total. Tells they started well with the new ball but credits England as they still found a way to get their way. Tells England blew them away with their partnership and tells they thoroughly deserved to win. Kohli feels dew did not play any factor. Tells the wicket settles down under lights and tells when two best teams go head to head one will come out on top convincingly. Tells tonight was a case of lack of execution but also tells they did not give anything. Kohli says they need to manage Hardik's body and understand where they need his skillset with the ball. Tells it is a bit of workload management with him and they want to make sure that they manage him well as he is an important player in all three formats. Tells they lost two wickets early but managed to get partnerships. Says he is happy as Rahul got runs. Tells that Pant's innings gave them extra runs. Kohli tells he has never played for hundreds and he will continue to play that way. Feels that is the reason he got so many. Adds one does not look at the milestone at the end of the career but just see how one has played the game. Kohli says both teams will be optimistic heading into the decider and says one has to be better on the day.

Stay tuned for the presentation as we hear from the captain and find out who the Man of the Match is!

One of the stars of the chase, Ben Stokes is caught for a chat. Stokes says that it was a brilliant chase and tells they did not go against their values in this chase after faltering in the last game. Stokes tells that the wicket was better. Adds they do not fear too much and when they go out they try to play positively. Tells that they just look to go out there and express themselves. Tells they talk about match ups and he decided to take the spinners and let Jonny do his things. Stokes says that the amount of runs they have scored is amazing. Adds their strike rate is incredible. Stokes says it is good when the series goes to the decider.

Earlier in the evening, after being put to bat. India responded well. Though they lost their openers early, the hosts managed to get to 336 courtesy of a ton from KL Rahul, fifties from Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant and some power hitting towards the end from Hardik. That century from KL Rahul though went in vain as the pitch was a paradise to bat and 336 was not good enough for India to seal the series. The English bowlers got pasting too but Topley impressed as he grabbed 2 wickets.

No fairytale comeback for the Indian bowlers this time around. They were taken to the cleaners by the trio of Roy, Bairstow, and Stokes. Especially Stokes and Bairstow. Everyone paid the price. Krishna and Bhuvneshwar were spared a bit and were the only two bowlers to get into the wickets column. The spin duo of Krunal and Kuldeep were particularly targetted as the former went for 12 rpo while Kuldeep went for 84 in his 10 overs. It will be interesting to see how the duo comeback after this pasting and what holds for Kuldeep in particular.

Chasing 337, England once again got off to a brilliant start. Roy and Bairstow were motoring the chase nicely with both the openers getting to their fifties and stitching a 110-run stand. A confusion between the pair ended the stand as Roy was run out. It looked liked India would fight back just like the previous game but Stokes came out looking like his superstar self. The pair of Bairstow and Stokes showed their strength and might with their incredible power-hitting. The duo added 175-runs for the second wicket with Bairstow getting a ton while Stokes agonizingly and heartbreaking fell for 99. The pair struck 17 sixes between themselves with 10 of them coming off Stokes's bat. The two well-set batters departed in quick succession while, skipper, Buttler too followed them. Those three wickets in 9 balls might have scared the World Champions. Debutant Livingstone and Malan though ensured there were no hiccups and took the side over the line.

A brilliant chase by England! They have managed to chase 337 comfortably and just like the T20I series, the ODIs will also need a tie-breaker game between the two of the best sides in the world to determine who will win the series. A win that was set up by Jonny Bairstow's bravo innings and Ben Stokes' magical knock.

43.3

Short ball on middle, Malan pulls it through square leg. Two runs taken. ENGLAND WIN BY 6 WICKETS! 337/4

43.3

NO BALL AND FOUR BYES! Bouncer outside off, Malan lets it sail through to the keeper. It goes over Pant towards third man for four byes.

43.2

Bumper again outside off, Malan ducks under it.

43.1

Bouncer outside off, Malan sways away from it.

Change in bowling. Shardul Thakur is back on!

42.6

Short delivery on off, Livingstone looks to pull but gets hit on the shoulder. 330/4

42.5

Yorker on middle, Livingstone does well to dig it out.

42.4

Full on middle, Livingstone drives it back towards the bowler.

42.3

Full on middle, Malan flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

42.3

WIDE! Short and wide outside off, Malan lets it go.

42.2

PLAY AND A MISS! Good length delivery outside off, Malan looks to guide but misses it.

42.1

BEATEN! Short delivery outside off, Malan looks to cut but misses it.

41.6

Full on middle, Malan flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 328/4

41.5

Good length delivery on middle, Malan defends it off the back foot.

41.4

Full on middle, Malan flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs. England need just 10 runs to win the match.

41.3

FOUR! Length delivery on off, Malan looks to guide but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.

41.2

Good length delivery on off, Malan defends it off the back foot.

41.1

Length delivery on middle, Livingstone pushes it through mid on for a single.

40.6

Play and a miss! Good length ball outside off, Malan looks to run it down behind point but misses. 320/4

40.5

Good length delivery on middle and off, Malan keeps it out.

40.4

Length ball around off, Malan dabs it to short third man.

40.3

That must have stung but Livingstone has taken a leg bye. Good length ball on middle, Livingstone looks to pull but misses and gets hit just over the unmentionables. The ball goes to the leg side of the pitch. Malan calls for a run and they get it.

40.2

Good bumper! It is very close to the body on the leg side. Livingstone looks to pull but misses.

40.1

Uppish but in the gap! Full and wide outside off, Malan drives it uppishly behind point for a single.

Powerplay 3 time! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle. Prasidh Krishna to bowl now.

39.6

NOT OUT! Pitching outside leg! India lose their review but it does not matter as they needed to go for it. Length ball pitching around leg. Malan looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the back pad. Bhuvi and co. appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Kohli takes the review. Ball Tracker rolls in and it shows that the ball is pitching outside leg. 318/4

Review time!  Bhuvneshwar thinks he has trapped Malan LBW but the umpire does not feel so. He talks to Kohli and they send it upstairs.

39.5

Misfield from the skipper. Poor from Kohli. Allows them to take a single. Length ball on off, Livingstone punches it to the right of short extra cover. Kohli there misfields allowing them to take a run.

39.4

On the pads, Malan looks to flick but it takes the inside edge. It hits the thigh pad and goes behind point for a single.

39.3

Smart cricket. Back-to-back sixes is followed by a single. Length ball on off, Livingstone punches it to long on for one.

39.2

SIX! Right off the middle. Just 23 needed now! Bouncer on middle and off. Livingstone gets in shape and pulls it right off the middle with confidence over mid-wicket for a biggie.

39.1

SIX! Wow! That is some shot and courage from Livingstone. The debutant comes down the track, keeps his shape. He sees mid on is up so he hits it over and times it well to send it over the ropes.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back into the attack. Much better from Kohli as India need wickets.

38.6

7 off the over. A bad day at the office for Kuldeep. 84 from his 10 overs with no success. The last ball is short on off, Livingstone punches it to long on and keeps the strike. 302/4

38.5

Short around off, Malan punches it to sweeper cover and gets to the other end.

38.4

Tossed up on off, Livingstone nudges it to long off and rotates the strike. Brings up 300 for England.

38.3

Tossed up on off, Livingstone plays it to cover.

38.2

Much better! Fuller and slower on off, Livingstone pushes it to cover.

38.1

FOUR! Poor start to the final over. A stress buster for Livingstone and England. Short and turning in from middle. Livingstone pulls it off his back foot through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Kuldeep Yadav is back for his final over. 0/77 from his 9 overs so far. Can he finish with a bang?

37.6

Floated on middle, Livingstone comes down the track and milks it to long off and keeps the strike. 295/4

37.5

Tossed up around off, Malan turns it to mid-wicket and gets another single.

37.4

On the pads, Liam flicks it to deep square leg. He looks for two but the fielder is quick to get the ball and he has to be content with one.

37.3

Short and turning away. Livingstone punches it with the spin through covers for a boundary.

37.2

On the pads, Malan flicks it to the leg side for a single.

37.1

Short ball on middle, Livingstone punches it through mid on for a single.

36.6

Livingstone is off the mark in ODIs! Short ball on the body, Livingstone manages to play it to the on side for a single. 288/4

36.5

Full on off, Livingstone defends it off the back foot.

Liam Livingstone walks out to bat for the first time in ODIs!

36.4

OUT! BOWLED! A corker of a yorker and the skipper departs for a duck. India are right back in this game. A picture-perfect yorker on middle and off. Buttler looks to defend but he cannot get his bat down in time. The ball sneaks between the turf and the bat to go and hit the poles. 3rd wicket in 9 balls and India have come out of the dead once again. Pressure on England now. What a brilliant yorker from Prasidh Krishna! You can be one of the best batter but that ball would get the better of you more often than not!

36.3

Back of a length on off, Buttler defends it off the back foot.

36.2

Good length delivery on off, Buttler keeps it out.

WIll the skipper come out to bat ahead of debutant, Liam Livingstone? Yes he will. Jos Buttler is the new man in!

36.1

OUT! CAUGHT! Bairstow follows Stokes back in the pavilion and is there a twist in the tale once again? A very similar dismissal of that to Stokes in the first ODI. Fullish ball and pacy outside off. Bairstow leans forward and looks to drive it on the up. He times it well but uppishly hits it straight to the man at short cover. Virat Kohli there makes no mistake and takes a good catch. 50 needed in 83 balls now. Are we set to see another collapse from the World Champions? Surely not, right?

35.6

Length delivery on off, Bairstow punches it through point for a single. 287/2

35.5

Good length delivery on off, Bairstow defends it off the back foot.

35.4

Full delivery on middle, Malan looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It goes safely towards point. The batsmen cross ends.

35.3

Good length delivery on off, Malan defends it off the back foot.

Who will come out to bat now? It will be Dawid Malan!

35.2

OUT! CAUGHT! Heartbreaking for Stokes as he misses out on a century by a run. Stokes departs for 99 and it is a soft dismissal. He deserved a ton but sometimes you do not get what you deserve and unfortunately, that is what has happened with Stokes. Stokes looks up to the skies, seems to apologize to his late father but one can be sure that he would look down on his son from heaven and would be really proud of him. Short ball, a very well bowled bumper as Bhuvi knows Stokes would go after him. It is on the leg side, Stokes looks to pull but gets a glove to it on its way to the keeper. Pant takes the catch and it is a muted celebration from the Indians. End of a brilliant knock, one of the best knocks in recent times. Stokes walks off disappointed and does a hand gesture to remember his late father.

35.1

FOUR! Good shot! Length delivery on off, Stokes comes down the track and smashes it through mid on. The fielder at long on tries to stop it but misfields and concedes a boundary.

Change in bowling! Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on!

34.6

NOT OUT! The ball bounced and then it went towards Pant! Full and outside off, Bairstow looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the keeper where Pant takes it. The umpires want to check the catch. Replays show that the ball bounced before it went to Pant. 281/1

Is it a bump ball? The on-field umpire thinks so and sends it upstairs with the soft signal as Not Out!

34.5

FOUR! Brings out the pull now! Shortish ball on middle, Bairstow pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

34.4

FOUR! Stand and deliver! Prasidh Krishna looks for the yorker but serves a juicy full toss on off. Bairstow smokes it over mid on and gets a boundary.

34.3

Back of a length on middle, Bairstow looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.

34.2

SIX! Incredible shot! He has sliced it like a knife slices butter. Low full toss outside off, Bairstow stretches and makes the most of the Free Hit. He creams it over backward point for a biggie.

34.2

NO BALL! Short delivery outside off, Bairstow sways away from it. Free Hit coming up!

34.1

Yorker on off, Bairstow does well to dig it out.

33.6

Tossed up delivery outside off, Stokes looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man. The batsmen get two runs. 266/1

33.5

SIX! Monsterous! Stokes is bored of running and now hs has decided to send the ball out of the park and to the sanitization zone. His 10th six. Yes 10 sixes for Big Ben! Flat and short on middle and leg, Stokes clears his front leg, picks the bokes out of that, and sends it into the stand via the orbit for a biggie.

33.4

DROPPED AMD SIX! Kuldeep cannot hide in the field. He was taken to the cleaners in the previous over and now he has dropped and given away a six too to make matters worse.  Short on the pads, Stokes pulls it to the right of fine leg. He does not time it well. Kuldeep moves to that side, gets both his hands to it but cannot hold onto it. His body shape is wrong too and he parries the ball over the ropes.

33.4

WIDE! Tossed up delivery wide outside off, Stokes leaves it alone.

33.3

Tossed up ball on off, Stokes lofts it over covers. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it. Two runs taken.

33.2

FOUR! Short delivery on off, Stokes lofts it over covers for a boundary.

33.2

WIDE! Full and wide outside off, Stokes leaves it alone.

33.1

SIX! That is hammered! Loopy delivery on off, Stokes lofts it over long off for a maximum.

Bowling change. Krunal Pandya is back on!

32.6

Short ball on leg, Bairstow pulls it towards the leg side. 20 runs off the over! 238/1

32.5

Short delivery on off, Stokes punches it through covers for a single.

32.4

SIX! Smashed! Hat-trick of sixes and Kuldeep is under the pump! Flighted on middle, again it is in the slot. Stokes hits it straight as an arrow and smokes it for a biggie. The required run rate is now under 6.

32.3

SIX! That is clobbered! Floated ball on middle, Stokes lofts it over long on for a biggie.

32.2

SIX! That is hammered! Flighted delivery on middle, Stokes plays a slog sweep over long on for a maximum.

32.1

Tossed up delivery on leg, Bairstow flicks it through square leg for a single.

31.6

Length delivery on off, Jonny runs it down to third man and keeps the strike. 218/1

31.5

FOUR! That sounded wonderful! Into the deck outside off. It is a cross-seam delivery. Bairstow drags his pull from there right of the meat of the bat. His bottom hand comes off the bat but it does not matter as it is hit with power, control, and in the gap.

31.4

Bouncer! Jonny ducks under it!

31.3

50 for Stokes! Risky run but they get it! Brings up the fifty for Stokes! Full and slow on middle, Stokes plays it to mid off. The ball goes to the left of substitute, Suryakumar Yadav. Bairstow says no but Stokes forces him to run. Bairstow manages to get there. A late realization for Stokes as it is a delayed celebration from him.

31.2

Fullish on middle, Stokes plays it to mid on.

31.1

Length delivery on off. Bairstow runs it down to third man for a single.

DRINKS! It is going all England's way! Unlike the previous game, the tourists have not let the hosts get into the game so far. They lost Roy but Stokes and Bairstow have continued their merry way. The pair have brought up their century stand with Jonny reaching a bravo century. Stokes is just run away from reaching his fifty. The tourists need another 126 runs off 114 balls to win this. The only way India can ensure that does not happen is by getting wickets.

30.6

Short delivery on off, Stokes cuts it to point. 211/1

30.5

FOUR! Good shot! On middle, Stokes plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a boundary. 100-run stand is up between Stokes and Bairstow!

30.4

Short delivery on off, Stokes punches it to covers.

30.3

SIX! A huge grunt from Kuldeep as he delivered the ball but an even bigger six from Stokes. Flighted on off and middle, Stokes clears his front leg and smokes it downtown for a biggie.

30.2

Floated delivery on middle, Bairstow sweeps it through mid-wicket for a single.

30.1

SIX! HUNDRED FOR BAIRSTOW! He missed out in the previous game but he has ensured to get it this time. Brings up the 200 as well for England. This has been a knock of high-class caliber with serious skill and sensibility. A summer present from Kuldeep for Bairstow to get to his milestone. A tossed up ball on middle, Bairstow goes across the line and tonks it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

29.6

Length ball on middle, Bairstow pushes it through mid on for a single. 194/1

29.5

Good length delivery on off, Bairstow pushes it uppishly towards the bowler where it falls short of Thakur.

29.4

Full delivery on middle, Stokes pushes it through mid on for a single.

29.3

Short delivery on off, Stokes punches it to covers.

29.2

BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Stokes looks to push but misses it.

29.1

FOUR! Short and outside off, Stokes looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.

28.6

Floated delivery on middle, Jonny flicks it to square leg. 188/1

28.5

On off, Bairstow pushes it to covers.

28.4

SIX! That is clobbered! Flighted ball on middle, Bairstow lofts it over mid-wicket for a maximum.

28.3

Floated delivery on off, Bairstow blocks it off the front foot.

28.2

Short delivery on off, Stokes punches it through point for a single.

28.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Bairstow pushes it through mid on for a run.

27.6

Length delivery on middle, Bairstow pushes it through mid on for a single. 180/1

27.5

Back of a length on off, Bairstow guides it to short third man.

27.4

BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Bairstow looks to punch but misses it.

27.3

Short delivery on off, Bairstow looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

27.2

Good length delivery on off, Bairstow blocks it off the back foot.

27.1

FOUR! England continue to get boundaries regularly. Length ball outside off, Bairstow leans forward beautifully and drives it away from mid off for a boundary. Moves to 86 with that.

26.6

BEATEN! Loopy delivery outside off, Stokes looks to cut but misses it. 175/1

26.5

Full on middle, Bairstow pushes it through mid on for a single.

26.4

Floated ball on middle, Bairstow flicks it to mid-wicket.

26.3

Full on middle, Bairstow flicks it to square leg.

26.2

FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Bairstow pulls it through square leg for a boundary.

26.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Bairstow defends it off the back foot.

25.6

BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Stokes looks to cut but misses it. 170/1

25.5

NOT OUT! That was as close as one can get! Nothing conclusive and hence Stokes has survived. A very casual approach from Stokes but luckily for him he has survived. Fuller on middle, Stokes plays it to the right of deep mid-wicket. Kuldeep is the fielder there who gets to the ball. Stokes is very casual in his approach for the second. He thinks Kuldeep to be one of the slower fielders in the side but Kuldeep manages to score a direct hit at the keeper's end. The umpire takes it upstairs. Time for the replays. It rolls and the T.V. umpire has a lot of look as Stokes' bat is very close to the line. Nothing conclusive and that works in Stokes' favour.

Direct hit! Not much excitement from the Indian players but these are always touch and go. Let's see what the replays have to say.

25.4

Length delivery on off, Bairstow drives it through point for a single.

25.3

Full on middle, Bairstow defends it off the back foot.

25.2

Back of a length on off, Bairstow defends it off the front foot.

25.1

Length delivery on off, Bairstow pushes it to point.

24.6

PLAY AND A MISS! Length ball on middle, Stokes looks to play the scoop shot but misses it. 167/1

24.5

BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Stokes looks to flick but misses it due to the extra bounce on this one.

24.4

Length delivery on off, Bairstow slaps it through point for a single.

24.3

Short delivery on off, Bairstow cuts it to point.

24.2

Short delivery on middle, Bairstow pulls it through square leg. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it before the ropes. Two runs taken.

24.1

Length ball outside off, Bairstow offers no shot to this one.

Change in bowling. Kohli has gone back to Shardul Thakur. Thakur in this series has changed the tide of the games in the middle overs with the ball. Are we in for something similar?

23.6

SIX! That is clobbered! Short delivery again on leg, Stokes pulls it over square leg for a maximum. 164/1

23.5

Short delivery on off, Bairstow punches it through point for a single.

23.4

Floated delivery on leg, Bairstow looks to sweep but gets hit on the pads.

23.3

Tossed up ball on off, Bairstow defends it off the back foot.

23.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Bairstow sweeps it through mid-wicket. Two runs taken.

23.1

Loopy delivery on middle, Stokes pushes it through mid on for a single.

22.6

Back of a length on off, Stokes guides it towards third man for a run. 154/1

22.5

Length delivery on off, Bairstow punches it through point for a single.

22.4

Full again on middle, Bairstow flicks it through mid-wicket. Two runs taken.

22.3

FOUR! Shot of innings! That one is going straight to the highlight reels. Full on off, not a half volley but it is a magnificent pitch to bat. Bairstow gets on top of the bounce and drives it perfectly through mid off for a boundary.

22.2

Good length delivery on off, Bairstow looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.

22.1

FOUR! Controlled pull! Short ball at the mid-riff height. Easy for Bairstow as he pulls this through square leg for a boundary.

21.6

SIX! Pumped! Any loose delivery from Krunal and Stokes is there to pounce on it. This is short and on the pads, Stokes gets on his back foot and slams his pull over square leg for a biggie. 142/1

21.5

Tossed up ball on middle, Bairstow pushes it through mid on for a single.

21.4

On middle, Stokes sweeps it through mid-wicket for a run.

21.3

Floated delivery on off, Bairstow pushes it through mid off for a single.

21.3

WIDE! Down the leg side, Stokes looks to sweep but misses it. It goes past the keeper towards fine leg. The batsmen get a single.

21.2

Short delivery on off, Bairstow cuts it through point for a single.

21.1

Tossed up ball on middle, Bairstow defends it off the back foot.

20.6

Full on off, Stokes drives it to mid off. 130/1

20.5

Short delivery outside off, Stokes leaves it alone.

20.4

NOT OUT! Bairstow is safe! Length delivery on middle, Stokes flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single. They go for the second. Krunal Pandya picks the ball and fires a throw at the bowler's end where Kohli takes the bails off. It is referred upstairs. Replays show that Bairstow was well inside the crease.

Run Out appeal taken upstairs.  No excitement from Kohli, indicating Bairstow has made his ground.

20.3

Short delivery on off, Stokes cuts it to point.

20.2

Length delivery on off, Stokes pushes it to mid off.

20.1

Good length delivery on off, Stokes defends it off the back foot.

Change in bowling. Prasidh Krishna is back for his second spell.

19.6

On middle, Stokes sweeps it through mid-wicket for a single. 128/1

19.5

Full on off, Bairstow pushes it through mid off for a run.

19.4

Short delivery on off, Stokes punches it through mid off for a single.

19.3

SIX! SMOKED! Stokes was looking for this. He did not get it against Kuldeep in the last over but now he has. Tossed up on off, it is in the slot. Stokes hits it high and handsome over the cow corner fence for a biggie.

19.2

Floated ball on middle, Stokes pushes it to mid on.

19.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Bairstow pushes it through covers for a run.

18.6

On middle and leg, Jonny flicks it through square leg for a single. 118/1

18.5

Flighted delivery on middle, Bairstow flicks it towards the leg side.

18.4

On middle, Bairstow flicks it to mid-wicket.

18.3

Floated delivery on off, Bairstow keeps it out.

18.2

Full on middle, Stokes flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

18.1

Loopy delivery on off, Stokes defends it off the back foot.

17.6

On middle, Stokes pushes it through mid on for a single. 116/1

17.5

Tossed up delivery on off, Stokes looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man where the fielder chases it and does well to stop it before the ropes. Two runs taken.

17.4

Full on middle, Bairstow flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

17.3

Loopy delivery on off, Bairstow defends it off the back foot.

17.2

Floated ball on middle, Stokes pushes it through mid on for a run..

17.1

Loopy delivery on off, Stokes blocks it off the front foot.

KP time! Krunal Pandya is introduced into the attack for the first time in this game.

16.6

Short delivery on middle, Stokes pushes it towards mid on for a single. 111/1

16.5

Floated delivery on off, Stokes defends it off the back foot.

16.4

NOT OUT! It is missing the stumps! Flighted delivery on off, Stokes does not offer a shot and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire denies it. India review it. Ball Tracker shows that impact is outside off and it is missing the wickets.

Has Kuldeep got the better of Stokes straightaway? Ben has not picked the googly and he has shouldered arms to it. The ball has hit the pad. Is the ball turning enough?

Who will walk out at number 3? It will be Ben Stokes.

16.3

OUT! RUN OUT! A brilliant bit of fielding from Rohit Sharma has seen the back of the opening stand. Is this the breakthrough India needed to get back in this game? Floated on middle and off, Bairstow hits it to the right of short mid-wicket. Bairstow and Roy look for the run. Roy is not confident though. Both batters are ball-watching and find one another in midway, at no man's land. Rohit dives and makes a tremendous stop. Rohit then sends a good throw to Pant at the keeper's end. He does the rest and an anticlimatic end to Roy's innings.

16.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Bairstow comes down the track and flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.

16.1

SIX! Bairstow gets his fifty in style. Tossed up in the slot for Bairstow. Jonny goes downtown and smokes it over the ropes for a biggie. His 15th in this format and Jonny continues his form from the last game.

DRINKS! Another superb start for England. This has not been as destructive as it was a few days ago but they are slowly changing gears. England would have been easy favourites here but the collapse a few days back has ensured that England are not overwhelming favourites at this point. India though need wickets to get back in this game. They managed to do that in the last game, can they do it again?

15.6

Good length delivery on middle, Bairstow drives it uppishly towards mid on for a single. 102/0

15.5

Length delivery on off, Roy guides it towards point for a run.

15.4

Length ball on middle, Bairstow pushes it through mid on for a single. 100 up for England!

15.3

Good length delivery on off, Jonny pushes it to point.

15.2

SIX! That is clobbered! Full delivery on middle, Bairstow flicks it over square for a biggie.

15.1

SIX! Decent shot! Full on middle, Bairstow lofts it over long on for a maximum.

14.6

Tossed up delivery on off, Roy pushes it to covers. 87/0

14.5

Full on middle, Bairstow flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

14.4

Short delivery on middle, Roy pulls it through square leg for a single.

14.3

Loopy delivery on middle, Bairstow pushes it through mid on for a run.

14.2

Full on middle, Roy drives it through mid on for a single.

14.1

SIX! 50 for Jason Roy! It has been a fine innings from him. Flighted delivery on middle, Roy lofts it over long on for a biggie.

13.6

Good length delivery on off, Jonny keeps it out. 77/0

13.5

Back of a length on off, Bairstow pushes it to point.

13.4

SIX! Just over! First six of the innings and it comes from the bat of inform Biarstow. Fuller on off, Bairstow does not look to hit it hard. He just chips it and times it to perfection over long on. Krunal at long on jumps but to no avail.

13.3

Good length delivery outside off, Bairstow looks to drive but misses it due to the extra bounce on this one.

13.2

Back of a length on off, Roy chips it uppishly towards point. The batsmen cross ends.

13.1

Full delivery on middle, Roy flicks it through mid-wicket. Two runs taken.

12.6

Tossed up delivery on middle, Bairstow plays a reverse sweep to point. 68/0

12.5

Short delivery on off, Bairstow pushes it back towards the bowler.

12.5

WIDE! Down the leg side, Bairstow looks to sweep but misses it.

12.4

Full on middle, Roy sweeps it through mid-wicket for a single.

12.3

Floated delivery on middle, Roy looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.

12.2

Full on off, Bairstow drives it through mid off for a single.

12.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Roy flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

11.6

Full on off, Roy drives it uppishly towards point for a single. 64/0

11.5

Full on middle, Bairstow pushes it through mid on for a single.

11.4

Back of a length on off, Bairstow defends it off the back foot.

11.3

Full on middle, Bairstow drives it to mid on.

11.2

Good length ball on off, Bairstow blocks it off the front foot.

11.1

Length delivery on off, Bairstow pushes it to covers.

11.1

WIDE! Full and down the leg side, Bairstow looks to flick but misses it.

10.6

Short delivery on middle, Bairstow pulls it through square leg for a single. 61/0

10.5

On off, Jonny defends it to mid-wicket.

10.4

Flighted delivery outside off, Bairstow looks to sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.

10.3

Loopy delivery on off, Bairstow punches it to covers.

10.2

Short delivery on off, Roy punches it through mid off for a run.

10.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Roy pushes it to covers.

Powerplay 2 signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.  The field can spread out so Kohli has decided to bring spin into the attack. Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack.

9.6

FOUR! Ahh.. lovely! Length ball outside off, Bairstow is quick to get on his back foot. He punches it with timing through covers for a boundary. A very good Powerplay 1 for England. Not as destructive as the previous game but they are ahead of India at this stage and have not lost any wickets while India had lost 2. 59/0

9.5

Good length delivery on off, Bairstow keeps it out.

9.4

FOUR! Pulled away! Too short on this surface. The ball holds up nicely for Bairstow as it is at his mid riff. Jonny pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

9.3

Short delivery on off, Bairstow cuts it to point.

9.2

Length delivery on middle, Bairstow flicks it to mid-wicket.

9.1

Good length delivery on off, Bairstow defends it off the front foot.

Change in bowling. First one of the innings and it sees Shardul Thakur replace Prasidh Krishna.

8.6

Good length ball on off, Roy pushes it towards the bowler. 51/0

8.5

Length delivery on off, Roy pushes it to mid off.

8.4

Full on middle, Jonny flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

8.3

50-run stand! Bhuvi misses his line and bowls one down the leg side. Bairstow tickles it fine down the leg side and gets a boundary.

8.2

Good length ball on off, Bairstow defends it off the back foot.

8.1

Huge appeal for LBW but turned down! Bhuvneshwar has a chat with Kohli and they opt not to review it. Good length ball pitching outside off and angling in. Bairstow looks to drive but misses and gets hit on the back pad. There is a massive appeal but the umpire is not convinced. Kohli is convinced by Bhuvi not to review. Replay later on shows it would not have mattered. As the ball was clipping the top of stumps. Not enough to reverse the on-field call.

7.6

FOUR! That is smashed! Short and outside off, Roy smashes it over point for a boundary. 46/0

7.5

Length delivery on off, Roy pushes it to point.

7.4

Full on off, Bairstow pushes it towards mid off for a quick single.

7.3

Good length delivery on off, Bairstow pushes it to mid off.

7.2

Full on off, Bairstow looks to drive but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards the leg side.

7.1

Short delivery on middle, Roy pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.

6.6

Length delivery on middle, Roy flicks it through square leg for a single. 40/0

6.5

Back of a length on off, Roy punches it to covers.

6.4

Back of a length on off, Roy pushes it to point.

6.3

FOUR! Good shot! Length delivery on middle, Roy punches it through mid on for a boundary.

6.2

FOUR! Nicely played! Short ball outside off, Roy plays an upper cut over third man for a boundary.

6.2

WIDE! Length delivery down the leg side, Roy looks to flick but misses it.

6.1

Good length delivery on off, Roy defends it off the back foot.

5.6

Full and outside off, Roy drives it towards covers where Kohli saves three runs for the team. 30/0

5.5

Good length delivery outside off, Roy leaves it alone.

5.4

FOUR! Roy is on fire here! Short delivery on middle, Roy pulls it through square leg for a boundary.

5.3

Short delivery again on middle, Roy looks to pull but gets hit on the thigh pad.

5.2

FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Roy! Short ball on middle, Roy pulls it through square leg for a boundary,

5.1

FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Roy pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

4.6

Bouncer outside off, Bairstow leaves it alone. 17/0

4.5

Length delivery on middle, Roy flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

4.4

Full delivery on off, Roy drives it to covers where Kohli does well to stop it with a dive.

4.3

Length delivery on middle, Bairstow pushes it towards mid on for a run.

4.2

FOUR! Bairstow gets off the mark with a boundary! A fraction too short from Bhuvneshwar. It is on off, Bairstow keeps his eyes on the ball and pulls it along the ground through th cow corner region. Thakur gives it a chase but the ball teasingly beats him to the fence.

4.1

Length delivery on middle, Roy flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

3.6

Length ball on off, Bairstow plays it straight to mid off. 10/0

3.5

Footy skills from Krishan saves it from going to the fence. Another beautiful shit but for nothing. Fullish on middle and off, Bairstow plays a lovely straight drive but Prasidh Krishna gets his right foot on the line and the ball hits his boot and goes towards point.

3.4

Quick single! Roy dances down the track and knocks this to mid off. Hardik there had to wait as the ball does not come quickly to him. Roy manages to get the single

3.3

FOUR! GORGEOUS! Just what Roy needed! This will give him a lot of confidence. A fraction fuller from Prasidh Krihsna. It is not overpitched but Roy hits it on the up and plays the straight drive straight as an arrow. The ball goes down the ground and races to the long off fence.

3.2

Length delivery on off, Roy keeps it out.

3.1

In the air but safe! Almost carried to Kohli at cover! Roy looks clueless at the moment of what is happening. Good length delivery on off, Roy looks to flick but the ball sticks on the pitch and shapes away a tad. It catches the leading edge and falls just short of diving Kohli at cover.

2.6

Direct hit might have been close! Good length ball around off, Roy punches it to the right of mid off and calls for a quick run. Hardik gets to the ball quickly and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. 5/0

2.5

Beaten again! Good length delivery outside off, no swing on this one. Roy looks to punch but is late on it.

2.4

Full and swinging way. Roy pushes it to point off the outer half of his bat.

2.3

Play and a miss! Good length ball outside off, Roy looks to drive it thinking it to come back in but this one shapes away and beats the outside edge.

2.2

The indipper now. It is around off, Roy defends it to the on side as the bat turns in his hand.

2.1

Good length ball on off, Roy defends it.

1.6

Single to end the over! Just a solitary single from Prasidh Krishna's first over. The last ball is slightly shorter on the body. Roy whips it to fine leg and keeps the strike. 4/0

1.5

Fullish on off, Roy cannot manage to get a run off PK as this one is pushed to mid off.

1.4

Length delivery on off, Roy blocks it.

1.3

Prasidh continues to bowl the right length as he bowls it full on off. Roy keeps it out.

1.2

Fuller on off, Roy pushes it to the off side.

1.1

Prasidh starts with a good length ball on off. Roy taps it to cover.

Who will start with the other new ball from the other end? It will be Prasidh Krishna!

0.6

Yes he can! Dot to finish the over and Bairstow yet to get off the mark. Good length ball on off, Bairstow tucks it to square leg and shouts a loud no. 3/0

0.5

Tight and tidy start so far. Can he finish it well? Length ball on off, Bairstow taps it to mid on.

0.4

Slightly shorter than a length ball. It is pitched outside off and comes back in. Bairstow defends it off the upper half of his bat to the on side.

0.3

Slightly fuller on off, Roy taps it towards mid on and gets a single.

0.2

The away swinger now. This is on a length outside off, Roy punches it to cover.

0.1

England are off the mark straightaway! Bhuvi starts with a good length ball pitching outside off and swinging in. Roy looks to defend but the ball goes through square leg off the inner half of his bat. Roy gets two to get off the mark.