India vs England: Fan proposes to girlfriend at Lord's during second ODI; 'What a decision,' says commentator David Lloyd

The second one-dayer between England and India at the Lord's Cricket Ground on Saturday might not have been a very happy experience for fans of the visiting side, but would have been memorable for two Indian spectators who got engaged in the stands during the match.

FirstCricket Staff, July 15, 2018

The second One-Day International (ODI) between England and India at the Lord's Cricket Ground on Saturday might not have been a very happy experience for fans of the visiting side, but would have been memorable for two Indian spectators who got engaged in the stands during the match.

England skipper Eoin Morgan opted to bat first after winning the toss, and the hosts were off to another good start, thanks to the fireworks display by openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow. While fans were glued to the contest that was unfolding at the 'Home of Cricket', a certain individual decided to make the iconic venue the place where he would pop 'the' question to his girlfriend.

According to Sky Sports, the cameras panned to Charan Gill and Pavan Bains during the 24th over of the England innings, when captain Morgan and Joe Root had formed a partnership of their own. With the cameras focused on him, Gill got up from his seat, brought the ring case out of his pocket, knelt before his girlfriend and asked the question, with fellow spectators turning around to find out what her answer might be.

Even the broadcasters decided to join the party by adding the text 'Decision Pending' towards the bottom of the screen, which was then replaced by the words: "She said YES!"

Popular commentator David Lloyd, known popularly as 'Bumble', decided to lend his voice to the event.

"Oh what a decision! Absolutely fantastic! Charan and Pavan congratulations. What a day!," said Lloyd as Charan gestured a thumbs up towards the camera.

Coming back to cricket, Joe Root struck a fluent 113 as England crushed India by 86 runs in the second ODI at Lord’s on Saturday to level the three-match series at 1-1.

Chasing a stiff victory target of 323, the touring side struggled after getting off to a decent start in sunny conditions and kept losing wickets at regular intervals.

India’s top three batsmen, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, failed to go on to big scores after laying solid platforms, putting pressure on the middle order.

With inputs from Reuters

Updated Date: Jul 16, 2018





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3712 106
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 3668 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6470 127
2 India 5819 121
3 New Zealand 4602 112
4 South Africa 4275 110
5 Pakistan 3844 104
6 Australia 3699 100
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3972 132
2 India 4601 124
3 Australia 2570 122
4 England 2448 117
5 New Zealand 2542 116
6 South Africa 2093 110