And that brings up to the end of our coverage of the 2nd ODI between India and England at Cuttack. We hope you enjoyed it, and return on Sunday for the third and final one-dayer in Kolkata. Till then, goodbye!
Yuvraj Singh: Domestic season, I've been hitting the ball really well. I've been working on my fitness, and the results showed today. Me and Mahi understand situations really well, we have played together quite a bit. once we got the partnership and rhythym going, we started attacking at the right time. We were able to play a lot of shots once we got going. We were thinking of 340-350, but with the number of wickets left, we ended up getting 380. I wanted to prove a point to myself. My career has been up and down. I believed in myself, even if there wasn't much belief outside. My diet's been the key, and once you cross the 30s you need to focus on your fitness.
Yuvraj Singh is the Man of the Match for his 150!
Virat Kohli, India captain: We were just talking, where we would have ended up today had the top order fired. That's exactly what we envisioned when we brought Yuvi back into the side, these two getting runs in the middle order. I think 340 would have been chaseable easily. England went hard, as they were chasing a 381-run target. Had we batted second, it would have been a different scenario, as the bowling was getting really hard to execute. You need to get the series in the bag, first and then you can go express yourself. We've got stability in the middle-order with that little guy coming in and blasting a few off. You need intelligent guys in the middle to job for you, and I don't know where we would have been had we not got those wickets in the middle. I wouldn't say we have played our best till now. We still have a game left (in Kolkata)
Eoin Morgan, England captain: Disappointed to get so close and not over the line. We weren't at our best today with the ball, and bowling to Dhoni was difficult at times. The challenge is breaking the partnership earlier. We know how dangerous they can be later. We should a lot of fight. To believe we can chase such a target down. Cuttack's been the best since we've come here.
Ravichandran Ashwin: We decided that over the stumps and round the stumps were to be approached due to the left-right combination. It was very important to go after wickets. The margin by which we won today, it was very important to get the wickets in the middle because they were big wickets, and kept the pressure on them. Jadeja is very economical in terms of his lines, and you can expect such performances from him all day. There was a lot of dew. You try and go cross seam and bowl across the seam (in such conditions).
While being more high-scoring than the first one-dayer at Pune, the second game was by far a much more exciting one, with the contest going down to the wire. All that England have left to play for is pride in the final one-dayer at Kolkata, while the hosts will stop for nothing short of a clean sweep at this stage.
What an over it was by Bhuvneshwar, conceding just six runs with clever variations in his pace and length to keep both Plunkett and Willey in check! Looks like they missed Morgan's presence in the final over, and things might have been very interesting had he been around. However, the better team gets the crucial breakthroughs, and that's what India did in the death overs.
England 366/8 after 50 overs (Plunkett 28, Willey 5); India win by 15 runs
Single off the last ball of the match! India win by 15 runs, with Plunkett hitting the ball down towards mid-off, as India clinch the series 2-0 in what turned out to be a thoroughly thrilling contest!
England 365/8 after 49.5 overs (Plunkett 25, Willey 5); need 17 from 1
Dot off the fifth. It's all over for England now, unless some miracle happens for them!
England 365/8 after 49.4 overs (Plunkett 25, Willey 5); need 17 from 2
Yet another single for the visitors, and they are slowly starting to resign to their fate! Willey gets an inside edge, and Dhoni throws it back after stopping it.
England 364/8 after 49.3 overs (Plunkett 25, Willey 4); need 18 from 3
Willey takes a quick double after a bit of a fumble in the third delivery at exstra-cover. Game still a long way for the visitors now.
England 363/8 after 49.2 overs (Plunkett 25, Willey 2); need 20 from 4
Just one more run in the second ball. Plunkett guides it to gully, where Yuvraj stops the ball to save three runs for his side.
England 361/8 after 49.1 overs (Plunkett 23, Willey 2); need 21 from 5
Just a single off the first ball. Pressure climbing on the visitors.
Final over now. Bhuvi to bowl it
After 49 overs,England 360/8 ( Liam Plunkett 23 , David Willey 1); n eed 22 from 6 balls
Bumrah to bowl the penultimate over. FOUR! Sliced over point to get to the three-figure mark for the ninth time in ODIs. What a fantastic knock this has been for the captain, who is leading the team's hopes for registering their first win of the tour. Gets a single in the following delivery.
OUT! Oh dear! England just lost the wicket of Eoin Morgan at the most crucial stage of them all! Was backing up a little too much, and was well beyond his crease when Bumrah collected the ball, and made a calculated throw at the non-striker's end. Departs for a fantastic 81-ball 102, as England lose their 8th wicket with 354 on board.
Plunkett gets a top-edge over third-man to get a boundary, as England need 22 off the final over
Eoin Morgan run out (Jasprit Bumrah) 102(81)
After 48 overs,England 349/7 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 97 , Liam Plunkett 18); need 33 to win from 12 balls
Two runs off the first ball of the over, after Morgan guides it towards backward square-leg. Follows it up with a boundary towards the same region, this time hitting it harder. FOUR MORE! Morgan moves to 95 with a slice towards deep backward point. Takes a single in the fourth ball. The English captain retains strike for the crucial penultimate over with a single in the final delivery.
After 47 overs,England 336/7 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 85 , Liam Plunkett 17); need 46 to win from 18 balls
Bumrah starts off with his eighth over. Quick double by Morgan in the first ball, before the English captain slogs the next delivery over the cow-corner fence, his fifth six in this innings! Single off the third. OUT! Bumrah successfully appeals for lbw, which Plunkett reviews straight away. Hawk-eye shows the impact being outside off, which results in the decision getting reversed. Plunkett ends the over with back-to-back boundaries.
After 46 overs,England 319/7 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 76 , Liam Plunkett 9)
Bhuvneshwar bowls his eighth over, and starts off with a leg-cutter, which beats Plunkett, who sets off for a dangerous run after getting some bat, with Dhoni's throw missing the stumps at the striker's end. FOUR! Majestic shot by Morgan after coming down the track, executing an inside-out looft off a full-toss. Good fielding by Bumrah at short fine-leg to save three runs. FOUR! Let's not forget, this is a deep batting line-up and Plunkett is more than capable of striking hard! Finishes the over off with an ambitious heave towards wide long-on.
After 45 overs,England 309/7 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 71 , Liam Plunkett 5); need 73 to win from 30 balls
FOUR! What a shot by Woakes, hammering it through the covers to move to 5. OUT! Slower ball does the trick once again for India, as Bumrah disturbs Woakes' off-stump to dismiss the latter for 5. England lose their seventh wicket with 304 on board. FOUR! Plunkett gets off the mark with an outside edge that flies through the vacant slips to the boundary.
Chris Woakes b Jasprit Bumrah 5(4)
After 44 overs,England 300/6 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 71 , Chris Woakes 1); need 82 to win from 36 balls
BOWLED EM! Bhuvneshwar gets the breakthrough, as Moeen plays a slower delivery outside off onto his stumps! The pacer brings the 93-run sixth wicket stand to an end, as the game swings once again in the hosts' favour. India will still worry about Morgan's presence at the crease though. Woakes gets off the mark with a single after lobbing the ball towards mid-on, which also brings up the 300 for the visitors. Excellent over by Bhuvneshwar, conceding just three while getting a breakthrough.
Moeen Ali b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 55(43)
Phase of the game when Eoin Morgan is most dangerous. Bhuvaneswar could well hold the key in Cuttack!
After 43 overs,England 297/5 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 70 , Moeen Ali 54); need 85 to win from 42 balls
Kohli brings Jadhav into the attack. FOUR! Morgan whacks a straighter delivery from the bowler towards wide long-on. Wide conceded in the fourth delivery, attempting to do what Ashwin did to fox Buttler.
FIFTY for Moeen Ali! His fourth in ODIs, and he gets there in the 40th delivery that he faces, hitting back-to-back boundaries off Jadhav. The visitors still are very much in the hunt at the moment.
After 42 overs,England 282/5 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 65 , Moeen Ali 45); need 100 to win from 48 balls
Bhuvneshwar returns to the attack, and he was very economical in his first spell, conceding just 23 off five overs in his first spell. DROPPED! Oh dear! Bhuvneshwar created the perfect trap for Moeen with a slower delivery that the latter miscues towards long-on. Except, Jadeja, among India's best fielders, misjudges the catch and dropping it. Ali miscues another shot, this time towards the off-side, though the ball lands safely in front of the fielder running in from sweeper cover. Good fielding by Jadhav at the same position to save two runs for the hosts.
After 41 overs,England 274/5 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 65 , Moeen Ali 37); need 108 to win from 54 balls
Jadhav given the ball at the start of the 41st over. Looks like Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah will be kept for the last five overs. England are 8 runs ahead at the 40-over mark, although it was some brilliant batting by Yuvraj and Dhoni that propelled the hosts to 381.
After 40 overs,England 269/5 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 63 , Moeen Ali 34); need 113 to win from 60 balls
Ashwin introduced for the final time in this innings, with skipper Kohli hoping for the offie to get the hosts a breakthrough. Morgan and Ali, though, adopt a defensive approach to see him off. Ashwin ends a good spell with figures of 3/65 from his quota of 10 overs.
After 39 overs,England 266/5 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 62 , Moeen Ali 32); need 116 to win from 66 balls
SIX! Morgan brings up the 50-stand with Ali with a slog off a bad delivery from Pandya at the start of the 39th over. And this has been a quickfire one for the visitors, coming off just 41 balls. FOUR! Another bad delivery, despatched towards cow-corner by the England captain. 14 off the over, with England still being in the hunt thanks to two set batsmen at the crease and the luxury of wickets in their kitty.
It is indeed spin it to win it. @ashwinravi99 showing his great ability to adjust to the conditions. This match was about wickets.
After 38 overs,England 252/5 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 50 , Moeen Ali 30); need 130 to win from 72 balls
Bumrah returns to the attack, with skipper Kohli deciding to save Ashwin for one over in the death stage. FOUR! Ali brings up the 250 for England with a pull towards midwicket. FIFTY for Morgan — his 32nd in ODIs — in 53 deliveries, and the England skipper gets there with a single. Barely celebrates, as there is a massive task at hand at the moment. Seven runs scored in the over by England.
After 37 overs,England 245/5 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 48 , Moeen Ali 25); need 137 to win from 78 balls
FOUR! Ali swings his bat in the first ball after drinks to find the vacant region back of square. Eight off the over, including a boundary. Morgan, meanwhile, is two short of his half-century.
Most times 130+ runs scored & with 2 or more dismissals as a wk in an ODI:
After 36 overs,England 237/5 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 46 , Moeen Ali 19); need 145 to win from 84 balls
Great over for Ashwin, conceding just a single in his penultimate over. The required-rate for England is over 10 at the moment, and will need a few more lusty blows off Morgan and Ali's bats to stay in check. One more wicket though, could spell doom for them.
Time for the players to have a drink in the meantime.
After 35 overs,England 236/5 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 46 , Moeen Ali 18); need 146 to win from 90 balls
Jadhav bowling his second over. Morgan, who has taken calculated risks so far in his innings to keep the required run-rate in check, is a boundary away from his fifty now. Moeen sweeps the fifth delivery of the over towards the midwicket boundary, his second hit to the fence in his innings so far. Morgan-Ali stand worth 30 so far, and is starting to look dangerous for India.
After 34 overs,England 227/5 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 44 , Moeen Ali 11)
Run-out chance missed by India in this over, and it would have been Moeen heading back to the pavilion for 8 had it not been for Dhoni spilling the ball at the striker's end. Five runs off the over, with Ashwin having two more in his quota after this.
After 33 overs,England 222/5 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 43 , Moeen Ali 7)
Part-timer Kedar Jadhav is introduced into the attack, though his feats in the one-dayers against New Zealand showed us that he is capable of more than just that. Looks like Kohli wants to persist with spin from both ends for some time. Moeen Ali, the new batsman at the crease, gets his first boundary on board with a slap through the covers off a full toss.
After 32 overs,England 214/5 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 41 , Moeen Ali 1); need 168 to win from 108 balls
OUT! Ashwin strikes again, and gets rid of limited-overs specialist Jos Buttler after the latter is stumped off his bowling for 10. The wicketkeeper-batsman comes down the track looking for a big hit, but gets foxed by a delivery wide outside leg. Ashwin probably spotted him coming down the track, and decided to change his line and length. The hosts are firmly in control right now.
Morgan, though, hardly seems perturbed by the flurry of dismissals, and slogs the fifth ball towards midwicket.
Jos Buttler st MS Dhoni b Ravichandran Ashwin 10(9)
It is indeed spin it to win it. @ashwinravi99 showing his great ability to adjust to the conditions. This match was about wickets.
After 31 overs,England 204/4 ( Eoin Morgan (C) 33 , Jos Buttler (W) 10); need 178 to win from 114 balls
Pandya coming in from the other end after Jadeja exhausts his quota of overs. Some impressive fielding by the Indians results in a couple of boundaries getting saved, before Captain Morgan dances down the track and times his inside-out shot over long-off perfectly to get his 2nd six, which brings up the 200 for England.
10 overs for 1-45 in a 7.6 rpo chase is matchwinning stuff from @imjadeja. Again, spin to win?
Preview: After guiding India to a thrilling three-wicket win against England in his maiden One-day International (ODI) as full-time skipper, Virat Kohli will be aiming to clinch the three-match series by grabbing the second ODI too.
Kohli and wicketkeeper-batsman Kedar Jadhav smashed brilliant centuries to forge a 200-run fifth-wicket stand and helped the hosts chase down the stiff 351-run target with 11 balls to spare in the first match in Pune on Sunday.
File picture of Virat Kohli. AFP
Going by the last Ranji Trophy match between Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir on the same strip at the Barabati Stadium, where Haryana scored 502 in their first innings, the India-England tie promises to be another run-feast.
The toss could also be a crucial factor in deciding the outcome of the match, given the dew factor at this time of the year and both the captains will be looking to bat second.
Though India got over the line in the first ODI despite 63 for 4 at one stage, thanks to Kohli and Jadhav's heroics, the men-in-blue will be hoping to get a good start from their opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul.
Comeback man Yuvraj Singh and former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will also need to step up and give Kohli company in the middle order while Jadhav and all-rounder Hardik Pandya are already in good nick.
In the bowling department, India will be hoping for an improved performance from premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who went wicketless and leaked 63 runs from his 8 overs in the match.
Pacers Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Pandya have done a decent job while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja was also amongst the wicket-takers in the first game.
On the other hand, all the English batsman managed to get starts in the first game, with opener Jason Roy (73), Joe Root (78) and Ben Stokes (62) getting to their respective half centuries.
Barring Root, who consumed 95 deliveries, all the others scored at run-a-ball or took lesser deliveries for their scores and the No.3 batsman will now need to live up to the intensity of the format.
Their bowling department has once again been at the receiving end of Kohli's batting prowess, and as pacer Jake Ball suggested, England will be aiming to pitch more short stuff to the Indian captain.
While England bowlers will be targetting at getting the back of Kohli, dark horses like Jadhav still can take the game away from their grasp if they continue to focus on individuals and not the top six Indian batsmen.
After Cuttack, both the teams will be heading to Kolkata for the final ODI, which will be played at the Eden Gardens on January 22.
England: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes.