India posted a huge total of 336 runs thanks to Rahul’s brilliant hundred and follow by quickfire innings by Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya. The wicketkeeper-batsman Rahul who was struggling for the two-digit score in the T20 series against England return with a bang as he scored fifty in the first ODI and followed by a hundred in today’s match in Pune.
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Rahul took one run on Sam Curran to reach his three-figure mark and after that KL celebrated, cupping his ears. Watch the video of Rahul’s celebrating after getting his fifth ODI century.
We have seen Rahul celebrate many times in his cricket career. However this time it is different as Virat Kohli and Indian management stick with him irrespective of his poor recent form against England in the T20 series. Rahul scored 108 runs.
Match Summay so far
England team captain changed. However, the pattern remains the same as England captain Jos Buttler once again won the toss in 2nd ODI and chose to bowl first. India made one change to their playing XI. Rishabh Pant who was in good form comes in place of Shreyas Iyer who got injured in 1st ODI. England team made three changes as Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, and Reece Topley comes in place of Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, and Mark Wood.
India lost their first wicket at a score of 9. Shikar Dhawan who was a man of the match in the last ODI, got out on 4 runs. Topley bowled a length delivery and in the attempt of driving it, Dhawan found the edge and the ball goes to the second slip, where Ben Stokes took the catch. India lost both their openers under 10 overs as Rohit Sharma was dismissed on 25 runs. Sam Curran bowled a half volley in leg stump and Rohit played a flick shot. Unfortunately, Rohit found the fielder at short fine leg.
Indian captain Virat Kohli along with KL Rahul started the rescue process as they managed to build a partnership of 121 runs. Virat Kohli once again failed to convert his fifty to a hundred. Adil Rashid once again took the wicket of Virat Kohli who has made 66 runs. Virat was caught behind the stump. Rahul celebrated when he reached the hundred. However, he got out on 108 runs. He scored these runs in 114 balls with the help of two sixes and seven boundaries. Tom Curran took the wicket of KL Rahul.
Rishabh Pant played some delightful shots. India finished on high thanks to Rishabh Pant’s magnificent inning of 77 runs off 40 balls and Hardik Pandya marauding 35 runs off 16 balls. Pant hit 3 fours and 7 sixes. While Hardik smashed 1 four and 4 sixes. Krunal Pandya scored 12* runs. India posted 336/6 in their 50 overs. (source)
England once again got a brilliant start as their added 110 runs partnership. However, Jason Roy got run-out after scoring a fifty. Jason made 55 runs. At the time of writing this post, England is at 225/1. Who will today match prediction???
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