ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League: England Claim Crucial 10 Points After Hammering India In The 2nd ODI

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League: England Claim Crucial 10 Points After Hammering India In The 2nd ODI

Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes [Image-BCCI]

England, on Friday, made a mockery of India’s total of 336 and displayed just why they are the most fearsome batting-unit in the world as they gunned down the target in a mere 43.3 overs to claim crucial ODI Super-League points.

Chasing 337 to win, England once again got off to a brilliant start as Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy accumulated 110 runs in just 16.3 overs.

Roy has eventually dismissed thanks to a brilliant piece of fielding by Rohit Sharma. However, the dismissal of Roy did not stop England from going on a rampage as the duo of Bairstow and Ben Stokes knocked out the stuffing of a toothless bowling performance by India.

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Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow [Image-BCCI]]
Jonny Bairstow smashed his 11th ODI hundred while Ben Stokes too completed his fifty in just 40 deliveries. However, it was after Stokes got his half-century that the actual carnage started.

The English all-rounder went on to smash 49 runs in the next 12 deliveries to take the game completely out of India’s reach.

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Ben Stokes [Image-BCCI]
India eventually dismissed Stokes which led to a mini-collapse with Prasidh Krishna claiming Bairstow and Buttler in one over.

However, debutant Liam Livingstone’s unbeaten 21-ball 27 ensured that England gunned down the target in 43.3 overs to not only enforce a series-decider but also claim 10 crucial ICC Men’s ODI World Cup Super-League points.

Earlier in the day, India once again got off to a sedate start as they lost both their openers with not many runs on the board.

Captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul consolidated the innings with a 121-run-stand for the 3rd wicket. Kohli once again failed to convert his 50 into a three-figure score but that wasn’t the case with KL Rahul. who hammered his 5th ODI ton.

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League: England Claim Crucial 10 Points After Hammering India In The 2nd ODI
KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant. (Credits: Twitter)

But, it was really the belligerence of Rishabh Pant [77 off 40 balls] and Hardik Pandya;s 16-ball 35 that ensured that India smashed 126 runs off the last ten but as it turned out even that didn’t prove to be enough as England romped home in a canter.

Here’s a look at ICC Cricket World Cup Super League Points Table as on 26th March 2021:

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ICC Cricket World Cup Super League Points Table as on 26th March 2021. (Photo: ICC)

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