Team India sensed a late fightback against England in the second ODI in Pune after dismissing their stand-in captain Jos Buttler cheaply. Jos Buttler followed to the crease after the home side got rid of Ben Stokes, one short of a hundred. India pacer Prasidh Krishna, playing only his second ODI, removed Jos Buttler through a well-executed yorker.
The wicket arrived at the 37th over when Prasidh Krishna came to the attack as Virat Kohli sensed another remarkable turnaround to claim victory. The 25-year old fired a quick delivery right at the blockhole, with Buttler being late to bring his back down and the ball dislodged the off-stump. The keeper-batsman departed for a duck and it was his second successive single-digit score.
Earlier, England sent India to bat first and the latter accumulated 336 off their fifty overs as KL Rahul scored a hundred. There were also half-centuries from Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant, while Hardik Pandya dished out some lusty blows as well. In response, the visitors began steadily before Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes launched an onslaught with a partnership of 175 from 117 balls. Bairstow top-scored with 124 from 112 deliveries with 11 fours and seven sixes. Stokes was unfortunate to miss out on his second ODI hundred.