Twitter Reactions: England fight back with a resounding 86 runs win in the 2nd ODI
The home team managed to level the series 1-1.
Updated - Jul 14, 2018 11:41 pm
After being served an 8-wicket defeat with almost 10 overs to spare it was England’s turn to give it back to the Indian team and they did that with quite some authority as well. The home team batting first posted 322 runs on the board on the back of Joe Root’s hundred, India in response were out of the race once their top 5 got out while they were not even halfway through the target. As a result, England won the match by 86 runs bowling India out on the last ball.
At the toss, Eoin Morgan read the pitch really well and decided to bat first. Virat Kohli said he was happy to take that, however, as the game panned out the pitch did deteriorate and prove England’s tactical victory. Batting first, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow got them off to a flying start against the pacers but once Kuldeep Yadav was in the attack both the openers got out to him in the 11th and 15th over on 38 and 40 respectively.
Thereafter Joe Root and Eoin Morgan stitched together a rebuilding 100-run partnership. While Morgan got out after his half century Root stayed there and scored the 12th hundred of his ODI career. His knock along with a powerful fifty from David Willey who scored 50 from 31 balls. Root answered all the doubts with 113 that took England to 322 which proved to be a well above par total.
India also started well as the track still seemed to be good for batting. Rohit Sharma got out to an off-cutter from Mark Wood and India were 49/0 before that. Shikhar Dhawan also got out in the 10th over and they were in trouble with spinners operating from both ends. Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid got turn from the surface as it got drier in the afternoon. They didn’t let the Indian batsmen score runs at a pace it was required and that sucked life out of their chase. Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina were dismissed by Ali and Rashid respectively.
Thereafter though MS Dhoni got to the 10,000-run mark in ODI cricket it was a lost battle and the Indian team was bowled out as Yuzvendra Chahal handed Willey his second wicket.
Here is how cricket fans reacted to the Indian team’s defeat in the 2nd ODI:
England's 86-run win is their 4th biggest victory v India in terms of runs and their biggest victory since their 104-run win at Southampton on 21 August 2007#EngvInd
— Arthur_S (@allanholloway) July 14, 2018
Dhoni getting all the attention and rightly so, but spare a thought for Kuldeep. Eight not out off 26 is one of the great banter innings at the end of a run-chase.
— Dave Tickner (@tickerscricket) July 14, 2018
England and India have different strengths and weaknesses but they are evenly matched sides, especially in ODIs. And that makes it more surprising about the one-sided results.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) July 14, 2018
India cannot be happy with that chase … almost as if they decided to have an afternoon middle practice after around 30 overs … for such a formidable Batting line up that can’t be right … #ENGvIND #Lords
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 14, 2018
Congrats @msdhoni on the 10,000. The batting position, the strike rate, the impact and the average make it phenomenal.
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) July 14, 2018
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) July 14, 2018
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) July 14, 2018
Congratulations to @msdhoni bhai on reaching the special milestone of 10,000 runs in ODIs. What makes it even more remarkable is that he is the only one to get there with an average above 50. 👏
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) July 14, 2018
The man from Ranchi who did not want to settle life as a Ticket collector made his own destiny by borrowing helicopter shot from his friend to only to Cross 10K runs but to become one of the greatest ever to don the INDIAN 🇮🇳 colors … @msdhoni pic.twitter.com/arVgynukIT
— Bhavesh (@awesome_bhavesh) July 14, 2018
— Rilwan mohammed (@iamrillu) July 14, 2018
"MS Dhoni" we can not win the world cup with these mindset which is showed by ms dhoni and raina today they play for them self not for country they had to nothing with country win or not but their average should maintain @imVkohli
— SHRIKANT (@BUNTYSHRIKANT) July 14, 2018
— Sanjeev Iyer (@Sanjeev_iyer) July 14, 2018
MS Dhoni, across his career, averages 40% attacking shots. Today, in a run-chase where the required rate is comfortably above 12rpo, he's playing 21%. #ENGvIND
— The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) July 14, 2018
MS Dhoni today completed 10,000 runs in ODIs. In terms of balls faced, he (11,321) is the second fastest to the milestone only behind Sanath Jayasuriya who completed 10,000 runs off 11,296 balls. #EngvInd
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 14, 2018
Either top order going win it for India or we are going to blame Dhoni. Nothing in between that.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) July 14, 2018
MS Dhoni's strike rate in ODIs in overs 41-50 in the last three years is 124.78. In the previous three years, it was 140.34. Powers on the wane? #EngvInd
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 14, 2018
What is Dhoni trying to do here?
— Thivi (@DArmChairCritic) July 14, 2018
This is the first time since the World Cup semi-final in 2011 that India have failed to hit a six in a completed 50 overs of a one day international.
— Test Match Special (@bbctms) July 14, 2018
Had he remained not out and got a fifty I could still have called it a selfish innings.
This, I cannot even classify.#ENGvIND
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) July 14, 2018