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Eng beat India by 86 runs in 2nd ODI

London, Jul 14 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 7/15/2018 12:14:03 AM IST
England batting mainstay Joe Root announced his return to form with a classy century against India and David Willey smashed a quick-fire half-century to propel his team to a decent 322/7 in the second ODI here at Lord’s on Saturday.
Root remained unbeaten at 133 and got a brilliant support from the other end in the death-overs as England accumulated 94 runs from the last 10 overs. The quick finish in the death helped the hosts post a par score as the pitch looks conducive for batting. 
Young Kuldeep Yadav (10-0-63-3) emerged as the nemesis for England top order as he grabbed three wickets to emerge as the pick of the bowlers for India. Rest of the Indian bowlers didn’t look that effective on the pitch for it had little or nothing to offer.
England’s bowlers found India easier to tackle with a decent score on the board and the home side were able to build pressure on openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.
The breakthrough came when Mark Wood bowled Rohit for 15 to leave India 49 for 1 in the ninth over of the chase.
Wickets fell in both the overs that followed with Willey having Dhawan (36) caught at backward point before Liam Plunkett came into the attack and immediately had Lokesh Rahul brilliantly caught by Jos Buttler off an inside edge for a duck.
An 80 run stand for the fourth wicket looked like it might get India back on track but Moen Ali trapped Virat Kohli (45) leg before and Adil Rashid bowled Suresh Raina (46) to take the wind out of the hosts sails.
MS Dhoni did his best to take the game deep until, with the tail crumbling around him, a Plunkett slower ball ended his valiant effort, India were 215 for 8 with 23 balls left to get 108 runs.
Plunkett (4/46) trapped Siddarth Kaul (1) leg before later in the 47th over of the chase to bag his fourth scalp.
The game fizzled out as a contest in the final few overs as the game crept towards an inevitable conclusion eventually ending with India being bowled out for 236 off the final ball of the innings.
Brief scores: 
England: 322/7 in 50 overs (Joe Root 113 not out, Eoin Morgan 53, David Willey 50; Kuldeep Yadav 3/68) vs India: 236 in 50 overs (Raina 46, Kohli 45; Liam Plunkett 4/46).

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