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India Beat England By 15 Runs To Take Unassailable 2-0 Lead In The 3-match ODI Series. Yuvraj Singh Was Awarded Man Of The Match Award.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Manas Dwivedi | Updated on: 19 Jan 2017, 10:06:39 PM
India vs England 2nd ODI will be played at Barabati stadium, Cuttack (Getty images)

New Delhi :

India beat England by 15 runs to take unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series. It was a close contest as England skipper Eoin Morgan kept England's hopes alive till the very last. Morgan scored century and helped England to finish with a score of 366. Yuvraj Singh was awarded man of the match award.

Bhuvneshwar bowled an excellent final over to deny England what would have been an astonishing win. At one stage it looked like the chase had fizzled out but Moeen and Morgan added 93 off just 73 balls to give England hope.

Morgan carried on to score his ton and it appeared he could help his side pull off a heist before his run out ended England's resistance. 

Earlier, during the India's innings, Jadeja finished with a bang. The innings was set up by the two veterans Yuvraj and Dhoni, who came together after Woakes had wrecked the top order. At 25 for 3, not many would have expected India to have come up with this score but the duo paced the innings to perfection and went after the bowling attack in the second half of the innings.

Also Read: Know all about 'King of Sixes' Yuvraj Singh cricket feats on green turf

Live cricket score | India vs England 2nd ODI

Here are live updates from the match:

Bhuvneshwar to Plunkett, 1 run, and India seal the deal. All it required was an over filled with yorkers

# Bhuvneshwar to Willey, 1 run, serious death bowling. 

Bumrah to Plunkett, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

# Bumrah to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, a full toss. And he gets to his century. #9. 

A very achievable equation: 33 runs in 12 balls. India need three wickets. Ahh, the New England coming to India

# Eoin Morgan hits a brilliant six off Bhuvneshwar's bowling to keep England in the hunt. What an innings by the England captain

Bumrah to Woakes, out Bowled!! Another one now bites the dust. But the batsmen with certified batting records just keep rolling out for the English.

# Seamers have tilted the match towards India and both Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar have provided crucial blows to the England cricket team. England has now lost seven wickets and seem destined to defeat in the match.

# Jadeja puts down Morgan. And he did not even his hands to it. Right through them and takes the blow on his chest. 

IPL-tailored death specialist comes on. The last two overs of spin have given India a healthy dose of oxygen.

The Ashwin gamble. An over that could well determine the flow of things

Ashwin gets the ball first, followed by a toss to Pandya and then Bumrah gets the seat in the musical chairs

Ashwin to Eoin Morgan, SIX, another maximum for the England skipper. Third of the innings. He sank down on one knee and belted the slog sweep for a sixerrrr!!

# Ashwin to Buttler, wideout Stumped!! It is Dhoni's day out. 100 with the bat and a beautiful stumping down the leg-side. 

# Ashwin to Stokes, out Bowled!! Inside edge off the bat and the red lights turn on as the flashing bails are dislodged.

Jadeja to Jason Roy, out Bowled!! That dips in front of his eyes, he looks to open the face of the bat by exposing his sticks but ends up missing it

# Joe Root is flummoxed by Ashwin and England loses its second wicket.

England surpasses the century mark in pursuit of massive target of 381 runs, score 108/1 in 17 overs

#Ashwin to Jason Roy, SIX, effortless! That was silked down the track. Slightly against the turn but it was too full and the batsman just gave it direction and height to get it over long-off. COMFORTABLY over!!

England 33/1 in 4.4 overs

# England begin innings and will look to keep their chances alive in the matach.

# India set target of 381 in 50 overs 

# India 367/6 after 49 overs, Pandya and Jadeja are at crease 

# India lose Dhoni's wicket, score 358/6 after 48 overs 

# India cross 350 run-mark in 48th over with a Dhoni six

# India 337/5 in 47 overs, Dhoni and Pandya at the crease

# India 334/5 in 46.3 overs, Kedar Jadhav falls for 22

# India 309/4 in 45.1 overs

Yuvraj Singh goes for 150, score 292/4 in 43.5 overs

# Yuvraj scores 150, Dhoni on verge of century, score 274/3 in 42.1 overs

India 268/3 in 41 overs

# India 218/3 in 36.2 overs

# Yuvraj hits century, his 14th overall to revive India's innings along with Dhoni.

Stokes to Dhoni, FOUR, 50 for Dhoni

Yuvraj and Dhoni bring up 100 run partnership

Yuvraj Singh scores half century

Yuvraj has struck a couple of lusty blows

# MS Dhoni joins Yuvraj at the crease

Woakes strikes yet again, removes Dhawan to leave India in all sorts of trouble

Double blow to team India; Skipper Virat Kohli walk back after scoring 8 runs. 

# Hosts lose first wicket; KL Rahul walks back at 5 

# Openers KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan out in the middle for India 

# India playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah

# England playing XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jake Ball, David Willey

# One change in Indian team, Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes in for Umesh Yadav

# England have won the toss and have decided to bowl first

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First Published : 19 Jan 2017, 12:57:00 PM

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