England defeat India by 6 wickets in second ODI in Pune

England defeated India by six wickets in the second ODI at the MCA Stadium in Pune, tonight. The visitors also levelled the series, 1-1.

Chasing a target of 337 runs, openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow started brilliantly for the visitors, piling continuous pressure on Indian bowlers. Roy slammed 55 runs before his departure due to a run out. Bairstow was well-supported by Ben Stokes, and scored 124 off 112 balls.

Jonny Bairstow was declared Player of the Match. Ben Stokes missed out on a century, losing his wicket after scoring 99 runs.

Earlier, the hosts wrapped up their first innings at 336 for six in 20 overs, with KL Rahul scoring a ton (108 off 114 balls). Virat Kohli (66) and Rishabh Pant (77). For visitors, Reece Topley and Tom Curran took two wickets while Sam Curran and Adil Rashid took wicket each. For hosts, Prasidh Krishna took 2 wickets.

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