India-Eng 2nd ODI: Reece Topley scalps 6 wickets as India lose by 100 runs

England pacer Reece Topley recorded the best figures for an England bowler in one-day international cricket as the hosts roared back against India after their drubbing at the Oval to level the three-match series with a 100-run win in the second game on Thursday. Chasing 247 on a Lord’s wicket that had eased up after the first innings, India never found their stride and folded for 146 in 38.5 overs.

Topley (6/24) landed a double blow early in the chase by getting rid of opposition captain Rohit Sharma (0) and Shikhar Dhawan (9) before Virat Kohli (16), returning from a groin strain, edged behind off David Willey after a fluent start. “Terrific team performance to bounce back from the other day,” said Topley, who was named player of the match. “Happy to play my part. Means a lot, makes it all worthwhile. Had surgery like three years ago over the back of that stand, so it’s come full circle.

“It’s everyone’s dream to play for England. Play my part to win games. Big game at the weekend.”