The England cricket team humbled India by six wickets in the second ODI International to level the three-match series level at 1-1 and set up a mouthwatering finale at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Sunday.
While the Indian cricket team rode on the inspirational knocks of KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant to post a score of 336, England's Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes orchestrated the third-highest successful run chase by any team against the Men in Blue in the 50-over format.
|Highest successful run chases against India in ODI Cricket|
|Australia||359/6||47.5||7.50||Mohali||March 10, 2019|
|New Zealand||348/6||48.1||7.22||Hamilton||February 5, 2020|
|England||337/4||43.3||7.74||Pune||March 26, 2021|
|Pakistan||322/6||49.5||6.46||Mohali||November 8, 2007|
|Sri Lanka||322/3||48.4||6.61||The Oval||June 8, 2017|
Interestingly, England's victory in the second ODI is the second-best successful chase on Indian soil in terms of balls remaining.
|England's successful run ODI chases in India (in terms of balls remaining)|
|Team||Margin of win||Balls remaining||Ground||Date|
|England||5 wickets||44||Jamshedpur||April 12, 2006|
|England||6 wickets||39||Pune||March 26, 2021|
|England||7 wickets||16||Dharamsala||January 27, 2013|
|England||5 wickets||13||Ahmedabad||November 25, 1981|
|England||4 wickets||10||Pune||December 5, 1984|
In his first ODI game since January 2020, Rishabh Pant proved why he should be a permanent member in the ODI team with a fiery 77-run knock off just 40 balls, laced with seven sixes and three fours. His tally of maximums is the most by an Indian against England in ODI cricket.
|Most sixes in an innings for India vs England|
|Rishabh Pant||77||7||192.50||Pune||March 26, 2021|
|Yuvraj Singh||138*||6||176.92||Rajkot||November 14, 2008|
|MS Dhoni||134||6||109.83||Cuttack||January 19, 2017|
|Sachin Tendulkar||120||5||104.34||Bengaluru||February 27, 2011|
|Virat Kohli||122||5||116.19||Pune||January 15, 2017|
Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy gave England a strong headstart to their run chase of 337 with a 110-run partnership for the first wicket. This is the pair's second 100-plus stand in the series and they also became the most successful English pairing in ODI, with a record 13th hundred partnerships between them.
|Highest partnership records for England|
|JM Bairstow, JJ Roy||2015-2021||47||2736||13||10|
|EJG Morgan, JE Root||2013-2020||75||3181||12||9|
|JE Root, JJ Roy||2015-2020||28||1649||7||7|
|IR Bell, IJL Trott||2010-2013||28||1320||5||6|
|AD Hales, JE Root||2014-2019||33||1869||5||10|
The Indian bowling unit had a disappointing day in office, as they conceded a staggering 331 runs in the second ODI against England. This is the third-most runs conceded in an innings against England at home.
|Most runs conceded by India vs England at home|
|vs England at Cuttack||50||359||7||51.28||January 19, 2017|
|vs England at Pune||50||338||6||56.33||January 15, 2017|
|vs England at Pune||43.3||331||3||110.33||March 26, 2021|
|vs England at Bengaluru||50||330||8||41.25||February 27, 2011|
|vs England at Rajkot||50||325||3||108.33||January 11, 2013|
India and England will lock horns in the series decider in Pune on Sunday, to fight for the bragging rights of the three-match ODI series.
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