Second ODI : India Heading for 2-0 Victory

Daijiworld Media Network

New Delhi, Oct 17: Brilliant fifties each by Virat Kohli and Gautham Gambhir have given India a bright chance to lead the five-match ODI series by 2-0 here at Firozshah Kotla ground, against England.

After winning the toss, England were able to make only 237 all out. Inda's Vinay Kumar was the star bowler, claiming four wickets for just 30 runs.

For England, no batsmen could reach fifty, and only kevin Peterson managed to score 46 in 55 balls.

Chasing 238 to win in 50 overs, India started off poorly by losing two quick wickets when the score was just 29. Both Parthiv Patel and Rahane failed to impress for the second time in the series.

But India's World Cup stars Virat Kohli and Gautham Gambhir batted professionally to carry on the Indian innings and reached 150 in the 26th over.

Since the outfield is fast, and no England bowler had shown any kind of threat to Indian batsmen, India should win the match from here, unless there is any dramatic fall of wickets. For England Tim Bresnan took both the wickets.

Umpires: Billy Bowden(NZ), Shavir Tarapore(Ind)
Third Umpire: Sudhir Asnani(Ind)
Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama(SL)

India Squad

Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Rahul Sharma, Varun Aaron, Sreenath Aravind, Manoj Tiwary

England Squad

Alastair Cook (c), Craig Kieswetter (wk), Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Ravi Bopara, Jonathan Bairstow, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach, Ian Bell, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Stuart Meaker, Chris Woakes, Scott Borthwick


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