India vs England 2016/17, 2nd ODI, Cuttack: Twitter Reacts As Hosts Edge Out England In A Thriller | Sportzwiki

India vs England 2016/17, 2nd ODI, Cuttack: Twitter Reacts As Hosts Edge Out England In A Thriller

Bhuvneshwar Kumar defended 22 runs in the last over as the hosts held on to their nerves to beat England by 15 runs in the second ODI in Cuttack to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Chasing 381 in the do or die clash, the visitors did have a great start as Alex Hales was sent back cheaply but Jason Roy along with Joe Root steadied the ship with a century stand. The partnership was broken when Root, just after completing his fifty, top-edged a Ravichandran Ashwin delivery to Virat Kohli.

Roy along with skipper Eoin Morgan then shared a 42-run stand before he was clean bowled By Ravindra Jadeja. Ben Stokes (1) and Jos Buttler (10) also failed to score big as the visitors were reduced to 206 for 5. Morgan and Moeen Ali kept the chase on track with a 93-run stand before the latter was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Moeen’s dismissal did not affect England’s spirited chase as Morgan fired on all cylinders to keep England in the hunt before being dismissed after scoring 102. The visitors needed 22 runs off the last over but Liam Plunkett and David Willey could manage only six runs.

Earlier, both Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck centuries to help India post a mammoth 381 after being reduced to 27 for 3. After being invited to bat first on a Cuttack pitch that was looking excellent for batting, the hosts were staring down the barrel as Chris Woakes ran riot by dismissing the top three batsmen cheaply. Yuvraj and Dhoni then began the rescue act and took some time to settle down before hitting the top gear to set the platform for a huge score. The southpaw departed after scoring a career-best 150 while Dhoni scored 134.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the match:

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