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246/10 (49)
146/10 (38.5)
ENG won by 100 runs.
Player of the match: Reece Topley
 
England 1 - 1 India. The series caravan now moves to Manchester where both the teams will now fight tooth and nail to win the final ODI and seal the series. Do check Sportskeeda for the latest sports news and all the live match commentaries. This has been Lavil Saldanha alongside Shashwat Kumar, Pratyush Rohra and Soorya Sesha signing off. Join us on Sunday, July 17th at 3:30 PM on Sportskeeda to follow all the live action. Till then, good night and SEE YA!
Reece Topley is the Player of the Match for his figures of 6/24 in 9.5 overs

Topley:
It is a terrific team performance, especially bouncing back after a defeat from the other end. I had surgery about three years ago, and now to be playing for England and playing my part means a lot. It is a dream for everyone to play for England. Big game over the weekend, we will look to prepare for that and win the series
Jos Buttler (England captain): Delighted with the performance. We didn't put on our best show with the bat in hand but got to a competitive total. It has always been a bat-first wicket here and after early wickets fell, Moeen and Willey put on an excellent partnership. It is a special day for him (Topley), we needed early wickets and he picked them up for us. Manchester is a great place to play cricket. With the series level, it will be an interesting game
Rohit Sharma (India captain): For starters, we bowled pretty well. Moeen and Willey put up a good partnership in the middle for them and that target was chaseable. The pitch took me by surprise, I expected it to get better. Playing against a team like England, you need to have your five best bowlers and an allrounder that leaves a pretty long tail. It is going to be an exciting clash in Manchester, we will have to look into what we need to work on and have a look at conditions there and adapt.
England win the match by 100 runs and level the series 1-1

Hardik Pandya: 29(44b) |  Ravindra Jadeja: 29(44b)
Reece Topley: 6/24 (9.5 overs) | David Willey: 1/27 (9 overs)

14th July, a must-win match at Lords and guess what, it is England who comes on top yet again. This has been a complete game for the hosts who has come from behind and have levelled the series.

Batting first, England put on 246 on the board, courtesy of a couple of good knocks from Moeen Ali and David Willey. They then had a positive start with the ball in hand as their opening bowlers, Reece Topley and David Willey, got the ball to swing big time. Rohit Sharma was the first one to fall as he was trapped ahead of the sticks. Shikhar Dhawan, who looked shaky, played a laborious knock and was dismissed for 9 runs in 26 balls.

Virat Kohli looked in very good nick as he scored his first runs off a straight drive and then followed it up with a couple of cover drives. It lasted for a short while though, as he edged one behind to Buttler on a ball that was outside the off stump. Rishabh Pant fell to a nothing delivery and at one stage, India were reeling on 32/4.

Post that, it was a string of small partnerships that instilled some hopes back in the viewers of the match. Suryakumar Yadav carried on from where he left off at the Trent Bridge and scored a couple of deliveries before he chopped on back onto his stumps. Hardik Pandya and Jadeja batted positively, but both lost their wicket to off-spinners, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone respectively. Shami looked to take on the bowlers but chipped one down the throat of Ben Stokes at mid-on. In the end, it was the tail that could only add a few runs and lost their wickets as India was dismissed for 146 in 38.5 overs.

It was an exceptional bowling performance from England as they used 6 bowlers and five of them picked up a wicket each. Brydon Carse, David Willey, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone picked up a wicket each. David Willey was very economical and while other were expensive, they did the job and picked up wickets at regular intervals. Craig Overton went wicketless but restricted the batters really well. The thunder, however, was stolen by Reece Topley, who picked up 6 wickets including the wicket of Rohit Sharma. He made good use of the swing and the bounce the pitch had to offer and trouble the batters with his accurate lines and lengths.

Let's now go down to see what the captains and the player of the match has to say about today's clash
38.5 Reece Topley to Prasidh Krishna, EDGED AND GONE! SIX FOR TOPLEY! Back of a length delivery in the channel that continues with the angle. Krishna goes feeling for it away from his body and feathers it through to the keeper, who accepts the offering with utmost glee! India have crumbled under pressure at Lord's but take nothing away from a special Reece Topley performance!

Prasidh Krishna c Jos Buttler b Reece Topley 0(3b)
38.4 Reece Topley to Prasidh Krishna, full delivery just outside off stump. Krishna comes forward and leaves it quite confidently. Would have shocked him no end had that smashed into off stump! Wasn't too far away either!
38.3 Reece Topley to Prasidh Krishna, back of a length delivery just outside off stump. Krishna tries to get out of the way but somehow manages to dab it down to first slip
38.3 Reece Topley to Prasidh Krishna, short delivery that slides down the leg side. Krishna leaves it alone as the umpire stretches out his arms and signals a wide
Prasidh Krishna, RHB, walks out to the middle. He is the last man for India and will be facing Reece Topley
38.2 Reece Topley to Yuzvendra Chahal, OUT! FIVE FOR TOPLEY! ONLY THE SECOND ENGLISHMAN TO DO SO IN AN ODI AT LORD'S! Length delivery on middle and off stump that nips away just a shade. Chahal hangs his bat out, more in hope than anticipation, and sees the ball scream past the outside edge before clattering into the stumps! What a spell this has been from Topley!

Yuzvendra Chahal b Reece Topley 3(13b)
38.1 Reece Topley to Yuzvendra Chahal, length delivery on middle and off stump. Chahal gets onto the front foot and defends the ball into the off side towards short extra cover
Good batting from the tail enders to keep their wicket intact. They are looking to block out any deliveries coming on their stumps and also is ticking the ball around the corner to add ones and twos to the score board
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145 /8 score
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cricket bat icon Yuzvendra Chahal
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cricket bat icon Jasprit Bumrah *
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cricket ball icon Liam Livingstone
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37.6 Liam Livingstone to Jasprit Bumrah, tossed up on a length on middle and leg stump. Bumrah has a swish across the line and gets a thick leading edge towards backward point
37.5 Liam Livingstone to Yuzvendra Chahal, full delivery on middle and off stump. Chahal gets onto the front foot and jabs the ball towards deep cover point for another single
37.4 Liam Livingstone to Yuzvendra Chahal, full delivery on leg stump. Chahal comes forward and plays the ball into the on side towards short mid wicket
37.3 Liam Livingstone to Yuzvendra Chahal, OH MY! Very full delivery just outside off stump. Chahal is late in bringing his bat down and the ball somehow misses off stump
37.2 Liam Livingstone to Yuzvendra Chahal, full toss on leg stump. Chahal comes onto the front foot and eases the ball down the ground towards mid on, whose misfield allows the second