India won the second T2oI against England in Ahmedabad as they beat the visitors by 7 wickets. Virat Kohli scored a brilliant half-century to guide the team to a series-levelling win in the five-match series.
A decent performance by England
It started with England losing the toss and being made to bat first.
3 balls into the first innings, Jos Butler was caught lbw by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. Jason Roy played the best innings in the team with 46 runs from 35 deliveries to put some runs on the board.
Then, it was just a dragged-out affair as Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur chipped away at England’s middle order. Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, and Eoin Morgan had brief cameos of not more than 30 runs each.
Ultimately, they ended the innings with 164-6 in 20 overs.
Kohli is back in the groove
In a striking resemblance, England got an early breakthrough too with KL Rahul falling in the first over after five dot balls.
Virat Kohli came down at the start of the second over and guided the team to a brilliant victory over the rest of the match.
He scored a brilliant 73 runs in 49 balls, with five fours and three sixes. Ishan Kishan did his part superbly too, scoring a wonderful half-century (56 from 32) to assist the captain.
India ended the innings on a much better note than England with 166/3 in 17.5 overs.
England got a couple of wickets but that could not do much in what was a display of disciplined, smart batting by Kohli. That said, it was Kishan (offered at good odds for the same) who took the Man of the Match award as his strike rate was significantly better.
The series is now tied at 1-1 and the third Twenty-20 international will be played on Tuesday, March 16.