Rohit Sharma won the toss and asked England to bat first. England started the innings in a fierce fashion as openers, Jason Roy (23) and Jonny Bairstow (38) took full advantage of the powerplay. Even though England were losing wickets at regular intervals, the batters still constructed a competitive target for the opponents. Liam Livingstone (33) formed a partnership with Moeen Ali (47) in the middle overs and later on David Willey (41) also contributed with his helpful knock. The World Cup champions got all out just before the penultimate over for below par total of 246 runs.
In response, Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave India a rough start and eventually lost their wickets early in the powerplay. Virat Kohli (16) looked in fine touch but failed to deliver once again. Somehow with the contributions of Suryakumar Yadav (27), Hardik Pandya (29), Ravindra Jadeja (29) and Mohammed Shami (23), India were always in the game. The Men in Blue kept on losing wickets and unfortunately were bundled out for 146 runs.
Reece Topley picked six wickets tonight at the Lord’s which totally took away the game from India. One wicket each was also taken by David Willey, Brydon Carse, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone.
Reece Topley was awarded Man of the Match for his amazing bowling performance. Following this win, England have levelled the ODI series by 1-1 and will now have a series decider on Sunday.
England: 246/10, Overs 49, Moeen Ali 47, Yuzvendra Chahal 4/47
India: 146/10, Overs 38.5, Hardik Pandya 29, Reece Topley 6/24