Ind vs Eng, 2nd ODI - Cricket Video Highlights Online Free
England 237 (48.2 ov)
India 117/2 (20.5 ov)
India require another 121 runs with 8 wickets and 29.1 overs remaining
A series of double-strikes at vital junctures in England's innings helped India limit the visitors to a below-par total in good batting conditions at the Feroz Shah Kotla, which had a quick outfield and short boundaries. The first occurred at the beginning of the innings, the second at the halfway stage and the third at the start of the slog. They forced England to revert to a watchful approach when they had been well placed to surge ahead.
Despite being reduced to 0 for 2 and 121 for 5, though, England hit boundaries regularly and had partnerships that helped them recover. The first, between Ravi Bopara and Kevin Pietersen, was worth 73, and the second, between Jonny Bairstow and Samit Patel, 86. All of those batsmen, in addition to Jonathan Trott, began to create problems for India but no one stayed long enough to cause significant damage. Full Highlights Click here
India inflicted the first double-strike within the first two overs. England's captain Alastair Cook hoped to make best use of a pitch he felt would get slower as the match progressed but his duck was a setback to those plans. The fourth ball off the match, from Praveen Kumar, was short and wide and Cook cut it straight to Ravindra Jadeja at point. While Praveen was fortunate to strike with an ordinary delivery, Vinay Kumar produced a sharper ball in the second over to dismiss Craig Kieswetter - it bounced and seamed away from the right-hand batsman and took the outside edge of the tentative prod to a wide first slip.
The second brace of wickets occurred in the 25th and 26th overs. Bopara didn't pick a straighter one from R Ashwin and was lbw and Kevin Pietersen, who had found his fluency after a slow start, drove at and edged a wide ball from Umesh Yadav to give MS Dhoni a low catch.
Between those two setbacks England had rebuilt the innings through watchful and then aggressive batting. Trott defended and Pietersen shouldered arms repeatedly, getting settled as India's seamers moved the two new balls both ways.