With the defeat in the first ODI, England is on back-foot. On the other hand, Indian batsmen and bowlers are high on confidence after their fabulous performance during the ODI match at Nottingham. With the victory, India leads the three match series by 1-0.
The biggest stars of the match were Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav, who played spectacularly. While Kuldeep Yadav took 6 wickets for 25 runs to register his career best bowling figure in ODIs, Rohit Sharma remained not out with his innings of 137 in 114 balls while chasing the target of 269 set by England. Although India need only one victory to clinch the three match series, they will look to clean sweep England so as to bag the top spot in ICC’s team rankings.
On the other hand, England is going to have big problems facing India, as their bowling and batting skills are falling short. England batsmen couldn’t read and play Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling, and even the bowlers could not achieve much while defending their total. England bowlers were able to take only 2 wickets in the match. Now, England will look to bag victory in today’s match under any circumstances, so that they do not lose the series after the second match itself.