India vs England: WATCH – Hardik Pandya Charges Towards Sam Curran After Being Sledged
Players engaging in a verbal conflict isn’t a rare sight these days and the second ODI between India and England was no different. An incident between Hardik Pandya and Sam Curran took place during the 46th over of the Indian innings, where the latter said something to the batsman. Pandya immediately ran towards Curran for a response.
The upmires the quick to diffuse the situation though. Watch the video here:
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Meanwhile, England pulled off their highest chase against India in history making a mockery of the total of 336 racing home with six wickets in hand and over 6 overs to spare. The record batting performance was built around a stunning 175-run stand of just 117 deliveries for the second-wicket between Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes. England romped home to a crushing win in the 44th over.
India were in the driver’s seat, or so they hoped after the first half of the match in which they recovered from a shaky start to put a mammoth 336 for 6 in their allotted 50 overs – their fifth-highest score in ODI cricket against England. The home team lost their openers – Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma within the first powerplay but recovered through a 121-run stand between Virat Kohli and KL Rahul.
Kohli registered yet another fifty but failed to convert it into that elusive three-digit score which has been evading him since November 2019 as he was dismissed by Adil Rashid for 66. Rahul then partnered with the swashbuckling Rishabh Pant to put together the second century stand for India – the pair added 113 off just 80 deliveries with Pant going ballistic with 77 off just 40 deliveries – a knock powered by as many as 7 sixes.