Kochi: A terrific batting display complemented some big hitting with the bat for India against England as they ran riot and secured a massive 127-run victory in the second One-Day International in Kochi on Tuesday (January 15). Having set England a target of 286, India put up an energetic display with the ball and in the field, much to the delight of a capacity crowd at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, and bowled out England for just 158. The victory meant India levelled the five-match series 1-1 and head to Ranchi on an even footing.
After opting to bat, India scored steadily but never really looked in control till Ravindra Jadeja and Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped on the pedal in the final ten overs. They added 96 runs for the sixth wicket in just 60 balls, powering India from what looked like a middling total to a commanding one, their stand studded with 13 fours and three sixes.