Cricket: Bairstow, Stokes star as England beat India

Pune - English batter smashed 124 as England thrashed India by six wickets in the second ODI.



By AFP

Published: Fri 26 Mar 2021, 8:19 PM

Last updated: Fri 26 Mar 2021, 10:03 PM

Jonny Bairstow smashed 124 as England thrashed India by six wickets in the second one-day international to level the three-match series at 1-1 on Friday.

Chasing a mammoth 337 for victory, Bairstow shared a thrilling 175-run second-wicket partnership with Ben Stokes, who hit 99 off 52 balls, as England romped home in 43.3 overs in Pune.

Bairstow's 112-ball knock, laced with 11 fours and seven sixes, trumped K.L. Rahul's 108 in India's 336-6 to take the series into the decider on Sunday at the same venue.

India's captain Virat Kohli shakes hands with England's Jonny Bairstow after the second one-day international (ODI) cricket match between India and England in Pune. Photo: AFP
India's captain Virat Kohli shakes hands with England's Jonny Bairstow after the second one-day international (ODI) cricket match between India and England in Pune. Photo: AFP

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