Cricket: Bairstow, Stokes star as England beat India
English batter smashed 124 as England thrashed India by six wickets in the second ODI.
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.
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