NEW DELHI: Eoin Morgan gave India a mighty scare with a counter attacking century before the hosts pulled off a close 15-run win in the second ODI and clinch the series in Cuttack’s Barabati Stadium on January 19. Yet another run- fest saw 747 runs being scored in 100 overs on a belter of a track as England fought hard to stay alive. Chasing 382, they came quite close but finished on 366/8, handing India a 2-0 series win with a game to spare.
A vintage Yuvraj played a breathtaking knock of 150 runs, his first century since 2011 World Cup and 14th overall. Together with his partner MS Dhoni, who also scored a century, he pulled India out of trouble in a record partnership worth 256 runs off 230 balls for the fourth wicket.
England, for a second time in a row, had India on the mat after jolting them with three early strikes. India retaliated with twin strikes of their own which eventually proved fatal.
Brief Scores: India 381/6 (Yuvraj 150, Dhoni 134; Woakes 4/60) beat England 366/8 (Morgan 102, Roy 82; Ashwin 3/65) by 15 runs