Joe Root’s superb century helped England humble India in the second one day international at Lord’s on Saturday.
After winning the toss England skipper Eoin Morgan surprised everyone by choosing to bat first.
The opening pair gave England a steady start, as they added 69 runs for the first wicket, before India’s young sensation Kuldeep Yadav came to the party by getting rid of Jonny Bairstow for 38 Runs.
The hosts somewhat appeared to be in trouble in the middle stages, but Root’s hundred followed by fifties from skipper Morgan and David Willey helped them go past the 300 run mark.
They eventually finished with 322/ 7 in their alloted 50 overs.
Chasing a mammoth score of 323, India got off to a steady start, with Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma putting on an opening stand of 49 runs, before Rohit was out bowled while trying to slog Mark Wood.
They then lost the wickets of Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul in succession as England reduced them to 59/3.
Skipper Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina stitched a partnership of 80 runs for the fourth wicket, before Raina fell to Adil Rashid.
Allrounder Hardik Pandya too fell for 21 Runs.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, normally a great finisher, reached the 10,000 ODI run mark, but couldn’t find his golden touch to take India over the victory line.
The Third and final one day international will be played at Headingley on July 17.