According to latest cricket news, India beat England by 127 runs in their 2nd ODI in Kochi on Tuesday as R Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets each.
Meanwhile, all-rounder Ravendra Jadeja has been announced as the Man of the Match. Ravendra Jadeja gave superb show with the ball as well as bat in today’s match against England. Batting at no. seven. He made quick 61 runs from just 37 balls with eight fours and two huge sixes.
The two teams will now travel to Ranchi for the third ODI to be played on January 19.
Presentation of the 2nd ODI between India and England at Kochi:
Ravendra Jadeja said, “Enjoyed my batting, wicket was good, ball was coming on, tried to play cricketing shots. Played for Kochi in 2011, I knew the wicket was bit slow, but once you get in, you can score runs. Mahi bhai was telling me, don’t throw away your wicket. I was talking to Raina bhai, I said ball is turning, I might get wickets on this surface.”
Indian captain MS Dhoni said, “Everyone performed well. didnt get to a good start, openers were finding it difficult, Yuvraj and Kohli gave us the platform. It seemed like a wicket that may flatten, we thought it will dry up and spinners may not get much turn. Good that I was wrong and our spinners got turn. Initially when there was something for the fast bowlers, it is important to see that phase off.”
Further, MS Dhoni said, “It was not a wicket where you could win the toss and bowl first. Responsibility was on the batsman. initially, when I and Raina had a partnership, we thought let us look for 240 or 250, and then when we are settled, lets target 260, we ended up getting 15 more. To go and play [the next game] at my city will be very special. The crowd here was really superb, not to forget the heat and the humid weather. I think the wicket was a perfect Test wicket, something for the fast bowlers and turn for the spinners, which is what we are looking for. Good to see that Sreesanth is fit.”
England captain Alastair Cook said, “Last ten overs we gave a 100 runs. It spun a little more [when we batted], but you cannot use that as an excuse. We were outbatted today. Those first ten overs we had a chance to get three four wickets, we didnt quite that. Finn bowled well. Credit to India they put us under pressure.”
India: Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Shami Ahmed.
England: Alastair Cook(c), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Joseph Root, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter(w), Samit Patel, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach, Chris Woakes.