Hindustan Times – Powered by Joe Root hundred, England scored a comprehensive 86-run win over India in the second ODI at Lord’s on Saturday to leave the three-match ODI series level at 1-1.

Summary

  • Powered by Joe Root hundred, England scored a comprehensive 86-run win over India in the second ODI at Lord’s on Saturday to leave the three-match ODI series level at 1-1.
  • Though it was a lopsided contest, the match witnessed an exciting event unfolding in the stands when a young boy chose the hallowed arena of cricket’s Mecca to propose his girlfriend with former cricketer-turned-commentator David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd describing the action in his quintessential animated voice.
  • The incident took place during the 24th over of England’s innings when Root and captain Eoin Morgan were batting in the middle with leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal operating from the Nursery End.
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  • Batting firs, England posted a mammoth 322/7 with Root registering his 12th ODI hundred (113, 116b) and David Willey slamming a whirlwind fifty (50, 31b).


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