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854dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

India win series with Yuvraj and Dhoni tons

Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni turned the clocks back, adding 256 runs for the fourth wicket to pull India from 25 for 3 to 381, a score which helped them seal the three-match series against England

853dS Rajesh

A century of 350-plus totals

England's 366 in Cuttack became the 100th 350-plus total in ODIs - here's a lowdown on all the key stats around these high totals

853dVishal Dikshit at Cuttack

Yuvraj and Dhoni produce a sequel for the ages

Some of India's finest wins have come with Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni in harness at the crease. At Cuttack they rolled back the years to extraordinary effect

854dAlagappan Muthu

Hales take the pain, England take the gain

Four runs when the ball hits the stumps, and a toe-crusher that actually hurt the bowler feature in the plays of the day for the second ODI between England and India in Cuttack

854dBharath Seervi

India's two 35-year-old centurions

Stats highlights from the second ODI between India and England, where MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh wound the clock back with a rescue act for the side

853dESPNcricinfo staff

Bhuvneshwar Kumar stifles England in second ODI

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, playing his first ODI in a year, produced a match-winning five-over second spell that yielded just 39 runs to help India edge out England by 15 runs in the second ODI in Cuttack on Thursday.

854dVishal Dikshit in Cuttack

Buttler admits to IPL v ODI dilemma

Jos Buttler has admitted that he is facing a clash of priorities between his IPL stint with Mumbai Indians and the home ODIs against Ireland in May.

854dESPNcricinfo staff

'Constantly overcoming adversity'

The Twitter world rose up to applaud Yuvraj Singh's hundred, in his second game since being recalled to India's ODI squad

Preview

Series in hand

5

Consecutive bilateral ODI series wins for India at home against England. The visitors' only series win here was in 1984-85.

Runs heavy

747

Runs scored in this match - the second-most in any ODI in India. The highest is 825 runs between hosts and Sri Lanka in Rajkot in 2009-10.

matching contest

113

Runs needed by England in the last 10 overs to win the game. India had made 120 runs in their final 10 overs of the innings.

Chase is on

162

England's score at the end of 25th over, 30 more than what India had made at the same point.

Yuvraj's best

139

Previous highest score for Yuvraj in ODIs, which was made at SCG in 2003-04. He has gone past that figure in this match.

After a long time

2011

Last time Yuvraj scored an ODI century, vs WI in the 2011 World Cup. In 16 inns since 2011 WC, he averaged only 18.32 in 17 inns with only 2 fifties before this knock.

Favourite opponents

47.42

Yuvraj's average against England in ODIs, before this match - his best among the full-member opponents. He has scored a fifty today.

Woakes on fire

2

No. of bowlers to take 3 wkts in the first 5 overs of the innings vs India since 2001 - Shane Bond in Bulawayo in 2005 and Chris Woakes in this match.

Rare top-order collapse

2010

Last time India lost 3 wickets in first 5 overs of an ODI, before this - against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. Last sinch instance at home was in 2007 against Australia.

Can Dhawan repeat?

113

Runs scored by Dhawan in India's last ODI in Cuttack, against SL in November 2014.