2nd ODI

India v England in India, 2011-12

Stephen Brenkley

At Delhi, October 17, 2011 (day/night). India won by eight wickets. Toss: England

From start to finish, which was not long in coming, India were in command. England lost both openers in the first two overs, and the innings was never repaired. Just when it looked as though recovery might be effected, a wicket would fall - usually two. To sum up the mood of a job half- done, five players scored between 34 and 46. If the spinners had bowled India to victory at Hyderabad, now it was the turn of the faster bowlers to inflict the damage: Vinay Kumar finished with four wickets, while Umesh Yadav worked up a fair head of steam. The early loss of two batsmen barely hindered India as Kohli, cover-driving exquisitely, scored his second hundred in three matches against England, hitting 16 fours from 98 balls. He and Gambhir shared an unbroken partnership of 209 in 29.5 overs, India's highest for any wicket against England, as the hosts strolled to victory. To compound a miserable night for Cook's team, Trott was spoken to by the umpires for sledging Kohli.

Man of the Match: Virat Kohli

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