After making a bold statement with their performance in the first ODI, team India will look to repeat a similar performance against England when both the teams face each other in the second ODI at the iconic Lord’s in London, on Thursday (14 July). Rohit Sharma-led side thrashed England by 10 wickets in the opening ODI at the Kennington Oval, on Tuesday.
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami ran through England’s batting line-up as the hosts were bundled out for 110 in 25.2 overs. Bumrah registered his best ODI figures, picking up 6 wickets, while Shami claimed three. Four England batters got out for a duck which was a testimony to India’s quality pace attack. Jason Roy, Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Liam Livingstone were the batters who could not even open their account before the Indian pacers got the better of them.
In response to England’s total, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan eased past the target as they remained unbeaten in the second innings. Indian skipper Rohit played a superb innings as he scored 76 off 58 deliveries, while Dhawan gave him a good support to get 31 off 54 balls as India wrapped up the game with ease. As a result, India have taken 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
After the opening game, both the teams will face each other at iconic Lord’s where the hosts will look to bounce back and level the series, while the visitors will hope to seal the series by winning the second ODI. It is surely going to be another thrilling contest between top-two quality teams. Let’s look at the weather report for the 2nd ODI at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
Amid the heat wave in London, we can expect some clouds on Thursday. But the prediction of no rain will be happy news for all the cricket fans. Players will be delighted to have a day-night match as they will get much relief from the severe heat during the day.