After thrashing England in the first ODI by ten wickets, India came into the second game really high on confidence. Rohit Sharma once again won the toss and chose to field first. His bowlers did not disappoint as they kept England in check throughout the innings. While it was the seamers who did the job in the first match, it was Yuzvendra Chahal in the second one.
The leg-spinner knitted a web around English batters and dismissed as many as four of them. Chahal got rid of Root, Bairstow, Stokes, and Moeen Ali to complete his 4-wicket haul. He got good support from Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah who took two wickets apiece. Mohammed Shami also bowled a handy second spell to keep England striving for runs.
The fielders also had a good day in the field as they stopped everything that came their way. Barring a dropped catch from Prasidh Krishna, it was all well for India in the field. Captain Rohit Sharma also took important positions to stop the run flow. In the process, he also seemed to injure his right hand.
Early in the first innings, when Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow were batting for England, Rohit looked in discomfort after he stopped a shot from Root. The Indian captain was seen holding his right hand. However, the pain seemed to stay around for only a little while as Sharma cured it himself. Rohit seemingly dislocated one of his joints and put it back himself in a video that is going viral on social media.
Watch the video here:
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India in trouble
While Sharma did a good job to cure his pain, he surely could not replicate it while batting. The Indian captain was dismissed for a 10-ball duck as Reece Topley trapped him lbw. Shortly after Sharma, India lost Shikhar Dhawan who was strangled down the leg side by Topley. Brydon Carse also got into the act as he dismissed Rishabh Pant. It was then on Virat Kohli to bail the team out of trouble.
But, as has been the case in the recent past, the star batter failed yet again and was caught behind on the bowling of his RCB teammate David Willey. Kohli departed after scoring 16 off 25 balls. With his wicket, India were reduced to 31/4 inside 12 overs.