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Raina's century and Jadeja's wizardry with the ball help India defeat England in second ODI
After the much anticipated ODI series started on a false note, where the first ODI was washed out, all eyes were on the second ODI, where England chose to field after winning the toss. The Indian team took a callous approach as they scored 12 runs in the first six overs, which was not what the Indian fans expected from the opening pair of Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.

Prior to this match, Rohit Sharma had played 123 ODI matches with a reasonable batting average of 35.69 runs. Dhawan had played 39 ODIs with an average of 41.77. But then, on the very first ball of 7th over, Dhawan gave away a simple catch to Butler with his score reading a mere 11 runs.

Soon, Virat Kohli followed back to the pavilion without even opening his account, which was a major disappointment. Perhaps this was the easiest catch for Cook. Commentators were saying that one has got to keep alive his passion for the game, only then one can think of winning any match. Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma did stabilize the innings as they steadied the ship as the score read 26 for 2 after 10 overs.

But, it was Suresh Raina's contribution with the bat (100 runs) that helped India put up more than 300 runs on the board. Dhoni also chipped in with a half century. Though it should have been at least 350 plus, keeping in view that the ball was coming on to the bat easily.

However, due to the rain, Team England's target was reduced to 295 in 47 overs. After getting a clear advantage from Duckworth Lewis method, England had a steady start and soon their score reached 21 for no loss after 6 overs. One could easily notice the high self-esteem of the English batsmen who were seen negotiating the Indian bowling attack in an easy manner. Commentators were saying that till 20 overs, Englishmen will take this in an easy manner and thereafter will fast track the score.

However, Shami Ahmed struck and India got its lucky break as he dismissed Cook LBW when he was on 19. But the best part was yet to come as Shami bowled out Bell in the same over. Thereafter, Bhuvneshwar got inspired and he bowled out Root as well. The Indian bowlers suddenly got their rhythm back. The required run rate was gradually increasing and pressure had started mounting on the Englishmen.

Jadeja took timely wickets of Hales and Butler and apparently the match tilted towards team India. Ultimately, Sir Jadeja destroyed England's middle order and India won comfortably. This much awaited win will boost our moral indeed and will go a long way in re-establishing team India.

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