Live Score India vs England: India crush England by eight wickets

Gautam Gambhir in action during the second ODI between India and England Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

New Delhi: Oct 17, 2011

Virat Kohli smashed his seventh One-Day International ton and Gautam Gambhir remained unbeaten on 84, as India cruised to a comfortable eight wicket win over England in the second ODI. Chasing a 238 to win, India achieved the target with more than 13 overs to spare.

India now lead the five-match ODI series 2-0.

Kohli and Gambhir s unbeaten stand of runs for the third wicket outplayed England, who made early breakthroughs.

Kohli hit 16 boundaries for his unbeaten knock of 112, which came from 98 balls.

Gambhir, at the other end, hit 10 boundaries for his off 90 balls.

England pacer Tim Bresnan provided the tourists some momentum early on dismissing Indian openers Parthiv Patel and Ajinkya Rahane, which left India reeling at 29 for two.

Earlier, R Vinay Kumar claimed four wickets as India restricted England to 237 in their second One-Day International at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi.

After electing to bat first, England made a poor start losing both the openers for a duck, and reached 121 for five half-way through.

But a sixth-wicket 86-run stand between Jonathan Bairstow and Samit Patel helped England go past 200, after they were left reeling.

Patel struck two sixes and two boundaries in his special knock of 42, which came from 53 balls.

Bairstow s innings of 35 from 49 balls with the help of three boundaries came to an end when Virat Kohli took a fine catch at long-off.

Vinay impressed in his first spell, bagging the key wickets of Craig Kieswetter and Jonathan Trott, and giving away just 25 runs from his first seven overs.

Jonathan Trott looked in good touch, scoring 34 from 37 balls.

Kevin Pietersen and Ravi Bopara added 73 runs for the fourth wicket.

Pietersen scored 46 off 55 balls was caught behind by MS Dhoni off Umesh Yadav, a few balls after R Ashwin trapped Ravi Bopara for 36 in front of the wickets.

England were bowled out for 237 from 48.2 overs.

Brief Scores: England 237 all out 48.2 overs (Kevin Pietersen 46, Samit Patel 42, Ravi Bopara 36, Jonathan Bairstow 35, Jonathan Trott 34; R Vinay Kumar 4 for 30, Umesh Yadav 2 for 50) lost to India 238 for 2 in 36.4 overs (Virat Kohli 112*, Gautam Gambhir 84*; Tim Bresnan 2 for 41) by 8 wickets.

Man of the Match: Virat Kohli

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