The opening couple of England Jason Roy and Johnny Beirstov continued their form from the opening series earlier this week to break the second consecutive partnership of the century, with 110 runs in 16.3 overs, in the second ODI against India in Pune.
Starting with a promising note against a total of 336 for India for six, the pair sewed 110 stands, a 13th-century partnership for England as opening devices that is now the largest of all English pairs for any wicket. The couple surpassed Joe Koren and Eoin MorganDuring 12 such partnerships, the record Roy and Beirstow equaled 135 of them in the opening of the ODI series against India on Tuesday.
With the partnership, the pair also joined Australian Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden on an elusive list, becoming only the second pair in ODI cricket to score three consecutive positions against India. Earlier, Roy and Beirstow scored a 160-mile stand in 133 balls in Edgebaston during their 2019 World Cup draw.
Earlier in the evening, KL Rahula perfectly executed hundred combined with Rishabh Pant’s aggressive 77 on just 40 balls raised India to an impressive 336/6.
Rahul, who anchored the inning, hit seven fours and two sixes in his 114-ball shot, while Pant robbed seven sixes and three limits, helping the hosts to move away from the 300-run mark.
Skipper They grow kohli (66 of 79 balls; 3×4; 1×6) and Rahul laid the groundwork for the big draw with their 121-running third goal stand after being placed in a bat at the MCA Stadium
(with PTI inputs)