ENG vs IND: Reece Topley registers best-ever figures by an England bowler in ODI cricket

Reece Topley finished with 6 wickets for 24 runs against India at Lord’s on Thursday – the best-ever figures in England Men’s ODI history.

Reece Topley creates ODI history with a six-wicket haul vs India at Lord's (Reuters Photo)

Reece Topley creates ODI history with a six-wicket haul vs India at Lord’s (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reece Topley registered best-ever figures by an England bowler in ODI cricket
  • Reece Topley finished with 6 wickets for 24 runs against India at Lord’s
  • Topley’s career-best performance helped England secure a 100-run win

Left-arm pacer Reece Topley bowled the spell of his life to end the Lord’s ODI with figures of 6/24, which is the best ever figures by an England bowler in ODI cricket. Topley’s career-best performance helped England secure a 100-run victory over India in the second ODI at Lord’s on Thursday. Topley, who was rightfully named Man of the Match, became only the 2nd England bowler to pick up a 6-wicket haul in ODIs.

Topley landed a double blow early in the chase by getting rid of opposition captain Rohit Sharma (0) and Shikhar Dhawan (9) before Virat Kohli (16), returning from a groin strain, edged behind off David Willey after a fluent start. Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya flickered briefly as Topley returned to remove the Mumbai Indians batter for 27 and break the solid 42-run stand.

England vs India, 2nd ODI: Highlights

All hopes of an unlikely India win evaporated when Ravindra Jadeja was removed by Liam Livingstone for 29 as England sealed an easy win, three years to the day after they beat New Zealand in a dramatic finish to lift the 50-over World Cup at the venue. Chasing 247, India managed just 146 runs in 38.5 overs as their hopeless batting performance was on display.

The teams now head to Manchester for the final game of the series on Sunday.

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