England vs India: Reece Topley delighted after picking 6 wickets against India at Lord’s – It means a lot

ENG vs IND, 2nd ODI, On Thursday, July 14, Reece Topley picked up 6 wickets and helped England beat India by 100 runs at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.

Topley was adjudged the Man Of The Match in the second ODI (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reece Topley won the Player of the Match award at the Lord’s
  • Topley picked up a six-wicket haul as England won by 100 runs
  • The series decider is set to take place on Sunday, July 17

England fast bowler Reece Topley was over the moon after he won the Player of the Match in the second ODI against India at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. The left-arm pacer made sure that he picked up a six-wicket haul, helping the hosts beat India by 100 runs at the Home of Cricket.

Topley dismissed Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper, to open his account, after which there was no stopping him. The pacer ran through the Indian batting lineup and helped the home team bowl the visitors out for 146 in 38.5 overs.

After bowling a match-winning spell for the hosts, the 28-year-old Topley expressed pride in donning the national colours.

“That was a terrific team performance… Just happy that it came off. It [today] means a lot,” Topley was quoted as saying in the post-match presentation ceremony.

The third and final ODI of the three-match series is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 17 at Old Trafford in Manchester. Topley said that England would try and make a comeback to win the series.

“Of course everyone dreams to play for England… It’s a big game at the weekend, try and wrap up the series. Hopefully, we do that, and whatever is next,” he added.

Earlier, Topley also conjured praise from Jos Buttler, who previously took over as England’s full-time ODI and T20I skipper following Eoin Morgan’s retirement.

“He has been fantastic. It was a special day. Happy to get a win. The team has been doing some great things for a number of years. Fantastic to show that character today,” said Buttler.

England lost the first ODI by 10 wickets at the Kennington Oval after being bowled out for a paltry score of 110. But Buttler and Co put their best foot forward at Lord’s to draw level in the series.

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