- India 336-6; England 337-4 (43.3 overs)
- Swashbuckling Stokes out one short of his hundred
England’s two-month tour of India will end with a series decider in Pune on Sunday after Jonny Bairstow’s imperious 124 and a jaw-dropping 99 from Ben Stokes set up a dominant six-wicket victory in the second one-day international.
Eoin Morgan may have been missing with a hand injury but the captain’s orders to maintain their aggressive mentality after Tuesday’s galling 66-run defeat were acted upon in style as a target of 337 – set up by KL Rahul’s glossy 108 – was vaporised with 39 balls to spare.
Written by Ali Martin
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