Live: R Ashwin removes Joe Root immediately after his fifty

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Score: England 128/2 from 20 overs. R Ashiwn removes Joe Root for 54. Required rate: 8.42.

England 128/2 from 20 overs: Jason Roy (51), Eoin Morgan (0)

Out! R Ashiwn removes Joe Root immediately after the batsman brought up his half-century.

England 89/1 from 14 overs: Jason Roy (37), Joe Root (30)

England batting duo of Roy and Root are looking in a good touch and have been scoring at a healthy rate. The plan should be to build a big partnership and to attack in the later over.

England 51/1 from 8 overs: Jason Roy (13), Joe Root (16)

England have crossed the 50-run mark in Cuttack. The required rate has now shot up to 7.88, while the present run rate is 6.24.

England 32/1 from 4 overs: Jason Roy (6), Joe Root (4)

Gone! Alex hales out, caught by MS Dhoni off Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling. The improbable target has become little more difficult. Just the start India wanted. Hales tried to cut the delivery towards square, got a thick edge and Dhoni collected it easily.

England 9/0 from 2 overs: Alex Hales (4), Jason Roy (0)

And we are back. Alex Hales and Jason Roy have opened the innings for England. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are operating for India.

Cuttack: It was a herculean effort from Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni to take India to 381 after they were struggling for 25/3. The veterans rolled back the clock and provided us with high quality entertainment as both Yuvraj (150) and Dhoni (134) slammed centuries against England.

England bowlers made a good start after they dismissed both the openers KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Indian skipper Virat Kohli for cheap, but from there on wards it was a Yuvraj-Dhoni show.

Seamer Chris Woakes picked up four Indian wickets in a must win game for England as they trail India by 1-0 in the three-match series.

India 381/6 from 50 overs: H Pandya (19), R Jadeja (16)

That’s it! What an effort it has been. India have made a mammoth 381 in Cuttack and England would have to chase down a record score to level the series.

India 358/6 from 48 overs: H Pandya (12)

Out! Dhoni is out, caught by David Willey off Plunkett’s bowling. Tried to hit a full toss, didn’t generate enough power and was caught at deep square leg. The batsman slammed 134. What an innings it was! Ravindra Jadeja has come out in the middle.

India 337/5 from 47 overs: MS Dhoni (115), H Pandya (11)

Last three overs remaining and Pandya is looking in a good touch, who has made a quickfire 11 from 4 deliveries.

India 323/5 from 46 overs: MS Dhoni (113)

Out! Jadhav is out, caught by Jake Ball off Liam Plunkett’s bowling. It doesn’t matter, does it? Jadhav was trying to up the ante and made a quick fire 22. Hardik Pandya has come out to join the former skipper.

India 308/4 from 45 overs: MS Dhoni (110), Kedar Jadhav (11)

Kedar Jadhav has come out to join Dhoni in the middle. The hero of the first ODi looks in supreme touch, he has already smashed England bowlers for two boundaries.

India 281/4 from 43 overs: MS Dhoni (100)

Wicket! Yuvraj out, caught by Buttler off Woakes bowling. England bowlers would be relieved to see the back off Yuvraj. The sensational innings has come to an end.

Hundred! Former skipper MS Dhoni brings up his 10th century, his first since 2013.

India 274/3 from 42 overs: Yuvraj Singh (150), MS Dhoni (93)

Another milestone! Yuvraj has smashed a mammoth 150 here in Cuttack.

India 261/3 from 40 overs: Yuvraj Singh (145), MS Dhoni (85)

Yuvraj just crossed his personal best score of 139 that he had scored against Australia in Sydney in 2004. Runs are coming thick and fast for India, former skipper MS Dhoni has started playing big shots. With 10 overs remaining, India would be eyeing a mammoth total.

India 208/3 from 35 overs: Yuvraj Singh (108), MS Dhoni (70)

Nothing is working out for England in Cuttack. This is Yuvraj’s 14th ODI century and 4th against England. The batsman has repaid the faith of the selectors.

India 190/3 from 33 overs: Yuvraj Singh (100), MS Dhoni (62)

Hundred! Yuvraj Singh smashes century in ODIs after six years. What a comeback by the champion cricketer, this is his first ODI century in the last six years and the first since his hundred against West Indies in 2011 World Cup.

India 167/3 from 30 overs: Yuvraj Singh (82), MS Dhoni (58)

Fifty! Former captain MS Dhoni also brings up his half-century with a four. Dhoni slashes the length ball hard, gets a thick edge which was too quick for the wicket-keeper Buttler.

India 141/3 from 27 overs: Yuvraj Singh (81), MS Dhoni (34)

Yuvraj is batting superbly out there and in no time has zoomed past 80, while Dhoni has taken a back seat and is happy letting Yuvraj do the scoring.

India 104/3 from 22 overs: Yuvraj Singh (55), MS Dhoni (25)

Well played! The veterans have steadied the Indian ship in Cuttack after early hiccups. The partnership is now worth 79 runs and India have now crossed the 100-run mark.

India 95/3 from 21 overs: Yuvraj Singh (50), MS Dhoni (21)

Fifty! Comeback man Yuvraj Singh brings up his half-century in Cuttack against England.

India 81/3 from 17 overs: Yuvraj Singh (41), MS Dhoni (16)

Yuvraj Singh is dealing in fours and this shall cheer the Cuttack crowd a bit. But India will need more from Yuvi and Dhoni after losing three wickets for not many on the board.

India 27/3 from 6 overs: Yuvraj Singh (2), MS Dhoni (1)

WICKETS! Sensational start this is! Chris Woakes has struck and struck big. Virat Kohli gets out for 8. KL Rahul is also back in the hut and Shikhar Dhawan has joined them in the dressing room. Onus on Dhoni, Yuvraj and Kedar Jadhav now.

Indian wickets:

KL Rahul: caught Ben Stokes bowled Chris Woakes: Rahul was done in by one on the pads and he edged one to Stokes in the second slips. The Indian opener scored 5 runs.

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Virat Kohli: caught Ben Stokes bowled Chris Woakes: Kohli tried to defend one outside the off but the ball kissed the outside edge of the bat and flew towards the slip cordon where Stokes took a fine catch diving to his left. Kohli scored 8 runs.

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Shikhar Dhawan: bowled Chris Woakes. Dhawan chopped one onto the stumps. The left-hander scored 11.

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Cuttack: England have won the toss and elected to bowl in the second ODI here on Thursday.

The Eoin Morgan-led unit, who lost the first ODI in Pune, has dropped Adil Rashid and brought in Liam Plunkett in the team. India, on the other hand, have dropped Umesh Yadav from the playing XI and Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been included in the team.



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