Kohli played 80 runs while Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav played 64 and 32 runs respectively when the hosts posted a mammoth sum on the board.
The decisive blow, however, came at the end of Hardik Pandya, when the daring all-rounder played an innings of 39 runs with just 17 balls. First of all, India got off to the best start in this series when the openers Rohit Sharma and Kohli completed 60 runs in the first six overs.
Both batsmen were collecting limits and the hosts were looking for a big score. Rohit continued his slaughter and, as a result, brought up his half century in the eighth inning.
Trying to accelerate the innings further, Rohit (64) got an inside edge and the ball went to the stumps. As a result, he was fired by Ben Stokes. Suryakumar Yadav got the bat in third place and made his intentions known from the start when he sent his second and third balls for a maximum out of Adil Rashid’s bowling.
Suryakumar Yadav, 32, was in total destruction mode, but Chris Jordon struggled for eternity on the border rope to send the right-handed batsman back to the pavilion. In the last four overs, Pandya and Kohli got furious and the hosts hit the 220-run mark overall.
Short results: India: 224/2 (Virat Kohli 80 No.; Rohit Sharma 64, Ben Stokes 1-26) against England.
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