Mark Wood rattles India before Buttler seals England win
Just a day more than a year since Covid-19 brought cricket to a standstill in India with a cancelled ODI against South Africa, the spectre of the pandemic causing fresh disruption was back on Tuesday.
England’s pace wave was unrelenting though, battering the Indian batsmen with bounce as well to choke them. With their fast, short, balls, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan kept asking questions of the home batsmen.
They caved in, suffering an eight-wicket defeat. India now finds themselves having to play catch-up with two matches to go as the visitors led 2-1 in the series.
Easy for England
But this England batting has intimidating depth, starting with Buttler at the top. Despite Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur keeping it tight in the first two overs, conceding just seven runs, England notched 50 runs in the next four powerplay overs.