India vs England: Yuzvendra Chahal's 4-wicket haul breaks Mohinder Amarnath's record at Lord’s

Yuzvendra Chahal and Hardik Pandya led India to restrict England to 246 in 49 overs in the second ODI at Lord's on Thursday. Chahal recorded the best ODI result for an Indian bowler at Lord's. With a 4/47, He topped Mohinder Amarnath's 3/12 against the West Indies in the 1983 World Cup Final.

During the first ODI, Chahal bowled only two wicketless overs. However, he showed his worth in Thursday's game by finishing 4/47. At the same time, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami went wicketless in their initial innings.

With the figures, Chahal set a new record among Indian bowlers. Despite not getting his name on the Lord's Honours Board, Chahal now has the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODI at Lord’s.

He broke Amarnath's 39-year-old record of 3/12 from the 1983 World Cup final. Next in line are Ashish Nehra with 3/28 and Harbhajan Singh with 3/28.

Game highlights

In the match, Moeen Ali (47 off 64 balls) and David Willey added 62 runs for the seventh wicket to help the team reach their new target of 250 runs. David Willey scored 41 runs off 49 balls.

Chahal (10-0-47-4) got rid of England's "Big Three" – Jonny Bairstow (31), Joe Root (11), and Ben Stokes (21) – on the two-paced lane. He then attacked Moeen when he looked dangerous.

At the other end, Pandya (6-0-28-2) contributed by taking the wickets of Jason Roy (23) and Liam Livingstone (33) for a run-flow chuck as Rohit Sharma.

With a crisp inswinger that came in late, Shami (10-0-48-1) ensnared England captain Jos Buttler (4), as he did on several previous occasions. Although Bumrah (10-1-49-2) and Shami were in the zone, England did not suffer the same debacle as the previous encounter.

Roy sprinted down the track to blast Shami over mid-wicket for six before whipping him through the same area for a boundary.

Rohit got Pandya in Powerplay and displayed tremendous improvisational skills. As Roy attempted a sly flick, Suryakumar Yadav placed just a few yards inside the retreat's square-foot limit to ensure an easy catch.

Chahal struck first in his second over, the 15th, with a massive wicket of Bairstow, who had hit six foursto reach 38 runs. He attempted a powerful slog against Chahal, but the ball was full and pitched on the leg. Eventually, Bairstow missed his stroke, and the ball struck the leg stump.

Root had an adequate flight, but it was somewhat shortened because he went to sweep and missed the line. Meanwhile, Stokes attempted to sweep a straight delivery backward with Livingstone but was stopped inside Pandya after 33 balls.

Moeen, knowing that Indian bowlers would spice him up with short stuff, set it nicely. On the other end, Willey was steady as when the combination moved England past the 200-run mark in the first game.

Chahal bowled full and wide, causing Moeen to make a gesture towards the longest section of the Lord's land. The bat could not clear Ravindra Jadeja, who grabbed a well-timed catch to run around the deep midwicket area.

Gian Chacko

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