England vs India 2nd ODI 1986 Highlights

Watch the highlights of England vs India 2nd ODI 1986 - India tour of England (Texaco Trophy) 2-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between India and England at Old Trafford, Manchester in 26th May 1986.

David Gower's superb Innings of 81 with good supporting batting display from Allan Lamb, Mike Gatting and Derek Pringle steers to England crushing five-wicket victory over India and level the series but India won the series with virtue of their faster scoring-rate in the second ODI.

India scored 254-6 in 55 overs with top scorer by Kris Srikkanth struck 67 off 93-balls including 5-fours.

Ravi Shastri hit a unbeaten 62 off 72-balls including 4-fours, Kapil Dev blasted a 51 off 45-balls included 5-fours and Dilip Vengsarkar scored 29 off 46-balls with 2-fours.

England best bowler by Graham Dilley, John Emburey both took 2-wickets and one for Phil Edmonds - Richard Ellison.

England chased 256-5 in 53.5 overs with top scorer by David Gower struck 81 off 94-balls including four boundaries.

Derek Pringle hit a unbeaten 49 off 52-balls including 3-fours, Allan Lamb cracked a 45 off 71-balls included 3-fours and Mike Gatting scored 39 off 53-balls with two boundaries.

India best bowler by Roger Binny took 2-wickets and one for Kapil Dev.

This match reported by Michael Carey (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

ENGLAND Did much to restore moral with a five-wicket victory at Old Trafford, although it was not enough to give them the Texaco Trophy which, with the series level, went to India by virtue of their faster scoring-rate.

David Gower's innings of 81 was the cornerstone of England's success, with good support from Lamb, Gatting and Pringle.

However, after an imperfect start, they were unable to reach their traget by the 47th over, which was the requirement to win the trophy, getting home with seven balls to spare.

They might have gone extremely close but for one piece of wretched luck when, during an increasingly fluent partnership of 115 in 24 overs with Gower, Lamb was runout backing up when a straight drive was deflected onto the stumps by Sharma's out-stretched foot.

Final onslaught

At that point England were not finding it particularly straightforward to accelerate against steady bowling on a pitch that was probably slower than earlier, but Gower ensured they had wickets in hand for a final onslaught before he was bowled by his 91st ball.

By then another 98 were needed and Gatting and Pringle wisely concentrated on winning the match rather than attempting any short-term histrionics. They added 85 from 14 overs before Gatting was run out.

Pringle then took over, playing thoroughly well for his unbeaten 49, his highest score in one-day internationals. At the end the pressure eased when, with 27 wanted from four overs, an over from Sharma produced 12, including two wides.
Gower's performance earned him not only the Man of the Match award, but also made him England's Man of the series. Shastri was India's Man of the Series.

Earlier, after being put in, India owed much to a partnership of 104 in 16 overs between Shastri and Kapil Dev, though a missed stumping when Kapil was 23 cost England dear, as India made 90 from their last 10 overs.

Ellison gave his side a heartening start by having Gavaskar caught at second slip by Gooch Nevertheless, it was very acceptable for a game of this type, especially as the bounce proved true enough for Srikkanth to start hitting through the line and, as ever, make his own luck with some bold strokes.

While he was England's main problem early on, they clearly worked out where to bowl at Azharuddin who was offered little room and eventually succumbed to frustration when Gower, at wide mid-on, caught him brilliantly right-handed as he reeled backwards.

This was off Edmonds who, commendably, had not hesitated to give the ball plenty of air against Srikkanth who showed a neat line in footwork as he went past his half century made out of only 67 balls.

Even so. England would have been satisfied with thier efforts at containment on this pitch, particularly when Srikkanth was eventually caught in the deep off Emburey and then Vengsarkar and Patil were both bowled in quick succession through ambitious strokes.

If Downton had been able to stump Kapil off Emburey in the 47th over India would have been 170 for six. But this was a day when Downton was not at his tidiest and the lapse proved costly.
Starting when Shastri took 16 off Emburey's last over, damaging his figures, the seventh wicket pair fired off one crisp, high-class stroke after another, making it difficult for England to bowl at them at the end.



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