England v India 2nd T20 International, Friday 6th July


The second T20 international between England and India takes place in Cardiff on Friday and India are 1-0 up with 2 play.

The opening match of the series was staged in Manchester on Tuesday and although England started as clear favourites, India cruised to an 8 wicket victory.

England made a solid start with Roy (30) and Buttler (69) putting on 50 for the first stick in 5 overs. Those 2 aside David Willey (29 not out), batting at 8, was the only other England player to make it to double figures as the innings lost its way, closing on 159/8.

Kuldeep Yadav with 5/24 was top Indian bowler and India completed a successful chase in 18.2 overs with Lokesh Rahul unbeaten on 101 off just 54 balls.

Yadav’s 5 wickets saw him pip Rahul to the Man of the Match award and India hit 7 maximums to England’s 4. If India go in again here they will clinch the series ahead of the third and final contest which takes place at Bristol on Sunday.

Head to Head

Overall the teams have met 12 times with England winning 6 and India also winning 6.

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Match Result

England 9/10

India 9/10

Note:  Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

Bets: Man of the Match, Buttler at 13/2

Buttler was in the runs again on Tuesday and he is in the form of his life right now.