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Cuttack: England pacer Jake Ball plans to ruin India's party in second ODI

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:46 IST

After losing the fist match against the host team in Pune, England will try to strike back in the series by winning the second ODI in Cuttack.

The visiting team pacer Jake Ball has insisted that England would try to ruin the party of India when the two sides meet in the next game on 19 January.

Middle order Indian batsman Kedar Jadhav, along with skipper Virat Kohli, rattled up a sensational partnership for the fifth wicket to set up the platform for India after England set the hosts a stiff 351-run target in the first ODI at the Maharashtra Cricket Association ( MCA) Stadium on Sunday.

Run machine Kohli began his captaincy era in style with a thumping victory as his team chased down a mountainous target.

Jadhav (120 off 76 balls), who came to bat at No. 7 after India had lost four wickets at 63, batted extremely well with Kohli (122) as the duo stitched together a 200-run partnership to ensure that the team starts walking on a winning platform.

Ball was one of the better bowlers of the visiting team. During the game, Ball drew the thick edge over third man that could have been a chance to dismiss Kohli early and wrap up the game.

"You're in an entertainment industry and fans like to see the ball going for four and six, and that's what's happening at the minute. We're just trying to ruin the party if you like," the Guardian quoted Ball as saying.

"When you're looking at 350 and you're thinking, 'have we got enough', it shows how the game has developed and how players have developed. It's hard at the minute but we're working on plans and things in the nets and hopefully we can put those into practice," he added.

The Kohli-led side lead the three-match series 1-0 and will next face England on January 19 at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.

-With ANI inputs

First published: 18 January 2017, 10:38 IST