After losing the first match against India, England turned around in the second ODI. English pacer Reece Topley played the 17th match of his ODI career on the day of the host England’s return to the series. And Topley did a great job at Lord’s. This pacer won the man of the match award by bowling brilliantly and bringing victory to the team.
On the day of the team’s victory, he himself received good news. Topley has made the best bowling figures in the history of England in ODIs. Topley’s balls hit the Indian batting line-up six times in a row. Topley was also in control of the run cost. And in that he took 6 wickets for only 24 runs in 9.5 overs.
Topley has overtaken Paul Collingwood to become the best bowler in England’s ODI history. Earlier, Collingwood bowled the best ODI for England. The former English all-rounder took 6 wickets for just 31 runs against Bangladesh in Nottingham in 2005.
Besides, another pacer Chris Woakes has taken 6 wickets in ODIs for England. He has, however, achieved this feat twice. After taking 6 wickets for 45 runs against Australia in Brisbane in 2011, he took 6 wickets for just 47 runs against Sri Lanka in Pallekele in 2014.
Meanwhile, on the day of this personal achievement, Topley opened the wicket book by trapping India’s opener Rohit Sharma leg before. He also hunted another opener Shekhar Dhawan. Then this pacer set a record by dismissing Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal and Prasidh Krishna one by one.