Odishatv Bureau

By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty

Cuttack: After guiding India to a thrilling three-wicket win against England in his maiden One-day International (ODI) as full-time skipper, Virat Kohli will be aiming to clinch the three-match series by grabbing the second ODI too at historical Barabati Stadium here on Thursday.

Kohli and wicketkeeper-batsman Kedar Jadhav smashed brilliant centuries to forge a 200-run fifth-wicket stand and helped the hosts chase down the stiff 351-run target with 11 balls to spare in the first match in Pune on Sunday.

From the visitors’ perspective, this is their last chance to save the ODI series. After suffering a 4-0 defeat in the Paytm test series, the English team will want to salvage something from the tour.

While India has played 15 matches at the historical ground, it has registered 11 wins here. Similarly, England has played five matches and managed to win three matches.

When it comes about day-and-night matches, the men in blue have won five matches and lost one at the venue.

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India and England have played four matches at Barabati stadium and won two matches each. Back in 2006, India and England played for the last time at the historical venue. India had won the match by 6 wickets.