Who Reece Topley: India suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of England in the second ODI. Batting first, the hosts put 246 runs on the board, a score easily chased in modern day cricket, but England’s left-arm fast bowler Reece Topley made it a mountain-like target in front of the Indian batsmen. Topali took 6 wickets in the Lord’s ODI by bowling 9.5 overs. During this, he spent a total of 24 runs including throwing two maiden overs. Apart from captain Rohit Sharma, these 6 wickets of Topli included Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal and famous Krishna.
Who is Rees Topley
28-year-old Reece Topley was born on 21 February 1994 in Ipswich, England. At the age of 15, the left-arm bowler made headlines after injuring former English player Kevin Pietersen in 2009. Topley was getting Pietersen to practice in the nets when one of his fatal balls hit the batsman’s ear. In 2015, this 6 feet 5 inches tall Reece Topley got the opportunity to play for England for the first time. He made his ODI and T20 debut against Australia only. However, he did not get many opportunities. So far, Topley has played only 17 ODIs and 12 T20Is for England.
Topley creates history for England
Topley has created history for England by bowling lethally against India. He took a total of 6 wickets in the Lord’s ODI by spending 24 runs. This is the best performance by any England bowler in ODI cricket. Prior to Topley, this record was held by former captain Paul Collingwood, who took 6/31 against Bangladesh in 2005.
With this win, England leveled 1-1 in the three-match series. The last and deciding match of the series will be played in Manchester on 17 July.