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Monday, Nov 18, 2019

India- England ODI at Lord’s sees couple engaged with David Lloyd commentating

The incident happened during the 24th over of England’s innings when Joe Root and Eoin Morgan were batting in the middle while Yuzvendra Chahal was bowling.

cricket Updated: Jul 15, 2018 19:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
David Lloyd (L) was commentating while the couple (in pic) got engaged.
David Lloyd (L) was commentating while the couple (in pic) got engaged.(Twitter)

Powered by Joe Root hundred, England scored a comprehensive 86-run win over India in the second ODI at Lord’s on Saturday to leave the three-match ODI series level at 1-1.

Though it was a lopsided contest, the match witnessed an exciting event unfolding in the stands when a young boy chose the hallowed arena of cricket’s Mecca to propose his girlfriend with former cricketer-turned-commentator David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd describing the action in his quintessential animated voice.

The incident took place during the 24th over of England’s innings when Root and captain Eoin Morgan were batting in the middle with leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal operating from the Nursery End.

As cameras zoomed in on the boy named Charan Gill on the cue from Lloyd, he went to his knees and asked his girlfriend Pavan Bains for marriage. With the girl pondering over his proposal, TV screens displayed the words ‘Decision Pending’.

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While Lloyd went about describing the action in his animated voice, the girl finally burst out laughing and said yes, much to the crowd’s delight. Chahal, who was getting ready to bowl, also clapped to show his appreciation for the couple.

Batting firs, England posted a mammoth 322/7 with Root registering his 12th ODI hundred (113, 116b) and David Willey slamming a whirlwind fifty (50, 31b). Kuldeep Yadav claimed 3/68.

In reply, India lost three quick wickets at the top, and though, skipper Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina showed some fight, they never looked like getting anywhere close to the target and were bowled out for 236 on the last ball of the 50th over. Liam Plunkett was the pick of English bowlers, scalping a four-for (4/46).

The third and final match of the series will be played at Leeds on Tuesday.