Young Ajinkya Rahane scored his maiden half-century while Suresh Raina made a quickfire 40 as India piled up an imposing 187 for eight against England in the rain-curtailed second One-Day International here on Tuesday.
Sen into bat after the match was reduced to 23-over-a-side affair due to persistent rain, India rode on Rahane (54 off 47), Raina, Rahul Dravid (32 off 31) and Parthiv Patel's (28 off 18) willow to post the mammoth score.
While Parthiv and Rahane yet again gave India a good start, it was Raina who provided a stirring finish to the visitor's innings with a blistering 40 that came off just 19 deliveries.
For England, Graeme Swann (3/33) and Tim Bresnan (3/43) shared six wickets among them.
But it was Parthiv who stole the limelight in the beginning by giving India a scintillating start.
The left-hander was particularly severe on Bresnan as after picking up 10 runs of the first over, he hammered the pacer for two sixes and a four to pick up 16 of his next.
However, his short little cameo came to an end in the fourth over when he got a faint edge off James Anderson to Craig Kieswetter behind the stumps.
Parthiv, who made 95 in the first ODI, hit three fours and two sixes during his short, adventurous stay at the crease.
After Parthiv's dismissal, young Rahane and Dravid took the onus on them to keep the run rate up as India reached 50 in the seventh over.
After the bright start, Rahane and Dravid shared 79 runs off just 68 balls for the second wicket to lay the foundation for India's total.
India (From): MS Dhoni(w/c), Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Suresh Raina, Amit Mishra, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar, RP Singh, Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, Vinay Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Aaron, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Manoj Tiwary
England (From): Alastair Cook(c), Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Stuart Broad, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Ravi Bopara, Steven Finn, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Alex Hales, Samit Patel, Ben Stokes, Craig Kieswetter(w)