Pune: India lost by 6 wickets in the second ODI to England. The England team tied 1-1 in the ODI series against India with the victory. The decisive match of the ODI Series will now be played in Pune on Sunday. After this loss, Virender Sehwag explained why Team India suffered so much.
Fast threshing from Bairstow and Stokes
Striking first, Team India scored 336 points and gave England a goal of 337 points to win in 50 overs. England won the game with 6.3 overs remaining. This can be measured by the mediocrity of the bowling standard of Indian bowlers. Johnny Bairstow and Ben Stokes relentlessly plundered Team India’s bowlers. Johnny Bairstow scored 124 of 111 balls and Ben Stokes scored 99 points on 52 balls.
Stokes missed a century
Bairstow hit 11 fours and seven sixes up his sleeves. Stokes missed a century, but his four fours and ten sixes were instrumental in reversing the game. Both shared a partnership of 175 races from 114 balls for the second wicket. After that, Liam Livingstone (27 not released) and David Malan (16 not released) led England to the target.
Sehwag said this reason for defeat
Speaking to Cricbuzz, Virender Sehwag said: “The Indian batsmen let England’s shooting players play all their overs and didn’t take the necessary aggressive approach against them.” Sehwag said it would not have been easy for England to pursue a target above 350 if the Indian batsmen had scored 15-20 points against Moin Ali and Adil Rashid. Virender Sehwag went on to say: “For England, Ben Stokes and Johnny Bairstow didn’t let the Indian pitchers prepare and shoot them on the first ball.”
Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya looted tracks
In this match, Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya looted the tracks. Krunal Pandya was the most expensive bowler. Krunal Pandya played 72 innings without bowling in 6 overs. Krunal Pandya’s save rate was 12. Outside of Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav looted 84 runs in 10 overs without any wickets.