Ahmedabad: In the second ODI against India, Team India suffered a crushing defeat by 6 wickets. On KL Rahul’s 108-run knock, Johnny Bairstow (124) and Ben Stokes (99 )’s rapid innings was destroyed. England won the second ODI and equalized 1-1 in the three-match series. The decisive match of the ODI series will now be played in Pune on Sunday.
Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya looted runs
In this match, poor bowling became the reason for the defeat of Team India. Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya looted runs. Krunal Pandya was the most expensive bowler. Krunal Pandya bowled 72 runs in 6 overs without any wickets. Krunal Pandya’s economy rate was 12. Apart from Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav looted 84 runs in 10 overs without any wickets. Kuldeep Yadav’s fielding was also poor and he also dropped a catch by Ben Stokes in the 34th over. Ben Stokes was lucky to score 81 when Kuldeep Yadav hit a simple catch on the boundary off Krunal Pandya. The catch that Kuldeep should have caught was turned into a six.
Bairstow and Stokes looted fiercely
While batting first, Team India scored 336 runs and gave England a target of 337 runs to win in 50 overs. England won the match with 6.3 overs remaining. This can be gauged by how poor the bowling level of the Indian bowlers was. Johnny Bairstow and Ben Stokes looted the bowlers of Team India. Johnny Bairstow scored 124 off 111 balls and Ben Stokes scored 99 runs off 52 balls. Bairstow hit 11 fours and seven sixes in his innings. Stokes missed out on a century, but his four fours and ten sixes played an important role in reversing the match. Both of them shared a 175-run partnership from 114 balls for the second wicket. After this, Liam Livingstone (27 not out) and David Malan (16 not out) led England to the target.