Pune: India has lost by 6 wickets in the second ODI at the hands of England. The English team has equaled 1-1 in the ODI series against India due to this victory. The decisive match of the ODI series will now be played in Pune on Sunday. After this defeat, Virender Sehwag told why team India has suffered badly.
Bairstow and Stokes quick batting
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.
Stokes missed a century
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.
Sehwag told this reason for defeat
Speaking to Cricbuzz, Virender Sehwag said, “The Indian batsmen let the England spin bowlers bowl their entire overs and did not take the aggressive approach that was needed against them.” Sehwag said that it would not have been easy for England to chase a target above 350 if Indian batsmen had scored 15-20 runs against Moin Ali and Adil Rashid. Virender Sehwag further said, “For England, Ben Stokes and Johnny Bairstow did not let the Indian spin bowlers get set and shot against them from the very first ball.”
Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya looted runs
In this match, Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya looted the 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.