Indian quick bowler Prasidh Krishna, enjoying solely his second ODI, returned with probably the most economical bowling figures for the hosts on the evening.
Nevertheless, he had no qualms in calling the wicket in Pune a ‘very, very flat’ one after England chased down 337 with 39 balls to spare to stage the collection 1-1. Prasidh Krishna stated on this regard after the match:
“It was an excellent wicket to bat on. The rating says all of it. We scored 336, they usually chased it down with many overs to spare. It was a flat wicket and was difficult for the bowlers. The margin for error was too much less. It was a really very flat wicket”.
After India had piled up a mammoth 336 on the board, the England high 3 scored an avalanche of runs to all however finish the sport as a contest.
Jason Roy scored a 52-ball 55, whereas Jonny Bairstow belted his eleventh ODI century, registering a 112-ball 124. Ben Stokes, probably the most explosive of the trio, got here in at an unfamiliar no. 3 place and blasted 99 off simply 52 balls.
The Indian spinners – Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya – have been plundered for 156 runs in 16 overs as they went wicketless.
Prasidh Krishna supplied the aspect with a glimmer of hope, dismissing Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler within the thirty seventh over. He completed his ten overs for 58 runs and claimed two wickets, nevertheless it was too little too late on the day for the hosts to salvage the sport.
Prasidh Krishna leads the wicket-taking charts
On his India debut on Tuesday, Prasidh Krishna grew to become the primary Indian (male) bowler to say a four-for in his first ODI outing. After getting clobbered for 22 runs in his third over, he returned robust in his second spell, taking 4 wickets to bowl India to a win.
With two extra wickets within the second recreation, Prasidh Krishna now has six wickets to his title within the collection, probably the most by any bowler from both staff. Although he has conceded runs at over six an over, he boasts a formidable common of 18.66.
With an financial system charge of 4.89, Bhuvneshwar Kumar stays the one bowler from either side to have gone beneath 5 runs an over within the ongoing collection.
The third ODI, now the collection decider, can be performed on the similar venue in Pune on Sunday.