The Indian cricket team witnessed absolute carnage from England batsmen during the second innings of the second ODI in Pune. The visitors made a mockery of run-chase while targeting 337 posted by the home side. Jonny Bairstow (124) and Ben Stokes (99) never allowed the Indian bowlers to make a comeback in the match.
Youngster Prasidh Krishna emerged as the pick of the bowlers for Virat Kohli’s men with his spell of 10-0-58-2. He took the crucial wickets of Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler to provide India with an outside chance. However, the 25-year old conceded a lot of runs with the new ball just like his outing in the last encounter. The medium-pacer admitted the same and reckoned that he needs to work on his bowling with the new ball.
“Personally I would like to start better. I would like to improve on how I have been starting, bowling with the new ball. All the runs that I gave away today were bad balls bowled by myself. So I would go back and work on it,” said Prasidh when asked to assess his bowling.
“We did have a plan and discussed how they were going but we tried our best when we bowled. There were a couple of chances that could have gone our way. We must give credit to them, the way they went after our bowling but yeah, there is room for improvement for our bowlers as well,” he said while talking to the media in virtual interaction.
‘It was an onslaught’ – Krishna hails England batsmen
Prasidh Krishna mentioned that the team India could have bowled better during the second ODI. However, he admitted that the opposition was always on top of India as they gave no chance to the hosts during the run-chase.
“We could have bowled better, not denying the fact. But we need to give credit to them for the way they played. Yeah, it was an onslaught. We got hit. In white-ball cricket, with four outside the circle, between 11-40 overs, this is bound to happen. I know we are going to bounce back stronger. In the same situation last game, we did come back and had a great result.
“Our execution could have been better. I am talking about myself alone. We did make mistakes,” he added.