England hammered the Indian team by 6 wickets in the second ODI which was played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Thanks to this win, England has leveled the three- ODI series 1-1, with the last ODI to be played on March 28, Sunday at the same venue.
India pacer Prasidh Krishna on Friday said that his side could have bowled better, but didn’t keep himself from crediting the world champions England for their explosive batting under pressure to chase down the huge total in a must-win game.
Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes played knocks of 124 and 99 respectively as England defeated Virat Kohli-led India by six wickets with 39 balls to spare in the second ODI, and also added 175 runs for the second wicket, completely putting the home side out of the game, as England chased down 337 runs to win.
Must Give Credit To Them For The Way They Attacked Our Bowlers: Prasidh Krishna
Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes were particularly severe on the spin combination of Krunal Pandya, who went for 72 runs in his 6 overs and Kuldeep Yadav, whose poor form with the ball continued as he gave away 84 runs in his 10 overs, which included three sixes in an over.
“We did have our plans and we talk about how we wanted to execute things. I want to say that we tried our best, there were a couple of chances that could have gone our way, but we must give credit to them for the way they played and came after our bowlers. Yeah, 100 per cent, there is room for improvement. Just like I said, we could have bowled better, I am not denying the fact, but we need to give credit to England,” said Prasidh Krishna during a post-match press conference on Friday.
Jason Roy had also made 55, adding 110 runs with Jonny Bairstow for the first wicket, giving Ben Stokes a great platform to launch from.
“There was an onslaught, that’s the game of cricket, with four fielders just being allowed for 10-40 overs, that can happen. We are going to come back strongly. Our execution could have been better, here I am talking about myself. Yes, we did make mistakes and we could have done better, but they batted very well,” Prasidh Krishna added.
Furthermore, Prasidh Krishna said that though he was happy with his own bowling performance, he admitted that he needed to improve with the new ball and bowling at the start of the innings.