ENG vs IND, 2nd ODI: On Thursday, England beat India by 100 runs at the Lord’s Cricket Ground to draw level in the three-match series.
Rohit Sharma of India. Courtesy: AP
- On Thursday, England beat India by 100 runs
- Rohit Sharma got out to Reece Topley in the 3rd over
- England drew level in the 3-match series
Team Indian skipper Rohit Sharma clearly said that a team needs to take catches in order to win matches on a consistent basis. On Thursday, July 14, England defeated India by 100 runs in the second ODI at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
In the eighth over, Jasprit Bumrah dropped Jason Roy, who went on to stitch together a handy 41-run stand for the opening wicket with Jonny Bairstow. Thereafter, Prasidh Krishna dropped David Willey off Hardik Pandya while fielding at fine-leg.
Willey got the lifeline in the 31st over and went on to score 41 off 49 before Bumrah dismissed him in the 47th over. Rohit lauded the bowlers for helping India bowl out the Three Lions for 246, but he was disappointed with the batters and fielders.
“We bowled pretty well. They had the partnership in the middle with Moeen and Willey. Not that the target wasn’t chaseable, we just didn’t get there,” Rohit was quoted as saying in the post-match presentation ceremony.
“[On the dropped catch of Willey] If you want to win games, you have to take those catches… All in all, we bowled well. We just didn’t bat well. I thought the pitch would get better, but there was something for the bowlers throughout,” he stated.
Rohit also sounded concerned about India’s long tail and said that one of the top-order batters needs to carry on and get a big score.
“[Is the long tail an issue?] That has been there for a long time now… We have enough of bowling options, but we do understand we have a long tail. One of the top-order guys must bat as long as possible… A lot to look forward to. We will get there, see the conditions and adapt,” Rohit added.
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