England strolled to a convincing six-wicket win within the second One-Day Worldwide (ODI) towards India in Pune to degree the three-match collection 1-1 on Friday. Chasing 337 for the win, England batsman took Indian bowlers to the cleaners as Jonny Bairstow slammed his eleventh century whereas Jason Roy (55) and Ben Stokes (99) hit half-centuries to take the guests over the road with greater than six overs to spare. India missed an extra bowling choice on a pitch that did not supply a lot to the bowlers and Virat Kohli’s choice to not bowling Hardik Pandya raised a number of eyebrows. After the match, the India captain revealed that he did not use Hardik with the ball in the course of the recreation as a result of the workforce administration is retaining an in depth eye on the all-rounder’s workload and need him match for giant video games coming forward.
India will play the World Take a look at Championship last in England and they’re going to additionally function within the T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in India later this yr.
“We have to handle his physique as effectively going ahead. We have to perceive the place we’d like his skillsets with the ball alongside together with his batting. We used him within the T20Is however it’s kind of of workload administration as effectively. We need to guarantee we have now Hardik Pandya match and powerful, as a result of he will be an essential a part of the squad,” Kohli mentioned on the post-match presentation.
Whereas the consequence did not go India’s means, the skipper was pleased that KL Rahul discovered his type because the Karnataka batsman top-scored for the hosts with a knock of 108.
“We misplaced two wickets early on and wanted a partnership. That occurred with KL and myself. KL carried on, actually pleased for him. Then Rishabh modified the sport, and Hardik completed it off as effectively. Actually happy with these younger guys stepping up. However tonight wasn’t our evening, it was England’s. Properly arrange for the decider,” Kohli added.
Kohli himself missed out on 100 for the second time within the ongoing ODI collection and when quizzed about whether or not that impacts him, the India captain mentioned he simply needs to contribute to the workforce’s trigger and never take into consideration particular person milestones.
“I by no means performed for 100s in my life, that is in all probability why I ended up getting so many in such little time. It is all about contributing to the workforce trigger. If the workforce would not win once you get three figures it does not imply something. You are not going to take a seat again on the finish of your profession and take a look at numbers, it is extra about the way you performed the sport,” Kohli concluded.
Each groups will now meet within the decider on the identical venue on Sunday.