2nd ODI: Prasidh Krishna stars as India take unbeatable series lead against West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

Bowlers shine as India defend 237 to pocket one-day collection 2-0
Let’s have extra of issues please. A 50-50 pitch with bounce and grass. A facet dropping the toss and struggling to attain 237. The opposite making an attempt to take advantage of it to chase it down however falling quick. The fielding captain utilizing attacking and imaginative fields, manoeuvring his bowlers and defending his part-timer.
The monotonous ODI sport, so influenced by T20 cricket and tall scores, bought a booster within the type of the second ODI on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. For the file, India received the competition by 44 runs, due to an impressed spell of 4/12 in 9 overs from the tall Prasidh Krishna. To make use of an abused cliché, cricket was the true winner.
The consequence meant that India pocketed one other bilateral collection win at dwelling and one other one towards West Indies (their eleventh in succession), towards whom they haven’t misplaced a collection since 2006. It was additionally the eleventh time in 17 video games that Windies didn’t bat out 50 overs.

Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur struck in fast succession ultimately overs by banging the ball quick to dismiss the well-set Fabian Allen and Akeal Hossein, who seemed threatening throughout their 42-run seventh-wicket alliance. After that the competition got here down as to whether power-hitter Odean Smith might launch towards the spin of Washington Sundar and Deepak Hooda. However Sundar’s floaty off-spin within the forty fifth over brought about Smith to miscue a slog and Kohli at deep mid-wicket pouched a steepler regardless of banging his head on the turf.
Earlier, after being put in to bat, India struggled to get to 237. They managed due to a gritty 64 (83 balls, 5×4) from Suryakumar Yadav and his 91-run alliance for the fourth wicket with the fashionable KL Rahul 49 (48 balls, 4×4, 2×6), as they revived India from 43/3 in 12 overs.


Surya, throughout his innings, grew to become the primary batsman to attain 30-plus in every of his first six ODI knocks and his management and maturity made one suppose he deserves extra video games at a stretch. The best way each Rahul and Surya had been going alongside after Rahul had been let off by Shai Hope behind the stumps when on 4, it felt India would get to over 270. They’d the measure of the spinners and had been on the lookout for the launching pad. However a misunderstanding brought about Rahul to pause whereas going for the second run and he was run out.
It derailed the innings considerably as Surya, regardless of including a helpful partnership of 33 with Sundar, perished quickly whereas top-edging a sweep off Allen.


The responsive pitch and exhausting lengths bowled by the Windies bowlers inconvenienced the Indian top-order as they hardly bought something pitched up of their half. Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Holder, Smith dished out a masterclass in bowling the heavy ball and Check match line and lengths.
Skipper Rohit Sharma poked at a supply that bounced and moved away from Roach and was caught behind. Rishabh Pant, promoted to open the batting for the primary time, did not seize his alternative (he did seize 4 good catches although) and miscued a pull off Smith. Kohli went out poking at a supply on fifth stump.


But it surely did not damage India a lot as Krishna had one thing particular in retailer below lights.


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<p>Quick bowler Prasidh Krishna led India’s impressed bowling to outplay West Indies by 44 runs within the second one-day worldwide and clinch the collection on Wednesday. (AP Photograph)</p>

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