Sanjay Manjrekar questions India’s par-score assessment after England gun down 337 in 2nd ODI

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar questioned India’s batting method and par-score assessment after the hosts didn’t defend 336 in the 2nd ODI of a 3-match sequence in opposition to England in Pune on Friday.

Sanjay Manjrekar took to social media after India’s 6-wicket defeat and identified that 336 posted by Virat Kohli’s males was not sufficient in opposition to a power-packed English batting unit on a flat floor on the MCA Stadium in Pune. The former batsman highlighted Moeen Ali’s figures of 0 for 47 in 10 overs and questioned why India batsmen didn’t go onerous in opposition to the off-spinner in the middle-overs.

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Notably, India obtained to 210 in the fortieth over after which Rishabh Pant (77 from 40) and Hardik Pandya (35 from 16) offered the much-needed impetus to assist India publish 336. The likes of KL Rahul (108 from 115) and Virat Kohli (66 from 79) scored at lower than run-a-ball as India had been trying to emulate the method that labored nicely for them in the first ODI.

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma took their time to get going however each the Indian openers fell cheaply inside the primary 10 overs. Kohli and Rahul took their time and cautiously performed out the center overs.

Notably, India obtained to 200 solely in the fortieth over in the sequence opener as nicely however they posted 317 after Krunal Pandya and KL Rahul hit quickfire fifties in the final 10 overs. England misplaced the match by 66 runs regardless of getting a 135-run opening stand from Jason Roy and Jonny Baristow.

England collapsed from 135 for 0 to 176 for five in the primary ODI however they didn’t make an identical mistake in the second ODI as Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes added 175 for the 2nd wicket in fast time after the openers placed on 110 in simply 16.3 overs on Friday. Right from the phrase go, England performed fearless cricket and caught to their strengths, placing behind the reminiscences of the primary ODI defeat.

‘Lesson learnt for India tonight’

In a sequence of tweets on Friday, Manjrekar identified why India ought to rethink their bating method in ODIs, particularly in opposition to the likes of England who’re ready to go aggressive proper from the phrase go.

“Quality of opposition’s batting an important consideration when assessing par score along with pitch and ground conditions. Lesson learnt for India tonight,” Manjrekar mentioned in his publish.

“Moeen Ali bowled 10 overs for 47 runs in today’s batting conditions. It wasn’t because he bowled brilliantly it was more because Ind didn’t really go after him. Ind would look back at that as a grave mistake not to be repeated in similar conditions,” he added.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli defended India’s batting method, saying that they had posted a ‘respectable whole’ on the board. Notably, England wanted simply 43.3 overs to gun down the goal and stage the sequence.

Barring Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Prasidh Krishna, not one of the different India bowlers troubled England. In reality, spinners Krunal Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav conceded 156 runs in 16 overs between them with out choosing up a wicket.

“I think we set quite a decent total on the board. It was going to be challenging if we stayed in the game for long periods. I think we started off really well with the new ball but still England found a way to get a 100 run partnership. We didn’t execute too well but I thought they batted brilliantly tonight. It was some of the most amazing batting you’ll see when chasing. They totally blew us away,” Kohli mentioned.

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