India vs England, 2nd ODI: England completely blew us away, says Virat Kohli | Cricket Information

PUNE: India skipper Virat Kohli had no qualms in admitting that his crew was blown away by some “superb batting” from Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes as England chased down 337 with consummate ease to stage the three-match ODI collection.
Put in to bat, India posted 336 for six however Bairstow and Stokes butchered the Indian bowlers, including 175 runs off 117 balls, as England gunned down the goal in simply 43.three overs.
“I believe we set fairly an honest complete on the board. It was going to be difficult if we stayed within the recreation for lengthy intervals. I believe we began off rather well with the brand new ball however nonetheless England discovered a strategy to get a 100 run partnership,” Kohli mentioned.

“We did not execute too properly however I assumed they batted brilliantly tonight. It was a number of the most superb batting you may see when chasing. They completely blew us away throughout that partnership of Jonny and Ben Stokes. We did not actually have a probability throughout that partnership.”
Requested if dew performed a task, Kohli mentioned: “I do not suppose the dew performed any function in any respect. The ball wasn’t troublesome to carry. You might say the wicket settles down a bit underneath lights however that is no excuse.
“When two of the perfect groups on this planet collide, considered one of them goes to win convincingly. Final time we got here again. This time England did not give us something in any respect.

“It is fairly uncommon that should you play with that strike fee and provides no possibilities. It exhibits the standard of batting.”
Kohli, nonetheless, was pleased with the batting effort of his crew, particularly centurion KL Rahul (108 off 114), Rishabh Pant (77 off simply 40) and Hardik Pandya (35 off 16).
“We misplaced two wickets early on and wanted a partnership. That occurred with KL and myself. KL carried on, actually completely satisfied for him. Then Rishabh modified the sport, and Hardik completed it off as properly,” mentioned the India skipper, who scored 66 off 79.
Kohli has been scoring essential fifties within the ongoing white-ball collection however a century has eluded him thus far.
Requested if he ever gave it a thought, Kohli mentioned: “I by no means performed for 100s in my life, that is most likely why I ended up getting so many (70) in such little time.
“It is all about contributing to the crew trigger. If the crew does not win once you get three figures it does not imply something. You are not going to sit down again on the finish of your profession and have a look at numbers, it is extra about the way you performed the sport.”
England skipper Jos Buttler was delighted on the means his crew made a comeback after dropping the opening ODI by 66 runs.
“I believe probably the most pleasing factor for us as a crew is we did not go away from our values as a crew. We had been bitterly dissatisfied after the primary ODI,” he mentioned.
“Nice chase and completely satisfied we had been capable of go over the road pretty simply regardless of India placing up a giant complete.”
Buttler mentioned his crew did not transfer away from their model of aggressive cricket regardless of the loss.
“Higher wicket to be sincere however we do not actually concern any totals to be sincere. It may have been straightforward to rein ourselves in after the final recreation however from a private and crew perspective, it was essential to play as we do,” he mentioned.
Adjudged Man of the Match for his 112-ball 124, Jonny bairstow mentioned it was good to get to 3 figures after lacking out the final time.
“Dissatisfied to overlook out within the final recreation, delighted to recover from the road on this one,” mentioned the England opener, who had scored 94 within the first ODI.
“The thought course of was the identical just like the final recreation, precisely the identical recreation plan. Ben performed some entertaining strokes down the bottom, Jason (Roy) was going all weapons blazing on the high.
“They bowled properly initially, particularly Bhuvi. The connection we (Bairstow and Roy) obtained on the high of the order is nice, hopefully it continues. The shot I performed over deep cowl, I loved that probably the most.”

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