Rohit Sharma was surprised to see the pitch at Lord Reasons for the loss counted after the match


Rohit Sharma IND vs ENG 2nd ODI: England defeated India (India vs England 2022) by a huge margin of 100 runs in the second ODI at Lord’s ground, which is called the Mecca of cricket. With this win, the hosts have leveled 1-1 in the three-match ODI series. India had beaten England by 10 wickets in the first match. Indian captain Rohit Sharma said after the crushing defeat that he was surprised to see the pitch, the pitch got tougher instead of getting better with time. Let us tell you, while batting first, England had set a target of 247 runs in front of India, in front of Topley’s deadly bowling, the entire Indian team was bundled out for 146 runs.

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Indian captain Rohit Sharma said after the match, ‘We started well in bowling, but in the middle there was a great partnership between Moeen Ali and Willie. The target was about to chase, but we didn’t bat well. We should have caught that catch, we often talk about dropping the catch. I was surprised to see the pitch, it seemed that it would keep getting better with time but it got more and more difficult.

He further said, ‘To play against such a team, you have to come with your best 5 bowlers and an all-rounder, which has increased our lower order. In such a situation, your top order batsman has to keep in mind that the batsman plays long. We just want to see the situation and change it accordingly. An exciting match is expected in Manchester.

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Talking about the competition, Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first in Lord’s ODI as well. The Indian bowlers gave a good start to England’s top-order quickly showing the way to the pavilion, but short innings of Livingstone, Moeen Ali and David Willey weighed heavily on India and England managed to put 246 runs on the board.

Chasing the target, the Indian team started well. Rohit-Pant could not even open the account, while Dhawan scored 9 and Kohli got out after scoring 16 runs. Half the team India had returned to the pavilion for 73 runs. It became difficult for India to return after this and the entire team was bundled out for 146 runs. Topley took 6 wickets for England.

 

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