Lord’s pitch offered turn when we batted unlike when we bowled: Chahal | Cricket News
The hosts scored 322/7 after Joe Root scored his 12th ODI hundred after recovering from 239/6 at one stage. In reply, India have been all-out for 236 in 50 overs.
“I believe as a group, we conceded 20-25 runs too many on the demise. However the credit score ought to go to (David) Willey and Root too as a result of they batted so effectively in the long run. It was a distinct, sluggish pitch. When you bowled sluggish, the batsmen have been capable of play it simply. Once we bowled, there wasn’t as a lot flip as there was within the second innings,” Chahal stated on the post-match press convention.
Whereas Kuldeep Yadav (three/68) supplied the breakthroughs, Chahal bowled a decent seven-over spell earlier than Willey-Root broke free.
“Once I bowled a few overs, I discovered it to be a bit sluggish. So I made a decision to fluctuate my tempo on it and maintain bowling full as a result of it’s a sluggish wicket, there are extra probabilities of going for runs with short-pitched bowling. So I needed to maintain it wicket-to-wicket, as a result of if the batsman misses, I’ve probabilities of taking wickets,” he defined his technique.
Nevertheless, the day belonged to the English spinners Moeen and Rashid, who shared three wickets for 80 runs in 20 overs between them. Chahal stated that Virat Kohli’s dismissal grew to become the turning level.
“I believe the turning level was the wicket of Virat Kohli as a result of an excellent partnership was happening. Whenever you chase 322, you want wickets in the long run. I additionally suppose their spinners bowled effectively.
“The best way Moeen began, the boundaries weren’t coming. We may solely get one or two runs and the asking price was climbing, so there was stress on the batsmen. You possibly can say their spinners bowled effectively within the center overs,” he concluded.