IND vs WI: Ahmedabad pitch offered assistance, we were able to extract something, says Shardul Thakur

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IND vs WI: Ahmedabad pitch offered assistance, we were able to extract something, says Shardul Thakur
IND vs WI: Ahmedabad pitch offered assistance, we were able to extract something, says Shardul Thakur

IND vs WI: Ahmedabad pitch offered assistance, we were able to extract something, says Shardul Thakur

IND vs WI: India pacer Shardul Thakur said that the Ahmedabad pitch helped the pacers in the second ODI against the West Indies and the Indian trio (Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, and himself) were able to get something from it.

In the second One-Day International, Rohit Sharma and his side won by 44 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. India defeated West Indies by 44 runs in the second One-Day International at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, thanks to Prasidh Krishna’s four-wicket haul.

“It was a bit tense towards the end. You know with day-night games, with dew coming in and if one of the batters gets in and then you’re in the game, he (Smith) hit 2-3 shots but in the end it went well for us. I think fast bowlers were bowling really well today. There was some assistance in the pitch and all three of us were able to extract something,” Shardul told host broadcaster Star Sports after the game.

“The idea was to get wickets and if you get wickets upfront then the game gets away from you. When we batted, West Indies used the short ball well and there was more on this surface, so we also bowled the short balls. I wish the surface remains the same for the last ODI,” he added.

Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul may have scored 64 and 49 runs earlier. But the hosts continued to lose wickets at regular intervals, as West Indies eventually restricted India to 237/9 in the allotted fifty overs. Alzarri Joseph and Odean Smith each took two wickets for the West Indies.

The final One-Day International will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday.