India’s fielding woes have turn out to be the subject of dialogue through the ongoing ODI sequence towards New Zealand. In the primary ODI, Kuldeep Yadav dropped Ross Taylor for 10, and the center-order batsman went on to hammered an unbeaten 107 to assist his aspect chase down the huge whole of 347. India discipline teaching R Sridhar on Friday minced no phrases on the poor fielding from India on the pre-match convention earlier than the 2nd ODI.
Speaking to reporters in Auckland, Sridhar stated: “…that catch should have been taken. Probably it was after his first over, maybe he was thinking about his previous over, could be anything. It could not be a technical aspect at all. We are trying to get better but we were average. There is no doubt about that. We can get better,” he stated.
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In the 2nd ODI, one other drop catch occurred within the 14th over when Yuzvendra Chahal was on the assault. Henry Nicholls, who was on the strike, returned again the ball to Chahal. The ball got here instantly into his fingers at a very good top, nevertheless it popped out and Nicholls acquired a lifeline.
Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, who was on the commentary through the second, lashed out over India’s fielding efforts. “11 times out of 10 (you should take that catch) 11 times out of 10. You can’t give opportunities to batsmen who are well set,” he stated.
Luckily, for India, the error didn’t show too expensive as Chahal trapped Nicholls in his subsequent over, dismissing the left-hander for 41.
Meanwhile, New Zealand recovered to succeed in 273 for eight with half centuries by Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor blended with a mid-innings collapse in the second-day worldwide in Auckland on Saturday. The batting efficiency bore no resemblance to the match-successful innings within the first ODI as New Zealand fell aside towards an correct India assault.
From being one for 142 with greater than 23 overs remaining, New Zealand misplaced seven wickets for under 55 runs over the subsequent 15 overs earlier than Kyle Jamieson, on debut, joined Taylor to placed on 76 in a late flurry of boundaries. Taylor was not out 73 with the two.03 metre (6ft 8in) Jamieson unbeaten on 25 to go along with Guptill’s 79.