India’s relatively steadier progress compared to England in their first half of the batting innings has not found with much approval from Pakistan batting legend Inzamam Ul Haq. Inzamam Ul Haq feels India need to score much faster in the 1st 30 overs
Though praising the knocks of Kohli , Rahul , Inzy felt that slower progress at the start till almost middle of the innings by India comparing to England have hurt the hosts in th 2nd game.
“If we are to talk about India’s batting, they have just one problem. They are not getting the kind of starts from their top order which they desire. England on the other hand, start scoring runs from the top order itself. India do it from their middle-lower order,” Inzamam said on his YouTube channel.
“Shikhar Dhawan, an experienced players, has scored 4 off 17 balls. Kohli scored 66 off 79 balls. Even KL Rahul took 114 balls to score 108. There wasn’t a single player, except Rohit Sharma, who has scored at run-a-ball. Neither was Kohli able to do it, nor Rahul. He didn’t play like he usually does.”
India through late hitting from Pant and Hardik did put up a challenging target but it was chased down ferociously by England as they won with 39 balls to spare.