India pacer Mohammad Siraj on Thursday credited his success in the second ODI against India Sri Lanka KL Rahul’s accurate reading of the pitch and conditions at Eden Gardens during the second ODI here on Thursday.
Sri Lanka were bundled out for 215 in just 39.4 overs, with Siraj and Kuldeep taking three wickets each as the visitors found the batting track difficult.
Siraj, who played a crucial two-wicket haul in the opening ODI in Guwahati as Sri Lanka thrashed the opener by 67 runs, said during the innings break on Friday that Rahul noticed that the ball had bounced after the first over. had stopped working and had to adopt a new strategy against an experienced batting line-up.
And that was bowling hard length.
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“The ball wasn’t coming fast enough, and there wasn’t enough swing,” Siraj said. So the plan was to go from stump to stump to keep the pressure on from one end, hoping to take wickets and help the other bowlers. ” Who had figures of 3/30 in 5.4 overs.
The ploy worked and it not only helped Siraj to flick off Sri Lankan Avishka Fernando (20), it put enough pressure on the visitors Kuldeep Yadav To come later and reap bountiful harvests with just the spin of your wrist.
Siraj said, “KL (Rahul) told me that it stops swinging after one over, so I switched to hard length. It is a good wicket to bat on, but Kuldeep bowled very well, so The middle order broke down.”
Siraj said that with the outfield being extremely fast, batsmen can flourish provided they play the ball on merit.
Siraj said, “The outfield is very fast so the message for the batsmen is to watch the ball and play.”
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