India captain Rohit Sharma was extremely pleased after India routed Pakistan by eight wickets in the match on Wednesday courtesy a superlative bowling effort. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/15), Jasprit Bumrah (2/23) and Kedar Jadhav (3/23) combined as Pakistan were dismissed for 162.
"Right from the start, we were quite disciplined. We wanted to learn from the mistakes which we made in the last game. Today was a great game for the bowling department because I knew the conditions weren't great for it. But we kept the conditions aside and did the job," Rohit stated at the post-match presentation ceremony.
"We stuck to our plans. Lot of improvement from the last game, spinners kept it tight, got the odd breakthroughs. The bowlers took wickets early as well, in the first 10 overs was magnificent. It was important to do that because they have quality in there and we wanted to make sure not to make things easy for them," Rohit added.
Sharma also praised Jadhav whose side arm off spin once again proved difficult for the batsmen to negotiate. "He has been working on his bowling, takes his bowling very seriously. Every now and then, he does the job which is crucial. Enjoyed the little innings that I played, got out to a great delivery. We haven't played here much but now we have understood how to plan on such pitches,” explained Sharma.
--By A Cricket Correspondent