Kuldeep Yadav returned with figures of 3/67 in the second ODI against West Indies at Vizag. @ AFP
Kuldeep Yadav returned with figures of 3/67 in the second ODI against West Indies at Vizag. @ AFP

India s chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who missed out in the first ODI at Guwahati, reckons it was tough bowling in the dew during the second ODI at Vizag which ended in a thrilling tie on Wednesday.

After a masterclass batting effort from captain Virat Kohli, who eclipsed Sachin Tendulkar s record to become the quickest player to reach 10,000 ODI runs in ODIs, India set a massive 322-run target with Kohli remaining unbeaten on 157.

Shimron Hetmyer, who scored a century in the previous match, set the tone for the run chase with a well-crafted 64-ball 94. Shai Hope then took control of the West Indies innings at the YSR ACA-VDCA Stadium with an unbeaten 123 as the vistors levelled the scores.

It was very difficult to bowl in the dew. The square was quick and there the ball was wet. I was having difficulty gripping the ball. But you have to consider these situations, we need to practice a lot, Kuldeep told reporters at the post-match press conference on Wednesday.

Kuldeep was the pick of the bowlers with 3/67. The other two pacers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami were wayward in their second consecutive match.

Considering the situation they were in at one point when they were cruising, we are happy as a bowling unit. With the dew also there, I think we did a good job, Kuldeep said.

Asked about batting first in conditions where dew will play a factor later on in the match, Kuldeep said that the wicket was too slow down batting second.

Meanwhile, Hetmyer found praise from Kuldeep. “Hetmyer was playing brilliantly, it was very difficult to bowl to him. I was trying to contain him, was really on to him and trying to get him out. He was not comfortable against me but a couple of sixes he hit changed the course,” he said.