A number seven batsman in a line-up plays a crucial role since he has the responsibility of scoring quick runs towards the end of the innings. Inevitably, he is also expected to pick up a couple of wickets.
Team India bounced back in style against England with a comprehensive 127-run in the Second ODI at Kochi this evening. Skipper MS Dhoni led from the front and Ravindra Jadeja put in a career best all-round show to help the hosts level the 5-match series 1-1.
The opening ODI at Rajkot was a case of so near yet so for the Indians. They had their opportunities in the game, and had they taken the same, the result of the match could well have been different. The important aspect for the Indians though is to learn from their mistakes at Rajkot when they head into the Kochi ODI on Tuesday.