Disappointed Indian players shake hands with Australians after losing in Mohali T20I© AFP
India lost their first T20I to Australia despite posting a total of 208 runs across the board and captain Rohit Sharma did not say a word when he was asked about the loss. Rohit blamed India’s disastrous bowling performance during the match. Experienced seamstress Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded 52 times in 4 passes, while Harshal Patel was done in 49 runs within his full quota. Foot camcorder Yuzvendra Chahal was hit 42 in 3.2 rounds and despite having a hero spell was 3/17 words Axar PatelAussies beat India last on the canter.
“I don’t think we bowled well. 200 was a good point to defend, and we didn’t take our chances on the court. It was a great effort from our batters, but the bowling is completely absent.There are things we Rohit disappointedly said at the introduction ceremony.
“We know this is a high-scoring field. You can’t relax even if you hit 200. We had a tough level, but they played really well. They played some games. extremely normal shots If I were in that locker room I hope to chase that total. You can back yourself to get 60 runs in the last 4 rounds. We couldn’t. knock them down,” he added.
This loss is quite similar to India’s two defeats against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Asian Super Cup round earlier this month.
While India didn’t score more than 200 in those matches, they still managed to get a big enough score across the board and it was the deadly poor bowling match by the tempo drivers that cost India the same price as both matches.
The focus is firmly on Indian bowling before the remaining two matches of the series.
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