‘I don’t think the target was too big, we have to play…’ Rohit raging at the whole team, showed the mirror
Australia beat India 2-1 in the 3 ODI series
Australia won the last ODI in Chennai by 21 runs
Captain Rohit Sharma raged on the whole team after the defeat
New Delhi. Australia defeated India 2-1 in the 3 ODI series. The third and deciding match of the series was played in Chennai, which the visiting team won by 21 runs. With this, Australia won the ODI series. Australia is the only country after 2019, which has defeated India in a bilateral series at home. Australia had given India a target of 270 runs. In response to this, Rohit Sharma’s team India could score 248 runs. Virat Kohli played an inning of 54 runs. He was the only batsman to score a half-century in the match. Apart from him, no Indian batsman could play a big innings. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa took 4 wickets from Australia. At the same time, Ashton Egger also took 2 wickets.
After the match, Indian captain Rohit Sharma counted the reason for Team India’s defeat. Rohit said, “I don’t think Australia’s score was big enough. The wicket was definitely a bit challenging in the second innings. I don’t think we batted well. Partnership is important on such a wicket. But, in today’s match we failed to do so. The way the batsmen got out, it is a matter to think about. Because we have grown up playing on such wickets.
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Rohit further said, “Many times you have to mold yourself according to the wicket and condition and give yourself a chance. It was important for a batsman to take the match till the end. We are all trying to do good. But, this could not happen in this match. We have played 9 ODIs since January till now. We can learn a lot of positive things from these matches. This is our collective failure. We will be seen playing in similar conditions after 5 months. You have to give credit to Australia as well.”
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 22, 2023, 23:01 IST