Sydney: Team India captain Virat Kohli blamed the bowlers for losing the second ODI against Australia. He has no problem in accepting that Australia, full of confidence in the second ODI, beat him completely and for this he blamed his team’s ineffective bowling.
Team india Australia suffered a loss in the second ODI by 51 runs, giving Australia an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The Indian team lost by 66 runs in the first match.
Kohli (Virat Kohli) said after the match, ‘They beat us completely. I think we were not so impressed with the ball, we could not bowl continuously from the line and length with which to do it and their batting order is strong. They understand the circumstances and the angles of the field quite well ‘.
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Chasing Australia’s target of 390 runs, the Indian team could only manage 338 runs for nine wickets despite the half-centuries of Kohli (89) and Lokesh Rahul (76).
The Indian captain said, ‘Look at the scoreboard, we scored 340 runs and lost from around 50 runs. We always knew that it would not be easy to chase the target and one or two wickets could cause us to score at the speed of 13, 16 runs per over, so we had to play shots continuously.
Kohli (Virat Kohli) said that Australian fielders caught the catches of him and Shreyas Iyer as the turning point.
He said, ‘I and Rahul were talking that if we keep playing for 40-41 overs and also have to score 100 runs in the last 10 overs, then with Hardik (Pandya) coming, we can score, it was our strategy but The two catches he took changed the stand.
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Kohli said, ‘To him (Pandya) The decision to bowl for him was taken by asking him. I asked him how he was feeling, so he said that all right and he can do many overs. He felt a little better and said he could do two overs more.
Kohli laughingly said, ‘I think he has revealed a little bit about our bowling plan’.