Australia vs India: ‘He gave the bowling plan’, Virat Kohli praises Hardik Pandya after bowling return

Australia vs India: ‘He gave the bowling plan’, Virat Kohli praises Hardik Pandya after bowling return

Sydney: After arising brief by 51 runs within the second ODI of the three-match collection in opposition to Australia, India skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday mentioned that all-rounder Hardik Pandya confirmed the best way to ever bowler on easy methods to bowl on this Sydney wicket.

With this win, Australia gained a 2-Zero unassailable lead within the three-match collection. Indian bowlers have been as soon as once more made to toil arduous and consequently, the hosts posted an enormous complete of 389/4.

Steve Smith performed a knock of 104 runs whereas David Warner hit 83 runs. Glenn Maxwell and Marnus Labuschagne additionally acquired among the many runs for Australia.

Finally, within the second ODI, Hardik Pandya got here to the bowling crease and he ended up bowling 4 overs. He bowled 4 overs and conceded 24 runs, and he additionally managed to take the wicket of Steve Smith.

“We were completely outplayed. I think with the ball we were not that effective. Didn`t hit the areas we wanted to consistently. They`ve got a strong batting lineup and know the angles. Their total was a bit too steep, if you see we got 340 and still lost by 51 runs. With the areas they bowled, they were in a position to create chances, and with those chances taken, they were on top,” mentioned Kohli after the conclusion of the match.

“I think he (Pandya) gave away a bit of a bowling plan on this pitch, a lot of them bowled cutters. His bowling was out of nowhere I just asked him.  KL and I thought even 100 in the last ten overs with Hardik to come was achievable. If KL and I had stuck around till the 40th over, we could have put them under pressure. The wicket was beautiful to bat on,” he added.

India was behind the eight-ball proper from the beginning of the chase, and it was solely Virat Kohli (89) and KL Rahul (76) who might salvage some delight with the bat in hand. In the top, Australia wrapped up a straightforward win by 51 runs.

Earlier, Steve Smith and David Warner performed knocks of 104 and 83 respectively as Australia posted a complete of 389/Four in opposition to India. Opting to bat first, Australia as soon as once more acquired off to a flier as Warner and Aaron Finch hammered the Indian bowlers throughout the park.

Both batters went previous their 50-run mark and the duo stitched collectively a partnership of greater than 100 runs for the third consecutive time in ODI cricket.

In the ultimate eight overs, Labuschagne and Maxwell added 93 extra runs to Australia`s complete and consequently, the facet posted a complete of greater than the 380-run mark. Labuschagne was dismissed after enjoying a knock of 70 runs whereas Maxwell remained unbeaten on 63.

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