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I thought if we restricted them under 350, it would be a great effort, and we did do that – Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

AUS 334/5 (50.0 Ovs)
IND 313/8 (50.0 Ovs)

Kohli : Honestly at the 30-over mark, they were going strong. I thought if we restricted them under 350, it would be a great effort, and we did do that. We were optimistic with our chances. We got a good opening partnership but we needed one big partnership after that as well. From that point of view, it wasn’t a great batting performance from us. That can happen. People have off days. Umesh and Shami bowled well. Spinners won’t have good days always. Australia were really good today. With the bat, their intent was really good. They pulled things back nicely in the field. We didn’t play so bad, but they were better on the day. The only respite for the fast bowlers was taking the pace off. It (pitch) looked worse than it played. It played very well, surprised all of us. All in all, a good wicket for cricket.

Stat round-up
– First loss for India at Chinnaswamy in eight ODIs since Nov 2003. Last loss also came against Australia in Nov 2003.

– Nine successive wins for India in ODIs (joint most)

– Four successive wins for India in ODIs vs Aus (joint most)

– First win for Aus in 12 completed away ODIs in the last year.

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David Warner

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