Australia beat India by 10 wickets in Visakhapatnam ODI
Rohit Sharma blames poor batting for India’s defeat
New Delhi. This is called Comeback….bringing the opposing team completely to its knees. What Australia did with India in Vizag. This is rarely seen between two strong teams in ODIs. After losing in Mumbai, Australia did not give India a chance in Visakhapatnam ODI. First got all out on the lowest score at home and then finished the match in 1 hour and 66 balls. This is India’s biggest defeat in terms of ball in ODIs. Australia defeated India by 10 wickets in Visakhapatnam ODI with 234 balls (39 overs).
The opening pair of Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh played a stormy innings while chasing the target of 118 runs. Marsh scored 66 runs in 36 balls. In this innings, Marsh hit 6 fours and as many sixes. At the same time, Head hit 51 runs in 30 balls. Head scored 10 fours in his innings. With this victory, Australia made the 3-match series 1-1. Now the series will be decided in the third and deciding match to be held in Chennai.
We batted badly: Rohit
India’s regular captain Rohit Sharma returned to the team for the Visakhapatnam ODI. But, he had to face a humiliating defeat on his return. After the match, Rohit Sharma said, “This defeat is really disappointing, there is no doubt about it. We didn’t play to our potential. We didn’t bat sensing the situation. Didn’t understand pitch and condition. We knew from the beginning that 117 would not be enough. By the way, Vizag’s wicket was not worth 117 runs in any way. Just, we spoiled the batting.
Rohit Sharma said that we had lost the wicket of Shubman Gill in the very first over. After this, Virat Kohli and I had scored 30-35 runs quickly. But then I got out and we lost two wickets in a row. Due to this we had come on the backfoot. It is difficult to come back from such a situation. Today was not the day for us.
Rohit further said, “Mitchell Stark is a quality bowler. He has been bowling brilliantly for Australia with the new ball for years. He kept bowling according to his strength and we kept getting trapped in Stark. This is such a thing, which we have to understand and play according to the conditions.
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 19, 2023, 18:33 IST