Hyderabad (Telangana) [India]Sep 25 (ANI): Following his team’s six-wicket win over Australia in the third T20I, star Indian batsman Virat Kohli said the game shouldn’t have gone on so long and he is trying to hit more big runs in overs. means to help the cause of his team.
Scorching strikes from Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav and a late cameo appearance from 25* 16-ball runs from Hardik Pandya led India to a six-wicket victory against Australia in the third and final game to seal the three-match T20I series 2-1 here. at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday.
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“Last game I was a little disappointed that after I hit it for a four, I went for a double instead of hitting it for a six. I’m making a conscious effort to hit those bigs through the mids so it can help the situation of the team. The game shouldn’t have lasted that long, we probably should have had 4 or 5 to chase in the final. It was important to keep our composure and get a limit (on that first ball six in the 20 and up),” Virat Kohli said in post-match presentation.
When India secured the T20I series against Australia on Sunday, Kohli said he likes batting third in the batting order as it gives him the chance to bring experience to the team.
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“That’s why I’m hitting 3, giving the team the experience (at that position). I got off to a good start, then I had to take Zampa down because he’s a big pitcher down the middle. When Surya started hitting him like that, I looked too the bench a bit,” he added.
Praising the blistering batsman Suryakumar Yadav, Kohli said the graceful batsman has the power to hit in any conditions, adding that this is the best he has seen him in the “last 6 months or so”.
Suryakumar scored 69 of 66 balls while Kohli shot 63 of 48 balls to guide Men in Blue to a thrilling race victory.
“Rohit and Rahul bhai told me, ‘you can keep hitting’ because Surya was hitting very well. He has the game to hit under any conditions (in SKY), he hit beautifully in the Asian Cup. He is hitting the ball well, this is what better than I’ve seen him in the last 6 months or so. He has the gift of timing and I was amazed to see him play his shots,” he added.
“Adam Zampa was trying to control my scoring rate, so I was standing off the leg and trying to use that offside area. I was disappointed that I singled after a six, but it was a major hit (in that first shot). six ball in the 20th over). We were a bit disappointed that we hadn’t kept up our required pace at around 4-5 runs for the last over, so it was important to get a limit early on,” he said. the former boss.
Kohli said he is pleased with his hit and wants to do his best while contributing to the team.
“I am happy with my contribution to the team, I took a break, I went back to the nets, I worked hard on my fitness and I think it is going well. I want to continue contributing and giving my best for the team”, Kohli. he said.
Talking about the match, Cameron Green smashed 52 of 21 and a late 54-run blitz from Tim David guided Australia to post a competitive total of 186/7.
Chasing a target of 187, at one point India were in trouble on 30-for-2, but the partnership of Kohli and Suryakumar scored 104 runs for the third wicket to keep the team in the game. After Suryakumar was fired, Kohli took the lead.
India needed 32 runs from 18 balls and the duo of Pandya and Kohli crushed Cummins with 11 runs in the 18th. In the penultimate over, Pandya showed his great skills and scored a six on the first delivery of Hazlewood’s spell.
With 11 runs remaining to win in the final over, Kohli sent in Sams’ first delivery for a six, but was sent back to the pavilion after scoring 63 runs on 48 balls. With 5 runs remaining to win on 4 balls, Dinesh Karthik came out to bat. Sams delivered a big yorker, but Hardik deftly opened the face of the bat and sliced it thin with one hand to push it to the limit. With a smart edge, Hardik guided his team home to clinch the three-game T20I series against Australia. (AND ME)
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