wnol.info October 24 2017


Kohli urges team not to be content with home success

October 24 2017, 03:58 | Van Peters

Australian journalist tried to take a dig at Virat Kohli again but failed

Australian journalist tried to take a dig at Virat Kohli again but failed

India, under MS Dhoni, had lost the first four of the five-match series Down Under previous year after which Kohli came out and said that the then visitors were not "bogged down" and that they will be looking to win the final ODI and the three-match T20I series.

He shared a massive 231 run stand with opening partner Aaron Finch who fell just short of recording a second successive ODI hundred.

Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane did provide India a great start with a 106-run stand.

Visiting captain Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat. "If we can keep winning and get ahead of them in terms of win/loss for the tour that would be the goal", Richardson said, as quoted by cricket.com.au.

Both are very good runners individually between the wickets but when it comes to understanding between these two, it looks like it is the most important factor certainly doesn't exist between the two.

Openers Warner and Finch will be the key to the batting line-up.

India, having already won the five-match series with victories in the first three ODIs, rested pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah and left-arm wrist (chinaman) spinner Kuldeep Yadav and brought in pacers Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami and left-arm spinner Axar Patel.

Coming in at number five, Kedar Jadhav scored an nearly run-a-ball half-century against Australia in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) in Bengaluru. We didn't play so bad, but they were better on the day. I think the wicket was really good to bat on and from that point of view you have to give them a bit of advantage there. The wicket of the Australian captain was also the 100th wicket for Umesh. So it was a question of taking the pace off the ball and trying to put the onus on the batsmen to force the issue, which Yadav did later to pick up four wickets.

India will play their final ODI against Australia in Nagpur on Sunday. Warner was awarded the man of the match for his blistering century.

Virat Kohli defended the bowling performance that allowed Australia to post 334 for five but said the batsmen could have done better on a batsman-friendly pitch. Finch was only slightly less devastating, plundering 10 boundaries and three sixes in his 94 off 96.



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