March 20, 2023

It was not a 117 pitch at all: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Australia hit again strongly to inflict a 10-wicket defeat on India in the second one ODI at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam and drew degree within the three-match sequence.
India collapsed to 117 in simply 26 overs after Australian pacer Mitchell Starc ran throughout the hosts most sensible order together with his ninth five-wicket haul in ODIs.
Starc’s 5/53 arrange Australia’s simple victory as they romped house in simply 11 overs. The sequence decider might be performed in Chennai on Wednesday.
After a lacklustre efficiency with the bat, a disillusioned India captain Rohit Sharma made no hesitation in admitting the batting failure announcing the pitch was not intended for 117 they usually did not play to their possible.
“It is disappointing. No doubt about that. We didn’t play to our potential. We didn’t apply ourselves with the bat. We always knew that was not enough runs. It was not a 117 pitch at all. By no means. We just didn’t apply ourselves,” mentioned Sharma, who himself contributed 13 runs from 15 balls.


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Rohit additionally rued that his facet’s ambitious batting line-up “kept falling to the strength” of Starc as a substitute of enjoying their herbal sport in the second one ODI.
“Starc is a quality bowler. He’s been doing it for years for Australia with the new ball. He kept bowling to his strength and we kept falling to his strength. That’s something that we need to understand and play accordingly,” Sharma mentioned at the post-match presentation.
Sharma minced no phrases concerning the batting failure, announcing that 117 was not at all a difficult overall.
Sharma, who ignored India’s five-wicket win within the first ODI because of circle of relatives commitments, mentioned all of the Australians bowled in point of fact neatly and put the house facet beneath force.


Australia captain Steven Smith was shocked with the fast consequence, completed with 39 overs to spare.
“It was a quick one. 37 overs for the game (overall), you don’t see that too often,” he mentioned.
“I thought our bowlers were outstanding. Mitchell Starc, in particular, with that new ball swinging it back down the line and putting them (under) early pressure and he complemented really well with the rest of our bowling group.
“I did not understand how the wicket was going to play and what sort of it was going to swing.”
On his run chase and the unbeaten 121-run partnership by the Australian openers, Smith said, “The means that Mitch and Heady went out and went after them was spectacular. Putting them (Indian bowlers) beneath force.
“When you’re chasing 118 really quickly, you can break the back of it really quickly.”
‘Man of the tournament’ Starc mentioned, “I feel like my rhythm has been good for a few weeks now and I guess the last couple of nights I’ve got the ball to shape in the air and do a little bit off the wicket. So, it’s feeling in a good place and hopefully it continues.”
(With PTI Inputs)