India vs Australia: After suffering a 66-run defeat at the hands of Australia in the final ODI at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma expressed satisfaction with his team and its World Cup preparation. Moreover, he emphasized his reluctance to dwell too deeply on the 66-run loss to Australia.
WHAT ROHIT SHARMA SAID AT THE POST-MATCH PRESENTATION
“The last 7-8 ODIs we’ve played really well in different conditions. We were challenged at different times and we took that challenge really well. Unfortunately, not the result we wanted today but I’m not going to look too much into this game. We’ve been playing really well,” the skipper said at the post-match presentation.
INDIA vs AUSTRALIA
Meanwhile, Australia ended their five-match losing streak in ODI with a thumping 66-run victory over India in the final ODI at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Wednesday. Even though India failed to capitalize on the opportunity to complete a clean sweep over the ‘Baggy Greens’ the Indian team will still walk away with a few positives from their 66-run defeat. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma tapping into his prime form, taking on the bowlers, and dealing effectively with the left-arm pacers will be a major takeaway for the Indian team.
While chasing a mammoth target of 353, a major shuffle in the batting set-up saw Rohit opening with Washington Sundar who failed to impress with the ball in the first innings. Rohit looked dangerous right from the beginning, he stepped out of his crease, made room to open his hands and scored maximums. His six sixes in his quick-fire 81 off 57 balls showcased his talent and raw hitting power.