India defeated Australia by 13 runs in the last match of the ODI series. After the victory, Indian captain Virat Kohli looked very happy with the team’s performance. The Indian team will now play three T20 Internationals from Australia which begin on Friday. After this, a series of four Test matches will be played from December 17.
Kohli said at the award distribution ceremony, ‘We were under pressure in the first and second half of the Australian innings. Shubman Kohli smashed a 63-run stand but an unbeaten 150-run partnership between Ravindra Jadeja (66) and Hardik Pandya (92) helped India score a challenging score. The Indian captain said, ‘I am happy with the performance of the team and hope that we will continue this rhythm even further. I would have liked to bat a little longer but Pandya and Jadeja played a good partnership. ‘
Man of the match pandya
Pandya was chosen as the ‘Player of the Match’, saying that playing against a team like Australia can inspire you. He said, ‘This is fantastic. You have to be cautious while playing against Australia. I think when you play against Australia you have to do extra better and you want to face this kind of challenge. ‘
Pandya and Jadeja’s innings overshadowed by Maxwell-Finch, Australia lost for the first time at the Oval ground
Finch too happy
Australian captain Aaron Finch was satisfied with his team’s combative performance in the absence of senior players such as opener David Warner and pace bowlers Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. He said, ‘I think we faced it well. There was a good partnership between Hardik and Jadeja. If we had taken the wicket of one of these, then we would have chased the target of maximum 240 runs. Cameron Green, who made his debut, impressed with the ball and bat.
Stark will be fit
Finch said, ‘Agar bowled well. We had a good day in terms of the changes we made. The impact of both spinners is quite significant. It is good when the top order players contribute and then Maxi (Glenn Maxwell) does well with Carrie and the other players. He is confident that Stark will be fit for the T20 series starting on Friday. He said, ‘Hopefully, he (Stark) will be ready for the T20 Internationals. He just had a mild scratch. ‘