Team India won by 13 runs in the last ODI played between India and Australia in Canberra. Indian captain Virat Kohli said on Wednesday that the consolation victory over Australia in the third and final ODI came at the right time which would boost morale for the rest of the tour and this was due to the freshness of the team changes.
Compliments of Gill
India made four changes in the playing XI and won by 13 runs over Australia after losing the series. 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. The arrival of Shubman (Gill) and others brought some freshness. The team needed such morale. ‘
Pandya and Jadeja’s innings overshadowed by Maxwell-Finch, Australia lost for the first time at the Oval ground
The bowlers helped the bowlers
The simple-looking Indian bowlers in the first two matches were helped a lot by Manuka Oval’s pitch. Kohli said it was much better than the Sydney pitch where the first two matches were played. He said, ‘I think the pitch was much better for the bowlers. Therefore, the confidence level also increased. You face such a challenge while playing international cricket for a long time. We were better off the ball and on the field. ‘
Wonderful innings of Pandya and Jadeja
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. ‘