Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Pic Credits: Twitter

India beat defending champions Australia by 6 runs in a warm-up match at the Gabba in Brisbane, on Monday, October 17. Half-centuries from KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav helped India reach a respectable total of 186 for 7 wickets. Rahul played an attacking inning of 57 runs off 33 balls with the help of 6 fours and 2 sixes.

In the run chase, Aaron Finch and Mitch Marsh gave Australia a good start and the opening pair reached the 50-run mark in 5 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke the partnership by dismissing Mitchell Marsh for 35 in the final over of the power play. Finch played a crucial knock for the hosts. However, his batting heroics went in vain.

Mohammad Shami
Mohammad Shami (PC-Getty Images)

We Could Have Added 10-15 More Runs Towards The End: Rohit Sharma

The Indian captain stated in a post-match press conference that the batters batted well, but they fell 10-15 runs short towards the end. Rohit said that he was satisfied with the overall batting performance.

“I thought we batted well, towards the end, we could have added 10-15 runs more. We always want a set batter to stay till the end, SKY did it, overall a great batting effort with nice bounce, was a pitch where you can trust your shots, “Rohit said.

Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid
Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid (Image Credits: Twitter)

“You got to be smart with batting on grounds like these. You can’t forget to push the balls into the gaps, scoring 8-9 runs in an over can be quite an effective plan. It was a great practice game for us. There is room for improvement, but I want more consistency from the bowlers. You need to keep things simple and hit the deck hard. Overall a good game for us, they had a decent partnership and that put us under pressure, “he added.

While speaking about Mohammed Shami, Rohit Rohit said that he was playing a cricket match after a long time and wanted to challenge him with the final over.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami (Image Credits: Twitter)

“He (Shami) is coming back after a long time, so we wanted to give him an over. Wanted to give him a challenge and let him bowl the final over, and you saw what he did”

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