India beat Australia by 9 wickets to clinch the 1ST T20I versus Australia at Ranchi. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli and team India are having a dream run after they crushed visitors Australia 4-1 in the recently concluded One Day International series. This also happens to be India’s seventh consecutive T20I win against the formidable rivals. For India, it was a collective, all-around effort that saw them home. The batsman and the bowlers along with the fielders contributed to the win. Just after the win, Virat Kohli spilled the winning formula that saw India through.
“It has not only been a combined effort of the players but also the management group, which has given great ideas. Picking specialist players for formats, picking mystery bowlers (Kuldeep), giving them confidence. They can give runs in one game, but they will always hit back,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
He also ushered praise for the pace battery.
“Bhuvi and Bumrah have been brilliant in limited-overs lately. You need to be able to execute yorkers and slower balls and you need the skill. But you need to have a good head as well, make batsmen hit the wrong areas,” he said.
Speaking about Dhawan, he said, “It was unfortunate for Dhawan to miss out on so many games but he is back and even this innings of 15 will give him confidence.”
“We don’t really understand the Duckworth Lewis method. After getting them down to 118, we thought it would only be 40 or something. 48 was tricky,” Kohli said on the DLS method.
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“The first couple of balls, I saw what he was doing, later on I set him up for the sweep shot. So I knew he wasn’t going to hit me over mid-off, so I planned that overpitched ball to bowl him,” said Kuldeep.
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“I always think about getting wickets and that’s all that matters for me and the team. Getting more confidence day by day, game by game,” concluded Kuldeep.