Group India’s head coach Rahul Dravid has backed his gamers by denying allegations that the Indian batters performed with concern through the center overs of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 last towards Australia. Australian skipper Pat Cummins received the toss and determined to bowl first. Whereas Rohit Sharma mentioned that he would have chosen to bat first. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli added a quickfire 46 runs for the second wicket, after which Virat Kohli and KL Rahul stitched up a partnership of 67 runs for the fourth wicket.
After the toss, it appeared like a win-win state of affairs for each skippers as Pat Cummins determined to bowl and Rohit Sharma needed to bat anyway. The distinction within the method was evident because the Indian group crawled to 240 on a difficult monitor in Ahmedabad. Australia chased down the goal of 241 within the forty third over. The Indian group set the tone within the Narendra Modi Stadium with Rohit Sharma’s quickfire 47 runs off simply 31 deliveries. He slammed 4 boundaries and three maximums in his innings.
“I received’t agree that we performed with concern on this match. We scored 80 runs within the first 10 overs within the last. Even on this last, we didn’t play with concern,” Rahul Dravid mentioned on the post-match press convention.
“Within the center overs, they bowled very well, we misplaced 3 wickets. Each time we thought we might play attacking and optimistic cricket, we misplaced wickets, So we needed to rebuild once more. Each time a partnership was damaged, we needed to rebuild,” Rahul Dravid added.
India Did Not Discovered A Boundary For 97 Balls
India’s momentum slumped after Rohit’s dismissal within the tenth over. Shreyas Iyer was dismissed just some balls after Rohit’s wicket. Pat Cummins took Shreyas Iyer’s wicket to place the strain on KL Rahul and Virat Kohli. The Rahul-Virat duo adopted a conservative method, specializing in threat aversion and operating singles to maintain the scoreboard going. Nonetheless, this technique led to a protracted drought of boundaries lasting for a whopping 97 deliveries.
Travis Head didn’t miss a trick in his flawless innings of 137 and was the star for Australia of their victory towards India within the finals. Australia clinched their sixth ODI World Cup title with a nine-match unbeaten streak after getting back from two consecutive losses within the preliminary stage of the World Cup