“To be honest, the result did not go in our favour,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony. “And we know we weren’t that good today. But I’m really proud of the team for how we played from the first game. It wasn’t our day, we tried our best, but it wasn’t supposed to be.” Is.
“To be honest, 20-30 (runs) would have been better. When KL and Virat were batting, we talked about 25-30 overs. I thought they were having a good partnership when they were batting. And then we just needed to bat.” As long as possible. We were looking at a score of 270-280 at that time, but then we kept losing wickets continuously. We couldn’t build big partnerships there and that’s exactly what Australia did to win the game. They made a big partnership after that and took three (early) wickets.”
Despite scoring quickly in the first powerplay, largely thanks to Rohit himself, and being 81 for 3 in the 11th over, India slowed down significantly in the middle overs, hitting just four fours from overs 11 to 50. Couldn’t hit even a single six. Rahul and Kohli were rebuilding after the early defeat, with Pat Cummins making 67 out of 108 before Kohli was dismissed. India lost its last five wickets for just 37 runs. The score of 240 was India’s second-lowest score while batting first in this World Cup, and it came after they had scored 397, 410, 326 and 357 while batting first in their previous four matches.
Australia got off to a poor start in sweltering conditions under lights, with the wickets of David Warner, Mitchell Marsh and Steven Smith falling at 47 for 3 in the first seven overs. But once the balls lost some of their shine, they skidded nicely on the bat. And Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne avoided any further trouble with a 192-run partnership with Head dominant.
“When you have 240 runs on the board, you want to take wickets as quickly as possible and we did that,” Rohit said. “But then credit to Head and Marnus, they put together a big partnership and took us out of the game completely. But again, we tried everything we could but I thought under the lights The wicket has become a little better to bat on.
“We knew it would be a little better (to bat) under lights. I don’t want to make it an excuse, we didn’t bat well enough to put enough runs on the board. And then we got those “Three wickets and we thought we could take one more wicket and start the game. But, again, credit to those two guys in the middle for building that big partnership.”