Hyderabad (Telangana): Following Australia’s six-wicket defeat against India on Sunday, skipper Aaron Finch said that playing a tight series against a “world-class” side like India will keep the Men in Yellow in good stead.
“You can’t rely on containing India. At times we were a bit sloppy in our execution. At times we were sloppy with bat and ball, but playing a tight series like this against a World Class side is going to keep the guys in good stead,” Australia skipper Aaron Finch said in a pre-match presentation.
Praising the young all-rounder Cameron Green who smashed the fastest fifty off 19 balls, hitting seven boundaries and three sixes, Finch said, “It was a really good series. We held our nerves well in the middle overs. The series Green had was big as well. We thought it was a decent total, it got a bit dewy, and we knew we had to get wickets. [On Green] He is a super young player; he has shown his class. He has not played a lot of T20. He has taken it superbly.”
Talking about the match, Cameron Green smashed 52 off 21 and a late blitz of 54 runs by Tim David guided Australia to post a competitive total of 186/7.
Chasing a target of 187, At one point, India was in trouble at 30 for 2, but the partnership of Kohli and Suryakumar scored 104 runs for the third wicket to keep the team in the game. After Suryakumar was dismissed, Kohli took the initiative.