Blame Game In Australian Camp After Series Defeat Against Team India, Steve Smith Says THIS
Team India's comprehensive victory was the result of a stellar performance with both bat and ball.
India won the three-match ODI series with a huge 99-run win in the second ODI, which was a big defeat for Australia. Captain Steve Smith of Australia has been very honest about his team's performance and their chances for the ICC Cricket World Cup in October after this crushing loss.
Australia is still having problems
Recent results for Australia have not been good. They lost five games in a row before the World Cup. During the introduction after the game, Steve Smith said that his team needs to work on some very important things.
He was sure that the team could do well, but he also said that they haven't reached their full ability yet.
"This pitch looked good when we got here, but it's changed a bit." India did a great job with the bat...400 was always a tough one on that. I've seen games here before, and it looked like a good place to chase.
We were pretty far away. We've lost a lot of people in a row...When it comes to world cups, you need to be at your best at the right time. We haven't done that yet. Some things to take care of. We are sure that we are a good team. "Both teams want to win games because they want to get to the World Cup," Smith said in a present after the game.
India's Dominance on Display
India won by a large margin because they played great with both the bat and the ball. A strong combination of 200 runs between Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer for the second wicket set the stage for a tough score.
India got to a strong 399/5 in their 50 overs thanks to contributions from KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, and Ishan Kishan.
Trying to Hit a Hard Target
Australia's attempt to reach a 400-run goal got off to a bad start. They were down 9/2 when rain stopped the game for a while.
The new goal when the game started again was 317 runs in 33 overs. With an 80-run partnership, David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne were able to steady the innings, but wickets kept falling, putting Australia in a tough spot at 140/8.
An exciting late comeback from Sean Abbott and Josh Hazlewood kept the crowds entertained. Their explosive 77-run partnership included both fours and sixes, but it wasn't enough to change the result. Australia was bowled out for 217 in 28.2 overs, losing by 99 runs.
Indian bowlers do a great job.
The bowlers for India were very important in winning the game. With three wickets each, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were in first place. Prasidh Krishna and Mohammed Shami also made important breaks.