Australia captain Aaron Finch revealed the reason for their series defeat on Sunday. However, he thinks this was a good learning curve for them.
Despite winning the first game by 10 wickets, they lost the rest of the two games. The visitors only scored 286 for 9 while batting first despite Steve Smith’s 131.
Aaron Finch reveal reason of defeat
“The wicket started to spin quite a bit,” said Finch in the post-match presentation. “The quicks started sliding on a little bit at the end. If we had 310, then our spinners could put some pressure in the middle.”
“Again, we just keep losing one wicket too many at every stage of the game. Our momentum gets stalled, but it’s a great learning curve to play against the best in the world in their conditions,” he added.Advertisement
Most of the Australia batsmen failed to contribute much while India managed to build the partnership with ease. Indian captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma put up a steady 137 runs partnership for the second wicket.
Bowlers too failed for Australia
On the other hand, Australia bowlers failed to do well in the final. Especially that their key pacers, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins as they had a bad day in the office.
The pair ended up giving away 130 runs in the 16 overs that they bowled which cost them the game as well. Because of that, the captain had to use part-timers like Labuschagne and himself in bowling.
“(Ashton) Agar bowled great lines and length, and he’s always on the stumps, so the batsman has to take risks of the good balls. You are bowling at world-class players, but I thought we’d pitch a few overs of part-time spin, but that wasn’t to be,” he said.
After the series defeat by 2-1 against India Australian team is to tour South Africa for 3 T20I and 3 ODI matches.