Post Press Conference of 3rd T20I vs Australia
King Kohli and SKY added a 104 runs partnership in India’s chase of 187 runs target. Batting first Australia scored 186 runs for 7 wickets loss at the end of the 1st innings. Indian opening batter KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma failed to score big and walked to the pavilion for 1 and 17 runs respectively.
Virat Kohli who batted at 3 builds a much-needed partnership with Suryakumar Yadav and scored 104 runs for the third wicket.
Speaking after the match, Kohli admitted that the match only went that deep because he was unable to connect with a few shots after Suryakumar’s dismissal and said that the game should not have gone on that long.
“You spoke about the last over. It was kind of that situation because of me not being able to connect a few before that. The game shouldn’t have gone on that long and we should have probably (had) 4 or 5 to chase in the last over and not 11,” Kohli said.
“So it was important to maintain my composure and get one boundary at least for the team and I was able to do so and I am grateful for that,” he added.
🗨️🗨️ I am enjoying my process at the moment: @imVkohli
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 25, 2022
While India were in need of 11 runs off the final over Virat Kohli loses his wicket after hitting a six off the first delivery. With 4 required off the final two balls, Hardik Pandya smashed a boundary off the fifth delivery and leads India to seal the series against ICC T20 World Cup 2021 winning team.
India will now face South Africa in a 3-match T20I series and as many as ODI series before heading to the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The T20I series against South Africa will be extremely crucial for the Indian cricket team to boost their confidence for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022 tournament.