We were totally outplayed in all departments – Virat Kohli

We were totally outplayed in all departments – Virat Kohli

AP Updated: 15 January, 2020, 10:17 AM IST


India's bowlers failed to get any purchase, and the dewy conditions in Mumbai didn’t help their cause as Australia galloped to 200 in the 31st over.

Warner reached his 18th ODI hundred off 88 balls. Overall, he hit 17 fours and three sixes.

Finch reached his 16th hundred off 108 balls, including 13 fours and two sixes.

This was after Australia won the toss and opted to field.

India lost Rohit Sharma (10) early to Starc.

Rahul came out to bat at No. 3 and put on a century stand with Dhawan for the second wicket. He fell in the 28th over off Ashton Agar (1-56) and that’s when India’s collapse began.

Dhawan was dismissed two overs later off Pat Cummins (2-44). The turning point came when Adam Zampa (1-53) dismissed captain Virat Kohli (16) with an easy return catch.

India was reduced to 164-5 when Shreyas Iyer (4) fell to Starc.

Cummins and Kane Richardson (2-43) shared four wickets as the India middle order was exposed.

Rishabh Pant (28) and Ravindra Jadeja (25) added 49 runs for the sixth wicket and took India past 200. They finished, though, with a sub-par total.

Pant took a blow to his head when he was dismissed in the 44th over and did not take any further part in the match owing to concussion. Rahul kept wickets instead.

“We were totally outplayed in all departments," Kohli said.

“It is a very strong Australian side. We didn’t get enough runs, we were too respectful in certain phases and it cost us. Today was one of those days when we weren’t allowed into the game at all.”

The second of three ODIs is on Friday in Rajkot.

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