You can only play to whatever happens in the middle. Tonight we weren't good enough and we were outplayed by India. And when I spoke with Kohli even he asked me to pitch up and look for the turn. Chahal: When I saw Kuldeep, I realized there was a bit of turn.
India, earlier in the day, were rattled by Nathan Coulter-Nile and the hosts were reduced to 87-5 in the 22nd over. Stay tuned for presentations. Local Time, GMT, IST: Good performance from the Indians. When three of your top four fall for single digit scores, it'll always be a tough ask for the lower-middle order batsmen.
We probably went away from our game plans a little bit too early and we weren't able to capitalize on what was a good start.
Gets an outside edge that goes well wide of the keeper and into the third man fence. All he manages is a thick outside edge that settles into the safe hands of Bumrah at short third man. Clears his front leg and pulls it fiercely in front of square on the leg-side.
87/5 to 288/6 vs Zim, Colombo(RPS), 2002~ Today was the third time Hardik Pandya hit sixes off three consecutive balls in ODIs: off Imad Wasim, CT17; off Shadab Khan, CT17; off Adam Zampa, today***Hardik Pandya, Man of the Match: It was a good day for me. Decks in a back of a length delivery and Faulkner has a slash at it. Faulkner reaches out for it and thumps it over the bowler's head for a maximum Nathan Coulter-Nile, right handed bat, comes to the crease Chahal to Pat Cummins, out Caught by Bumrah!! Cummins clears his front leg to go for the mighty heave over mid-wicket. Kumar drops it short and Cummins isn't afraid to go after it.
Bumrah finishes with a yorker and all Zampa can do is squeeze it away towards short fine leg off the inside part of the bat Bumrah to Faulkner, 1 run, very full, drilled to long-on and Faulkner's call was for two. Slower length ball from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Coulter-Nile spotted it and played the pick-up shot by staying back in his crease. Yorker length, Faulkner squeezes it off the inside half of the bat to the right of long-on.
Dropped short down leg, Maxwell rocked back and pulled it over short fine leg.