Marcus Stoinis clean bowled Kuldeep Yadav off the last ball to relinquish India for 237. Australia had not won an ODI series in India since 2009 and this is the first time since 2015 when India lost a series at home.
After Adam zampa took the wicket of Rohit Sharma, India almost lost it’s resistance then he went on to dismiss jadeja. By the 47th over Australia was clear for a historic win. Richardson and Pat Cummins both did the early damage that set the tone. For India to win the game Virat had to see the game right through to the end, it would have been a different story if he had gotten out last 30-40 runs.
Chahal should come in as he is definitely a part of our best bowling lineup. He curtailed the Australians and stalled the high run Count. Vijay Shankar bowled well but he has his limitations. Dhoni and Kedar ‘s partnership could have been better as in the last 20 balls Dhoni could have picked up the pace and scored some more runs. Although Dhoni’s presence does give the crucial strength the team requires.
It goes without a doubt the experiments were too frequent In the ongoing series. Rishab Panth walking out to bat at no.4 after Virat and Shikhar Dhawan where there was a need for a strong support for Rohit. When asked about the seen changes, Kohli replied “ Whoever gets a chance to play we expect the guy to take responsibility and pressure. And hence you expose these guys to pressure situations where a series is on the line and you expect someone to step up. Sometimes it works , sometimes it doesn’t”
Result of these experiments did not turn out as it was expected to and with the series being the last international engagement for India before the World Cup , the loss should hurt them a lot. They are now left with only the Indian Premier League (IPL) that starts in ten days’ time to find solutions to their problems as the selectors will have to decide who to keep in for the World Cup in June.