KL Rahul mentioned that they discussed executing well-placed shots and effectively rotating the strike during their time at the crease.
The match’s standout moments included a century partnership between openers Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad, a crucial half-century by Suryakumar Yadav, and an impressive five-wicket haul by Mohammed Shami.
These highlights contributed to India’s successful pursuit of a five-wicket win against Australia in the first ODI held at Mohali on Friday.
“Not the first time, always happens with me. I am used to it, I love it (the captaincy). I think the intensity in the afternoon was great, after Colombo this felt like heaven at the start but it was really hot and humid. It gets tough and physically challenging, but we have all worked on our fitness and that is showing on the field. We only played five bowlers, so they had to bowl 10 overs. After Shubman got out, it was a bit tricky with the set batter out. But managed to build a good partnership with Surya, need to put myself in such challenging situations,” said KL in a post-match presentation.
“On partnership with Surya) We kept talking about hitting good cricket shots, rotating the strike and this is something all our batters are working on. We did not want to get bogged down, we were always on par so we wanted to take it deep,” said KL in a post-match presentation,” he said.
With this win, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Mohammed Shami was awarded the the ‘Player of the Match’ for his exceptional five-wicket haul.