India got a hard-fought win over Australia in the first warm-up game as they won the game by 6 runs.
It got pretty tight in the final over as Shami had only 10 runs to save. Nevertheless, he did it well and India got on top of the Aussies.
However, skipper Rohit Sharma is not too pleased with the performance of his bowlers and feels that there is still a lot of scope for improvement.
The bowling unit for India is already a weak link because of the absence of Jasprit Bumrah. But, with the return of Mohammed Shami, things have started to look a bit sunny for the Men in Blue.
Addressing the post-match press conference, Sharma said,
I thought we batted well, towards the end we could have added 10-15 runs more. We always want a set batter to stay till the end, SKY did it, overall a great batting effort with a nice bounce, was a pitch where you can trust your shots. You got to be smart with batting on grounds like these. You can’t forget to push the balls into gaps, scoring 8-9 runs in an over can be quite an effective plan. It was a great practice game for us.
Additionally, Rohit has also sent out a clear warning to his bowling unit to shape up quickly before the all-crucial match against Pakistan on the 23rd of October.
There is room for improvement, but I want more consistency from the bowlers. You need to keep things simple and hit the deck hard. Overall a good game for us, they had a decent partnership and that put us under pressure.
India are now up against New Zealand at the Gabba tomorrow for the final warm-up match.
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