India vs Australia: Host skipper Virat Kohli accepts that batting failure cause India defeat

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India lost the fourth ODI to Australia.

Australia made 334/5 and in response, India fell short with 313/8 in 50 overs. it would be a great effort, and we did do that,” said Kohli in the post-match presentation.

Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane did provide gave India a great stand with a 106-runs.

“We were optimistic about our chances. We got a good opening partnership but we needed one big partnership again. From that point of view, it wasn’t a great batting performance by our team. That can happen. People have off days,” he said.

India made few changes in the squad with Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, and Axar Patel replacing Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav.

“Umesh and Shami bowled well. Spinners won’t always have good days. Australia was really good today (Thursday). With the bat, their game plan was really good. They pulled things back nicely in the field. We didn’t play so badly, but they were better on the day.

“The only respite for the bowlers was taking the speed of the bowl. The pitch looked worse than it played. It played very well and surprised the team,” Kohli added.

Australian captain Steven Smith finally got a win on the tour.

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