Does Not understand D/L method, says Virat Kohli

Written by Abhishek Patil

Although, Team India beat Australia by 9 wickets in the first t20I in Ranchi, Captain Virat Kohli said that his team does not really understand the Duckworth Lewis method and that chasing 48 in six overs was difficult. after Australia posted 118/8, the hosts reached their target with three deliveries to spare after the loss of Rohit Sharma for 11.

“Especially after winning the toss and bowling first, that effort was required. We don’t really understand the Duckword Lewis method. After getting them down to 118, we thought it would only be 40 or something. 48 was tricky” Kohli said after the match.

“It’s been a combined effort of the players, but also the management group who have given great ideas. Picking specialist players for formats, picking mystery bowlers, giving them confidence. They can give runs in one game, but they will always hit back. Bhuvi and Bumrah have been brilliant in limited-overs lately. You need to be able to execute yorkers and slower balls and you need skill” he added.

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