Marcus Stoinis after losing the first ODI: "KL Rahul's Style of Batting and Plan Seemed About Correct"
Marcus Stoinis, an all-rounder for Australia, claimed that Mitchell Marsh's explosive start to the innings, which laid the groundwork for a large score, caused the visitors' batsman to lose control. Australia had 129/2 at one point but were bowled out for only 188, thus they were unable to benefit from Marsh's 81 off 65 balls.
With David Warner's absence, Marsh started the innings, and he immediately counterattacked the Indian bowlers, smashing 10 fours and five sixes.
Nevertheless, Australia was dismissed for 188 in 36 overs due to a collapse of 8/59, which was started by the fast bowling pair of Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj on a field that continuously favored seamers.
We may have overreacted after seeing Mitch bat and how beautifully he hit them, believing that the total needed to be greater than it really was "According to a remark from Stoinis on cricket.com.au.
He also praised KL Rahul for his patient innings, which helped India come closer to the mark.
A little was in the wicket. We need to refine our methods a little bit and decide how we're going to play it. KL's batting strategy and plan seemed to be about appropriate, in my opinion."
India was at a perilous 83/5 in 19.2 overs while attempting to chase down 189, with left-arm bowler Mitchell Starc grabbing three wickets in a stunning display of seam bowling.
But, wicketkeeper-batsman Rahul smashed an unbeaten 75 and, together with Ravindra Jadeja's 45 not out, he was part of an unbroken 108-run partnership for the sixth wicket that helped India cross the finish line and grab a 1-0 series lead.
Stoinis acknowledged that Australia failed to adapt to the situation, but Rahul and Jadeja helped India do so.
"We didn't summarize the circumstances well, and we didn't score highly enough. Playing eight batters, we're trying with a few different combinations "explained he.
When the opportunity arises, we can exert some authority on that with our back-end power hitters. "We realize that if we're going to play eight batters, we still need to play a specific manner up to the 35th over or whatever it may be "Added he.