Former Pakistani skipper Misbah-ul-Haq hit out at Indian wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul following his 66-run knock in opposition to Australia within the ODI World Cup 2023 last match on Sunday. Whereas talking on a Pakistani-based channel, A Sports activities, Misbah mentioned that Rahul didn’t belief the opposite batters within the first inning of the sport. He additional added that the 31-year-old was pondering of reaching the 250-run mark for his group and it obtained tough. Nevertheless, the previous cricketer additionally praised the Indian right-handed batter and mentioned that he performed very effectively in opposition to spin bowling.
“KL performs spin very effectively and we’ve got seen it all through the event. He performs effectively sq. of the wicket, entrance of the wicket, and makes use of his toes rather well. However in the present day his method was that he was ready. He perhaps was not trusting the opposite batters. He was excited about getting the group to 250 and it obtained tough,” mentioned Misbah.
Coming to the match, India bundled out on a rating of 240 in 50 overs. On a troublesome batting floor, skipper Rohit Sharma (47 in 31 balls, with 4 boundaries and three sixes), Virat Kohli (54 in 63 balls, with 4 boundaries) and KL Rahul (66 in 107 balls, with one 4) posted essential knocks.
Mitchell Starc (3/55) was the decide of the bowlers for Australia. Skipper Pat Cummins (2/34) and Josh Hazlewood (2/60) additionally bowled effectively. Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell obtained a wicket every.
Whereas chasing 241, India had the Aussies down at 47/3. Knocks from Travis Head (137 in 120 balls, with 15 fours and 4 sixes) and Marnus Labuschagne (58 in 110 balls, with 4 boundaries) left the Indian group with out solutions and guided them to a six-wicket win.
The World Cup finalists will now compete in a five-match T20I sequence which is able to start on Thursday in Visakhapatnam.
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