Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
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Rohit Sharma on Sydney ODI loss to Australia

Rohit Sharma on Sydney ODI loss to Australia

I think they've gone too much to the extreme. "That was one way to settle the nerves", Behrendorff said on Sunday.

Ambati Rayudu bats in the nets. We've struggled against the spinners and then have wickets in-hand and excel and bash it at the end'.

"I am ecstatic and really excited for the team".

"I think it was a good learning but we've said that enough about learning now, it's time to go an execute - take the pressure, absorb the pressure".

"It was unreal last night for obvious reasons".

"But [I am] more happy to get the win".

"I was actually disappointed when the ball came out. I just want continuity and look forward to be playing again", he added.

Australia successfully defended their total of 5-288, winning the first match of three in the one-day global series by 34 runs to become the first team in worldwide cricket to taste victory in 1,000 matches across all formats.


While he was bowling four to five overs per match during Vijay Hazare Trophy, he has bowled more overs in Ranji Trophy.

"But we have got Rayudu, who has done really well now at No.4". It got to a stage that if we didn't get a breakthrough, the game would have turned pretty quickly.

"Unfortunately all four hundreds I have scored in Australia, we have lost all the games", he said. There was a period there when they had a partnership through the middle and it nearly could have taken the game away from us. So we had to respect that spell and we wanted to get partnerships. "We do whatever we can, change of pace and cross-seam deliveries, to change it up".

And there are bigger rewards ahead in a double World Cup and Ashes year.

It was a tonic for the ailing Australians, coming off their first-ever home Test series defeat to Virat Kohli´s India and after winning just three of their previous 24 ODIs. "To know a relatively new team in the ODI set up is able to knock-off India was great", Behrendorff said.

The second match is in Adelaide on Tuesday. We are 1-0 up but if you look at their side, it is a class outfit.

Despite a sluggish innings, Australia are expected to name an unchanged eleven for the second ODI, with the only debate over where Glenn Maxwell should be batting.

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