India captain Virat Kohli said on Wednesday that the consolation win against Australia in the third and final ODI came at the right time, which would boost morale for the rest of the tour and was due to the freshness of the team’s changes. India made 4 changes to the playing XI for the match and lost the series to Australia by 13 runs.
The Indian team will now play three T20 internationals against Australia, starting on Friday. After this, a series of four Test matches will be played from December 17. “We had pressure in the first and second half of the Australian innings,” Kohli said after the match. The arrival of Shubman (Gill) and others brought some refreshment. The team needed such morale. ‘
The Indian bowlers who looked normal in the first two matches got a lot of help from the pitch of Manuka Oval. “It was much better than the Sydney pitch where the first two matches were played,” Kohli said. He said, ‘I think the pitch was very good for the bowlers. Therefore, the level of confidence also increased. You have to face such a challenge while playing international cricket for a long time. We were better off the ball and on the field. ‘