SPORTSLIBRO CRICKET – INDIA CRICKET NEWS – CRICKET BUZZ
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David Warner’s century in his 100th ODI, combined with splendid death-over bowling by Pat Cummins and Kane Richardson, helped Australia break their overseas struggle with victory in the fourth ODI in Bangalore.
Warner: It feels fantastic. Put a great smile on our face getting this win tonight. To come out here and play the ODI format in India, on wickets I'm quite used to, is fantastic. Really enjoying it. We set out from the front to be as conservative as we could and bat deep. Winning gains you some momentum. The way the guys played with the bat was fantastic. Good to see guys execute their skills they've been honing in the nets.
David Warner is Man of the Match
Kohli: Honestly at the 30-over mark, they were going strong. I thought if we restricted them under 350, it would be a great effort, and we did do that. We were optimistic with our chances. We got a good opening partnership but we needed one big partnership after that as well. From that point of view, it wasn't a great batting performance from us. That can happen. People have off days. Umesh and Shami bowled well. Spinners won't have good days always. Australia were really good today. With the bat, their intent was really good. They pulled things back nicely in the field. We didn't play so bad, but they were better on the day. The only respite for the fast bowlers was taking the pace off. It (pitch) looked worse than it played. It played very well, surprised all of us. All in all, a good wicket for cricket.
Smith: Nice to be on this side. Nice to get a win in. Warner and Finch were spectacular. Really paced the innings nicely. Set us up to get 330. We lost a few wickets again. Handscomb was very good at the end. Nice little cameo to get us to 330. 300 wouldn't have been enough. Nice to defend and get a win. We were probably a bit too wide with the new ball. Bowlers were a little bit off throughout but pulled things back. Nice to sit up there and watch Warner do his thing. His ODI form in the last two years has been unbelievable. He continues to grow and get better as a player which is what we're after.