Earlier than the start of the third and closing T20I in opposition to India at Sydney, Australian captain Aaron Finch identified considered one of their main weak factors for his or her latest house limited-overs defeats in opposition to India.
India are at the moment touring in Australia for the full-fledge worldwide collection (3-match ODI collection, 3-match T20I collection and 4-match Take a look at collection). After securing the ODI collection by profitable the primary two video games, Aaron Finch-led Aussie limited-overs sides failed to keep up that momentum and suffered three consecutive limited-overs defeats (1 ODI and a couple of T20Is) in opposition to the visiting aspect Indian group, which additionally price them the T20I collection.
No balls are one thing that’s killed us over the previous few video games: Aaron Finch
Earlier than the third T20I of the three-match T20I collection, Australia already suffered the T20I collection defeat because the guests gained each the primary two matches of that collection. In the course of the toss of the third T20I at Sydney on Tuesday (eighth December), the place Indian captain Virat Kohli selected to bowl first, Finch pointed their no-ball difficulty was one of many largest causes of their latest limited-overs defeats in opposition to India.
Finch stated on the toss, “No balls are one thing that’s killed us over the previous few video games and we need to management that going ahead. Someplace round 190 is what we’re after and you bought to watch out as it is a robust floor to defend. We gonna give all of it tonight.”
Whereas the Aussie bowlers conceded 2 no-balls throughout every of the primary two ODIs in opposition to India, they gifted a complete of three no-balls through the third and closing ODI of that collection, the place India lastly managed to say a victory. In the meantime, throughout each the primary two matches of the T20I collection, Australian bowlers conceded a complete of 1 no-ball in every recreation, and the guests finally gained each these matches.
Nevertheless, the hosts Australia lastly returned to their profitable vogue as they gained the ultimate T20I of the collection by 12 runs. In that recreation, the Australian bowlers didn’t concede a single no-ball.