ICC Champions Trophy: We did not win, says Virat Kohli after losing match against Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka cricket team overcame the
Sri Lanka cricket team overcame the Virat Kholi led Indian cricket team’s challenge,the registering a comfortable seven-wicket win over their Asian neighbours in their ICC Champions Trophy match
After suffering a heart-wrenching seven-wicket loss against Sri Lanka, Indian Captin Virat Kohli has asserted that his side will have to push harder and put more runs on the board in what would be a virtual quarter-final against South Africa in the ongoing Champions Trophy.
Chasing a a total score of 322, the islanders came out with a stupendous batting performance and crossed the line with nine balls to before.
I personally thought we had more than runs on the board. I bowlers also bowled decently. If batsmen come out and everyone plays like that, then you have to give credit to the opposition as well as,”Virat Kohli said in the post-match press conference.
Shikhar Dhawan provides answers after season of question mark
When Shikhar Dhawan grabbed headlines across the cricket world for the start in 2013, it was the first fastest Test century by a debutant, against Australia at Mohali.
However, the left-handed opener’s bastmn in ODI career has been built more on his ability to build an innings than go hell for leather in the early overs when field restrictions are in place.
The 31-year-old Shikher Dhwan was once again steady than flamboyant as his 125 (128 balls, 15×4, 1×6), and a second century partnership with Rohit Sharma, took defending champions India to 321 against Sri Lanka at The Oval, a match which the defending champions eventually slumped to a shock seven-wicket loss.
The batting conditions were good, but fast boller Lasith Malinga’s threat had to be countered. And Dhawan and Rohit Sharma continued to play the foundation which fetched India their first outright ICC Champions Trophy victory, under MS Dhoni, in 2013.
There is something about ICC tournaments that brings certain calmness to Dhawan. He has been criticised for not sticking to percentage shots, and faced questions about his good technique. This season,Shikhar Dhawn injury in the Kolkata Test against New Zealand kept him out of most of the 13 home Tests when he could have cashed in.