Last night at Visakhapatnam, we saw a very close contest, where both the teams left no stone unturned for victory. It was indeed one of the most entertaining matches in recent time, which went right up to the last ball. The bowlers, however, dominated this game, as the batsman had a tough time scoring runs. In the first half, we saw Indian batsmen struggling to strike a clean hit, due to some excellent bowling performance by Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa and Pat Cummins. KL Rahul made a good comeback by scoring a half-century, which is a positive sign for the Indian team. Jasprit Bumrah felt that everybody could have contributed for a good total, keep scrolling down below to know what else he said about yesterday's loss. Umesh Yadav Trolled For his Last Over Goof-Up Against Australia At Vishakhapatnam in 1st T20I.
The Indian fast pacer Bumrah gave a fantastic performance last night, where he focused on his strength and pitched the ball at right areas. The pitch at Visakhapatnam was very sluggish, and it was tough to smash the ball for big hits. 'We almost pulled out this game', says Jasprit Bumrah. The death over specialist bagged three-wicket by dismissing Aussie Captain Aaron Finch early in the Australian inning and then taking the wicket of debutant Peter Handscomb and Australian pacer Coulter-Nile in the deciding over of the match.
Glen Maxwell played a significant role in chasing the total by scoring a half-century, but post his dismissal by right arm leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, India came right back into the match by taking quick wickets in succession. Bumrah in his final over, bought India almost home; however, his colleague Umesh Yadav wasn't able to defend 14 runs in the last over. After the match Bumrah said that the game could have been comfortably in their hand if batsman would have more contributions, he also defended MS Dhoni by stating that his presence till the end gave India a fighting total.
Bumrah with his performance yesterday also became the first Indian bowler to bag 50 wickets in just 41 T20Is. India lost to Australia by three wickets; it will be interesting to see how the Men in Blue fights back on 27th Feb, 2019 for 2nd T20I to be played at Bengaluru.