Virat Kohli’s 95-ball 123 went in vain as Australia won the third ODI in Ranchi by 32 runs. Virat Kohli played a gem of a knock to notch up his 41st century. He looked in ominous touch before Australia’s leg-spinner Adam Zampa got him out. Kohli had hit back-to-back fours off Zampa before he got cleaned up by the spinner.
Zampa has now got the prized scalp of Kohli three times on this tour, so far. Aussie leggie opened up on whether he considers the world’s no.1 ODI batsman his bunny or not. “We bowled well collectively. The quicks upfront were amazing, Virat is a serious player, it was good to take his wicket when we did. I don’t think he’s my bunny, he’s one of the hardest players to bowl to. I was under a bit of pressure, if he had hit a couple of more boundaries, the momentum would have shifted towards them,” said the 26-year-old.
Australian bowlers bowled with single-mindedness, they knew losing the Ranchi ODI would mean conceding the series to the hosts. “The message from the management and the coach was to take wickets, the mindset was the same. The wickets here in India are pretty good and the outfield fast, that has a say in your bowling,” the spinner added.