Kohli slams DRS after defeat to Australia

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Indian Captain Virat Kohli has slammed the Decision Review System in his post-match interview, saying “it is not consistent at all and becoming a talking point in every game”. After India lost to Australia by 4 wickets in the fourth ODI of the 5 match series in Mohali.

Ashton Turner, who fired Australia to a series-levelling win an unbeaten 84 off 43 balls, was adjudged not out early in his innings despite the Snickometer showing a spike following a DRS call from India in Mohali.

Virat Kohli said after the game,

“The DRS call was a surprise, it’s just not consistent at all, it’s becoming a talking point in every game,”

“We were sloppy in the field and should’ve grabbed our chances,” said the India skipper.”

“The wicket remained good throughout, we’ve fallen on the wrong side of the dew in two games, but that’s not an excuse. Ashton played a hell of a knock, Peter Handscomb played a brilliant inning, Usman Khawaja held the innings together.”

“They played better cricket, we got to accept and it’s a record chase, they deserved to win. If we had won the toss, we would’ve batted first (in Ranchi).”

Australia captain Aaron Finch applauded his batsmen after their crucial win,

“I thought the partnership between Usman and Peter was crucial. To be able to get us deep was unbelievable. To get his maiden hundred was outstanding. When we chased 300 totals in Australia, we were trying to go with the same process. The wicket was good, it wasn’t a panic.”

“The plan was to take the game as deep as we could. Ashton playing his second game and playing a match-winning knock and Peter playing such a knock and Usman coming to form was wonderful. We have seen him (Turner) do that a lot in Big Bash. It was a world-class knock and to take on two of the best death bowlers in the world was outstanding.”

What’s next?

India lost the game despite amassing 358/9 of 50 overs. The final match of the series will be played in Delhi on Wednesday, 13 March. The 5 match series is level at 2-2.


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