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Virat Kohli credits opponent bowlers, states India were 30-35 runs short

Defending the target, Yuzvendra Chahal (2/27) shone with the ball for India and Kohli was full of praise for the young leg-spinner.


Kanpur: India captain Virat Kohli attributable opposition bowlers for their spectacular show within the 1st Twenty20 International, saying the hosts were 30-35 runs short of their mark against England on Thursday.

England bowlers cashed in on the uncertain shot choice of the Indian batsmen to limit the hosts to 147 for seven before skipper Eoin Morgan led from the front with a fifty-one off thirty-eight balls to line up an emphatic win for his team.

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“England played higher cricket than us today, and that they are worth winners. Credit to their bowlers, they bowled good exhausting lengths with further pace and bounce,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

“We would have liked to execute that also, but we have a tendency to be regarding 30-35 runs short thereon wicket.”

Defending the target, Yuzvendra Chahal (2/27) shone with the ball for India and Kohli was filled with admiration for the young leg-spinner.

“I have more confidence in him (Chahal), he plays with me at RCB. He has the wicket-taking ability as well. He’s assured regarding his skills,” he said.

England skipper Eoin Morgan also praised his bowlers for the “outstanding” effort.

“Our bowlers were outstanding tonight, Moeen Ali especially showed great resolve. We have a tendency to showed lots of expertise, and Tymal Mills and Chris Jordan place their hands up in vital roles,” Morgan said.

“They created it terribly exhausting for the Indian batsmen on a small ground. sam Billings and Jason Roy did unto well, sam has taken his 2 possibilities once he is had the chance.”

Off-spinner Moeen Ali was adjudged man-of-the-match for his spectacular 4-0-21-2 spell which too within the shortest format of the sport.

“As a bowling unit have a tendency to be fantastic. We are pleased to be 1-0 up with 2 massive games to travel. I took a bit of confidence from the ODIs, however simply tried to bowl a length,” Ali concluded.

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