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Virat Kohli Praises Indian Openers Says, Things Become Pretty Easy When Those 2 Guys Do The Job For Us

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| November 26 , 2018 , 19:53 IST

Indian captain Virat Kohli hailed his bowlers for commending a good job on a tough wicket after India beat Australia by 6-wickets in the third and the final T20I match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) to level the series 1-1.

Indian skipper, who scored a brilliant half-century to ensure team India comfortably achieved the target of 165 runs and also lauded openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan's effort.

Indian opening pair gave India a positive start Rohit (23 off 16 balls) and Dhawan (41 off 22 balls) added 67-run partnership

Speaking to media after the match Indian skipper said, "Things become pretty easy when those two (Shikhar and Rohit) guys do the job for us. We thought the wicket slowed down with the old ball. That's how T20 cricket goes."

"When our openers get into the zone they're difficult to stop," Kohli, who played a crucial 41-ball 61-run knock on Sunday also said, "Overall, skill wise, we were better on the day than Australia."

The 30-year-old also praised his bowlers for restricting the hosts to an achievable total.

"With the ball, we were more professional today. I thought it was a 180 wicket," Kohli pointed out.

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Playing as an all-rounder Krunal Pandya, who registered his career-best figures of 4/36 said, "Obviously it feels really great to contribute in a winning side. I had to back myself after that first game. It feels good to overcome those type of hurdles."

"The best part of team India is they back all of the players whether you are doing well or poorly," Krunal, who was also adjudged Man of the Match, added.

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