India vs Australia: Peter Handscomb was assured rookie Ashton Turner may end the job at Mohali
Turner on Sunday smashed unbeaten 84 off 43 balls as Australia chased down a mammoth goal of 359 with 4 wickets in hand and 13 balls to spare to degree the five-match sequence 2-2.
The series-deciding fifth and ultimate ODI can be performed in New Delhi on Wednesday.
“Ashton (Turner) is an amazing player. We have seen what he has done in the Big Bash League (for Perth Scorchers) for the past couple of years. We knew he can get the job done. The way he operated against Bumrah was quite amazing. This knock will give him so much confidence going forward,” Handscomb mentioned after the well-known win on Sunday night time.
He mentioned that when Turner began hitting, everybody within the dressing room grew to become superstitious.
“That was awesome. No was moving around with all those superstitions coming into play. That’s incredible. To see him come in at international stage and play an innings of this kind is phenomenal.”
On private entrance, Handscomb termed Australia’s four-wicket victory within the fourth ODI towards India because the “best match of his career”, one thing that may give them momentum forward of World Cup in England.
Handscomb hit his maiden ODI hundred and added 192 with Usman Khawaja to arrange the platform for rookie Turner to launch a livid ultimate assault.
“It is a lovely feeling. I have no words to describe my feeling. This was the best match of my career so far. This win will give us a great momentum for the decider and then the World Cup in England. I am just glad that I contributed in the victory,” Handscomb mentioned after the match.
On his maiden century, he mentioned: “I am happy, I did not know I was going to play ODI again and it’s funny how things change. It’s nice to get opportunity to play for Australia and take it. The faith of selectors to keep me in that was nice. To get it today was pretty special.”
As the dew set in, Handscomb felt that he and Khawaja may play their pure sport as there wasn’t a lot spin on supply.
“The dew definitely made it difficult for India’s wrist spinners (Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal). Conditions became difficult for them. They are very good bowlers but I think today, we also played them very well,” he mentioned.
During their 192-run stand, he and Khawaja did not speak a lot, revealed the right-hander.
“Uzzi (Khawaja) and I didn’t talk much. We just left each other to play our own games. It was a very good batting pitch. Once the dew came on, we noticed there wasn’t much spin, which helped us play our natural game,” he mentioned.
Handscomb was additionally pleased with the truth that they’ve been capable of chase down massive totals within the tour no matter codecs.
“High scoring chase is always special. It just gives you so much competition. We chased down 189 in Bengaluru (in second T20 International) and today we proved that it wasn’t a fluke,” he mentioned.
Published Date: March 11, 2019
| Updated Date: March 11, 2019
Updated Date: Mar 11, 2019 12:31:29 IST