Duckworth-Lewis Method Irks Virat Kohli Even as India Win Opening T20I
India won the opening T20I game against Australia in Ranchi, however skipper Virat Kohli wasn’t too happy with the approach the Duckworth-Lewis method set India a target of 48 in six overs when the Indians had restricted the Aussies to 118/8 in 18.4 overs.
Chasing after a rain-interruption will always get difficult and although the Indians cruised home with nine wickets in hand, Kohli felt that the revised target was somewhat over the Indian team had expected.
“We don’t really understand the Duckword Lewis method. After getting them down to 118, we thought it would only be 40 or something. 48 was tricky,” Virat Kohli Said.
But Kohli moved on and praised the teamwork from his boys as the likes of Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar set the foundation for a powerful show within the opening T20I.
With this victory, the ‘Men in Blue’ have currently taken a 1-0 lead within the three-match T20I series and the second match are contend in Guwahati on Tuesday.
The hosts got a target of 48 runs to chase in six overs when rain contend spoilsport right at the end of the Australian innings. Kohli finished the game off in style in Dhoni’s land, as he hit a boundary to urge India over the line.
Kohli and Dhawan put on an undefeated 38-run partnership for the hosts and India won the match with no further Wicket After Rohit Sharma.