Steven Smith: Bumrah, Bhuvi are best death bowlers around

Sep 25, 2017, 19:00 IST | PTI

Australia skipper Steven Smith has described Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as currently the best death bowlers after his team suffered a five-wicket loss in the third ODI on Sunday

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah 

Australia skipper Steven Smith has described Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as currently the best death bowlers after his team suffered a five-wicket loss in the third ODI on Sunday.

Opener Aaron Finch (124) had propelled Australia to 242-2 in 38 overs with his fiery century but the visitors struggled to score briskly in slog overs to settle for 293-6.


Steven Smith

India then overhauled the target without fuss to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. “I think a mixture of guys making probably the wrong decisions on the wrong balls. Also, some pretty well executed bowling. I think Bumrah and Bhuvi are probably two of the best death bowlers going around, particularly when the wicket sort of slows up a little bit as it did,” a dejected Smith said after the match. “We still need to find a way. We set a template really well. The first 38 overs were magnificent. We set it up and we just weren’t to execute it in the back end.”

Bumrah (2-52) and Bhuvneshwar (0-52) never allowed Australian batsmen to score freely despite having the opportunity to play aggressive cricket.

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