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.
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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