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After losing against Australia, Rohit Sharma expressed his unhappiness

India lost the first T20I against Australia at the PCA Stadium in Mohali, despite reaching a mammoth 208 runs, and skipper Rohit Sharma was forthright in his answer when asked about the outcome. Rohit pointed the finger squarely at India’s poor bowling performance throughout the game, claiming that the bowlers failed to do their part.

Veteran seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded 52 runs in four overs, while Harshal Patel, who returned after a lengthy injury layoff, was pounded for 49 runs in four overs. Yuzvendra Chahal, the leg spinner, let up 42 runs in 3.2 overs, and despite an outstanding spell of 3/17 from allrounder Axar Patel, the Australians won easily.

The pitch at Mohali aided the hitters, as shown by KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya’s half-centuries. While India had a very good bowling team, they were unable to stop Australia’s top-order hitters, particularly Cameron Green, who continued to pile up runs. A few of the lost catches also contributed to India’s woes throughout the contest.

This setback is similar to India’s prior failures in the Asia Cup Super 4 against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Even though India could not score more than 200 runs in both two games, they still managed to post a solid total, and it was the pacers’ poor death bowling that lost India both games. The bowling assault of India will be the focus of interest ahead of the next two games of the current series.