India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar felt that dismissal of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma off Jason Behrendorff’s very first over of the innings tilted scales in Australia’s favour.
Rookie left-arm pacer Behrendorff took 4-21 in 4 overs as Australia levelled the three-match T20 series winning the second game by eight wickets. “He (Behrendorff) bowled really well. He made full use of the wicket. It was the perfect kind of wicket for the line and length he bowled,” Bhuvneshwar said.
“You need to be bit fortunate to get three or four wickets in the T20s. Rohit’s (Sharma) wicket and (Virat) Kohli’s wicket were the crucial point for us, in the first over itself,” he added. Pace aided by swing did make a lot of difference for Behrendorff, opined Bhuvneshwar.
“That’s his natural thing. He swings the ball, he got pace. Best thing is whatever the line and length needed for this wicket. As I said, you have to be fortunate to get three-or-four wickets in T20Is. He was fortunate to have got those wickets.”
Contrary to popular belief that it will be a run-feast, the wicket was not great for batting, reckoned the UP pacer. “It was a tough wicket for batting. It was a damp wicket. So you know, Australian bowlers made the most of the wicket,” he said on Australia, opting to bowl after winning the toss.