Their tenacity in the field was something else. Like a rugby league team defending their line set after set. They didn’t drop their mental game at all.Of the six I think this might be the best. At least on the podium with 99 and 87 in what order I am unsure.
If not the best then the smartest.
When they bowled first I thought it was bold but it was so smart, they knew that dew plays a part there at night and they didn't want to be bowling then. The pitch was dry so they slowed everything down, took the pace off, cut the ball and India couldn't get momentum. Use reverse, no width.
To keep a team with that batting line up to 16 boundaries is unbelievable.
Then just field your arse off and give your batters a chance.
Yep credit where it is due, I have made no secret I don't rate the coach or Cummins as a captain but last night proved me wrong massively when it mattered and I couldn't be happier for it.
I think India completely underestimated Australia, hard to come up with any other conclusion.
At the toss, Rohit said he would have batted first, so no matter who won the toss we were going to be bowling first and batting later on when dew came into play and it absolutely did come into play.
India won every single game, except the final. It was in India, undeniably they had pitches conditioned to suit their strengths and the opponents weaknesses, 120 thousand screaming Indian fans, I don't know where India are winning their next World Cup after that and I suspect their fans are struggling to come to terms with that the most.