India vs Australia: John Hastings feels bowling group needs to be patted on the back
India managed to finish at 308/8 and Aussies chased the target down with one over to spare.
New Delhi: Australia pacer John Hastings said that the side's attack deserved credit for restricting India to 75 runs for the loss of six wickets in their last 10 overs at the Gabba on Friday.
India managed to finish at 308/8 and Aussies chased the target down with one over to spare. An elated Hastings said that the bowling group needs to be patted for pulling the game back like the way they did in the last 10 overs.
"For us to pull it back like we did, I think the bowling group really needs to have a pat on the back for that, because they were two down going into the last ten overs, you can really get anything."
Hastings is hoping to feature in the third ODI on Sunday at the MCG as Australia may opt for playing three seaming all-rounders.
Hastings was quick to note that all three seaming all-rounders including him have different skill sets and he feels there is a scope for all of them to feature in the 3rd ODI as the move can work.
"James Faulkner has got a really unique skill-set, Mitch Marsh has got another unique skill-set, and I offer something different as well. I think there's definitely scope for it. I think it can work.”
Hastings had a good outing for the hosts after getting figures of 1/46 from eight overs given that the pitch had very less to offer for bowlers.
Hastings had repaced Mitchell Marsh for the second ODI as the latter was rested.
India are in a must win situation to stay alive in the tourney.
(With inputs from PTI)