Shane Watson says Indian spinners are very skilled after MCG loss

India won the 2nd Twenty20 in Melbourne by 27 runs and Australia despite being in a good position during their chase.

Shane Watson says Indian spinners are very skilled after MCG loss

New Delhi: India spinners rose to the occasion at the MCG on Friday and Australia's' Shane Watson acknowledged their effort by saying that the visitors' spinners are very skilled.

India won the 2nd Twenty20 in Melbourne by 27 runs and Australia despite being in a good position during their chase, lost the way against Indian spinners to finish their innings at 157/8.

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson applauded the Indian spinners and said even if the ball doesn't turn, Indian spinners are still effective.

"It was a big target. We made a good start but lost our way. Their spinners are very very skilled. Even when it is not turning they are effective. They play a lot of T20 cricket," said Watson, who came for a chat in place of skipper Aaron Finch, who is down with his hamstring injury.

Finch pulled his hamstring while trying to complete a run but got out. Watson stated that Finch was getting his injry assesed and that the Aussies are keeping their fingers crossed.

"Aaron Finch has hurt his hamstring, the run-out made it worse. He is getting it assessed. We are keeping our fingers crossed," said Watson.

He also went on to add that the last game will provide his side plenty of opportunities to put their hand up and make it count.

"Sunday is very important. At the moment we are testing out a few players, which makes it challenging, but it is also an opportunity for guys to put their hand up," he insisted.

(With PTI Inputs)

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close