Turner speaks after destroying India in 4th ODI
Team India thought that they would get the job done in the 4th ODI after posting a mammoth 358/9 on the board. But that wasn’t actually mean to be as it was actually proven wrong by the visitors Aussies, which just goes to show that there are a lot of areas that the Indians need to bridge the gap before the World Cup.
A lot of missed chances like dropped catches, sloppy fielding efforts cost the team dearly. It was Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb who took the game away from the Indians as they both notched up a 192-run stand after losing 2 quick wickets early on in the game.
After India removed both of them, Aussies started to feel the big heat. But nobody would have predicted a cracker of an innings from Ashton Turner. He made use of the chance to better effect. What an innings! Simply mind-blowing.
When Aussies lost half of their batsmen, the run-rate was climbing amid Indian bowlers’ constant pressure. But Ashton Turner was hitting the balls at will.
The ability to take down India’s best bowlers and that too in a nerve-racking situation made him the best. His 43-ball 84 blitzkrieg was definitely the best knock of his international career, which also helped the team level the series 2-2, with one match to go at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, Delhi on Wednesday.
Turner has his say on the game:
Turner was named the man of the match for his exemplary performance. After the match, Turner said, “I’m lost for words. I turned up to the ground today. Marcus Stoinis was doing his fitness test. He had a broken thumb, I thought he would play today and I would be carrying drinks.
But I had to transition my mind from not playing to playing. I had a lot of confidence. I was ready to go if given a chance. It’s not every day that we get to play.”
“I thought India played really well and it was a great game of cricket. Batting is a lot of fun, there were a few close calls and I know that I didn’t nick that one that went upstairs. Very fortunate. Haydos has been great to me. I was privileged to get my cap from him in Hyderabad.
He’s spent a lot of time with me in the nets. He’s a brilliant player of spin bowling and he’s a legend. Someone I always looked up to. It’s nice to hear nice things from him. I try my best, one of those things over here,” Turner concluded at the post-match presentation ceremony.