While it may not have been an ‘Attitude Adjustment’, Australian seamer Jason Behrendorff finished the Indian top order with his sharpness in the second T20I in Guwahati.
After going wicketless in Ranchi, the Western Australian pacer dismissed Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey and Shikhar Dhawan – his first four wickets in international cricket.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling to be honest,” he said after his player of the match winning performance on Tuesday (October 10). “To bowl four overs tonight and take four wickets, but mainly to get a win. To get the boys back up and about after a pretty tough time in the one-dayers, it’s very, very special.”
Behrendoff used his in-swinger to good effect against the right-handers. He caught Rohit Sharma in the crease and trapped him in front of the wickets, the same delivery was inside-edged by Virat Kohli onto his pads, the ball looped up and the bowler took a simple catch. Manish Pandey played for the in-swinger but the ball tailed away and took the outside-edge. Behrendoff revealed using that delivery was indeed the plan.
“I was really happy with that,” he said, after being hit for two fours by Rohit in the first over. “Few ones that I got hit to the boundary probably weren’t where I needed to be bowling. But then to get the ball up there, swinging the ball, hit guys on the pads and nick blokes off: those are the things we talk about in our meetings. To get the balls in those areas especially up front.”
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